The Help – Monday 14th January 2013 7.15

Please note early start time of 07:15 as the film is 2.5 hours long.


NANTWICH Big Cheese Film Club host their first night of 2013 with a screening of Oscar-winner The Help this Monday

(January 14).

The Help

Featuring an ensemble cast, the film tells the story of a young white woman, Eugenia ‘Skeeter’ Phelan,    and her relationship with two black maids during the Civil Rights era in America. Skeeter is a journalist who writes a book from the point of view of the maids, exposing the racism they face.

The film was nominated for four Oscars last year with Octavia Spencer winning Best Supporting Actress.


Rare Exports – Monday 10th December 2012

A film for those who think they don’t believe in Santa Claus anymore.

In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up!
This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.
Based on award winning shorts of director Jalmari Helander that have already acquired a cult reputation in the internet.
The film focuses on a group of local reindeer herders whose Christmas is disturbed by excavations on the mountain. A scientist has ordered a team of workers to dig open what he calls “the largest burial mound in the world”. An explosive used by the team uncovers what is referred to as a “sacred grave”. However, the occupant of the grave is still alive. Soon, the reindeer important to the local people are mysteriously killed, and children and supplies begin to disappear from the town. It emerges that the occupant is the source of the original Santa Claus myth; a supernatural being who, rather than rewarding good children, punishes the naughty. One family, however, manages to catch the culprit in a trap, and plans to sell it to the scientist to cover the losses caused by his excavation.

A Big Cheese Film fan

Submarine – 19th November

The next film showing at the Nantwich Film Club is Submarine. Released in 2010, it has won umpteen awards and has been critically acclaimed at many film festivals. Critics have praised this film as the best British comedy released in years. Maybe a little over the top, but from the reviews, it would suggest a great 97 minutes of entertainment, so they can’t all be lying.

Oliver is a sixteen year old having to deal with everyday problems like trying to save his parent’s marriage, losing his virginity and falling in love. What could be easier? The trouble is that Oliver is infatuated with Jordana…..but she already has a boyfriend.

 What more can I say at this stage. Young love, broken hearts and lots of funny bits in-between.

If you are having second thoughts about seeing this film, I would suggest throwing caution to the wind, and come along. It’s also in English, so no subtitles.

I’ll be there on Monday 19th November…. Look forward to seeing you.

a Big Cheese Film fan