Film Club

Something a bit different for our Film of the Week this week. A selection of films to provoke thought and discussion around matters of racial equality. Some are available on streaming services or can be rented for a few pounds so we hope you will be able to access at least one or two of them.

Hidden Figures (PG, 2017)

The story of a group of female, black mathematicians who were instrumental to NASA’s efforts during the Space Race in the 1960s.

Becoming (2020, PG, Netflix)

Biographical documentary following former US First Lady, Michelle Obama, during the book tour of her autobiography, Becoming.

Akeelah and the Bee (2007, PG)

An over-coming-the-odds story about an 11-year-old girl competing in a national spelling competition.

Queen of Katwe (2016, PG, Disney+)

Biographical film about Phiona Mutesi, who came from a background in poverty in Uganda to represent her country playing chess.

Bonus features available via streaming services:

The wonderful Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017, PG) is available on All4 until the weekend.

Chicken Run (2000, U) is available again on BBC iPlayer, if you didn’t catch it the other week, it really is worth it… looking at you, Mr McNeill.

Feel free to contact Mr. McNeill or Mr. Pritchard for support or to share your reviews. We’d love to hear from you.

Film of the Week Archive

11th June – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, PG)

4th June – Chicken Run (2000, U)

28th May – Animal Farm (1954, U)

21st May – Finding Dory (2016, U)

14th May – Laurel and Hardy: Sons of the Desert (1933, U)

14th May bonus feature -Stan and Ollie (2019, PG)

7th May – Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017, U)

30th April – Swallows and Amazons (1974, U)