Thursday 24th October – 7.30pm

The Battle of the Sexes (PG)

2013, USA, Dir. James Erskine, Zara Hayes, 83 minutes

The second film in a series of iconic sports films we’re screening in the Buxton Working Men’s Club.

This is the original documentary that led to the dramatised remake in 2017.

It is about the epic battle between Billie Jean King and Robby Riggs; it brilliantly charts the setting up of the Women’s Tennis Association agains the background of 1970’s chauvanism and glass ceilings.

Tickets £4 – available on the door

Doors and bar open 7pm.

Monday 28th October – 7.30pm

Photograph (15)

2019, India/Ger/USA, Dir. Ritesh Batra, 110 minutes

Following on from his lovely and hugely successful The Lunchbox, director Ritesh Batra is back with another gentle love story infused with cultural mores and familial expectations. Set in present-day Mumbai, street photographer Rafi uses a photo of a random girl, Miloni, to fool his grandmother that he is on the way to being married. Miloni, bored with life studying for her accountancy exams, colludes in the ruse and Rafi becomes increasingly enamoured with her…

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Film notes (paper copies available at the screening)

Tickets (£5 adults, £3 children) available on the door, but it may be busy so you are advised to book in advance with the Buxton Opera House box office

Coming soon…

We’ve selected some excellent films for the next few weeks – On the 28th October we have Photograph another gentle love story form the maker of The Lunchbox. You can find our full programme on the diary page. To lighten the Brexit mood we’ve picked an hilarious French comedy for 4th November – Buenvenue chez les Ch’tis

Sports film mini-fest

We’ve selected 4 sports and tracked down a great film for each to be screened on consecutive Thursdays from 17th October in the Working Men’s Club on Lighwood Road. It’s a great venue for our mobile cinema kit and has an inexpensive bar as a bonus.

17/10Cycling: A Sunday in Hell (1977) – the gruelling Paris – Roubaix race that includes sections of excruciating cobbled roads

24/10Tennis: The Battle of the Sexes (2013) – the original documentary about the build-up to and the match between Billy Jean King and Robby Riggs

31/10Football: The Keeper (2018) – the extraordinary story of Bert Trautmann who was Man City’s goalie between 1949 and 1964 and who played on after breaking his neck in a Wembley Cup final.

7/11Motor-racing: Grand Prix (1966) – the spectacular film about the heady days of F1 in the 1960s. No advertising and no seat belts or harnesses!