From Dunkirk to witchcraft, via the global refugee crisis

Screen25, the freshly re-branded film club in South Norwood, has put together another fascinatingly eclectic selection of movies to start 2018.

Opening with the blockbuster that is Dunkirk, January’s screenings, now all at the new home of Harris Academy South Norwood, the club has also lined up Ai Wei Wei’s examination of modern-day refugees, Human Flow, and the rom-com, The Big Sick.

The screening of the though-provoking I Am Not A Witch on January 17 will be followed by a panel discussion – the latest in a series arranged by Screen25, this one staged in conjunction with the charity AFRUCA, Africans United Against Child Abuse.

The Screen25 new ticket pricing scheme is in place, with no booking fees to pay.

And Inside Croydon sponsors get a £2 discount off their tickets when they book using the unique code.

For details of membership of the Screen25 Film Club, click here.

All films are at 7.45pm, £5 – £8.50 (£2.50 off tickets for members; £2 off for Inside Croydon subscribers) and held at Harris Academy South Norwood, SE25 6AE, unless otherwise stated

To book your tickets for Screen25 screenings into 2018, click here.

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Screen25 Film Club programme: January 2018

Wed Jan 3 – DUNKIRK (12A)
2017 106min, Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy
Hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

Wed Jan 10 – HUMAN FLOW (12A)
2017 Doc 140min, Dir: Ai Wei Wei
Ai Wei Wei captures the plight of today’s 65million forcibly displaced individuals forced out of their homes by war, famine and climate change on long, treacherous journeys in search of new lives.

Wed Jan 17 – I AM NOT A WITCH (12A)
2017 93min, Dir: Rungano Nyoni.
After eight-year-old Shula is convicted of witchcraft, she is sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp in the desert. Followed by a panel discussion in partnership with AFRUCA.

Wed Jan 24 – THE BIG SICK (15)
2017  117min, Dir: Michael Showalter.
Stars: Kumail Nanjiani.
As Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and grad student Emily begin fall in love, their relationship is put to the test when cultures begin to clash.

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