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 12th May — ONE TWO THREE
Thursday 9th June — GRANDMA
Thursday 7th July — PHOENIX preceded by AGM at 6.45
▓ Saturday 23rd July — MACBETH
▓ Saturday 30th July — ELVIRA MADIGAN
Thursday 11th August — TRUMBO tbc
▓ Thursday 25th August — IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
Thursday 8th September — ON THE WATERFRONT
Thursday 13th October — THE MUSTANG tbc
▓ Friday 28th October — THE LODGER
Thursday 10th November — SUNSET SONG
Wednesday 23rd November — THE FINAL REEL
Thursday 8th December — To Be Announced
7.30pm — ONE TWO THREE
Comedy – (1961) – 108 mins
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast includes James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin
C.R. “Mac” MacNamara is a high-ranking executive in the Coca-Cola Company, assigned to West Berlin after a business fiasco a few years earlier in the Middle East (about which he is still bitter). While based in West Germany for now, Mac is angling to become head of Western European Coca-Cola Operations, based in London. After working on an arrangement to introduce Coke into the Soviet Union, Mac receives a call from his boss. Scarlett Hazeltine, the boss’s hot-blooded but slightly dim 17-year-old socialite daughter, is coming to West Berlin. Mac is assigned the unenviable task of taking care of this young whirlwind.
7.30pm — GRANDMA
Drama, Comedy – (2015) – 77 mins – Cert 15
Contains strong language, drug use
Director: Paul Weitz
Cast includes Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, Elizabeth Peña, Nat Wolff, Sarah Burns, John Cho, Sam Elliott, Missy Doty
Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin) has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle’s granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.
6.45pm — AGM
7.30pm — PHOENIX
Feature – (2014) – 98 mins – Cert 12
German — English subtitles
Contains infrequent moderate bad language
Director: Christian Petzold
Cast includes Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf, Michael Maertens, Kirsten Block, Uwe Preuss
Phoenix is set within Germany in the aftermath of World War II, where Nelly, a Jew who was able to survive an Auschwitz concentration camp, decides to go back to her husband Johnny in Berlin, despite her reconstructed face after disfigurement due to a bullet wound, thus her husband is unable to recognize who she is. The film marks the sixth collaboration between Petzold and Hoss, as well as being the second film both Hoss and Zehrfeld star opposite each other after Barbara (2012), also directed by Petzold.
11am — MACBETH
Drama – (2015) – 110 mins – Cert 15
strong bloody violence
Director: Justin Kurzel
Cast includes Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, David Thewlis, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor, Paddy Considine, David Hayman, Ross Anderson, Maurice Roëves, Barrie Martin
Faithful to the source material without sacrificing its own cinematic flair, Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth rises on the strength of a mesmerizing Michael Fassbender performance to join the upper echelon of big-screen Shakespeare adaptations.
11am — ELVIRA MADIGAN
Drama Subtitled – (1967) – 85 mins – Cert PG
Contains mild violence and sex references
Director: Bo Widerberg
Cast includes Pia Degermark, Thommy Berggren, Lennart Malmen, Nina Widerberg, Cleo Jensen
Hedvig Jensen is a famous ropewalker and is known to her public as Elvira Madigan. She meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away, but since Sixten deserted the army, he cannot find any job and the couple encounters many hardships. Moreover, while on the run, Sixten meets a friend who tries to convince him to come back to his country and family.
7.30pm — IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
Drama Romance – (2000) – 96 mins – Cert PG
Chinese — English subtitles
Contains mild sex references and language
Director: Wong Kar Wai
Cast includes Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung, Lai Chen, Rebecca Pan, Paulyn Sun
Set in Hong Kong, 1962, Chow Mo-Wan is a newspaper editor who moves into a new building with his wife. At the same time, Su Li-zhen, a beautiful secretary and her executive husband also move in to the crowded building. With their spouses often away, Chow and Li-zhen spend most of their time together as friends. They have everything in common from noodle shops to martial arts. Soon, they are shocked to discover that their spouses are having an affair. Hurt and angry, they find comfort in their growing friendship even as they resolve not to be like their unfaithful mates.
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 — 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.
7.30pm — THE FINAL REEL
The Story of our Love Affair with Cinemas
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?
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