Slough Cooperative Film Society Slough Cooperative Film Society

The Society has been showing the best of world and independent cinema in Slough for 70 years

September to December 2018


All screenings are held at 8.00pm on Tuesdays at Datchet Village Hall, 3 Allen Way (off Horton Road), Datchet SL3 9HR.

11th SeptemberLady Bird (15)

Dir. Greta Gerwig USA 2017 (94m)

Greta Gerwig’s critically acclaimed directorial debut became the highest reviewed film of all time on its release. A semi-autobiographical film about a teenage girl (Saoirse Ronan) who wants more, this comedy drama set in the early 2000’s is a beautifully and sensitively realised example of one of the least appreciated genres – the mother/daughter drama.

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18th SeptemberThe Nile Hilton Incident (15)

Dir. Tarik Saleh Sweden/Germany/Denmark 2017 (111m)

Weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Noredin, a police officer in Cairo's corrupt system, investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel; what initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the very power elite of Egypt. A powerful political thriller based on a true story.

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25th SeptemberBombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (12A)

Dir. Alexandra Dean USA 2017 (88m)

Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world's most beautiful woman. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication.

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2nd OctoberA Fantastic Woman (15)

Dir. Sebastián Lelio Chile/USA/Germany/Spain 2017 (104m)

Marina and her partner Orlando are in love and planning for the future. But after Orlando’s sudden death, Marina’s transgender identity sees her treated with suspicion and hostility. A powerful and deeply compassionate look at a complex, strong, forthright, fantastic woman. Oscar Winner – Best Foreign Language Film 2018.

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16th OctoberGlory (12A)

Dirs. Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva Bulgaria/Greece 2016 (101m)

When a railroad worker finds millions in cash on the train tracks, he honestly turns the money over to the police. The state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working and his old watch, a family relic, is lost. The film relates his desperate struggle to recover both his old watch and his dignity.

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23rd OctoberThe Shape of Water (15)

Dir. Guillermo del Toro USA 2017 (123m)

From master storyteller del Toro comes this other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation, until one day she and a co-worker discover a secret classified experiment.

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30th OctoberIn the Fade (15)

Dir. Fatih Akin Germany/France/Italy 2017 (106m)

This unforgettable Golden Globe winner features a Cannes Best Actress award-winning performance from Diane Kruger in a film that takes the true story of Neo-Nazi attacks in Hamburg, Germany and imagines a radical reaction. Kruger delivers a not-to-be-missed performance as a wife and mother dealing with grief.

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6th NovemberIn Between (15)

Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud, Israel/France 2016 (103m)

In director Maysaloun Hamoud's remarkable feature debut, three Palestinian women sharing an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv find themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom.

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15th November (Thursday)The Breadwinner (12A)

Dir. Nora Twomey Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg/USA 2017 (93m)

The story of 11-year-old Parvana, living under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001, was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar. After the wrongful arrest of her father, Parvana dresses like a boy and - drawing strength from the fantastical stories she invents - embarks on an epic quest to reunite her family.

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27th NovemberThe Ciambra (15)

Dir. Jonas Carpignano Italy/Brazil/USA/Sweden/France/Germany 2017 (118m)

Living in a small Romani community in Calabria, Pio is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to slide easily between the region’s factions – the local Italians, the African refugees and his fellow Romani. Described as a modern-day Bicycle Thieves.

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4th DecemberLoveless (15)

Dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev Russian Federation/France/Germany/Belgium 2017 (127m)

The disappearance of a divorcing couple’s son is the catalyst for Zvyagintsev’s latest feature. With cutting social commentary, impeccable direction and striking characterisation, this is another masterful vision of contemporary Russian life from one of world cinema’s foremost directors.

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18th DecemberI Got Life! (15) (Aurore)

Dir. Blandine Lenoir France 2017 (89m)

Divorced, recently unemployed and soon to be a grandmother, Aurore feels like society is gently pushing her toward the exit when a chance encounter with the great love of her youth leads her to reject the future it seems she is destined for. A witty, touching and honest celebration of femininity and growing old.

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TICKETS

Members £5 (Membership fee £5). Non-members £6 (Tickets purchased at the door).

For further details of membership or more information, see www.sloughfilmsoc.org.uk or contact Dudley Smithers (dudley.smithers@ntlworld.com).