January 2024 Film Night

Hawkchurch Film Nights by Chris Andrews

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

It was suitably apocalyptic weather for our December film, ‘Oppenheimer’, which was a shame, as it meant that a number of our regulars were unable to get to the hall.  Those who did brave the elements had the pleasure of witnessing a cinematic masterpiece unfold. The three hours flew by and fortunately the film’s momentum wasn’t lost by having an interval, which I think our audience appreciated.  By some distance, the best film we have shown in the four years we’ve been running the Film Nights – it kind of restores your faith in the magic of cinema.

Huge thanks to Helen and Trev for managing a busy evening in the kitchen too.  They have kindly agreed to run the kitchen going forward, as Jacky and Paul have decided to step down.  Many thanks to J and P for all their invaluable help in running the Film Nights since Sept 2019 – a longer tribute will feature in the Friends of Hawkchurch Film Nights e-newsletter.

Blowing off the cobwebs after the festive season, we return on Monday 8th January with ‘A Haunting in Venice’ (99 mins, Cert. 12 – moderate threat, violence, suicide references). After ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and ‘Death on the Nile’, Kenneth Branagh and his opulent moustache are back as Agatha Christie’s famous detective Hercule Poirot, who returns from retirement to investigate a murder at a seance.  Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Dornan also star – Branagh directs too. 

Doors open 6.30pm, film starts 7.00pm (we’re back to our usual time after ‘Oppenheimer’) at Hawkchurch Village Hall, EX13 5XD.  Ticket reservations £5.50 from csma95@gmail.com or leave a message on 01297 678176 (socially-distanced seating available if reserved in advance); unreserved tickets also available for £5.50 from Hawkchurch Community Shop or £6.00 on the door (cash only). We always hope to provide subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, but this is dependent on our suppliers at the film distribution company – please check with me on the day of the screening if you’d like confirmation. Home-made cake, teas, coffees and other refreshments available.

Penny, Helen, Trevor and I look forward to seeing you at the village hall.