Films normally start at 7.30pm in The Guildhall of St George, King Street. Members and their guests can sign in from approx 7pm.
Forthcoming Film Dates for your Diary
▓ Special Events
▓ We are delighted to once again be working in partnership with the King’s Lynn Festival and have arranged these films as part of the Festival. Tickets for these films will be £4 for members and £5 for the public and will be available from the Corn Exchange. Details have been sent to you on how to purchase at the reduced rate.
▓ Thursday 22ndOctober 7.30pm — TIMBUKTU
▓ Tuesday 10thNovember 2.30pm — FRIDA
Thursday 12thNovember 7.30pm — TESTAMENT OF YOUTH
▓ Thursday 26thNovember 7.30pm — 52 TUESDAYS
Thursday 10thDecember 7.30pm — THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
▓ Tuesday 26thJanuary 2016 2.30pm — THE GREAT WHITE SILENCE
Thursday 22ndOctober 7.30pm
(2014) Drama 96 mins Cert 12A subtitled
Contains moderate violence, injury detail
Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
Cast includes Ibrahim Ahmed dit Pino, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Layla Walet Mohamed, Mehdi A.G. Mohamed, Hichem Yacoubi, Kettly Noël
Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, proud cattle herder Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly.
Tuesday 10thNovember 2.30pm
(2003) 118 mins Cert 15
Contains strong language and moderate sex and violence
Director: Julie Taymor
Cast includes Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush
“Frida” chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary.
Thursday 12thNovember 7.30pm
TESTAMENT OF YOUTH
(2014) Feature 127 mins Cert 12
scenes of bloody injury
Directed by James Kent
Cast includes Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Joanna Scanlan, Hayley Atwell, Jonathan Bailey, Alexandra Roach, Anna Chancellor
Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.
Thursday 26thNovember 7.30pm
(2013) Feature 114 mins Cert 15
strong sex references, sex, strong language
Directed by Sophie Hyde
Cast includes Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane, Mario Späte
16-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons. Filmed over the course of a year, once a week, every week — only on Tuesdays — these unique filmmaking rules bring a rare authenticity to this emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility and transformation.
Sophie Hyde’s directorial debut, 52 Tuesdays, is a one-of-a-kind film. The fascinating aspect of this intimate story is also the unique form representing the chronology of the story, as it was shot every Tuesday for 52 consecutive weeks. The filmmakers had set themselves the same rule, that they could only shoot on Tuesdays up until midnight and only consecutively, so whatever filmed on that day is what happens in the story on that day. The writers, Matthew Cormack and Sophie Hyde, created the structure first before they decided on character and story. Led by the very real performances of the collaborators playing the mother, “James” (Del Herbert-Jane) and teenage daughter “Billie” (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), the actors, all non-professional, were given the script one week at a time and only given the scenes that they were in. Consequently, the audience is also invited to experience this narrative alongside the characters and actors.
Best Director, World Cinema Dramatic – Sundance Film Festival 2014
Crystal Bear – Berlinale 2014
Elese-Siegessäule Readers’ Jury Award – Berlinale 2014
Best Original Screenplay – AWGIE Awards 2014
Special Jury Prize, Freddy Awards – Rio International Film Festival 2014
Best Feature Audience Award – Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2014
Best First Feature – Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival 2014
Best Film – Divergenti Festival (Festival del Cinema Trans) 2014
Spirit of Gaze – GAZE International LGBT Film Festival 2014
Eye of Youth, Audience Award – Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2014
Best Director & Best Screenplay – LesGaiCineMas Madrid International LGBT Film Festival
Youth Jury Award – Cork Film Festival 2014
Jury Award, International Youth Film – ExGround Youth Days Film Festival 2014
Best Film (Jury Award) & Best Film (Audience Award) – ‘CAN [BE] GAY’ Festival de cine LGBTIQ de Canarias 2015
Best Feature – South Australian Screen Awards 2014
Nominated Best Feature – Teddy Awards 2014
Nominated Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing – Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts (AACTA) Awards 2015
Nominated Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress – Australian Film Critics Association 2015
Nominated Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Performance by a Young Actor – Film Critics Circle of Australia 2015
Thursday 10thDecember 7.30pm
THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
(1940) Drama 97 mins Cert U
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Cast includes Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut, Sara Haden, Felix Bressart, William Tracy, Inez Courtney, Sarah Edwards, Edwin Maxwell, Charles Halton, Charles Smith
The Shop Around the Corner is adapted from the Hungarian play by Nikolaus (Miklos) Laszlo. Budapest gift-shop clerk Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and newly hired shop girl Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) hate each other almost at first sight. Kralik would prefer the company of the woman with whom he is corresponding by mail but has never met. Novak likewise carries a torch for her male pen pal, whom she also has never laid eyes on. It doesn’t take a PhD degree to figure out that Kralik and Novak have been writing letters to each other. The film’s many sub-plots are carried by Frank Morgan as the kind hearted shopkeeper and by Joseph Schildkraut as a backstabbing employee whose comeuppance is sure to result in spontaneous applause from the audience. Directed with comic delicacy by Ernst Lubitsch, this was later remade in 1949 as In the Good Old Summertime, and in 1998 as You’ve Got Mail. It was also made into the 1963 Broadway musical production She Loves Me.
Tuesday 26thJanuary 2016 2.30pm
THE GREAT WHITE SILENCE
(2003) 106 mins Cert U
Director: Herbert G. Ponting
Cast includes Robert Falcon Scott, Herbert G. Ponting
A hundred years ago the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913) led by Captain Scott set out on its ill-fated race to the South Pole. Joining Scott on board the Terra Nova was official photographer and cinematographer Herbert Ponting, and the images that he captured have fired imaginations ever since. Ponting filmed almost every aspect of the expedition: the scientific work, life in camp and the local wildlife. Those things he was unable to film he boldly recreated back home. Most importantly, Ponting recorded the preparations for the assault on the Pole — from the trials of the caterpillar track sledges to clothing and cooking equipment — giving us a real sense of the challenges faced by the expedition.
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