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 7:00pm). Bring your own bottle/refreshments, though tea, coffee and biscuits are available. Admission is £5 at the door. Season membership  (£36) entitles you to admission to all 12 films plus access to our now extensive library of DVDs.


The 2019-20 season concludes on:



 when we will be a showing:


             A MAN CALLED OVE (Cert 15)






For full details of the season's programme see below 
To request more information or to be added to the email list contact us at:


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.


What information do we retain and how do we use it? The only personal data we keep are your name and e-mail address. The sole purpose of the use of your personal data is to send out e-mails to keep you informed with news and information about the Club’s activities, and relevant news and information relating to our host venue (Tullynessle and Forbes Hall)

Why do we use your personal data? We use your name and e-mail address because you have specifically requested to be included on our information e-mail list.

Who has access to your personal data? Your personal data will only be accessed by a restricted number of Club committee members who have access to the Club e-mail system. It will not be shared with or passed on to third parties.

How do we protect your data? The Club has implemented controls to ensure your data are not misused or disclosed. Data are only accessed by authorised members of the committee through a password-protected e-mail system.

How long do we keep your data? We will only retain and use your personal data for as long as you wish to continue to receive information about the Club.

Your rights. You have the right to check the details that we retain of your personal data; to change any of the details of your personal data; and to have your personal data removed from our system at any time. To exercise these rights please contact the Club at tullynesslehallfilmclub@gmail.com.


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Thursday 10th October
Thursday 10th October

(USA; 2019;12A; 130 mins).
Director: Peter Farrelly. Starring: Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardelini & Viggo Mortensen

*This is the heart-warming, true story of Tony Lip, set in America in 1962. Lip was a working class Italian-American who became chauffeur to Dr Don Shirley, a highly educated, African Amercan classical pianist
Thursday 24th October
Thursday 24th October

(UK; 2018; PG; 98 mins)
Director: Jon S Baird; Starring: Steve Coogan & John C. Reilly

*A biographical drama of Laurel & Hardy's, gruelling and, what was to become, their final theatre tour in post-war Britain
Thursday 7th November
Thursday 7th November

(Kenya; 2018; 12A; 82 mtns)
Director: Wanuri Kahiu; Starring: Samantha Mugatsia Shiela Munyiva

*Kena and Zika reject the mantra that good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives. This film from a female Kenyan director breaks society's taboos along with its heroines.
Thursday 21st November
Thursday 21st November

(UK; 2011; 15;90 mins)
Director: Clio Barnard; Starring: Majinder Virk, Christine Bottomley, Natalie Gavin

*Playwright Andrea Dunbar's life is examined by actors lip-synching to real family members testimony. At the same time her play The Arbor is restaged in the street in which it was set watched by current local residents. A further layer is added by footage of Arnold herself.
Now on Thursday 9th January
Now on Thursday 9th January

(France; 2017; 15; 117 mins)
Directors: Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano; Starring Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve & Gilles Lellouche

*A contemporary comedy drama about a wedding planner having to deal with a number of disasters and set-backs whilst trying to prepare and cater for a large wedding at a French chateau. It seems that everything and everyone that can go wrong, does!
Friday 27th December - CHRISTMAS FILM
Friday 27th December - CHRISTMAS FILM

(USA/UK; 2018; PG; 130 mins)
Director: Rob Marshall; Starring Emily Blunt & Lin-Manuel Miranda

*Moving on to depression-era London Mary Poppins returns to visit the now grown-up Jane and Michael Banks and Michael's three children
Was shown onThursday 5th December
Was shown onThursday 5th December

(USA; 2018; 15; 106 mins)
Director: Marielle Heller; Starring Melissa McCarthy & Richard E. Grant

*When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack
Thursday 23rd January
Thursday 23rd January

(Denmark; 2018; 15; 85 mins)
Director: Gustav Moller;Starring Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi

*Holm, a Copenhagen police officer assigned to desk duty in a police dispatch centre while under disciplinary review, is drawn into a potential kidnapping case and is tempted to bend, or break, the law in order to secure the safe return of a woman who called him on the emergency line.
Thursday 6th February
Thursday 6th February

(USA; 2018; 15; 110 mins)
Director: Matthew Heineman; Starring Rosamund Pike, Tom Hollander, Jamie Dornan

*A Biopic of Marie Colvin, one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, killed reporting for the Sunday Times whilst in Syria 2012.
Thursday 20th February
Thursday 20th February

(Lebanon; 2018; 15; 126 mins)
Director: Nadine Labaki; Starring Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole

*A 12yr old boy lives on his wits on the streets of Beirut. He befriends an Ethiopian woman and her toddler Yonas.While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, he sues his parents for neglect.
Thursday 5th March - Double Bill, Part 1
Thursday 5th March - Double Bill, Part 1

(Germany; 2016; 30 mins)
Directors: Gunter Attein and Carmen Belaschk; Starring Ayham Ahmad
Judith Holofernes Martha Argerichm

*Surrounded by ruins in Syria's capital Damascus, Aeham Ahmad sings accompanied by an out-of-tune piano about migration, hunger, and death. Threatened by Assad's regime and jihadists of the Islamic State, the Piano Man is silenced and must flee - to Germany.
Thursday 5th March - Double Bill, Part 2
Thursday 5th March - Double Bill, Part 2

(USA; 1927; U; 76 mins)
Director: Buster Keaton; Starring Buster Keaton, Marion Mack

*Drama, romance and adventure aboard a locomotive in the American Civil War.
Thursday 19th March
Thursday 19th March

(Sweden; 2017; 15; 116 mins)
Director: Hannes Holm; Starring Filip Berg, Rolf Jassgard & Bahar Pars

*A wistful, heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and a wonderful reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared. Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.




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