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All films screen on a Tuesday evening.
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 • £5 per annum
Entrance fee:
  • £5 for members
  • £6 for guests
  • £4 concessionary
    (members only)

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Showing next: Tuesday 29 May at 8.30pm
The Divine Order [Die göttliche Ordnung]
director: Petra Volpe
starring: Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig

The Divine Order
In Switzerland in 1971, unassuming young mother and housewife Nora becomes energised when she begins campaigning for women's right to vote, an issue on which the male population is soon to be balloted. Despite the discomforting reminder that women's suffrage came so late to a country that is often regarded as progressive, The Divine Order avoids being overly preachy and instead has a good deal of fun with this game-changing moment in its country's history, with writer-director Petra Biondina Volpe lacing the humour with political barbs, aided by a winning central performance from Marie Leuenberger.

 

Why our films (usually) have to start promptly at 8.30pm

Although our films are scheduled to start at 8.30pm, on busier nights we've always been able to hold up the start until everyone is in and seated. With the arrival of digital projection, however, this has all changed. Most of the films we screen now arrive as high definition digital files that are coded to play at a specific time, over which the projectionist has no control. This means that the film has to start playing at 8.30pm or not at all. Thus to avoid potentially missing the start of the film, it's worth arriving in good time for the screening.

Please note that some longer films will be scheduled to start at 8pm.