The advertised choices may change closer to the date depending on availability of film. The website will be updated as soon as we are notified. Usual date is first Tuesday of the month.
TUESDAY 7 MAY:
SWIMMING WITH MEN: In an unusual reaction to mid-life crisis, accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) discovers a a group of similarly stuck-in-a-rut guys who have found camaraderie and self-worth through synchronized swimming. Sure, they may be a bit paunchy, but they're determined to prove they have what it takes to be a whirling, twirling, scissor-kicking aquatic dream team. Swimming With Men is a big-hearted, delightfully offbeat ode to answering your calling, no matter where you are in life.
TUESDAY 4 JUNE:
THE CHAPERONE: Despite the involvement of Elizabeth McGovern and writing by Julian Fellowes this is no Downton Abbey. It has been generally unloved by the critiques who feel it would better belong on the small screen, though I am sure it will be liked by many of our members. Based on the early life of once-scandalous cult movie star (Mary) Louise Brooks (1906 – 1985), it provides entertaining look at a culture in transition. And it captures some of the reckless spirit that Louise Brooks would hone onscreen during the next decade of her brief but memorable career.
HIGHY RECOMMENDED. This is not on the U3A schedule but do see it if you get a chance.
ON THE BASIS OF SEX. The inspiring true story of young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The feature premiered in 2018 in line with Justice Ginsburg's 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court. Every woman should take their daughter or granddaughter to this movie so they appreciate how bad things were for women in a quite surprisingly recent past. The Notorious RBG so inspired me that the next day I watched the RBG documentary at home on Iview.
TUESDAY 2 JULY:
TUESDAY 6 AUGUST:
TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER:
TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER:
Everybody is invited to share lunch with friends then sit back and watch a great film.
Friday 6 December is our final day for the 2019 U3A year with lunch (bring a plate) at the Blyth Hall supper room before a short walk across the carpark to the Blyth Cinema for a special screening of a film picked just for us.