‘Untouchable’ (15)

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FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER
Doors 7.15pm, film 7.45pm

“This is not a film that will change the whole world, but one that just might charm it.”
The Daily Telegraph

“For once, the hype is justified.”
The Guardian

We’re delighted to bring the first foreign language film to the big screen in Llancarfan, with France’s second highest grossing film of all time: Untouchable (Intouchables in the original).

The film, which loosely retells the true story of a wealthy, white quadriplegic cared for by a street-smart African man, was France’s official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2013 Academy Awards. Though it didn’t win, the film has collected armfuls of other accolades and an ever-growing legion of fans around the world.

Untouchable offers a warm, funny and uplifting view of the world, which is just what’s needed on a cold, late November evening. Don’t let the prospect of subtitles put you off: you’ll be captivated from the very first scene.

Tickets are now available: to book please email llancarfancine@gmail.com or call 01446 781 144.

Local news update

Three items of interest to report this month:

1. We’ve recently submitted a grant application to Creative Rural Communities, to purchase our own screen and high definition projector (we currently borrow equipment from BFFS and Creative Rural Communities). We expect a decision by the end of November.

(Incidentally, we’re currently the featured exhibitor on the BFFS web site, and you can read excerpts from our award-winning application here).

2. The Fox and Hounds is hosting a Halloween event on Thursday 31 October. Starting at 6pm, the pub is offering curry and rice (£7 for adults) and bangers and mash (£4 for children), with prizes for best Halloween costumes. Please call to let Sue and John know if you plan at attend (01446 781 287).

3. St Cadoc’s church is holding a celebration on 5 December with an update on the wall painting conservation work and to showcase the newly restored Reredos. Refreshments provided, keep an eye out for further details on telegraph poles- everyone welcome!

Llas Vegas comes to Llancarfan

 

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Our second performance of the new season (and 13th to date) was gratifyingly well attended, and we’d like to thank everyone who joined us for Behind the Candelabra.

It was certainly an eye-opening spectacle: when half the audience disappeared outside for a breath of fresh air at the intermission, it wasn’t just in response to the unseasonably warm temperature in the hall!

If any members missed out and wish to see the film, the DVD is now available to borrow. Just check out the classification advice beforehand!

‘Behind the Candelabra’ (15)

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FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER
Doors 7.15pm, film 7.45pm

“The exceptional Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas, proves why film still needs Steven Soderbergh”
Robbie Collins, The Daily Telegraph

“It is a thoroughly entertaining biopic of Liberace […] The fact it hasn’t received a cinema release in the U.S., thus disqualifying it from next year’s Oscars, is little short of a tragedy for the talents involved.”
Christopher Tookey, The Daily Mail

 “As a black comedy, and as a portrait of celebrity loneliness, Behind the Candelabra is very stylish and effective, and Damon and Douglas give supremely entertaining performances.”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Perhaps Behind the Candelabra lacks depth of focus but nobody could complain of any lack of pure, unadulterated entertainment value.”
Derek Malcolm, Evening Standard

This month’s film had something of a chequered production history. When filmmaker Steven Soderbergh failed, after years of trying, to secure finance for the project from the Hollywood studios, he turned to TV production company HBO and the movie finally received a greenlight. The film premiered at the Cannes film festival but debuted in the US on the HBO TV channel and not in cinemas (preventing it from consideration for the Oscars). It did, however, receive a theatrical release in the UK, and was very well received by critics and audiences alike. We’re delighted to bring it to the big screen in Llancarfan, along with a touch of Las Vegas in the Village Hall!

Tickets are now available: to book please email llancarfancine@gmail.com or call 01446 781 144.