Sands Films Featured Events – 15th to 21st April

Rotherhithe | Events

WISE16 features selected events from Sands Films extensive programme of films, theatre and talks

Tuesday 16 April

Cinema Club | The Best Years of Our Lives | William Tyler | 1946 | 180 minutes | Free

Free, booking required. Click here tor reserve your tickets



Written by Robert E. Sherwood from MacKinlay Kantor’s blank-verse novella, Glory for MeThe Best Years of Our Lives is William Wyler’s finest, most moving film, the one most infused with his humane sensibility and least compromised by melodrama.

It essays the civilian readjustment of three soldiers upon their return home to Boone City somewhere in the corn belt. Their paths never crossed before the war, but they become friends on their flight back in a military transport.



The supernally clear deep focus that cinematographer Gregg Toland helped Wyler achieve suggests that the present contains a vision of the future. However, the most brilliant passage, in an airfield of retired B-52 bombers, finds Fred wandering into his recent past. Oscars for best picture, direction, screenplay.


About Sands Films

An independent film production facility operating in an 18th century listed building in Rotherhithe since 1975. In addition to the studio facilities and the costume service, the venue is home to the Rotherhithe Picture Research Library; it can also be hire for private or public events

Disclaimer: WISE16 cannot be held responsible for any event changes or cancellation. We strongly recommend to check with the organiser if you have any questions, especially for those events which require paying a fee.


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