Group Title: Film Group
Group Description: We meet once a month on the Tuesday after the U3A monthly meeting.
Our films are not usually blockbusters but could be described as mainstream but lesser known works of acknowledged quality, i.e. prizewinners or nominees or acclaimed by popularity. We usually have a range covering Foreign Language, From the Archives, Classics, The Irish Connection, Comedy and Drama. All films are shown with English subtitles.
Be sure to get there in good time to get drinks and a seat. The atmosphere is relaxed but respectful of the films.
There is a charge to cover the cost of the venue. To get notice of and information about the next film please ask to be included in the email. You are not obliged to attend if you receive the email.
Group Leader: Carol Gregg
Group Status: Just turn up – no need to book or contact in advance.
Venue: St Patrick’s Golf Club, Saul Road, Downpatrick – upstairs lounge.
Frequency: Monthly – on the Tuesday after the monthly meeting (usually the last Tuesday of each month)
Duration: Film starts at 7pm sharp; duration varies, but is usually about 110 minutes.
Start Date: Tuesday 25th September 2018
End Date: Last film will be in April/May 2019
Application Date: Not Applicable

Downe U3A Film Group – Programme 2018-2019

Sept. 2018 – Big Eyes

Oct. 2018 – Leon    There is drama and suspense from the start in this action-packed thriller.  Great performances from Gary Oldman, Jean Reno and a young Natalie Portman.  Luc Besson directs.  106 mins.

Nov. 2018 – Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter….and Spring     In this visually stunning Korean film, a Buddhist monk guides his apprentice from childhood through turmoil in young adulthood and ultimately to emotional and spiritual maturity.  106 mins.

Dec. 2018 – NO FILM

 Jan. 2019 – The Heart of the Matter     An atmospheric rendering of the Graham Greene novel set in Sierra Leone during World War 2.  An unhappily married British security officer (Trevor Howard) begins an affair, then has to deal with his feelings of guilt.  100 mins.  Black and white.

Feb. 2019 – My Left Foot       Daniel Day Lewis and Brenda Fricker won Oscars for their performances in this account of the life of Christy Brown, passionate Irish artist and writer, who was born with cerebral palsy.                        98 mins.

Mar. 2019 – Rear Window     A photographer (James Stewart) is confined to his flat and becomes obsessed with the drama of the lives of his neighbours.  With the help of his girlfriend (Grace Kelly) he investigates the chain of suspicious events which lead to a gripping ending.  109 mins.  Hitchcock directs.

Apr.2019 – Untouchable   A runaway hit with audiences worldwide on its release in 2011, this is an irreverent and uplifting French comedy about an unlikely friendship between a wealthy disabled man and his carer.  107 mins.

May 2019 – The Last Seduction     Bridget is clever, manipulative and wholly amoral.  Her Machiavellian plans lay waste to the lives of husband, lover, cops – everyone in fact but Bridget.  110 mins.



2015-17:-Little Miss Sunshine, Closing the Ring, Into the West, The Mission, The Chorus, The General, The Guard, Kolya, Persepolis, The Road Home, Ida, A Separation, The Red Shoes, Etre et Avoir , The Usual Suspects, Stranger Than Fiction, Farewell My Concubine, Analyse This, The Lives of Others, My Week with Marilyn, Three Seasons, Crash, The Terminal, In the Mood for Love, Goodbye Lenin!, to Kill a Mockingbird, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Paradine Case.

2012-2014:- A Man for All Seasons, The Well-digger’s Daughter, The Third Man, The Wave, Witness for the Prosecution, The Bucket List, The Way, The Field, The Dead, Mickybo and Me, Manon des Sources, Jean de Florette, Mostly Martha, The Help, The Roundup, The League of Gentlemen, Shall We Dance?, Peyton Place, La Stanza del Figlio, Tunes of Glory, My Mother’s Castle, The Glory of my Father, Downfall, The Notebook, Of Gods and Men, Michael Clayton.

2009-2011:-Saboteur, Mediterraneo, 12 Angry Men, Il Paradiso, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Ladies in Lavender, Evita, December Bride, 50 Dead men Walking, The Class.