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 12thOctober 6pm   PRE-FILM MEAL AT THE RIVERSIDE
  Thursday 19thOctober 7.30-9.30pm   REVISITING THE ‘70s
  Thursday 23rdNovember 7.30-9.30pm   KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING
  Thursday 14thDecember 6.30pm   CHRISTMAS PARTY — DRINKS & MINCE PIES IN CROFTERS
2018
  Thursday 18thJanuary 7.00-9.00pm   THE SOUND OF SILENTS   7pm Start
  Thursday 15thFebruary 7.30-9.30pm   HONG KONG AND TAIWANESE CINEMA
  Thursday 15thMarch 7.30-9.30pm   PUBLIC ENEMIES ON SCREEN


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Thursday 12thOctober 6pm

PRE-FILM MEAL AT THE RIVERSIDE

The menu and booking details will appear here nearer the date and will be e-mailed to members in mid- September.

 

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Thursday 19thOctober 7.30-9.30pm

REVISITING THE ’70s

The Great Hall, Thoresby College, King’s Lynn
(please use the South Quay entrance)

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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Thursday 23rdOctober 7.30-9.30pm

KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING — CINEMA AND PROPAGANDA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

The Great Hall, Thoresby College, King’s Lynn
(please use the South Quay entrance)

Led by Sue Burge

In the lead up to the Second World War, as the Ministry of Information geared up to producing morale boosting propaganda, it was Michael Balcon, head of Ealing Studios, who suggested that feature films might do the job just as well as documentaries.   This session will examine some of the films which underpinned the war effort while, at the same time, depicting life on the home front.

Films discussed will include: Millions Like Us, Henry V, A Matter of Life and Death, Brief Encounter, Went the Day Well and more!
 

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Thursday 14thDecember from 6.30pm

CHRISTMAS PARTY

Celebrate Christmas with mince pies and mulled wine or a soft drink in Crofters before our film at 7.30pm

 

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2018

Thursday 18thJanuary 7.00-9.00pm

THE SOUND OF SILENTS

The Great Hall, Thoresby College, King’s Lynn
(please use the South Quay entrance)

Led by Christopher Budd

Silent films were anything but. The popular image of flickering black-and-white movies — accompanied by a tinny piano struggling to drown out the clanking projector — has concealed the real truth of a complex and sophisticated side of the fledgling film industry.   Spend two hours with writer, teacher, composer, and silent film lover Christopher Budd exploring the creative work of composers and music editors in the silent era.
Please note: 7pm start

 

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Thursday 15thFebruary 7.30-9.30pm

HONG KONG AND TAIWANESE CINEMA

The Great Hall, Thoresby College, King’s Lynn
(please use the South Quay entrance)

Led by Phil Lloyd

Separated from the Chinese mainland by colonialism and revolution, the respective cinemas of Hong Kong and Taiwan developed very different industries, genres and auteur styles.  Filmmakers as diverse as King Hu, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Wong Kar Wai have delighted both their domestic and international audiences through spectacle, thrills and visual poetry, while a close look at martial arts and crime film reveals some extraordinary depths.  Plus, there’s Jackie Chan!
Films to be discussed will include: In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar Wai, 2000), A Touch of Zen (King Hu, 1971), Infernal Affairs (Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, 2002) Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee, 1994) and A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000).
 

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Thursday 15thMarch 7.30-9.30pm

PUBLIC ENEMIES ON SCREEN

The Great Hall, Thoresby College, King’s Lynn
(please use the South Quay entrance)

Led by Paul Thompson

The crime wave that spread across America in the mid-1903s was unprecedented, and produced a number of outlaws – Public Enemies – whose names have resonated down the decades; Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger, ‘Pretty Boy’ Floyd, Ma Barker, ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly, ‘Baby Face’ Nelson. Inevitably the cinema has sought to portray these outlaws, and the FBI officers who hunted them down, usually mythologising them along the way, and this talk will look at how our perceptions of this short-lived era — essentially 1933-1936 — have been shaped by the cinema, including films such as Dillinger, Bloody Mama, G Men, Public Enemies and, above all, Bonnie and Clyde.

 

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

 

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