Hythe Community Cinema
Hythe Community Cinema
Our aim is to screen films from around the world and to promote enjoyment of the artistic medium of film.
We have a reputation for being friendly and welcoming. Our audiences have steadily grown since we started in 2011 as The Hythe Film Society, and we now generally have audiences of over 100 for our screenings.
As well as showing a main film each month, we sometimes also have a talk by a visiting speaker, some extra short films or a get-together over a drink after the film.
New members (there is no charge for membership) are always welcome – more details below.
The Hythe Community Cinema is at the Tin Tabernacle, Portland Road, Hythe, Kent, CT21 6FL. Full disabled access, but please let us know if you have particular requirements.
7.30 on the first Tuesday of the month, from October to July. Doors open at 7.00.
Tickets are £4 (on the door or in advance) and £5 for members’ guests. Please arrive in good time to avoid disappointment as we often sell out, or ideally buy your tickets in advance.
This season’s films (2019-20)
5th November 2019 Letters from Baghdad
Naji Abu Nowar 2014 • Jordan • 100 mins
Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh
Adventure, Drama, Thriller • Rating: 15
This film tells the story of Gertrude Lawrence Bell, the British adventurer and archaeologist who journeyed extensively in the Arabian Desert after WW1 and played a critical part in shaping the Middle East region, as we know it today.
3rd December 2019 Green Book
Peter Farrelly 2018 USA • 130 mins
Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Biography, Comedy, Drama • Rating: 12A
Winner of three Oscars at the 2019 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Green Book looks back at a fascinating slice of American history through the life of pioneering jazz pianist Don Shirley and his controversial decision to tour America’s Deep South in the early 1960s.
7th January 2020 Not One Less
Yimou Zhang 1999 • China • 106 mins
Minzhi Wei, Huike Zhang, Zhenda Tian
Drama • Rating: U
In a small isolated mountain village, the teacher at the local school has to leave for a month, with the local mayor only able to find a 13-year old girl to substitute. The lovingly and authentically told story, brought to life by a non-professional cast, is a real tribute to the human spirit.
4th February 2020 The Breadwinner
Nora Twomey 2017 • Ireland/Canada/Luxembourg/USA • 94 mins
Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus
Animation, Drama • Rating: 12
Set in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, this visually beautiful animated film tells the story of a daring and courageous young girl who disguises herself as a boy to provide for her family after her father is taken prisoner.
3rd March 2020 Land of Mine
Martin Zandvliet 2015 • Denmark/Germany • 100 mins
Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman
Drama, History, War • Rating: 15
Young German POWs are put to work clearing the landmines along the beaches of Western Denmark. It soon becomes clear they are barely out of boyhood, and the film charts a Danish officer’s change in attitude as he begins to understand the horrors they must have had to go through.
7th April 2020 Lucky
John Carroll Lynch 2017 • USA • 88 mins
Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston
Comedy, Drama • Rating: 15
An old US Navy veteran who is used to his routine suddenly embarks on a spiritual journey after a fall at home, suddenly realising that old age is around the corner. Harry Dean Stanton’s swansong and a multiple award winner.
5th May 2020 Shoplifters
Hirokazu Koreeda 2018 • Japan • 121 mins
Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki
Drama • Rating: 15
A seemingly law-abiding couple become experts at shoplifting to help make ends meet. When they reluctantly decide to provide shelter to a homeless girl their world is turned on its head. This under-stated drama with extraordinary cinematography has been hailed as Hirokazu Koreeda’s masterpiece
2nd June 2020 I Am Nojoom, Aged 10 and Divorced
Khadija Al-Salami 2014 • Yemen • 96 mins
Sawadi Alkainaie, Adnan Alkhader
Drama • Rating: 15
Based on the story of Nujod Ali, this powerful yet sensitive film looks at the issue of forced child marriage. Critically acclaimed by critics worldwide, it was Yemen’s first ever submission for the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ at the 2017 Academy awards.
7th July 2020 Love & Friendship
Whit Stillman 2016 • Ireland/France/Netherlands • 90 mins
Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel
Comedy, Drama, Romance • Rating: U
Based on Jane Austen’s novella ‘Lady Susan’, this lavish period piece tells the story of the beautiful Lady Susan Vernon who seeks to become a matchmaker to her daughter Frederica whilst visiting her in-laws.