Louth films for 2014

Le Weekend''Directed by Roger Michell''Starring Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent
Le Weekend''Directed by Roger Michell''Starring Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent

On Friday January 3, Louth Film Club publishes its programme for the new club year, running from February 2014 to January 2015.

The club will be showing the cream of recent releases from around the world, from as far apart as India and Chile, Afghanistan and the USA, as well as from several of our European neighbours and also here in the UK.

It’s been a particularly rich year for Italian films and in September the club is switching from its normal fortnightly evenings for a festival of films from Italy on five consecutive Mondays. These will include the 2013 European Film of the Year, The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza), and the just re-released Cinema Paradiso, one of the most popular foreign-language films ever made.

Louth Film Club shows all its films at the Playhouse Cinema, usually in the refurbished Screen 2 and normally every other Monday.

Programmes and membership forms will be available, free, at the Playhouse and from Off The Beaten Tracks record shop at 36 Aswell Street or from Louth Library.

You can join the club at the Playhouse on club nights or at Off The Beaten Tracks.

The cost of membership is just £10 for the year, allowing you to buy club film tickets for only £4, and if you join before either or both of the last two films in the current season, this coming Monday, January 6, and Monday January 20, you will also be able to see them for the members’ ticket price. Existing members renewing their subscriptions by January 31 can do so for only £8.

Non-members are welcome at club films but pay the Playhouse Cinema’s normal ticket prices.

Besides the printed programme, the club’s website — louthfilmclub.com — also has details of all upcoming films, with links to trailers for most of them, and also a downloadable membership form.

Monday’s film, starting at 7.30pm, is Wadjda, a delightful drama from Saudi Arabia, about a young girl desperate to buy a bicycle but, in this ultra-conservative country, meeting stiff resistance to the idea of a girl riding a bike.