Coming up to Christmas!
Amazing to think that we’re almost halfway through our 2014/15 film programme already, with just one more film before the Christmas break.
Just to update everyone, we very nearly reached our target of 75 members ( we have 70, so still room for a few more! ), and we’ve had great audiences for all of the films to date, which we hope will continue for the second half of the programme, starting on January 14th, with Monsieur Lazhar – highly recommended.
In the meantime we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 17th Dec for our final 2014 screening – La Grande Seduction – and as always we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you again for your support, and wish you a fabulous festive season!
RFS was set up in 1998, and since then we've run an annual programme of screenings that bring a rich and varied mix of world cinema to our audiences.
The Society is run by a small committee of members, and as always we are keen to hear your views. Every year we hold an Annual General Meeting, and that is always an opportunity for all our members to share any thoughts about RFS, and get more involved if you'd like to - we welcome new committee members!
Once again Curzon Ripon have agreed to host Ripon Film Society screenings - we've had a great response from our members to the image quality, comfort, and atmosphere at Curzon, so no need to bring cushions - sit back and enjoy the films from comfy seats!
Our Next Film
Monsieur Lazhar Jan
Drama French Canadian 2012
An Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular, recently deceased, teacher in a Montréal school. Whilst helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed. A tender and thoughtful portrait of a man with hidden grief, and a compelling study of the teacher / student relationship. Winner of many awards, and nominated for best foreign-language Oscar.
“…a serious, unsentimental film of real insight into loss, grief, guilt and the real meaning of education…”