IT’S awards season and BrewCinema is gearing up for its Award Season Showcase this weekend. For those who are unaware it’s worth explaining that BrewCinema offers a broad range of films to Taunton, beyond what is typically available at commercial multiplex cinemas.

To ensure that we get the best of the best, our artistic programmer and a crack team of cinema specialists track new releases across a variety of film genres, including documentaries, foreign language films, art house, as well as popular entertainment titles.

In the lead up to this year’s Oscars, we’re looking forward to our annual Award Season Showcase (Feb 22 – 24), featuring six films nominated across various categories for major awards over the past year: Mary Queen of Scots, A Star is Born, Faces Places, Stan & Ollie, RBG & Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-a-long.

These films illustrate the range of themes we look for to entice an audience: Mary Queen of Scots, A Star in Born and RBG all feature strong, inspirational women, be it queens wrestling for power, or Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a woman ahead of her time as a US Supreme Court Justice. Another theme is friendships – from Stan & Ollie to the unlikely friendship that develops on a road-trip through France (Faces Places) between a young photographer (JR) and an 89-year-old documentary maker (Agnès Varda).

And who can resist a classic musical or a great singalong! As well as A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-a-long, we have also booked another screening of The Greatest Showman Sing-a-long (on June 1).

RBG and Faces Places are examples of films that The Brewhouse programmes which local audiences may not otherwise have the opportunity to see. They received a very limited release in the UK, despite the fact that Faces Places won 35 awards since its initial release, including the Golden Eye (L’Oeil d’Or) at Cannes in 2017.

So whether you’re already a film fan or looking for something new, BrewCinema aims to provide something for everyone! Our Award Season Showcase is on 22nd, 23rd & 24th February, with an offer price of only £24 to see all six films - details on our website


Brewhouse chief executive