These events are enjoyable, informal and sociable with no prior knowledge of the films necessary and opportunities to gain insights into many different aspects of film via a combination of input, informal discussion and a variety of fascinating film clips. Close-Ups are held at Thoresby College on the South Quay.
▓ Social Events
▓ Other Events
▓ Friday 25thOctober 7pm for 7.30pm FUN FILM QUIZ
▓ Thursday 21stNovember 7.30pm FEMINISING THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN WEST
▓ Sunday 26thJanuary 2020 5.30pm POST FILM MEAL
▓ Thursday 12thMarch 2020 6pm PRE-FILM MEAL
Thursday 21stNovember 7.30pm
FEMINISING THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN WEST
Introduced by Malcom Prue
The Wild West was a bountiful paradise tamed by swaggering
patriots, almost exclusively men, who did their talking at the
point of a gun. That, at least, is the Hollywood version of
Yet, the truth of frontier life was very different from the
gilded myth. Wyatt Earp spent most of his time as
Tombstone’s lawman, in the early 1880s, putting out chimney
fires and rounding up stray hogs.
It was the dime novels, ’Wild West’ shows and other
publications that were used by Hollywood to create the mythic
frontier for an audience seeking escapism, glamour and gunplay.
In fact, the West was the first home of women’s suffrage in the
U.S., with nearly every western state or territory enfranchising
women long before women won the right to vote in eastern
At a time when married women, under English law, could
not own property separate from their husband, women
living in the borderlands retained control of their land after
marriage and held one-half interest in the communal property
they shared with their spouses. For example, María Rita
Valdez operated the ranch at the location now better known as
Sunday 26thJanuary 2020
Post Film meal at Pizza Express
The menu and booking arrangements will be e-mailed to members at the beginning of January. Pre-booking is essential.
Thursday 12thMarch 2020
Pre-Film meal at the Riverside Restaurant
The menu and booking arrangements will be e-mailed to members closer to the event.
Pre-booking is essential.
Please let us know if you have any requests for future events.