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Screening dates, in 2018, for your diary:  20th January (Viceroy's House), 10th February (Victoria & Abdul) & 17th March (The Party).
Please do NOT renew your membership, even if contacted by our system. ALL membership cards will be valid until the end of March 2018
(even expired ones!).

Past screenings

Films we have shown in Loughton since March 2014
With thanks to Lynne Johnson for compliling this list.

               At Loughton Club.

9Mar14                         Loughton Club                     Much Ado about Nothing     
A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance  & a way with words.
Director: Joss Whedon       Stars: Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker 

22Jun14                          Loughton Club                    The Butler
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, & other major events affect this man's life, family, & American society.  Director: Lee Daniels     Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack

10Aug14                        Loughton Club                     The Book Thief
While subjected to the horrors of WW II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books & sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents. Director: Brian Percival. Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson

12Oct14                         Loughton Club                      Saving Mr Banks
Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.    Director: John Lee Hancock    Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley

At Lopping Hall

25Jan14                         Lopping Hall                         Micmacs
A man & his friends come up with an intricate & original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.  
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet (as himself)  Stars: Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Nicolas Marié.

15Feb14                    Lopping Hall                       Philomena
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant & was forced to live in a convent.  Director: Stephen Frears.  Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark.

12Apr14                    Lopping Hall                       ???? We can't seem to find a record of this screening - please contact us if you remember - Thanks

10May14                 Lopping Hall                        Captain Phillips
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips & the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.  Director: Paul Greengrass.  Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirah..

26Jul14                     Lopping Hall                        Grand Budapest Hotel
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between WW1 & WW2 & Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Director: Wes Anderson. Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric 

12Sep14                    Lopping Hall                        Psycho
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, & checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.  Director: Alfred Hitchcock.  Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles

8Nov14                     Lopping Hall                       Belle
The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.
Director: Amma Asante  Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson.

13Dec14                   Lopping Hall                        The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window & Disappeared
After living a long & colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window & begins an unexpected journey. Director: Felix Herngren. Stars: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg.

2015 seems to have escaped our records completely for now.

30Jan16                  Lopping Hall                        Suffragette
The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.  Director: Sarah Gavron.  Stars: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter 

19Mar16                  Lopping Hall                         Lady in the Van
A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.
Director: Nicholas Hytner.  Stars: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent 

16Jun16                    Lopping Hall                         Bridge of Spies
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, & then help the CIA facilitate an exchange for the captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.  Director: Steven Spielberg.  Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda

30Jul16                    Lopping Hall                         ????
Unfortunately we do not recall what was screened. If you remember, please let us know via the 'contact us' link. Thanks.

10Sep16                   Lopping Hall                        Eye in the Sky
The military commander of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.  Director: Gavin Hood.  Stars: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman

1Oct16                       Lopping Hall                         ????
Unfortunately we do not recall what was screened. If you remember, please let us know via the 'contact us' link. Thanks.

26Nov16                   Lopping Hall                        ????
Unfortunately we do not recall what was screened. If you remember, please let us know via the 'contact us' link. Thanks.
Loughton Methodist Church

?? Jan17  ??              LMC                                         Bridget Jones's Baby
Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father.  Director: Sharon Maguire.  Stars: Renée Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent

??Apr17                     LMC                                        Allied
In WW2, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.  Director: Robert Zemeckis.  Stars: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris

23Sep17                    LMC                                        A United Kingdom
The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana & how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.  Director: Amma Asante.   Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton 

28Oct17                    LMC                                        Their Finest
A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.  Director: Lone Scherfig.  Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy 

Other films we have screened include: The Imitation Game. Woman in Gold, Far From the Madding Crowd, Pride & who could forget 'Some Like it Hot' (but when did we screen it?). 
So, some gaps to be filled, but that's all for now...

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