Beer Film Society has announced that it will show two films this June.

In collaboration with the Beer branch of the Royal British Legion, it will participate in the village celebration of the 80th D-Day anniversary on Saturday, June 8.

To commemorate the event, and following a cream tea in the Mariners' Hall, the society will screen The Longest Day.

The 1962 hit features Hollywood icons like John Wayne, Henry Fonda and Sean Connery.

The war movie is remembered fondly and anticipated to bring a sense of community to the day's events.

With a three-hour running time, it is planned to start at 6pm, with an interval midway, concluding just after 9pm.

All tickets will cost £5.

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In tune with its usual programme, the society will also showcase British comedy drama Wicked Little Letters on June 20.

The film, starring Olivia Coleman, Timothy Spall and Jessie Buckley, is a departure from the sombre tone of The Longest Day.

It is set in the 1920s Sussex seaside town of Littlehampton, telling the story of town residents, including conservative local Edith (Coleman), who become the recipients of humour-filled obscene letters.

Ms Buckley plays a rowdy, foul-mouthed Irish migrant who's initially accused of being behind the letter-writing campaign.

The movie shifts gears as local women investigate and the incident gains national attention.

Tickets for Wicked Little Letters are priced at £5 for members and £7 for guests.

To reserve seats or a table for the screening, email

Beer Film Society extends an open invitation to community members to partake in these viewings, particularly the tribute to D-Day, in a show of solidarity and remembrance.