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 8th September — ON THE WATERFRONT
Thursday 13th October — MUSTANG
▓ Friday 28th October — THE LODGER
Thursday 10th November — SUNSET SONG
▓ Tuesday 22nd November — PASSPORT TO PIMLICO
Wednesday 23rd November — THE FINAL REEL
Thursday 8th December — THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH
▓ Tuesday 17th January — LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP
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.
2.30pm — PASSPORT TO PIMLICO
Comedy – (1949) – 84 mins – Cert U
Director: Henry Cornelius
Cast includes Stanley Holloway, Margaret Rutherford, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Hermione Baddeley, John Slater
Passport to Pimlico is one of the most charmingly whimsical Ealing Studios comedies of the late 1940s-early 1950s. As a result of wartime bombing, an ancient parchment is uncovered, proving that the Pimlico section of London belongs to Burgundy, France. Long taken for granted by other Londoners, the tiny Pimlico populace decides to take advantage of its “foreign” status.
7.30pm — THE FINAL REEL
The Story of our Love Affair with Cinemas
Director: Jonathan Blagrove
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?
7.30pm — THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH
Comedy – (1957) – 82 mins – Cert U
Director: Basil Dearden
Cast includes: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Peter Sellers, Margaret Rutherford, Leslie Phillips, Bernard Miles
The Smallest Show on Earth is a gentle, frequently uproarious take-off of Britain’s neighbourhood-cinema industry. Real-life husband and wife Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna star as Matt and Jean Spencer, a middle-class couple who inherit a decrepit cinema along with the theatre’s ancient, doddering employees: bibulous ticket-taker Percy Quill (Peter Sellers), former silent film accompanist Mrs. Fazackalee (Margaret Rutherford) and doorman/janitor old Tom (Bernard Miles). Making the best of things, the Spencers set up shop going through the usual travails of small-time cinema owners: substandard projection and sound reproduction, a dismal selection of films (all they can afford is American B-Westerns), and sundry mishaps with the audience. Just when they’re about to write off the theatre as a loss, crafty old Tom comes up with an underhanded but effective method to allow the Spencers to make a huge profit on their shaky enterprise. Though chock full of entertaining vignettes, the best and most poignant scene in The Smallest Show on Earth finds the three elderly employees tearfully revelling in a nostalgic screening of the 1924 silent film Comin’ Thro’ the Rye.
Hal Erickson, Rovi
Tuesday 17thJanuary 2017
2.30pm — LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP
Historical Comedy-Drama – (2016) – 92 mins – Cert PG
Director: Whit Stillman
Cast includes Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry, Emma Greenwell, Morfydd Clark, James Fleet, Jemma Redgrave
Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely.
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