Film society’s new season kicks off with The Post

The Post, a gripping account of the Watergate scandal, opens Scarborough Film Society’s 2018/19 season (8 Oct, 12A, 115 mins).

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A cover-up that spanned four US presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. Sound familiar?

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep are on top form in the main roles, directed by Steven Spielberg.

The society’s next offering, The Sense of an Ending, stars Charlotte Rampling and Jim Broadbent (22 Oct, 15, 108 mins).

Directed by Ritesh Batra, it’s an intriguing account of how a grumpy divorcee is affected by an unexpected legacy which touches off reminders of his student days, his first love and most significant friendship.

The season continues with Loving Vincent (5 Nov), A Fantastic Woman (19 Nov), Letters from Baghdad (3 Dec), The Man who Invented Christmas (17 Dec), Even When I Fall (7 Jan), In Between (21 Jan), 120 BPM (4 Feb), The Nile Hilton Incident (18 Feb), Redoubtable (4 Mar), Shirtlifters (18 Mar), The Mercy (1 Apr) and Happy End (15 Apr).

A season ticket costs £45 (seniors £40, students £25); or £30 for any eight films; or £5 per film.

Films are shown at St Mary's Parish House in Castle Road on Monday evenings. They start at 7.30pm.

For details, ring Guy on 07748 280871 or email guysmith@tiscali.co.uk.