CLOSE-UPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

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What happens at these events?
These events are enjoyable, informal and sociable with no prior knowledge of the films necessary.   As well as special events there are regular monthly sessions with opportunities to gain insights into many different aspects of film via a combination of input, informal discussion and a variety of fascinating film clips.

Evening Events & Day Courses
All evening events are £5 for members and their guests, otherwise £6, which includes complementary refreshments.   This can be paid on the door but please book your place in advance by e-mailing email hidden; JavaScript is required as this helps us with catering and photocopies!

Day Courses are £20 and participants are invited to bring a food contribution along to a shared lunch.   Places are limited due to the venue so it is essential to book in advance.

  Film Close-Ups
  Social Events
  Other Events
 
  Thursday 18thMay 7.00-9.00pm   VISUAL MAGIC IN THE MUSICALS
  Thursday 15thJune 7.30-9.30pm   CITIES ON SCREEN: AN EVENING IN SAN FRANCISCO
  Thursday 29thJune   VISIT TO KINEMA IN THE WOODS
  Thursday 13thJuly 6.30pm   DRINKS & NIBBLES BEFORE THE AGM & FILM
  Thursday 10thAugust 6pm   PRE-FILM MEAL AT THE RIVERSIDE
  Thursday 17thAugust 7.30-9.30pm   CHILDREN ON FILM
  Saturday 2ndSeptember   DAY COURSE — THE FILMS OF AUDREY HEPBURN
  Thursday 19thOctober 7.30-9.30pm   REVISITING THE ‘70s

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Thursday 18thMay 7.00-9.00pm

VISUAL MAGIC IN THE MUSICALS

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The Great Hall, Thoresby College, King’s Lynn
(please use entrance parallel to the river)

Guest Speaker — Christopher Budd,

Forget futuristic cities and giant apes — the true pioneers of visual effects in the movies were the musicals. In the glory days of the studio system Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly were involved in an artistic arms race to put the most ingenious dance routines on screen. Join writer, teacher and composer Christopher Budd for an appreciation of blue screens, rotating stages and two extraordinarily talented men.

PLEASE NOTE THIS SESSION STARTS AT 7PM INSTEAD OF OUR USUAL START TIME

 

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Thursday 15thJune 7.30-9.30pm

CITIES ON SCREEN: AN EVENING IN SAN FRANCISCO

The Great Hall, Thoresby College, King’s Lynn
(please use entrance parallel to the river)

Led by Sue Burge

Hitchcock explored its twists and turns in Vertigo, Steve McQueen chases baddies down the same streets in Bullitt and Sean Penn as Harvey Milk tried to change the world while even Woody Allen left his beloved New York to shoot Blue Jasmine in San Francisco. Come along and see what all the fuss is about!

 

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Thursday 29thJune

VISIT TO KINEMA IN THE WOODS

We are currently organising a visit by coach to “Kinema in the Woods” in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. It was first opened as a cinema in September 1922 with a Charlie Chaplin film. Due to the roof trusses in the building, which are too low for an image to be projected from the back of the auditorium, films in Screen One are projected from behind the screen and on to a mirror to flip the image. This is then shown on the back of the screen, the same method as the Guildhall uses. The Kinema is believed to be the only full-time cinema in the UK still using rear projection. We will begin our visit to the cinema at 2:30 p.m. with a talk and conducted tour before the film, The Purple rose of Cairo.

We are combining this with a visit, in the morning, to the nearby National Trust property Tattershall Castle.

The Cinema Club is subsidising the trip to keep the cost to a very reasonable £9. Details about how to book a place will be available nearer to the date, but make sure that you keep June 29th free if you want to come on the visit.

During our visit we will see “The Purple Rose Of Cairo”.
 

This film from 1985, written and directed by Woody Allen, stars Mia Farrow as Cecilia and Jeff Daniels as Tom Baxter. It has the following storyline:
“Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey during the Depression and is searching for an escape from her dreary life. Tom Baxter is a dashing young archaeologist in the film “The Purple Rose of Cairo.” After losing her job Cecilia goes to see the film in the hope of raising her spirits. Much to her surprise Tom Baxter walks off the screen and into her life. There’s only one problem: Tom isn’t real. Meanwhile Hollywood is up in arms when they discover that other Tom Baxters are trying to leave the screen in other theatres. Will Tom ever return and finish the film or will he decide to stay in the real world?”

Don’t be put off if you are not a fan of Woody Allen, because one reviewer described it as “A movie I like to recommend to people who really dislike Woody Allen”.
The cost of the trip will be £9.00 per person, plus entry to Tattershall Castle, if you would like to go in, but you are not a National Trust member.
Look out for an e-mail later this month for full details about this trip and the booking instructions.

More information
Tattershall Castle
Kinema in the Woods

 

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Thursday 13thJuly 6.30pm

Come and join us for drinks and nibbles at Crofters from 6:30pm before the AGM and film.
 

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Thursday 17thAugust 7.30-9.30pm

CHILDREN ON FILM

The Great Hall, Thoresby College, King’s Lynn
(please use entrance parallel to the river)

Led by Phil Lloyd

From Shirley Temple to The Shining, the child on screen has provoked terror, joy and everything in between.  Childhood is fleeting, so it is perhaps best expressed through a medium that captures the moment.  Children are wonderful, difficult, held back by barriers, beautiful and strange and many of the most inventive films take us back to our own early days. Come and spend two hours in the company of an international array of films that show children in search of a parent, rebelling, escaping and dreaming.

Films discussed will include: Cría Cuervos (Carlos Saura, 1976), Le Ballon Rouge (Albert Lamorisse, 1956), The Innocents (Jack Clayton, 1961), Good Morning (Yasujiro Ozu, 1959) and Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)

 

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Saturday 2ndSeptember 11-5pm

DAY COURSE —
THE FILMS OF AUDREY HEPBURN

Friend’s Meeting House, Bridge Street
King’s Lynn

Led by Sue Burge

Fee: £20 tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided — please bring along something towards a shared lunch.

A celebration of one of our best-loved actresses, this Day School will examine a variety of themes:

  • Audrey and fashion/the importance of costume
  • Transformation — the Cinderella theme in the films of Audrey Hepburn
  • The Hollywood Star System
  • The Hollywood Musical
  • Femininity and Difference
  • Audrey in Paris
  • Audrey’s Directors
  • Influence and Legacy

 

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Thursday 19thOctober 7.30-9.30pm

REVISITING THE ’70s

The Great Hall, Thoresby College, King’s Lynn
(please use entrance parallel to the river)

Led by Paul Thompson

The 1970s are a much-maligned decade, but in the 21st century historians, film makers and TV producers have started to throw new light on the social, political and cultural life of Britain in this period, particularly in the areas of policing and crime, sport, and music, with films and TV programmes such as The Damned United, Control and Red Riding providing new insights.

This talk will take a wide-ranging look at how ‘the decade that time and taste forgot’ is now being represented on screen some 40 years later, with lots of clips from the above mentioned films as well as films such as Soulboy, The Bank Job, East is East and Cemetery Junction.
 

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Please let us know if you have any requests for future events.

 

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