Keswick Film Club - Caldbeck Area Film Society

Caldbeck Area Film Society

Keswick Film Club members are also entitled to members' rates at Caldbeck Area Film Society screenings and vice versa.

2014-2015 Programme

CAFS Committee has produced a programme for the 2014-15 season, which we hope will please existing members and perhaps encourage others to come along and join us. CAFS tries to show a range of films which you may have missed in cinemas, are classics or may challenge or move you.

A season ticket is still good value, with 6 films for £20 or single tickets at £4 each.


Fri Sep 19th
Captain Phillips
Cert 12A

Thriller based on true story of 2009 hijacking in Somali waters of US Merchant Vessel Mersk Alabama. Starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi. Multiple Oscar winner.

7.30pm Caldbeck Village Hall

Sat Oct 4th 3:45pm
Cert 15 1974

American neo noir film directed by Roman Polanski starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Adultery, Murder, Incest, privatisation of water and municipal corruption!

Shown at the Oddfellows pub as part of the Caldbeck Cultural Weekend.

This 1974 American neo noir classic film directed by Roman Polanski stars Jack Nicholson as a private detective hired to investigate an adultery case who stumbles upon the plot of a murder involving the privatisation of water, incest and municipal corruption. He pursues the case despite threats and uncovers a vast conspiracy. It is based upon the Californian Water Wars of the early 20 century and is held to be representative of the shadowy power structures of its era. Also starring Faye Dunaway.

In 1991 the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the US National Film Registry, for films that aesthetically significant.

Details via Ian at the Oddfellows Arms

Sunday Matinee 3 pm 19th October
Cert 15

Caldbeck Village Hall…..Dine and Dash, food beforehand at the Oddfellows.

Based on a powerful true story and led by critically applauded performances by Judi Dench (Philomena Lee) and Steve Coogan, the film focuses on the true story of Lee's search for her son who had been conceived out of wedlock in rural Ireland in 1952. The child was adopted away to America and his mother forbidden any further knowledge of him. Years later and now in a different social climate she meets an investigative reporter (Coogan) who encourages her to look for her son.

Contact Sally Vaux for tickets and information

Sat Nov 22nd
Oh What a Lovely War
Cert PG

1969 Epic musical with a star studded cast (inc. Dirk Bogarde, John Gielgud, Maggie Smith) directed by Richard Attenborough, commenting on the events of the 1st WW using popular songs of the time. Controversial when first shown.

Film and themed supper at Caldbeck Village Hall. Meal 6.30pm, Film 7.45pm.

Film with meal £15
Film only £4.

Contact Sally Vaux to book.


Sat Jan 24th
Sunshine on Leith
Cert PG

Burns night film and themed supper at Caldbeck Village Hall. Meal 6.30pm Film 7.45pm.

Feel good musical film, based on the stage hit, about two young soldiers returning from Afghanistan to their homes in Scotland to pick up their lives again and look for love. Features the songs of The Proclaimers.

Film and themed supper: Meal 6.30 pm Film 7.45 pm.

Non members - film with meal: £15; film only: £4

Members – meal: £10

Booking essential for the meal – contact Janet and John Stanyer

Fri Feb 6th
Rio 2
Cert U

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their 3 kids after they are hurtled from that magical city Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. Children and family event in liaison with Friends of Fellview includes refreshments and child friendly themed activity beforehand.

Caldbeck Village Hall 3.30 – 6pm.


Fri Feb 27th
The Lone Ranger
Cert 12A 2013

American action western starring Johnny Depp….Captain Jack Sparrow on horseback!

Tex Mex Dine and at Oddfellows then film 7.30pm at Caldbeck Village Hall.

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Fri Mar 20th
Cert 15, 7.30pm Caldbeck Village Hall.

Terrific black comedy, wonderful reviews, about a good priest faced with sinister and troubling circumstances in his rural Irish parish.

CALVARY's Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary. (From Rotten Tomatoes review, rated 5 stars, many other excellent reviews).

Last film of the season.

Film £4 on the door for non members. Contact Sally Vaux to book (or just turn up).

The programme may be changed at short notice, if there are circumstances beyond our control.



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Keswick Film Club won the Best New Film Society at the British Federation Of Film Societies awards in 2000.

Since then, the club has won Film Society Of The Year and awards for Best Programme four times and Best Website twice.

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