Film is an important part of what we offer at Otley Courthouse.
Otley Film Society screen a minimum of 18 films on Thursday evenings between September and May. See otleyfilmsociety.org.uk or the Otley Courthouse What’s On page for details. They screen a varied programme featuring Oscar winning performances, dramas, films to make you laugh and cry from the UK and across the globe. Love film? Why not become a member of Otley Film Society and enjoy the benefits of seeing arthouse films on your doorstep. The bar is open before each film and you can take drinks through to the screening.
Their 2016-17 season begins on Thursday 8 September at 7.45pm with Slow West
These are screened two Thursday afternoons a month at 2pm – with tea/coffee and biscuits at 1.30pm. These are recent popular more mainstream films which you may have missed all for £4 per person. Films we are showing over spring and summer 2016 are:
4 Aug Dad’s Army
The film of the TV series – with a stellar cast
Sept 8 The Lady in the Van, 2015, 12A, 104 mins, UK, comedy drama.
Alan Bennett’s story of a man who forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that’s parked in his driveway.
Starring : Maggie Smith
Sept 22 The Dressmaker, 2015, 12A, 118 mins, Australia, drama
A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
Starring: Kate Winslet
Oct 6 Spotlight, 2015, 15, 128 mins, UK/US, biography drama history
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton
Oct 20 Florence Foster Jenkins, 2016, PG, 110 mins, UK, biography comedy drama
The story of a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
Stars: Rebecca Ferguson, Meryl Streep
Nov 3 Youth, 2015, 15,124 mins, UK, comedy drama
A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip’s birthday.
Stars: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz
Nov 17 Sunset Song, 2015, 15, 134mins, UK, drama
The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.
Stars: Agyness Deyn
Dec 15 Eddie the Eagle, 2016, PG | 1h 46min, UK/US, biography comedy drama
The feel good story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Stars: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman
Jan 12 A Walk in the Woods, 2015, 15, 104mins, US, adventure biography comedy
After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.
Stars: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson
Jan 26 The Danish Girl, 2015, 15 ,119mins, UK/US, biography drama romance
Set in the 1920s, a fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander
Feb 9 Brooklyn, 2015, 12A, 111mins, UK/Canada/Ireland, drama romance
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Stars: Saoirse Ronan
Feb 23 Carol, 2015, 15, 118mins, UK/US, drama romance
An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman. Set in 1950s.
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara
In the school holidays Otley Courthouse screens family favourites – Frozen, Wallace and Gromit and Ice Age have all featured recently.
We also feature one-off screenings of particular interest or relevance – Wild for Otley Walking Festival, The First Film to commemorate the work of Leeds-based film pioneer Louis Le Prince, Leave to Remain in cooperation with Amnesty International, Short Films from Leeds International Film Festival, Julius Caesar performed at the Globe Theatre in London …
This season we have the following special screenings:
Saturday 15 October at 7.30pm
Exhibitions on Screen present: Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse
Saturday 29 October at 3pm
Cover Girl (our Fish ‘n’ Reels film in cooperation with OAOP)
Thursday 1 December at 7.45pm
Balls, Barriers and Bulldozers (part of the Leeds Palestinian Film Festival)
Thursday 5 January at 7.30pm
Vertigo (to support Otley Parish Church Bells)
National Theatre Live
National Theatre Live is a ground-breaking initiative broadcasting the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world live, via satellite. It has been a huge hit in the UK and we are thrilled that it is now coming to Otley.
We will be screening the entire season but NTLive only release information of their screenings a few weeks in advance – at the moment we know that we have the following:
September 1 at 7.00pm
The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Rattigan
September 22 at 7.00pm
The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
Tickets are £12pp for each event
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