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.
▓ Saturday 30th July — ELVIRA MADIGAN
Thursday 11th August — TRUMBO
▓ Thursday 25th August — IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
Thursday 8th September — ON THE WATERFRONT
Thursday 13th October — MUSTANG
▓ Friday 28th October — THE LODGER
Thursday 10th November — SUNSET SONG
Wednesday 23rd November — THE FINAL REEL
Thursday 8th December — THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH
11am — ELVIRA MADIGAN
Drama Subtitled – (1967) – 85 mins – Cert PG
Contains mild violence and sex references
Director: Bo Widerberg
Cast includes Pia Degermark, Thommy Berggren, Lennart Malmen, Nina Widerberg, Cleo Jensen
Hedvig Jensen is a famous ropewalker and is known to her public as Elvira Madigan. She meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away, but since Sixten deserted the army, he cannot find any job and the couple encounters many hardships. Moreover, while on the run, Sixten meets a friend who tries to convince him to come back to his country and family.
7.30pm — TRUMBO
Drama Biography – (2015) – 124 mins – Cert 15
Contains strong language
Director: Jay Roach
Cast includes Bryan Cranston, Elle Fanning, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Alan Tudyk, John Goodman
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.
7.30pm — IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
Drama Romance – (2000) – 96 mins – Cert PG
Chinese — English subtitles
Contains mild sex references and language
Director: Wong Kar Wai
Cast includes Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung, Lai Chen, Rebecca Pan, Paulyn Sun
Set in Hong Kong, 1962, Chow Mo-Wan is a newspaper editor who moves into a new building with his wife. At the same time, Su Li-zhen, a beautiful secretary and her executive husband also move in to the crowded building. With their spouses often away, Chow and Li-zhen spend most of their time together as friends. They have everything in common from noodle shops to martial arts. Soon, they are shocked to discover that their spouses are having an affair. Hurt and angry, they find comfort in their growing friendship even as they resolve not to be like their unfaithful mates.
7.30pm — ON THE WATERFRONT
Crime Drama Romance – (1954) – 103 mins – Cert PG
Director: Elia Kazan
Cast includes Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Karl Malden
Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny’s thugs, and later meets the dead man’s sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.
7.30pm — MUSTANG
Drama – (2015) – 95 mins – Cert 15
Turkish — subtitled — infrequent strong sex references
Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Cast includes: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu
Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbour passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behaviour to the girls’ family. The family overreacts, removing all “instruments of corruption,” like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives in Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s début, a powerful portrait of female empowerment.
7.30pm — THE LODGER
Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics – (1927) – 92 mins – Cert PG
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast includes: Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, June, Malcolm Keen, Ivor Novello, Alfred Hitchcock, Helena Pick
Silent film with live accompaniment by Stephen Horne
A serial killer known as “The Avenger” is on the loose in London, murdering blonde women. A mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr and Mrs Bunting looking for a room to rent. The Bunting’s daughter is a blonde model and is seeing one of the detectives assigned to the case. The detective becomes jealous of the lodger and begins to suspect he may be the avenger.
7.30pm — SUNSET SONG
Drama – (2015) – 133 mins – Cert 15
Strong implied sex, scene of sexual violence
Director: Terence Davies
Cast includes: Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan, Kevin Guthrie, Jack Greenlees, Ian Pirie, Hugh Ross, Douglas Rankine, Niall Greig Fulton, Jamie Michie, Jim Sweeney, Trish Mullin
A coming of age story about the daughter of a Scottish farmer and a family struggling to survive and torn apart by tragedy in the early 1900s.
7.30pm — THE FINAL REEL
The Story of our Love Affair with Cinemas
Narrated by John Hurt
This feature length documentary tells the fascinating story of how cinemas and cinema-going have developed and flourished over the years — even in some of the most rural parts of England. Along the way we will meet some of the colourful characters that are a key part of this narrative and hear the tales of how they kept the audience coming back. For many people their local cinema is their favourite place in the world, their second home, and their last community space. The Final Reel is a film that celebrates local cinemas — past and present — and our timeless obsession with the buildings, films, film stars and the people that spend their lives in-thrall of them. The Final Reel features a mix of actuality, interviews and archive material and offers an entertaining overview of the history of cinema-going in Norfolk and a snapshot of cinema-going in England today. It also asks the question; Is this the Final Reel in the story of cinema or just another chapter in its continuing?
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