Penwith Film Society

Welcome to Penwith Film Society, showing the best new and classic cinema from around the world to audiences in West Cornwall.

Penwith Film Society is proud to have won "Distinction" in the Best Programming category at the Cinema 4 All Film Society of the Year awards, 2017. Congratualtions to the whole team.

 

And a warm welcome to our Spring 2018 season!

 

We continue this season at Newlyn Filmhouse. Many thanks to their staff for their continued help and support.

This season features as always a rich and varied array of films, somewhat more new releases than classics this time round. You may discern a (very broad) emergent theme to do with transmission and disjunction, the passing on of ideas and traditions through human culture, family, consciousness and in our relationship with nature.

You don’t need to be a  Penwith Film Society member to come along, you’re very welcome, but do please join us: it enables us to keep going, and you get a £1 discount on ticket prices. It cost £12 a year.

Next up...

SCHOOL OF LIFE

It’s Paris 1927 and there is a surplus of war orphans. Célestine (Karsenti) agrees to take troubled youth Paul (Scandel) back home to the Sologne, upon seeing how badly he's being treated in the orphanage he calls a ‘prison’. Once Paul is free to explore in the forest, he learns how to fish and trap animals under the tutelage of wily poacher Totoche (Cluzet). Wildlife and the pristine forests of the Sologne, where French Senegal-born writer/director/adventurer Nicolas Vanier grew up, are at the forefront of his ambitious comedy-drama. The wildlife, flowing streams and sun-drenched greenery of the area give the film the feel of a beautiful nature documentary.

  • Mon
    22
    Jan
    17:50
    • Newlyn Filmhouse
SCHOOL OF LIFE
Nicolas Vanier
  • 22 Jan
    17:50

SCHOOL OF LIFE
HUMAN FLOW
Ai Weiwei
  • 29 Jan

HUMAN FLOW
THE ORNITHOLOGIST
João Pedro Rodrigues
  • 05 Feb

THE ORNITHOLOGIST
AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON
Yasujirô Ozu
  • 12 Feb

AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON
LOVELESS
Andrey Zvyaginstev
  • 19 Feb

LOVELESS
WILD STRAWBERRIES
Ingmar Bergman
  • 26 Feb

Date to be confirmed
WILD STRAWBERRIES
SONG OF GRANITE
Pat Collins
  • 05 Mar

SONG OF GRANITE
HAPPY END
Michael Haneke
  • 12 Mar

HAPPY END
THE MAGIC FLUTE
Ingmar Bergman
  • 19 Mar

Date to be confirmed
The Magic Flute
DARK RIVER
Clio Barnard
  • 26 Mar

DARK RIVER
SOLARIS
Andrei Tarkovsky
  • 02 Apr

SOLARIS
I AM NOT A WITCH
Rungaro Nyoni
  • 09 Apr

I AM NOT A WITCH
MANIFESTO
Julian Rosefeldt
  • 16 Apr

Date to be confirmed
MANIFESTO
ENDLESS POETRY
Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • 23 Apr

ENDLESS POETRY

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