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 several successful years, we are about to start Season Twelve.

Films are 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 Twelve (2016/17), consisting of up to 9 films, costs £27. You can join at any film showing - you can save time by printing and filling in the membership form and bringing it along.

Guests 5 per film. Call a member of the committee to come as a guest by ringing 01488 72305/648534/648663.

Season Twelve Films (2016/17) Download Season Twelve Programme

For details of all season twelve 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

1 November 2016
Being AP

UK (2015) 103 mins; Dir: Anthony Wonke; Stars: Tony McCoy
Undoubtedly one of Northern Ireland's greatest ever sportsmen, the story of AP's final season is a fascinating mix of sacrifice, doubt, decisions, triumphs and failures, injury and ulimately finding a way to leave the stage.
6 December 2016
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Finland/Norway/France/Sweden (2010) 82 mins; Dir: Jalmari Helander; Stars: Jorma Tommila, Peeter Jakobi, Onni Tommila
In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up! This Christmas, everyone will believe in Santa Claus.
3 January 2017
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
USA (1988) 110 mins; Dir: Frank Oz; Stars: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly
Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.

7 February 2017
The Danish Girl
UK/USA/Belgium/Denmark/Germany (2015) 119 mins; Dir: Tom Hooper; Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard
A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
7 March 2017
45 Years
UK (2015) 95 mins; Dir: Andrew Haigh; Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James
A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receives shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.
4 April 2017
USA (1958) 128 mins; Dir: Alfred Hitchcock; Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
2 May 2017
UAE/Qatar/Jordan/UK (2014) 100 mins; Dir: Naji Abu Nowar; Stars: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
6 June 2017
The Lady in the Van
UK (2015) 104 mins; Dir: Nicholas Hytner; Stars: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent
A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.