The next film screening day organised by the Independent Cinema Office is at The Watershed, Bristol on the 16th to 18th of January 2016.
ICO Website for more details and for booking.
The Gwyn Hall in Neath will be home to The International Film Festival of Wales again this year…
Find out more about the festival on the
Gwyn Hall Website IFFW 2015 page
We had a fantastic time last night in the company of Jimmy Hay and Melanie Walters of ‘High Tide’.
Our thanks go to
Film Hub Wales, Tamarind Pontardawe and High Rise Window Cleaning for their financial support of the event.
Thanks also to the wonderful
Ponatardawe Arts Centre staff for all of their support during this first season of film this year.
There is an ICO weekend happening on April 18th – 20th, 2015
The event will be at the BFI, Southbank, London
for full details please see
I know that there are a number of members thinking of going.
The cost is £25 for one day, £44 for two, and £60 for all three days.
There is a list of nearby accommodation on the ICO website.
It has been recommended that members book their own places and make their own arrangements for this one, but you will have company when you are there.
If you would like to reach other members why not head over to our Facebook page and join the discussion there:
Responses as follows for our screening of ’71 last night
10 very good
Which produces a score of 90%
Comments as follows:
Beautifully observed. Terrific performances, very close up and in your face, particularly impressed by the sound track and its contribution to the drama.
Brutal, shocking. The antithesis of the sanitised sentimental telling of the seventies. Very bleak, but very well made.
Powerful and dramatic, but not exactly life affirming.
Very powerful film, almost too painful to watch.
Wonderful to see the humanity that prevails in the most testing of environments.
I wanted the film to end and put me out of my agony. The confusion multiplied the agony.
Having served three tours of duty in Northern Ireland myself I found the film to be very depictive of the reality and era. Very very good and realistic.
War and corruption. Gripping but harrowing.
Compelling depiction of a dreadful situation.
In ’71 I was 20. Was it really like this? I fear so, I don’t know so.
Impossible. Puts a different light for me on the peace process.
A horrible wonderful film that all should see.
Very powerful but don’t know if good film.
Hard hitting. An unpleasant reminder of the troubles.
And the audience have voted for the
Feast Of Italian Film.
The Bicyc le Thief – 82%
Le Quattro Volte – 59%
Comments after the break…
Continue reading AUDIENCE REACTION – FEAST OF ITALIAN FILM
These are the film club films we are showing in our first season of films in 2015.
A Feast of Italian Film (The Bicycle Thief and Le Quattro Volte)
Saturday 17th January 2pm (includes Italian themed catering).
In Order of Disappearance (Kraftiodioten)Wednesday 21st January, 2pm & 7:30pm.
SPONSOR: Wynford Thomas and Son – Funeral Directors and Monumental Masons, Pontardawe. ( website)
Monday 2nd February, 2pm and 7:30pm.
Wednesday 18th February, 2pm and 7:30pm.
SPONSOR: Charlo’s Fish and Chips
Monday 2nd March, 2pm and 7:30pm.
Monday 16th March, 2pm and 7:30pm.
SPONSOR: East Side Insurance, Pontardawe. ( website)
Testament of Youth
Wednesday 1st April, 2pm and 7:30pm.
Tuesday 14th April, 2pm and 7:30pm.
The Life of Riley (Aimer Boire et Chanter)
Monday 27th April, 2pm and 7:30pm.
A Little Chaos
Thursday 14th May, 2pm and 7:30pm.
Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes)
Tuesday 26th May, 2pm and 7:30pm.