RFT – Reading’s Independent Cinema

Update from RFT

Unfortunately, we are not yet able to give any information about re-opening RFT. Please keep checking our website for the latest news and do continue to support us by watching our online films or by buying a ticket for the Reading Community Lottery.

Online Films available

Amber has Down’s Syndrome and is about to start primary school with her twin sister, Olivia. Although at first her experience is positive, she starts to struggle and asks to stay at home. Olivia tries to help her sister with her school work, in the knowledge that if the situation doesn’t improve, Amber may have to go to a different school.

Amber and Me is a beautiful documentary made by Amber and Olivia's father Ian Davies. It is scheduled for release to coincide with World Down's Syndrome Day on 21 March 2021

Juliet Hanfling, Chair of RFT, has previewed the film and says: 

"This beautifully made documentary shows the challenges faced by families in choosing the best education for children with Down's Syndrome. I am not usually tempted to watch documentaries but the natural performances and sensitive filming make this film a delight to watch."

MOUTHPIECE is a powerful, funny and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of a fiercely independent millennial woman, played by two actresses simultaneously –Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken. Emmy-winning Canadian writer, director, producer Patricia Rozema wrote the screenplay with Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava which was loosely adapted from the acclaimed play by Nostbakken and Sadava

For just £9.99 you will be able to stream this new release from the comfort of your home.

RFT 50th Anniversary Update

During 2020 we had hoped to provide a number of events to mark our 50th anniversary. Most of these will now be deferred to 2021 but we would like to share with you the short film made by one of our volunteers, Luigi Serino, to mark our significant anniversary.