Film@fram

Film@Fram is a friendly, social gathering of people who enjoy film. We meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 for 7:30pm. Everybody is welcome. Booking is not required, pay with cash at the door. If you want to pay by card, please book online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/filmfram

We are located in the Castle Community Rooms (next to St Micheal's Church) in the heart of the town. We have the benefit of surround sound and HD projection.

Entry prices are £4.00 for members, £6.00 for visitors/guests. Membership is £6.00 per year from April.

Screenings

July 2024

10/07/2024 at 19:30

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Synopsis

Director: Thea Sharrock With Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley Runtime: 100 mins A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a dark, absurd scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based on a stranger-than-fiction true story, Wicked Little Letters follows two neighbours: deeply-conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). When Edith and fellow residents start to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is charged with the crime. The anonymous letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as the town's women, led by Police Officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan), begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss and Rose might not be the culprit after all. Warning: very strong language. WHY WATCH THIS FILM? There’s nothing like two of the finest actresses of their generation waging war against each other. “The obviousness of the lack of mystery surrounding the real culprit, which is pretty much obvious from the off, means the film relies heavily on the performances to hold the interest. Fortunately, the director has that particular element on her side and, even if the outcome is never in doubt, it’s fun to watch Buckley getting a chance to let her Irish accent have full rein in the face of Colman’s buttoned up but self-aggrandising spinster.” Eye for Film “Colman and Buckley are . . . an exceptional double-act whose comedy arises from their distinct deliveries, mannerisms, and internal approach.” Rogerebert.com

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Book online https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/filmfram.

Aug 2024

14/08/2024 at 19:30

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Director: Aki Kaurismäki With Alma Pöysti, Jussi Vatanen Runtime: 81 mins LANGUAGE: FINNISH WITH SUBTITLES In modern-day Helsinki, two lonely souls in search of love meet by chance in a karaoke bar. However, their path to happiness is beset by obstacles - from lost phone numbers to mistaken addresses, alcoholism, and a charming stray dog. WHY WATCH THIS FILM? Admittedly a Finnish rom-com sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, but it won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. “Fallen Leaves is consistently funny, but its laughs arrive without fanfare. They slide in calmly, at times obliquely in eccentric details, offbeat juxtapositions, taciturn exchanges, long pauses and amiably barbed insults.” New York Times “Fallen Leaves is another of Kaurismäki’s beguiling and delightful cinephile comedies, featuring foot-tapping rock’n’roll. It’s romantic and sweet-natured, in a deadpan style that in no way undermines or ironises the emotions involved and with some sharp things to say about contemporary politics.” The Guardian “Sometimes all it takes to turn your world around, for a few hours at least, is a small Finnish movie about a woman unjustly fired from her job, a stubborn drunk guy who knows when he’s hit the wall, and a preternaturally expressive yellow dog.” Time

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