BAKEWELL: Film society’s programme

The racial imbalance of 1963 is well illustrated in 2011 film “The Help” to be screened by the Bakewell and Ashford Film Society at 7.30 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at the Medway Centre, Bakewell.

Set in Mississippi during the 1960s Skeeter Phelan played by Emma Stone is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives and a Mississippi town upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent

southern families.

Films for the rest of the season are: May 12 – A Royal Affair, June 9 (note change to programme) – Manon Des Sources sequel to the March film (plus AGM and social evening).

Membership forms are available on the society’s website or from the Medway. Temporary membership costs £8 (2 films) or you can attend as a guest of a member for £5 (1 film). Contact Cheryl Mayfield 22 Catcliffe Cottages, Bakewell, tel. (01629) 814770.

Members may also borrow films from the society’s DVD/Blu-ray library.