Tullynessle Hall Film Club


The film club is a non-profit making organisation set up with funding from the UK Film Council and is a member of the British Federation of Film Societies. We exist to promote a wide range of films including mainstream fare, foreign titles and short/documentary films.

Films are shown on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:15pm). Bring your own bottle/refreshments, though tea, coffee and biscuits are available. Admission is £5 at the door. Season memebership  entitles you to admission to all 12 films plus access to our now extensive library of DVDs.


The next film of this season will be shown on Thursday 17th January at 7:30pm and will be:




For full details of the new season's programme see below.
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Our Objectives:

The aim of the Film Club is to encourage audiences to enjoy films that might not normally be available in main cinemas.  Consequently our objective is  to provide a range of films in the annual programme including independent British and Foreign films, Documentaries, Animations, Short films and ‘Golden Oldies’ (a chance to revisit some classics of the past) - although we also like to include 2 – 3 interesting mainstream films.

Where we get our ideas from:

We like to encourage all film-goers, club members and non-members alike, to contribute to the film selection procedure.  Therefore towards the end of the Film Club season we begin the process of producing the programme for the next season by asking all in our audiences for film suggestions which meet the range of criteria described above.  

At the AGM, to which everyone is invited to attend, after the official business is completed there is a discussion of all the suggested films in order to produce a shortlist of 16. The content of the shortlist will reflect as many as possible of the categories that we like to include.

Why suggested films may not be selected:

i)    We’ve shown the film before (becoming more frequent as the club grows older!)

ii)    There are more suggested films in a particular category or of a particular type than we have room for in the programme (in particular we may favour films from foreign countries that we haven’t featured for a while)

iii)    We wish to maintain a variety and balance of different types of films  within the programme

iv)    We are unable to obtain a license or DVD to show the film

In doing so we recognise that, in achieving this balance, many good film suggestions may not be included at this time – but they are held in reserve possibly to be included in future programmes.

The final programme:

Subsequently the committee checks the license and DVD availability of the 16 films in the shortlist before making the final choice of 12 to produce a varied and balanced programme in line with our stated objective.



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Thursday 11th October
Thursday 11th October

Director: Martin McDonagh; Starring Woody Harrelson, Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell.

A dark comic drama in which a mother pressures the apparently incompetent local police into pursuing the unsolved case of her daughter's murder
Thursday 25th October
Thursday 25th October
VICTORIA (Germany, 2015) (Cert 15) (135 mins)

Director: Sebastian Schipper; Starring Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski

A German thriller about a young Spanish woman who, having moved to Berlin, finds a flirtation with a local man turning potentially deadly.

Thursday 8th November
Thursday 8th November
EDIE (2017) (Cert 12A) (102 mins)

Director: Simon Hunter; Starring Kevin Guthrie, Sheila Hancock, Amy Manson

83 year old Edie sets off to rekindle memories of childhood and have an adventure she never got to have – climbing Suilven
Thursday 22nd November
Thursday 22nd November
THE BIG CLOCK (1948) (Cert PG) (95 mins)

Director: John Farrow; Starring Charles Laughton, Raymond Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan

A gripping classic in which a publishing tycoon commits a murder and then frames an innocent man – who sets out to elude police and prove his innocence

Thursday 6th December
Thursday 6th December
THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS (2017) (Cert PG) (102 mins)

Director: Bharat Nalluri; Starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Miriam Margolyes

A comic biopic telling the story of Charles Dickens’ creation of ‘A Christmas Carol’ which redefined our celebration of Christmas
Friday 28th December
Friday 28th December
MAMMA MIA – HERE WE GO AGAIN (2018) (Cert PG) (114 mins)

Director: Ol Parker; Starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Celia Imrie and Julie Walters

A sequel to the original in which more is revealed about Donna’s past as Sophie learns more about her mother’s complicated relationships.
Thursday 10th January
Thursday 10th January
THE DEATH OF STALIN (2017) (Cert 15) (104 mins)

Director: Armando Iannucci; Starring Steve Buscemi, Rupert Friend, Olga Kurylenko

A comedy drama about the struggle for power in the communist party after Stalin’s death
Thursday 24th January
Thursday 24th January
LADY BIRD (2017) (Cert 15) (92 mins)

Director: Greta Gerwig; Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts

A comedy drama about the complicated life of a rebellious teenager as she comes of age.
Thursday 7th February
Thursday 7th February
MOUNTAIN (2017) (Cert PG) (74 mins)

Director: Jenifer Peedom; Narrated by Willem Dafoe

A documentary exploring our relationship with mountains. A breathtaking cinematic experience accompanied by the music of the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Thursday 21st February
Thursday 21st February
A FANTASTIC WOMAN (Chile, 2017) (Cert 15) (102 mins)

Director: Sebastián Lelio; Starring Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco

A drama about a transgender woman struggling to cope after the sudden death of her boyfriend and the suspicions of his family
Thursday 7th March
Thursday 7th March
MAUDIE (2016) (Cert 12) (113 mins)

Director: Aisling Walsh; Starring Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke

Based on a true story of a fragile Canadian artist, determined to overcome a debilitating physical condition, and her reclusive employer

 Thursday 21st March
Thursday 21st March
GET OUT (2017) (Cert 15) (102 mins)

Director: Jordon Peele; Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams

A comic horror film about an African-American visiting his white girlfriend’s parents and finding the truth behind the invitation to stay the weekend




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