Join us here at The George for a season of cinematic excellence.
Purchase your season ticket to the South Molton Film Society and enjoy the best that the British screen has to offer. From golden oldies to some new screenings, we show a diverse range of genres in the Georgian Room right here in the heart of South Molton.
£32 for all 8 films / £28 concession for 8 films
Guests welcome £5 per film / £4.50 concession
Finding Your Feet ~ Sunday 13th January 2019 ~ 7.30pm
"This film could not court the grey pound more aggressively if it handed out free Saga holidays with every ticket. And yet, cynical as it undoubtedly is, there is a certain creaky charm to this tale of late-life second chances and senior dance classes." - Wendy Ide
Leave No Trace ~ Sunday 10th February 2019 ~ 7.30pm
Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.
"Whatever else it may be, Leave No Trace is a coming-of-age story in which Tom’s emerging identity is the real catalyst for change. . . At the centre of it all is McKenzie, the rising New Zealand star (her credits include The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies) who combines the astonishing technical skills of a young Jennifer Lawrence with the wide-eyed naturalism of David (“Dai”) Bradley in Kes. Watching Leave No Trace, we feel as though we are watching her grow up before our eyes; her pain, courage and compassion are tangible and real. It’s a pitch-perfect performance around which Granik builds her flawless, deeply affecting film. - Mark Kermode
A Fantastic Woman ~ Sunday 10th March 2019 ~ 7.30pm
"Daniela Vega is wonderful as a young trans woman whose life is turned upside down when her older cis lover dies in ambiguous circumstances . . .Sebastián Lelio’s Oscar-(winning) film A Fantastic Woman is a sublime study in the exalted ordeal of grief. It is also as gripping as any procedural crime thriller, and cops and police doctors do play a role. . .It is a wonderful performance from the 28-year-old trans actor Daniela Vega: passionate, intelligent and with a certain understated dignity. She is rarely absent from the screen and Lelio’s camera seems always to be catching her character in the act of transcending loneliness, heroically defusing the internal opera of pain, rising above the thousand petty little indignities and hostilities that the world now wishes to add to the ordinary agony of her bereavement. . . Sublime study of love, loss and the trans experience." - Peter Bradshaw
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again ~ Sunday 7th April 2019 ~ 7.30pm
That first film made me break out in a combination of hives and bubonic plague. And to be honest, this new one does have the original film’s plotless melange of feelgoodery, an exotically amorphous jellyfish of a film which is periodically zapped with the million-volt shock of a zingingly brilliant Abba tune.
But something in the sheer relentless silliness and uncompromising ridiculousness of this, combined with a new flavour of self-aware comedy, made me smile in spite of myself: there are funny, campy performances from Cher, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters and also Alexa Davies as Walters’s younger self, and some very good lines. People are always running absurdly around a Greek island waving their arms in the air like they just don’t care and it’s always sunny, except when – gasp! – there’s a storm and plans for the relaunch of a tourist hotel are briefly and unimportantly derailed." - Peter Bradshaw
"Yet as before, the real pleasure comes from the sublime agony of hearing your favourite Abba tunes crowbarred into the narrative in increasingly preposterous ways. " - Mark Kermode