Tuesday, 31 December 2019

About the group

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month to see an English-language film, always in the early afternoon. Our usual cinema is the UGC Toison d'Or, near the Porte de Namur metro stop (line 2 or 6).
The meeting point is the box office inside the Galérie de la Toison d'Or at 8 ave de la Toison d'Or (not the entrance out on the avenue)
Cinema schedules change midweek, so our choice of film and the date, time and place (if it is a cinema other than the UGC), will be posted below on or around the third Wednesday.
With our group card, tickets cost €6.10; we would be grateful if you could have the correct change.
There is no need to sign up, just come and join us when you can, whether it's just for the film or for coffee and a chat afterwards as well. We look forward to seeing you!
Joan, Margaret, Susan


Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Tuesday 25 June - meet at 13.50 for the 14.00 showing

Back to our usual UGC Toison d’Or this month to see Rocketman, relating the metamorphosis of Reginald Dwight from Pinner into the flamboyant megastar Elton John. 

Dynamic and colourful.  Events in the subject’s life are linked by glorious musical sequences enhanced by excellent camerawork.

Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gemma Jones, Steven Mackintosh

Directed by Dexter Fetcher

Running time 2h01

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Tuesday 28 May 2019 - meet at 13.00 for the 13.10 showing

N.B.  This month we meet at Cinéma Galeries, 26 Galerie de la Reine  

Long Way Home [originally entitled Night Comes On] won the Jury Prize at the 2018 Deauville American Film Festival.ig

18-year-old Angel is released on parole from juvenile detention having served a year for carrying a weapon. Her only wish is to hit the reset button on her and her little sister’s life. But will she confess her secret dark plan?

a powerfully told and emotionally intelligent film focusing on the relationship between two sisters setting out to find their father and confront the past"

Starring Dominique Fishback, Tatum Marilyn Hall, Nastashia Fuller, Max Casella 

Directed by Jordana Spiro

Running time 1h27

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Tuesday 23 April - no movie

Sorry ladies, Easter will be over and the children back at school, but the cinemas will be on a diet of child-friendly films until the programme changes on Wednesday, leaving us little choice but to cancel this month’s outing.  

Hoping to see you in May!

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Tuesday 26 March, meet at 13.30 for the 13.40 showing

Our movie choice this month is Vice, a searing and darkly comic account of how Dick Cheney came to be the most powerful Vice President in US history.

Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell

Directed by Adam McKay

Running time 2h12

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Tuesday 26th February , meet at 13:35 for 13:45 showing

Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962.   In need of a driver he recruits a tough talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx.   Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation

Starring Viggo Mortenson,  Mahershala  Ali and Linda Cardellini.   Directed by Peter Farrelly

Running time:  2hrs 10mins

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Tuesday 22nd January meet at 13:50 for 14:00 showing

Our first outing of the year at UGC Toison d'Or is to watch The Favourite.

It is a comedy drama directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weiz.

In the 18th century  England is at war with the French.   A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper.   When a new servant called Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah who takes her under her wing.   Abigail sees her chance to return to her aristocratic roots.

Running time 2 hours

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Tuesday 27 November, meet at 13.00 for the 13.10 showing

“In a class of her own”, “mesmerising”, “arguably her best performance”: just some of the praise for Glenn Close in "The Wife", our November movie at the UGC.

An acclaimed American novelist, Joe Castleman (played by Jonathan Pryce), travels to Stockholm to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.  He is accompanied by his devoted wife, Joan, who for forty years has sacrificed her own career and ambitions to her husband’s art.  But now, on the eve of his greatest triumph, Joan reaches breaking point…

Also starring Christian Slater, Max Irons, Elizabeth McGovern, Harry Lloyd and Annie Starke 

Directed by Björn Runge

Running time 1h40

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Tuesday 23 October - meet at 13.20 for the 13.30 showing (UGC, group ticket as usual)

A Spike Lee movie this month - BlacKkKlansman, a biting satire based on the true story of an African American police officer who posed as a racist white man to infiltrate the local branch of the Klu Klux Klan, his contact with them obviously being confined to phone calls, with a white colleague impersonating him at meetings.  The setting is 1970s Colorado, but there’s many a swipe at topical targets too.

Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier,Topher Grace, Jasper Pääkkônen, Alec Baldwin, Corey Hawkins and Michael Buscemi

Running time: 2h08

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Tuesday 25th September - meet at 13:00 for 13:10 showing


Our September film at UGC Toison d'Or is Children Act

As her marriage to Jack founders, eminent High Court Judge has a life changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam, to have the blood transfusion that will save his life?   Her unorthodox visit his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both.

Starring:  Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Rosie Cavaliero and directed by Richard Eyre