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). Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions the usual tea, coffee and biscuits are not available for the foreseeable future. Admission is £5 at the door. (Please bring exact cash if you can)


Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Film Club screenings will be suspended until further notice.




Even when we are able to resume Film Club screenings it will likely be under some form of COVID restrictions and we will have tocontinue to  re-organise how we operate a Film Club screening. Details of the new procedures are as follows:


FACEMASKS: Everyone is asked to wear facemasks while at a film screening.

ADMISSION AND CONTACT DETAILS: We are required to take contact details (Name and telephone number) for everyone attending. These will be kept for 21 days only. Details will be taken at the same time as ticket payment – PLEASE BRING CORRECT CASH AMMOUNT IF YOU CAN.

If you are planning to attend a Film Night it would be very helpful if you could e-mail us in advance (tullynesslehallfilmclub@gmail.com) with your name, number attending and a contact telephone number. This will help speed up the admission process and help to reduce any queuing. If you do not manage to attend your details will be deleted immediately. Unplanned/last minute attendance is still welcome!

SOCIAL DISTANCING: Everyone is asked to maintain the required social distancing. In particular when queuing for admission and when moving around the Hall. People should take to their seats as quickly as possible. Seating will be arranged to maintain appropriate distancing whilst allowing family/support groups to sit together. Sad to say it will mean that we will not be able to enjoy the usual group discussions and/or drinks at the end of the film.

HYGIENE: Please make use of hand sanitisers as appropriate and discard any tissues etc. in the specific bins provided.

REFRESHMENTS: We will not have access to the kitchen so the usual Tea, Coffee etc., will not be available.

TOILET FACILITIES: Hall restrictions mean that access to the toilets is limited (Gents, 1 at a time and Ladies 2 at a time). Please observe this restriction and if queuing is necessary observe social distancing.

CLEAR-UP: Tables and chairs will need to be cleaned before stacking. Whilst we have always appreciated your help in clearing away in the past, for the foreseeable future please leave chairs for committee members to clean and put away


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 8th October
Thursday 8th October


2019 (Cert 12A) 118 mins.

Directed by Rupert Goold; Starring Rene Zellweger and Rufus Sewell

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard Of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown.

Thursday 22nd October
Thursday 22nd October


2020 (Cert 12A) 108 mins.

Directed by Taika Waititi; Starring Roman Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi

A World War II satire following an awkward young German boy raised by a single mother, and whose only ally is his imaginary friend, Hitler.
Thursday 5th November
Thursday 5th November

2019 (Cert 12A) 87 mins.

Directed by Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov

A funny but tragic documentary. Set in a deserted Macedonian village, 50year old Hatidze tends to her bee colonies, handmade hives and her bedridden mother. One day an itinerant family arrives next door and Hatidze’s peace is shattered. While she welcomes the family, the patriarch makes a series of decisions that could destroy her way of life forever.
Thursday 19th November
Thursday 19th November


2019 (Cert 15) 111 mins.

Directed by Celine Sciamma; Starring Noemie Merlant, Adele Haemel and Valeria Golino

Set in Brittany in 1760, Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait ofHeloise, a young woman who has just left the convent. But Heloise is a reluctant bride-to-be and Marianne must paint her without her knowledge – she observes by day and paints her by night. As an intimate attraction grows between the two women, they share Heloise’s first and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne secretly paints the portrait that will end it all.
Thursday 3rd December
Thursday 3rd December


2018 (Cert 12A) 94 mins.

Directed by Wolfgang Fischer; Starring Susanne Wolf, Gedion Wekesa Odour & Alexander Beyer

A lone yachtswoman comes across a sinking ship crammed with refugees. With the authorities seemingly hesitating to come she has to face the moral dilemma of whether to help and risk her own life or watch and wait from a distance.

2019 (Cert PG) 109 mins.

Directed by Marielle Heller; Starring Tom Hanks
Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers {of ‘Mr Roger’s Neighbourhood’) and journalist Tom Junod. – kindness overcoming cynicism
Thursday 7th January-POSTPONED
Thursday 7th January-POSTPONED

2019 (Cert 15) 132 mins.

Directed by Bong Joon Ho; Starring Park So-dam, Choi Woo-shik & Jeong Ji-so.
The destitute Kim family inveigle themselves into the lives of the well-to-do Park family in a tale of class struggle in South Korea
Thursday 21st January - POSTPONED
Thursday 21st January - POSTPONED

2018 (Cert 15) 89 mins

Directed by Mark Jenkin; starring Edward Rowe, Mary Woodvine and Simon Shepherd.
Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has re-purposed their father's vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbor. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world.
Thursday 4th February - POSTPONED
Thursday 4th February - POSTPONED

2018 (Cert 12A) 91 mins

Directed by Carl Hunter; starring Bill Nighy, Jenny Agutter and Tim McInnerny.
Alan is a retired tailor and Scrabble expert whose decades long quest to track down his missing son has bred a certain degree of resentment from his other son Peter. While staying with Peter and his family, Alan encounters a Scrabble player online who plays a fateful word – a word that caused the terrible argument the last time he saw his missing boy.
Thursday 18th February - POSTPONED
Thursday 18th February - POSTPONED

2016 (Cert PG) 70 mins.

Directed by Claude Barras; starring Paulin Jaccoud, Sixtine Murat, Gaspard Schlatter
An Oscar-nominated stop-motion animation. Icare (prefering to be known as Courgette) is befriended by a policeman and removed to a foster home after the death of his mother. There, after initially having trouble fitting in, he eventually learns to trust and finds love.
Thursday 4th March
Thursday 4th March

2018 (Cert 12A) 100 mins.

Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin; starring Alex Honnold, Jimmy Chin & Tommy Caldwell
A portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong ambition; climbing Yosemite’s 3000ft high El Capital Wall without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb sets the ultimate standard: perfection or death.
Thursday 18th March
Thursday 18th March

2017 (Cert 15) 116 mins.

(postponed from last season due to COVID)

Directed by 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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