5th October 2016
Timbuktu (2014) 96 mins minutes (sub)Director: Abderrahmane Sissako, France / Mauritania
The peaceful and cultured city of Timbuktu is captured by a bunch of fanatical jihadis who identify with the extremist views of Islamic State. This beautifully photographed and thoughtful film by a Malian director explores the bigotry of the IS fighters and the dignified resistance of the local people.
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Silkscreen Film Society News
19th August 2016
The Silkscreen prize was awarded to Isobel Skidmore for her short film 'Homesick'. The judges felt that the film showed commendable technical skills matched with an engaging and witty narrative. Isobel was awarded a £100 cheque and complimentary membership for Silkscreen's 2016/17 season. Her film will be screened on a regular Silkscreen film night, date to be arranged, prior to our main feature film. In the meantime see her film at https://youtu.be/gLzq1KG4Qdw
Welcome to Silkscreen
Details and trailers of films to be shown during our 2015/16 season which began on September 16th can be found via the "What's On" link at the top of this page. Last years members have received a new programme and subscription renewal in the post in late July. Online membership is available on the Join Us page.
Silkscreen Film Society is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers on behalf of its members. Set up in 2001 by a small group of enthusiasts, the Society now has well over 400 members and has established itself as the focal point for people in the area who want to see a wide range of the best films from around the world.
Chosen by a small team of members, films are selected because they have exceptional qualities of direction, acting or cinematography. Our programme runs from September to March and we have two showings, usually at 5.30 and 8.00 pm, on designated evenings.
Films are projected on state of the art digital equipment in a 250-seat auditorium in Macclesfield’s historic Heritage Centre, close to excellent parking areas and restaurants.
Existing members can renew their membership once they receive a new programme in July/August.