Welcome to Valley Film Society

Based in East Garston, Berkshire, in the Lambourn valley, we offer films across a wide range of genres, including foreign subtitled, black & white classics as well as British Independents. After many successful years, we are now in our fifteenth season.

Films are usually shown on the first Tuesday of the month, October to June, in East Garston Village Hall at 7.30pm. Doors open 7pm.

Social club bar is open from 7pm. Orders taken at the door up to 7.20pm for food to be delivered during the interval.

Wide screen (720p) with HDMI, digital 5.1 surround sound, Blu-ray/DVD, raised seating and convivial atmosphere. Disabled access.

Membership for Season Fifteen (2019/20), consisting of up to 9 films, costs £32. You can join at any film showing - you can save time by printing and filling in the membership form and bringing it along.

Guests £6 per film. Call a member of the committee to come as a guest by ringing 01488 72305/648534/648663.

Season Fifteen Films (2019/20) Download Season Fifteen Programme

For details of all season fifteen films, click here. Most of our screenings use a standard BD or DVD and the classifications shown here are for that medium. Where a BD or DVD ("Video") certification is not available, the film's original theatrical rating is used. Click the IMDb and BBFC logos for more information about each film. The BBFC links are for the original theatrical releases because these usually have more detailed information about content. Timings are for the medium in use. DVD versions are, for technical reasons, always slightly shorter than most BD and all theatrical versions.

Next Screening

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1 October 2019
Stan and Ollie
UK, Canada, USA (2019) 98 mins; Dir: Jon S. Baird; Stars: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson
Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.
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5 November 2019
The Breadwinner
Ireland, Canada, USA, UK, India (2017) 94 mins; Dir: Nora Twomey; Stars: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus
In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
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3 December 2019
The Favourite
Ireland, UK, USA (2018) 119 mins; Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos; Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
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7 January 2020
Lady Bird
USA (2017) 94 mins; Dir: Greta Gerwig; Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.
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4 February 2020
A Star is Born
USA (2018) 136 mins; Dir: Bradley Cooper; Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott
A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
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3 March 2020
Roma
USA (2018) 135 mins; Dir: Alfonso Cuarón; Stars: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey
A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
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7 April 2020
Beast
UK (2017) 107 mins; Dir: Michael Pearce; Stars: Jessie Buckley, Geraldine James, Johnny Flynn
A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.
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5 May 2020
Dunkirk
UK, Netherlands, France, USA (2017) 106 mins; Dir: Christopher Nolan; Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
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2 June 2020
Rififi
France (1955) 118 mins; Dir: Jules Dassin; Stars: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel
Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes...