Our 2016 season starts at 8pm on Wednesday 7 September 2016
Our opening film is Whiskey Tango Foxtrot starring Tina Fey.
USA, 2016, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, Comedy/Drama, 112 mins (15).
Based on Kim Barker’s memoir, “The Taliban Shuffle,” “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” contains the fondly, proudly recalled details of battle-tested experience. WTF suggests a serious extension of Ms. Fey’s best-known comedic persona, on more treacherous terrain and with an Afghan culture clash. She embeds with the military to chase stories, half-reluctantly hooks up with a foul-mouthed British journalist (Martin Freeman) and generally gets her groove back.
"An assignment to Afghanistan proves the making of Fey’s journalist character in this irreverent romp, and suggests the comedian could pursue weightier roles" - Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian (✱✱✱✱)
"Whiskey Tango Foxtrot puts women at the heart of war" - Alice Vincent, The Telegraph (✱✱✱✱)
Some comments 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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