FANS of the big screen are in for a treat as Skipton Film Club prepares for its ‘most ambitious season’ yet.

The new season of films, to be screened at the town’s Plaza Cinema once a month, beginning on Sunday, September 1, promises to take film buffs right through the autumn and winter and up until the beginning of June.

And, the screenings include examples of contemporary World Cinema m such as ‘Parasite’ by South Korean Joon Ho Bong, winner of the Palme D’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

There is also the latest from Spanish director, Auteur Pedro Aldomovar, ‘Pain and Glory’ and a terrific new movie, ‘Transit’ from German director Christian Petzold ,

British cinema – both old and new - is well represented, and for one of its retrospective screenings , the club is presenting one of the greatest of all British films, by one of its most innovative directors – Nicholas Roeg’s 1973 masterpiece ‘Don’t Look Now’, in its newly-restored release.

And bringing the programme right up to date, will be another British great director, Ken Loach with his follow up to his hit ‘I Daniel Blake’ with ‘Sorry We Missed You’, an ‘angry, relevant drama about the severely constrained options facing so many in Britain today.

Independent American film is well represented, from Barry Jenkins follow up to Oscar winning ‘Moonlight’, the very warm and moving ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’. There is also the hilarious and scabrous ode to teenage female friendship ‘Booksmart’ by new director Olivia Wilde, and original comedy horror from the that king of the Indies, Jim Jarmusch, with his zombies with laughs, ‘The Dead Don’t’ Die’, featuring a metal loving Iggy Pop, as well as Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Chloe Sevigny.

Fans of classic Hollywood will be able to see one of its greatest comedies – the sublime ‘Some Like It Hot’ - Billy Wilder’s fantastic comedy of the sexes, with Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis still raising the temperature on the big screen.

Kicking off the season will be Apollo 11 - a documentary that just has to be seen on the big screen. The award winning story of the historic and epoch making event – the 1969 moon landing. Using only documentary footage, the film takes the viewer on the breath-taking journey that changed mankind’s relationship with our planet and the universe.

Lift off starts on Sunday, September 1 at 5.15pm at the cinema in Sackville Street. Club membership is just £5, non members are welcome at the showings, to find out more, visit the club on Facebook.