Caldbeck Area Film Society

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

Caldbeck's friendly Friday films are back!

It's been a long year but we are pleased to announce the new programme of varied films for the coming season.

This is a provisional programme and may have to be changed, so please keep an eye open for any updates. Even better contact Sally Vaux or Roger Gook to join the CAFS mailing list.

We will comply fully with Village Hall and national regulations in place at the time. At the moment this would mean spaced seating and wearing a mask. We are also asking you to book so that we can overcrowding.

Regretfully at present it will be too complicated to offer refreshments, but please feel free to bring your own.

To celebrate the re-starting, the first film will be free.

All films are at Caldbeck Village Hall with a 7.30pm start time.

2021/22 Programme

September 17th: Nomadland **Free Entry**

The story of the community in the USA who have chosen to ride out economic hard times by living on the road. This year's much celebrated Oscar winner.

October 15th: Emma.

A knowing modern telling of Austen's classic tale of courting and marriage.

November 5th: Official Secrets

In the run up to the Iraq war, the USA was trying to get a UN mandate for action. This is the true story of a young British intelligence translator (excellently played by Keira Knightley) who blew the whistle on some of the dirty tricks that were being used. A superbly crafted political thriller, with plenty of twists and turns.

December 3rd: David Copperfield

From start to finish, this retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel is a delight. "Colourful" and "laugh-out-loud funny" aren't terms immediately associated with Dickens' original story, but this re-telling is wonderfully enjoyable.

January 7th: First Cow

In the 1820s, a taciturn loner and skilled cook travels west to Oregon Territory, where he meets a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two team up on a dangerous scheme to steal milk from the wealthy landowner's prized Jersey cow – the first, and only, in the territory. A fable of land and freedom that serves as an up-close-and-personal portrait of friendship and a wider snapshot of America, rooted in the rich soil of the Pacific north-west.

February 4th: Minari

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that move to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozark Mountains, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. Voted 14th in Best Films of 2021!

March 4th: Green Book

Recent Oscar winner about a working-class Italian-American bouncer becoming the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. "A supremely likeable film... it boasts a warm heart, with two astoundingly good lead performances to guide it home" - John Nugent, Empire

April 10th: The Dressmaker

Black comedy meets haute couture in The Dressmaker - It's late at night. A silver bus parks in a deserted town centre. A glamorous, well-dressed blonde steps out and places her Singer sewing machine gently down onto the dust to the ominous sound of a bell. Gloved hands take out a cigarette, light it, and put it to red lips. The woman exhales a puff of smoke, glancing at her surroundings with steely determination."I'm back, you bastards."; That's when you know this is a unique revenge thriller with style!

Future Films

  • February 4th: Minari
  • March 4th: Green Book
  • April 10th: The Dressmaker

Films £5 on the door, but must be booked ahead. Contact Sally Vaux or Roger Gook for details or to be added to the CAFS mailing list.

Previous Programmes

More details about older CAFS programmes can be found on the previous version of our website.