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 9th April 7.30 — IDA
Thursday 14th May 7.30 — KEEPING ROSY
▓ Thursday 28th May 7.00 — BOYHOOD
Thursday 11th June 7.30 — NEBRASKA
Thursday 9th July 7.30 — HOCKNEY
▓ Wednesday 15th July
▓ Wednesday 22nd July
Thursday 13th August 7.30 — THE GOLDEN DREAM
Thursday 10th September 7.30
▓ Friday 2nd October — COLOUR COMES TO THE MOVIES
Thursday 8th October
▓ Thursday 22nd October
Thursday 12th November
Thursday 10th December
Thursday 9th April 7.30pm
(2014) 82 mins Cert 12A
Suicide scene : Drama : Polish, subtitled
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Stars: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik
The Guardian top ten best films of 2014.
From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past.
18-year old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism.
In this beautifully directed film, Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for the first time in his career to confront some of the more contentious issues in the history of his birthplace. Powerfully written and eloquently shot, Ida a masterly evocation of a time, a dilemma, and a defining historical moment; Ida is also personal, intimate, and human. The weight of history is everywhere, but the scale falls within the scope of a young woman learning about the secrets of her own past. This intersection of the personal with momentous historic events makes for what is surely one of the most powerful and affecting films of the year.
Thursday 14th May 7.30pm
(2014) 93 mins Cert 15
Contains strong language, violence, sex : Drama/Thriller
Director: Steve Reeves
Stars: Maxine Peake, Blake Harrison, Elisa Lasowski
Charlotte is a career-obsessed workaholic whose world suddenly takes a bitter downwards turn, disintegrating further with the introduction of violent, psychopathic security guard Roger. As Charlotte’s life becomes ever darker and twisted, we follow her journey into self-discover and atonement amid heart racing moments as she fights for a future that is Rosy.
Thursday 28th May 7.00pm
(2014) 162 mins Cert 15
Contains strong language, sex references, drug use
Director: Richard Linklater
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.
(c) Sundance Film Fest
Thursday 11th June 7.30pm
(2013) 115 mins Cert 15
Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references
Director: Alexander Payne
Cast includes Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk, Stacy Keach
A father and son steer the American road comedy into a vanishing Midwest on the trail of a dubious fortune — and in search of an understanding of each other that once seemed impossible. Stubborn, taciturn Woody (Bruce Dern in a role that won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival) believes he’s got one last shot at mattering: a notice that he’s the lucky winner of a million-dollar sweepstakes. To claim his fortune, Woody insists he must quickly get to the sweepstakes company’s office in Nebraska — a 750-mile journey that seems unlikely given that he can barely shuffle down the road a few blocks, at least not without stopping for a drink. Worried for his father’s state of mind, it falls to Woody’s reluctant, baffled son David (Will Forte) to accompany him on a trip that seems hilariously futile on the surface.
Thursday 9th July 7.30pm
(2014) 110 mins Cert 15
Contains strong language — Documentary
Director: Randall Wright
Cast includes David Hockney
Randall Wright’s documentary film explores one of Britain’s most important artists, David Hockney. With unprecedented access to the painter and photographer’s personal film archive and incredible work.
Thursday 13th August 7.30pm
THE GOLDEN DREAM
(LA JAULA DE ORO)
(2013) 108 mins Cert 12 — Mexican subtitled
Contains moderate violence, sexual threat, strong language, natural nudity
Director: Diego Quemada-Díez
Cast includes Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez, Carlos Chajon, Héctor Tahuite, Ricardo Esquerra, Luis Alberti
The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) is Diego Quemada-Diez astounding and gripping début feature. This is a piercing and poetic road movie that follows the fortunes of four Guatemalan teenagers on a dangerous journey across the Mexican border into America. Using improvisational techniques and non-professional actors, The Golden Dream has astounded and won critical praise world over, garnering numerous awards including a specially created prize by Cannes Jury members in 2013.
Friday 2nd October
COLOUR COMES TO THE MOVIES
David Cleveland and Nigel Lister will return to the Town Hall on Friday 2nd October 2015 with a show that will be just as entertaining and informative as A Century Ago at the Picture Palace.
This time they will fascinate us with their presentation Colour Comes to the Movies — a special presentation which recreates what it was like to go to a cinematograph show over 100 years ago when many films were in colour.
There will be more details soon.
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