Our 2017 season continues at 8pm on Wednesday 29th March with
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
USA, 2015, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Drama, 105 mins (12).
High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Also known for The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) and currently filming The Current War. For TV he has directed 8 episodes of Glee 2011-12. The screenplay was written by Jesse Andrews based on his own novel.
Filmed mainly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with an estimated budget of $8m, the film has so far won 16 international awards, plus receiving a further 26 nominations. At The Sundance Film Festival 2015 it won The Grand Jury Prize as well as The Audience Award.
"What might have been the mawkish tale of a geek getting to know a leukaemia sufferer is lifted by its offbeat tone."
Mark Kermode, The Observer (✱✱✱✱)
"What could have been a twee tear-jerker for teenage Wes Anderson fans turns out to be so much more."
Patrick Smith, The Telegraph (✱✱✱✱)
Some comments on CFS from last season's members:
"My first season, and what an awesome season that was! I've seen so many films that wouldn't normally appear on my radar and I consider myself more fulfilled because of it! It's been an educating, entertaining and enthralling 9 months!" C.M.
“I joined last year to see non-UK films that are infrequently shown elsewhere. The films I saw were breathtakingly beautiful; the range of subject matter, plot and photography were amazing.” R.J.
“15 diverse films from around the world – on the big screen, on our doorstep, and all for under £3.50 a film! For a film-lover this has to be the best deal around.” – J. F.
"An invigorating injection of culture in your local theatre! Prepare to be challenged, surprised, moved and entertained by a unique selection of films, all informatively introduced." C.L.
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