Beer Film Society was founded in September 2006.  With a great deal of help from the British Federation of Film Societies and donations from Beer Parish Council, Devon County Council, Mike Green and several others, the Society was able to obtain basic projection and audio equipment.  Our aim is to bring a combination of popular as well as less-mainstream films to the village.  Over the years the Society has used any surplus funds from the screening of films to improve the quality of its equipment.

Our screenings are held in Mariners' Hall in Beer, for which we are very grateful.  Mariners' Hall has a high-definition video projection system as well as improved acoustics, which together mean that our audiences get a first-class viewing experience.  Films are usually screened on Thursdays, with the doors open at 6.45pm for a 7:30pm start.  A licensed bar is provided.

Our second screening in June is the British comedy drama "Wicked Little Letters"  (2023, 15, 102 mins) starring Olivia Colman, Timothy Spall and Jessie Buckley. 

Released just last year, this film is loosely based on a true story when, back in the 1920s, people in the Sussex seaside town of Littlehampton – including the conservative local Edith (Colman) – begin to receive letters full of hilarious profanities.  Rowdy and foul-mouthed Irish migrant Rose (Buckley) is initially accused of being behind the letter-writing campaign bu,t suspecting that something further is amiss, the town’s women investigate as the incident attracts national attention

What the critics say:

“Repetitive insults do most of the heavy lifting for this comedy, but any time spent with actors as skilled as Colman and Buckley is time enjoyably spent.”  Laura Venning. Empire Magazine, 3*

 “There’s nothing like two of the finest actresses of their generation waging war against each other.”  Tom Shone. Sunday Times. 4*

“Swearing can be comic, but it might also be the way that a highly pressurised, repressive and patriarchal postwar society lets off a bit of steam.”  Ellen Jones. Observer. 4*

To reserve seats or a table for this screening, please email beerfilmsociety@gmail.com by Monday 17 June.

Finally, our AGM which would usually be in June has been put back to July this year. Members whose subscriptions are due in June will be invited to renew their membership in July after the AGM.

 

Membership of Beer Film Society costs £15 for a full 12 months, and members pay a £5 entrance fee at each screening that they attend.  The entrance fee for non-members is £7.  Priority is given to reservations by members, but non-members may also reserve tickets.  To book tickets and to find out more about Beer Film Society, just email beerfilmsociety@gmail.com.

 

Last edited: Thursday 13 June 2024