Vive la France! New cinema will bring French culture to Oldham

EXPERIENCE the language and culture of France right here in Saddleworth thanks to a group of enthusiasts who are setting up a small cinema.

The group who love all things French has got together to present a programme of French films on a large screen in Oldham Library’s Performance Space.

They hope to attract an audience of similar minded people and cinema enthusiasts in general.

Films will be shown in French with English subtitles on the first Thursday of every other month at 7pm.

The first event is on Thursday, March 7, with a special cheese and wine launch reception from 6.15pm.

Tickets cost £5 per film and are available either on the door or online at: (Search by entering Little French Cinema) or online at

To get involved phone Rob Newton on 07941 757685 or email

Find Oldham Library Performance Space on Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL. The nearest Pay and Display car park is on Southgate Street, next to the old library building. On-street parking is free after 6pm in designated parking bays only.

Little French Cinema programme

Thursday, March 7

Launch wine and cheese reception from 6.15pm, film starts at 7pm.
Les Intouchables (Untouchable) Cert 15. 1hr 52mins.
Directed by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano.
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Thursday, May 2:

7pm start
Un Prophète (A Prophet)
Cert 18. 2hrs 35 mins.
Directed by Jacques Audiard. A young Arab man is sent to a French prison.

Thursday, July 4:

7pm start
Les Choristes (The Chorus) Cert 12A. 1hr 37 mins.
Directed by Christophe Barratier. The new teacher at a severely administered boys’ boarding school works to positively affect the students’ lives through music.

Thursday, September 5:

7pm start
Caché (Hidden)
Cert 15. 1hr 57 mins.
Directed by Michael Haneke. A married couple is terrorised by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.

Thursday, November 7:

7pm start.
Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) Cert 12A. 1hr 56mins.
Directed by Christian Carion. December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other’s way of life.

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