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October 2018

Film Society – Darkest Hour

5 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Balfron Campus, Balfron High School
Balfron, G63 0PW
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£5

Darkest Hour is a 2017 war drama film directed by Joe Wright and written by Anthony McCarten. It stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, and is an account of his early days as Prime Minister, as Nazi Germany's Wehrmacht swept across Western Europe, threatening to defeat the United Kingdom during World War II.

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Heritage Group History Talk – Glasgow – a potted history

11 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
McLintock Hall
£1.50

Glasgow - a potted history - a talk by Peter Mortimer

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Film Society – Local Hero

19 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Balfron Campus, Balfron High School
Balfron, G63 0PW
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£5

Bill Forsyth’s masterpiece.   An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don’t go as expected.  A film to make you laugh and a film to make you cry.   Burt Lancaster, Fulton MacKay and Peter Capaldi.

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November 2018

Heritage Group History Talk – Buffalo Bill in Glasgow

8 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
McLintock Hall
£1.50

Buffalo Bill in Glasgow - a talk by Kevin Kerrigan

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Film Society – Mississippi Burning

9 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Balfron Campus, Balfron High School
Balfron, G63 0PW
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£5

When a group of civil rights workers goes missing in a small Mississippi town, FBI agents Alan Ward (Willem Dafoe) and Rupert Anderson (Gene Hackman) are sent in to investigate. Local authorities refuse to cooperate with them, and the African American community is afraid to, precipitating a clash between the two agents over strategy. As the situation becomes more volatile, the direct approach is abandoned in favor of more aggressive, hard-line tactics.

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Remembrance Day

11 November @ 10:45 am - 11:15 am
Balfron War memorial, The Clachan
Balfron,
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Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This year, November 11th marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in 1918.  A multi-faith service will be held at the Balfron War Memorial, beginning at 10:45am.

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Film Society – West Side Story

30 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Balfron Campus, Balfron High School
Balfron, G63 0PW
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£5

“Simply the best musical ever” (Pat Ashworth) – 10 Oscars!!!    The genius of Leanord Bernstein.   A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival’s sister.   Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno.

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February 2019

Film Society – Phantom Thread

8 February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Balfron Campus, Balfron High School
Balfron, G63 0PW
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£5

Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.   Starring Daniel Day-Lewis (in his last film?), Vicky Krieps and  Lesley Manville.   “…sublimely eerie and immaculately constructed.” (Mark Kermode)

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Film Society – Jean de Florette

22 February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Balfron Campus, Balfron High School
Balfron, G63 0PW
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£5

A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell.   Made during Gérard Depardieu’s glory years and with Yves Montand, this is in most people’s list of favourite foreign films.

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March 2019

Film Society – The Third Man

8 March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Balfron Campus, Balfron High School
Balfron, G63 0PW
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£5

The noir classic by Carol Reed and Graham Greene.   Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.   Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton and Alida Valli.

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