Mystified by the choice of films that we show or why we often have TBC against dates until late in the day? Then we can help to answer those questions with this informative contribution.
Films start at 7.30pm in The Guildhall of St George. Members and their guests can sign in from approx 7pm
Films we are hoping to show in the next few months
- The Invisible Woman (2014) — based on Claire Tomalin’s biography of Nelly Ternan, the story of Dickens’ secret mistress, starring Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones.
- Rebel Without A Cause — James Dean at his finest in this 1955 classic.
- The Selfish Giant (2013) — A bitter-sweet contemporary fable, reminiscent of Kes, about two scrappy 13-year-old working-class friends who seek their fortune by getting involved with a dodgy local scrapdealer.
- We Are the Best (2014) Stockholm, 1982 — three teenage girls decide to form a punk band. Sterling Swedish comedy from Lukas Moodyson.
- Calvary (2014) an Irish black comedy from the team that brought us The Guard — Brendan Gleeson as a priest determined to make the world a better place, but when threatened during confession he must battle the dark forces closing in on him.
- Enough Said (2013) James Gandolfini’s last film — a romantic comedy where a divorced woman decides to pursue the man she’s interested in and learns he’s her new friend’s ex-husband.
- We are also hoping to include one or two short films in the programme.
Forthcoming Film Dates for your Diary
▓ Additional Dates
▓ Part of the King’s Lynn Festival
Thu 20th Mar — Philomena + Like Love
Thu 10th Apr — Metropolis
Thu 8th May
▓ Thursday 22nd May
Thu 12th Jun
▓ Wed 16th Jul — The Red Violin
▓ Mon 21st Jul — Oh! What A Lovely War
▓ Fri 8th Aug
Thu 14th Aug
Thu 11th Sep
Thu 9th Oct
▓ Fri 24th Oct
Thu 20th Nov
Thu 11th Dec
Thu 8th Jan
Thu 12th Feb
Thu 12th Mar
Thu 9th Apr
Thu 14th May
Thu 11th Jun
Thu 9th Jul
Thu 13th Aug
Thu 10th Sept
Thu 8th Oct
▓ Thu 22nd Oct
Thu 12th Nov
Thu 10th Dec
Thursday 20th March
We have arranged a Pre-Film meal at the Riverside from 5.45pm. Click here to see the menu & booking arrangements.
Like Love (2010) 30 mins
Director/Director of Photography: Sarah Cunningham
In Brighton, the seaside heart of alternative England, Jacob and Ramona share a colourful life together filled with art, metaphysics and the occasional drag queen. At his family home for Passover, Jacob revisits the fateful day that changed everything, when he dived into shallow water and broke his neck. Like Love is a portrait of life’s absurdity, of acceptance and of beauty in unexpected places.
Sarah Cunningham was born and raised in King’s Lynn. She trained as a film-maker in Paris, working both sides of the Channel and makes short and feature drama and documentaries, as well as experimental and fine-art films. She has directed and shot two documentaries: one received best doc at the Lutins (French national short film awards) and both took festival prizes for cinematography and directing.
Since dipping her toes into the UK film industry last year, Sarah has worked on projects from TV documentaries to the new Ken Loach feature.
We are delighted to welcome her to a screening of her award-winning documentary “Like Love”. After the screening there will be a chance to ask Sarah questions about her work before we show our main feature “Philomena”.
Philomena (2013) 94 mins
Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, the film focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock — something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of — and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow for any sort of inquiry into the son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.
Thursday 10th April
Metropolis (1927) Silent 148 mins
The biggest-budgeted movie ever produced at Germany’s UFA, Fritz Lang’s gargantuan Metropolis consumed resources that would have yielded upwards of 20 conventional features, more than half the studio’s entire annual production budget. And if it didn’t make a profit at the time — indeed, it nearly bankrupted the studio — the film added an indelible array of images and ideas to cinema, and has endured across the many decades since its release.
Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist epic science-fiction film directed by Fritz Lang. The film was written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou, and starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. A silent film, it was produced in the Babelsberg Studios by UFA.
Metropolis is regarded as a pioneer work of science fiction movies, being the first feature length movie of the genre.
Set in a future city where a sliver of gilded society lives atop a mountain of subterranean labour, ‘Metropolis’ sends the city leader’s son on an odyssey to the depths in pursuit of saintly workers’ advocate Maria. Meanwhile, her evil robot doppelgänger is set loose on a mission to corrupt and destroy the city. (Brigitte Helm’s amazing, freaky double performance is a major asset.)
Building on earlier science fiction and endlessly influential on later works, Lang’s film is a mammoth marvel, fusing modernism and expressionism, art deco and Biblical spectacle, Wagnerian bombast, sentimental Marxism and religiose millenarianism. Sit close to a big screen and submit to the machine.