Film Society – Phantom Thread

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)

Film Society – West Side Story

“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.

Film Society – Mississippi Burning

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.

Film Society – Darkest Hour

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.