Thursday 18 May at 6:15 - Bawa's Garden: A film by Clara Kraft- Isono 

Introduction and discussion led by the director 

“A road movie set in Sri Lanka that follows a protagonist as she searches for the work of renowned local architect Geoffrey Bawa. This is a journey to the heart and soul of the island and explores what it is to be an architect and a filmmaker. Bawa’s Garden is a meditative exploration of the life and work of Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, a man widely considered to be one of the most influential Asian architects of his generation. The film’s narrator travels across Sri Lanka, interviewing Bawa’s friends and colleagues, collecting anecdotes and insights, revealing a philosophy which extends far beyond the craft of architecture. 

Poetic and reflective, Bawa’s Garden encourages us to view the world from a different angle, with a fresh perspective.” Chuck Pitillo IMDb 

Ticket price £25 including wine and refreshments. 

Run time 85 minutes 


Thursday 22 June at 6:15: The Day the Earth Caught Fire - A film by Val Guest 

Introduction and discussion led by Peter Heath 

Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices causing a change to the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth. 

This 1961 film is interesting at many levels including a well-crafted script by Wolf Mankowitz, good performances by a strong cast, and great special effects. There are many interesting shots of parts of London including Fleet Street and the Daily Express Building (interior) and Battersea Park as they were in the 1960’s. It also portends a future which at one time may have seemed farfetched but now feels all too possible.  

Run time 98 minutes 

Ticket price £20 including wine and refreshments. 


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