The London Centre Film Club will continue meeting over the summer! Join us as we gather together - virtually - to discuss the films below. View the films at your leisure and then join us at the scheduled time via Zoom to chat about how they fit in to British culture and history. Join us! For Zoom information for all meetups follow each movie's description.

Wednesday, June 17, 2 p.m. Central TimeAmazing Grace film cover

Amazing Grace (2006, dir. Michael Apted)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Cv5P9H9qU
Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube, Google Play

We are too young to realize that certain things are impossible...So we will do them anyway. (William Wilberforce)

"Amazing Grace tells the inspiring story of William Wilberforce and his passion and perseverance to pass a law ending the slave trade in the late 18th century. Several friends, including Olaudah Equiano, Hannah Moore and Wilberforce's minister, a reformed slave ship captain who penned the famous hymn "Amazing Grace", fight by his side to see the cause through."

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Thursday, June 25, 2 p.m. Central Time

Brick Lane (2008, dir. Sarah Gavron)Brick Lane film cover

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVCFXB5HTJ4
Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube, Google Play

At the age of 17, Nazneen leaves Bangladesh for an arranged marriage to an older husband in London's Brick Lane. Ten years on, although she has given Chanu two daughters, made him a home and trimmed the corns on his feet, she yearns to break free. She begins an illicit affair with Karim, the dashing market trader for whom she sews jeans, but their love soon leads to a dramatic conclusion.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2 p.m. Central TimeLooking for Eric Film Cover

Looking for Eric (2009, dir. Ken Loach)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFCmF32HSjI
Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube, Google Play

"Ever since his wife left him, Eric Bishop's life has fallen apart. His two teen sons have little regard for him, his job at the post office is increasingly unfulfilling and he ends up in the hospital after a car crash. One night, he smokes marijuana and has a vision of his favorite Manchester United soccer player: Eric Cantona. With the help of his idol and his daughter, Eric tries to get his life straightened out."

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Thursday July 9, 2pm Central Time

An Education movie coverAn Education (2009, dir Lone Scherfig)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRbp-dd1QvM
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"Scripted by novelist Nick Hornby, this unusual coming-of-age story made an overnight sensation of Carey Mulligan as a precocious schoolgirl learning life lessons in early 1960s London. Jenny, a suburban schoolgirl in early-60s London who is captivated when her sophisticated older boyfriend David  introduces her to the finer things in life – not just sex, but Oxford, Paris and classical music – only to discover he has feet of clay."

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Friday, July 17, 2 p.m. Central TimeAn Italian Job movie cover

The Italian Job (1969, dir Peter Collinson)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPpgg5rwxpA
Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube, Google Play

"Charlie is just out of the prison when he learns about his friends' failed attempt at carrying out a heist in Italy. Now with the Mafia close on his heels, he intends to carry out the job himself. One of the most iconic and much loved British film classics featuring Michael Caine, playwright Noel Coward, and three Mini Cooper."

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