Welcome to Hitchin Films Twice A Month!

Films start at 8pm.

Tickets (£5) on the door from 7.30pm.

 

A number of tickets are available to pre-book online for each film.

 

Films are in The Studio at the Queen Mother Theatre (QMT)

 

Full Programme Dates

Apr 26 - Iris

May 13 - Grandma

May 25 - Girlhood

Jun 17 - Youth

Jun 28 - Brooklyn

July - 11-16th

-Old Hitchin On Film

-Lady In The Van

-The Shining

-Marguerite

-The Man With the Golden Arm - Sinatra on Film with Paul Ross

 

Supported by ARTS Council of North Hertfordshire

 

April 26th QMT

May 13th QMT

May 25th QMT

June 17th QMT

June 28th QMT

Iris (15)

Director: Albert Maysles

 

Iris Apfel, interior decorator, fashion designer and style icon, is the coolest old person you have every seen.  Still going strong at the tender age of 93, Iris is filmed by legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maisles who was himself 87 at the time –this was his last film.  Because of Iris’ astonishing creativity, flamboyance, confidence, and curiosity, this is the portrait of a unique and remarkable individual. But what makes this film even more special is her love affair with her husband Carl, who turns 100 while this documentary was shot. Behind every great woman is a great man. This is life affirming filmmaking. (78 minutes).

 

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Grandma (15)

Directed by Paul Weitz

Starring Lily Tomlin; Julia Garner; Marcia Gay Harden; Judy Greer; Laverne Cox

 

An American comedy about abortion! Lily Tomlin gives and engaging performance as a cantankerous old Lesbian poet and academic (Ellie) who helps her granddaughter (Sage) when she needs money for a termination and does not dare ask her fierce mother.  We follow them through the sunny neighbourhoods of LA as Ellie meets old friends and foes to borrow the necessary cash – and in the course of all the encounters gives her opinions about how society has gone downhill since the golden days of second wave feminism.

4-5 stars.

 

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Girlhood (15)

Directed by Céline Sciamma

Starring; Karidja Touré; Assa Sylla; Lindsay Karamoh; Mariétou Touré

This celebrated film by Celine Sciamma tells the story of Marlene, who joins a girl gang to escape the abuse at home and the boredom at school. These four black girls from a rough neighbourhood in Paris develop a friendship which helps them with their daily challenges resulting from their age, gender, race, and social background. A fresh perspective on social issues of second or third generation inmigrants in contemporary France.  Honest and refreshingly non-judgmental, electrifying in parts. 5 star film of the week.

 

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Youth (15)

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino.

Language: English

Starring: Michael Caine; Harvey Keitel; Rachel Weisz; Paul Dano; Jane Fonda

 

This is a story of the eternal struggle between age and youth, the past and the future, life and death, commitment and betrayal.  Fred a retired composer and conductor vacations at a Swiss spa with his long-time friend Mick. As Mick crafts what may be his final screen play, Fred is given an interesting opportunity.

 

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Brooklyn (15)

Directed by John Crowley;  Screenplay by Nick Hornby

Starring: Saoirse Ronan; Emory Cohen; Domhnall Gleeson; Jim Broadbent; Julie Walters

 

Set in 1952, the film tells the story of a young Irish woman's emigration to Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance. However, when her past catches up with her, she must choose between the two countries and the different lives they offer.

 

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