Django Unchained (18), Saturday 6 Djuly

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Doors 7.30pm, film starts at 8.00pm

“Another strong, sparky and bloody entry in the QT canon.”
Empire Magazine

When we put our final performance of the season to the public vote we didn’t know what to expect. When the votes were counted there was one clear winner, and it was the most unlikely of titles!

So our July screening, voted for by you, is Django Unchained: a rowdy, irreverent Western from Quentin Tarrantino. Not for the faint hearted, the film bears the celebrated director’s twin hallmarks of over-the-top violence and snappy, sometimes hilarious, dialogue.

Excellent turns by Christoph Waltz (who won an Oscar for his performance in Tarrantino’s Inglourious Basterds), Jamie Foxx and Leonardo Di Caprio make for compelling viewing, helping to balance the film’s outrageous excesses. And as with all of Tarrantino’s best work, the soundtrack is perfectly in tune with the movie’s hip attitude.

Tickets (for over 18s only) are available by emailing llancarfancine@gmail.com or call 01446 781 144.

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BBQ and AGM

As if there wasn’t enough going on this summer, we’re hosting our inaugural BBQ and AGM in the afternoon before our final screening of the season.

The event starts at 5pm on Saturday 6 July with a pay-as-you-go barbecue at the Fox and Hounds. Families are most welcome, and we’re aiming for a relaxed, sociable occasion.

This will be interrupted at 6pm with the briefest of formalities as members elect their new committee. If you’re a member and you’d like to nominate someone for the position of Chair, Treasurer or Membership Secretary, please email with details to llancarfancine@gmail.com.

That should leave plenty of time for further conviviality before ticket holders need to head to the Village hall for Django Unchained (doors open at 7.30pm, screening starts at 8.00pm).

Although booking is not required for the BBQ, please let us know if you plan to attend so we can pass numbers on to the pub.

Upcoming village events

There’s an awful lot going on around the village this summer, and we like to do our bit to promote events wherever we can.

If you have any local notices to share, please email llancarfancine@gmail.com with details and we’ll be happy to include them in our pre-screening show and/or on the web site and in our newsletter.

Here’s a selection of forthcoming events:

SUNDAY 16 JUNE
4.30pm

Graham Brain, cycling around Britain for road safety charity BRAKE, is hosting a fund raising BBQ at the Fox and Hounds. There’ll be a raffle and games, with Graham due to arrive around 4.30pm.

FRIDAY 21 JUNE
7.30pm

The Fox and Hounds is laying on a curry night in support of another charity bike ride, this time raising money for Llancarfan Primary School and Dreams & Wishes. A group of dads from the school, along with Head Teacher Colin Smith, will follow St Cadoc’s pilrimage route from Killarney in Ireland to Llancarfan, a distance of some 300 miles. Tickets £10, available to book in advance.

SUNDAY 23 JUNE

The annual Petanque competition, for the Ruth Watts Cup, takes place on the village piste. All welcome.

SATURDAY 13 JULY

The Village Show returns this year with a full programme of events. We plan to host a stall there, selling Joe’s Ice Cream and membership for the new season, which starts in September. The Show schedule is available on request from Ann Ferris, Show Secretary, on 01446 781 350.

SUNDAY 14 JULY
2pm – 4pm

Llancarfan Tennis Club is hosting its annual BBQ Fun Day. There will be food, drinks and tennis-themed fun for the kids. Tickets are available from Julie Archbold and Gaile Griffiths.

Every cloud…

518Jd+McevL._SL500_AA300_Well, it was the hottest day of the year so far, so the fact we had our smallest crowd to date last Saturday was, perhaps, unsurprising. Nonetheless, the screening can fairly be judged a success, given the positive reaction Silver Linings Playbook received. And we didn’t blow the amplifier this time! Our thanks to all those who turned up in support.