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
▓ Thursday 12thMarch 6pm PRE-FILM MEAL
▓ Thursday 2ndApril 7.30pm HOW DOES A HITCHCOCK FILM WORK?
▓ Thursday 4thJune 7pm SPECIAL EFFECTS IN EARLY CINEMA
▓ Saturday 27thJune ANNUAL OUTING TO THE MALTINGS, WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA
Thursday 12thMarch 6pm
Pre-Film meal at the Riverside Restaurant
Pre-booking is essential. To book, please ring the restaurant directly on 01553-773134 before 6:30pm on Tuesday 10th March, giving your choice from the menu below.
Thursday 2ndApril 7.30pm
CLOSE-UP AT THORESBY COLLEGE
HOW DOES A HITCHCOCK FILM WORK?
Presented by Phil Lloyd
Considered one of the most influential film makers in the history of cinema with a career that lasted over six decades. Hitchcock was the master of more than just suspense, he was the master of cinema. What were his own cinematic influences? How do the great technician’s famous sequences work? Why is the staircase always so important? And what would his mother say?
Films discussed will include overlooked treasures such as The Pleasure Garden and Stage Fright to Strangers on a Train, Rear Window and the great Vertigo.
Thursday 4thJune 7pm
CLOSE-UP AT THORESBY COLLEGE
SPECIAL EFFECTS IN EARLY CINEMA
Presented by Christopher Budd
From futuristic cityscapes and death-defying feats to good old-fashioned gags, putting the seemingly impossible on the screen has been a staple of cinema since the early days of trick photography. Enjoy a look at some pioneering art, science and invention from the first few decades of special effects, with writer, teacher and early cinema lover Christopher Budd.
showing bits from…
Shorts by Georges Méliès, R W Paul, Segundo de Chomón, and others.
The Ten Commandments 1923
Bringing Up Baby 1938
Safety Last 1923
Liberty [Laurel & Hardy) 1929
ANNUAL OUTING TO THE MALTINGS, WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA
Our annual outing on Saturday 27th June will be to Wells-next-the-Sea. We will be leaving King’s Lynn by coach at about 9:30 am, giving you plenty of time to visit the town and have lunch before our talk about the renovation of The Maltings, where we will also see a film still be decided. The cost will be £10 for members and £12.50 for any non-member you would like to bring with you. There will also be a chance for some of you to visit Ware Hall House, which, threatened with demolition, was dismantled and moved from Ware to The Buttlands in Wells, by May Savage. Her niece will show us round and give a talk and show a film about the move. As there are a limited number of places, bookings for this visit it will be on a “first come” basis and will cost an additional £10 per person.
There are plenty of other things to do in Wells, such as visiting the Heritage Centre at The Maltings, and depending on the tide, you may be able to go on a short boat trip. We will arrive back in Lynn at about 6:30.
You will get an e-mail giving further details about the trip and a booking form soon, so keep an eye out for it
Please let us know if you have any requests for future events.