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 July 7.30 — AGM at 6.45 before FINDING VIVIAN MAIER + THE PHONE CALL
▓ Wednesday 15th July — VINCENT AND THEO
▓ Wednesday 22nd July — THE PAGE TURNER
Thursday 13th August 7.30 — THE GOLDEN DREAM
Thursday 10th September 7.30 — UNFORGIVEN
▓ Friday 2nd October 7.30 — COLOUR COMES TO THE MOVIES
Thursday 8th October 7.30pm — LOVE IS STRANGE
▓ Thursday 22nd October
Thursday 12th November
Thursday 10th December 7.30pm — THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
Thursday 9th July 6.45pm
Followed by 2 films from 7.30pm
FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
Documentary (2013) 84 mins Cert 12A
Contains infrequent child abuse references
Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
Cast includes John Maloof, Mary Ellen Mark, Phil Donahue
A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.
THE PHONE CALL
Short Drama (2013) 20 mins
Director: Mat Kirkby
Cast includes Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Edward Hogg, Prunella Scales
Heather is a shy lady who works in a helpline call centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man, she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.
Wednesday 15th July 2.30pm
VINCENT AND THEO
(1990) 134 mins Cert 15
Contains scenes of bloody injury detail, nudity and moderate sex
Director: Robert Altman
Cast includes Tim Roth, Paul Rhys, Johanna Ter Steege
The relationship between the obsessive, brilliant painter Vincent Van Gogh and his more practical brother Theo is at the centre of director Robert Altman’s well-received biography, originally produced as a miniseries for European television. Now universally acknowledged as masterpieces, Vincent Van Gogh’s works were ignored in his lifetime, despite the best efforts of Theo, a struggling gallery owner. When he fails to make a profit from his brother’s work, Theo finds himself torn between art and commerce, a conflict deepened by Vincent’s increasing emotional neediness. Soon, the situation worsens, and both brothers are forced to struggle with depression and madness. Altman’s distinctive directorial approach avoids clichés, allowing his leads to create contradictory and sometimes unlikeable characters. Tim Roth captures Vincent’s devotion to his art, his difficult personality, and his descent into mental illness without resorting to histrionics, while Paul Rhys provides equally proficient work as the more repressed Theo. The cinematography by Jean Lepine illuminates the links between Altman’s trademark wandering camera and Van Gogh’s impressionistic painting style.
Wednesday 22nd July 2.30pm
THE PAGE TURNER
LA TOURNEUSE DE PAGES
(2006) French subtitled — 85 mins Cert 15
Contains moderate violence
Director: Denis Dercourt
Cast includes Catherine Frot, Deborah Francois, Pascal Gregory
Mélanie Prouvost is a beloved butcher’s daughter. She is an aspirant pianist and her parents make her application to the Conservatory. During the entrance exam, she begins with a great performance but she is distracted by one member of the admittance board, Ariane, who is giving an autograph, and she fails. Years later, Mélanie is a teenager that has just finished high-school and she is accepted as intern of the law firm owned by the prominent lawyer Mr. Fouchécourt. Mélanie overhears that he needs someone to take care of his son Tristan and she offers to the position. She needs to travel to another town and when she arrives at the manor, she is welcomed by Ariane, who is the wife of Mr. Fouchécourt. She does not recognise Mélanie and soon she becomes Ariane’s page turner, in the beginning of her carefully planned revenge against the woman who destroyed her dreams.
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.
Thursday 10th September 7.30pm
(1992) 125 mins Cert 15 — Contains strong language, violence and sex
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Cast includes Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, Jaimz Woolvett, Saul Rubinek, Frances Fisher, Anna Thomson, David Mucci, Rob Campbell, Anthony James, Tara Dawn Frederick, Beverley Elliott, Liisa Repo-Martell, Josie Smith, Shane Meier, Aline Levasseur, Cherrilene Cardinal
Dedicated to his mentors Sergio Leone and Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood’s 1992 Oscar-winner examines the mythic violence of the Western, taking on the ghosts of his own star past. Disgusted by Sheriff “Little Bill” Daggett’s decree that several ponies make up for a cowhand’s slashing a whore’s face, Big Whiskey prostitutes, led by fierce Strawberry Alice (Frances Fisher), take justice into their own hands and put a $1000 bounty on the lives of the perpetrators.
Friday 2nd October 7.30
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.
Thursday 8th October 7.30pm
LOVE IS STRANGE
(2014) Drama 92 mins Cert 15 — Contains strong language
Directed by Ira Sachs
Cast includes Marisa Tomei, John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, John Cullum, Cheyenne Jackson
After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and — victims of the relentless New York City real estate market — temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home.
Thursday 10th December 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.
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