Join ‘Movies@Hope’ 2023 at Hope Community Church in Low Fell.

Next Movies@Hope

Saturday 27th May 2023 ‘The Father’ (2020) starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman. 7 pm for food and 7.30-8.30 pm discussion. This will all be at Morris and Janet’s home. This year we are looking at recent movies most of which are not available free to view. We will offer at least three dates where can view them free of charge.

Other movies for 2023

The next movie in October might be ‘Everything Everywhere all at once’ (2022). Certificate 15. Oscar winner. A bored laundrette owner is swept up in a bizarre multiverse battle in this fantasy adventure. But is might be ‘Elvis,’ ‘The Whale’ or something else. We will decide nearer the time. Send suggestions for movies to watch and discuss.

What is it?

It’s like a book club but instead of reading a book ahead of time and discussing it later, we do the same after watching a film. We meet every 2-3 months in someone’s home to have a meal and talk about movies. Last year we talked watched and talked about ‘Belfast,’ ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople,’ ‘Elf,’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ This year  we have looked at ‘Triangle of Sadness.’ 

How does it work?

A group of 10-14 people, maybe more, will be led by people from Hope Community Church. We will discuss films that say something about life and the world that we live in. For example, at our first meeting we discussed Kenneth Branagh’s memory of his childhood in ‘Belfast,’ but you might prefer a coming of age movie like ‘Ladybird,’ a ‘rom-com’ like ‘Notting Hill’ or ‘When Harry met Sally,’ or maybe ‘The Godfather Part 2’ or ‘Gladiator’ is more your thing. You will have ideas about what films we could view and talk about.

Normally we will watch an agreed film before the meeting; most people will do this in their own homes. You may not subscribe to the media platform where the film can be seen, e.g. Netflix or Amazon Prime. To remove these cost and obstacles, particularly this year when we are looking at recent movies, we will create at least three opportunities to see the film for free ahead of the club meeting. This will usually be at the home of one of the leaders.

Dates and Movies for 2023

  • Saturday 18th February
  • Saturday 27th May
  • Saturday 7th October
  • Saturday 2nd December

Group members communicate on a WhatsApp Group – ask if you want to be added to this group.

How can I join?

You don’t need to be a member of Hope Community Church to join this group. For more information, contact Morris, Janet or Elly by sending a message on our contacts page.