Our new season at RFT offers the best selection of great films. Opening the season on Tuesday 7 April we will be showing Peter Strickland’s new film, The Duke of Burgundy. Peter, patron of RFT and a former University of Reading student, will be providing a Q & A session after the film. As usual our programme includes some of this year’s Oscar winners: Selma (Best Original Song) showing on Tuesday 28 April, Theory of Everything (Best Actor) on Thursday 7 May, Whiplash (Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound Mixing) on Tuesday 12 May and Still Alice (Best Actress) on Thursday 21 May. Other highlights of the season include the return of the classic Marx Brothers’s film, Duck Soup, on Tuesday 3 May and the new version of Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd on Thursday 18 June. In conjunction with the University of Reading’s Modern Languages Department, we will holding a special season called War Child. Those who joined us for the live streaming events last year will be delighted to know that on Tuesday 19 May we will be screening Mike Leigh’s adaptation of The Pirates of Penzance direct from the English National Opera. This event is likely to be popular and early booking for is advised. Juliet Hanfling RFT Chair
Happy New Year from Reading Film Theatre and Welcome Back to our New Season of Exciting Films! Highlights of our new programme include a special season of six Sci-Fi films to be shown in conjunction with South Hill Park (Bracknell) and Bracknell Film Society, supported by the Film Hub South East and the British Film Institute. As part of this, RFT will be showing the highly acclaimed Interstellar on Tuesday January 20th, as well as The Machine on Tuesday January 27th. All the films will be introduced by eminent scientists and cultural experts from the University of Reading. To coincide with the University’s Science week, the film Electricity will be screened on Thursday March 19th. For those of you who enjoy classic cinema, we are delighted to welcome back Minima on Thursday March 26th to provide a live accompaniment to the Hitchcock film, The Lodger. Minima events are always very popular and early booking is recommended. We are also showing the re-released and uncut version of Le Jour Se Lève (Daybreak) on Thursday February 19th, in time for the 75th anniversary of the film’s first release. We have seen a healthy increase in the number of people joining RFT this year. If you have not yet joined for the year we will be running a special offer on Tuesday January 13th: everyone joining on that evening will be given free entry to our film, Mr Turner. Juliet Hanfling Chair RFT
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