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 11th June 7.30 — NEBRASKA
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 — A VINTAGE WESTERN – your choice
▓ Friday 2nd October 7.30 — COLOUR COMES TO THE MOVIES
Thursday 8th October
▓ Thursday 22nd October
Thursday 12th November
Thursday 10th December
Thursday 11th June 7.30pm
(There is a pre-film meal at the riverside at 6pm. More details here.)
(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 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
A VINTAGE WESTERN
For our September film we will be asking you to choose from four vintage Westerns, The Unforgiven, The Searchers, Red River or The Wild Bunch. Details of how to vote will be sent to you soon!
Directed by John Houston (1960)
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Audie Murphy
The neighbours of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiawa tribe.
Directed by John Ford (1956)
Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Natalie Wood
When Ethan Edwards decide to go find the Indians who killed his family, he is joined by his nephew, Martin Pawley. The problem is that Pawley is 1/8th Indian and there’s nothing in the world that Edwards hates more than Indians. The journey to find the Indians and Edwards’ niece last for years.
Directed by Howard Hawks (1948)
Starring: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan
Tom Dunson builds a cattle empire with his adopted son Matthew Garth. Together they begin a massive cattle drive north from Texas to the Missouri railhead. But on the way, new information and Dunson’s tyrannical ways cause Matthew to take the herd away from Dunson and head to a new railhead in Kansas. Dunson, swearing vengeance, pursues.
THE WILD BUNCH
Directed by Sam Peckinpah (1969)
Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien
It’s 1913, and the traditional American West is dying. Among the inhabitants of this dying time era are a outlaw gang called “The Wild Bunch”. After a failed bank robbery, the gang head to Mexico to do one last job. Seeing their times and lives drifting away in the newly formed world of the 20th century, the gang take the job and end up in a brutally, violent last stand against their enemies who deemed to be corrupt in a small Mexican town, ruled by a ruthless general.
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.
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