CLOSE-UPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

Logo1b

Close-Ups Events
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.

The Covid-19 outbreak has restricted our ability to meet as a group, but our Close-up sessions have continued on-line using Zoom. We were almost all very new to Zoom, but everything worked well, and it was extremely gratifying to see so many familiar faces on screen.

We are delighted with the numbers taking part in these sessions, as well as the positive feed back we have received, and have decided that, despite KLCCC’s screenings returning to the real world, we will continue to present Close-Ups virtually. We hope that as we all gain confidence in using Zoom, others will join us. It really is very easy to follow the link, and there is nothing scary about it. You don’t need to contribute if you don’t want to, and you don’t even have to show your face (though of course we’d love to see you)!

  Film Close-Ups
  Social Events
  Other Events
 
  Thursday 6thMay 7.30pm   GET READY TO SWING — BRITISH FILMS IN THE 1960s
  Thursday 24thJune 7.30pm   BEHIND YOU TWO! — BRITISH FILM COMEDY PART DEUX

Logo2b

GET READY TO SWING —
BRITISH FILMS IN THE 1960s
Thursday 6thMay 7.30pm
CLOSE-UP VIA ZOOM

Presented by Sue Burge via ZOOM

At the beginning of the 60s British cinema was in transition in a country ready for change.   The New Wave films of the 1950s continued into the early 60s depicting the Angry Young Men of working-class Britain.   Blacklisted American Joseph Losey brought his outsider’s eye to bear on the British class system in The Servant, Julie Christie became a screen icon in Darling and Dirk Bogarde highlighted the perils of oppression and discrimination in Victim.   This decade also saw the beginning of Bond with Sean Connery blasting onto the screen in Dr No.   Taboos were being broken, change was in the air, Beatlemania was getting into its stride and London was ready to swing.   In this session we will explore the trajectory of the decade via a variety of film stills and clips and see how the decade went from grim greyness to psychedelia!
 
Logo2b

BEHIND YOU TWO!
BRITISH FILM COMEDY PART DEUX
Thursday 24thJune 7.30pm
CLOSE-UP VIA ZOOM

Presented by Nigel Herwin via ZOOM

A fun-filled frolic through the last fifty years of British screen comedy, picking up where last year’s talk finished off.   Starting with the rise and fall (and rise) of the TV sitcom big screen spin-off and how they saved the British film industry in the 1970s, to how Film4 reflected an increasingly diverse nation while Richard Curtis was exporting a cosy vision of England with his Transatlantic romances.   Finally, the recent development of comedies aimed at the “Silver Pound” will be explored along with asking if there are any new directions for British film comedy — or will it just be more of the same?

Among the films being looked at are: Dad’s Army (1971), My Beautiful Laundrette (1985), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and Calendar Girls (2003).

‘I’ve kept it to the frothy and fun. I’m sure absolutely no-one is up for a Lars Von Trier retrospective right now. And I’m sure I can wangle a singing duck in somehow…’
 
Logo2b
 

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

 

Comments are closed.