CLOSE-UPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

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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. Close-Ups are held at Thoresby College on the South Quay.

Our Close-Ups 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!

  Film Close-Ups
  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

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Friday 25thOctober

 

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Thursday 21stNovember 7.30pm
MARRIOTT’S WAREHOUSE
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
events.
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
states.
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
Beverly Hills.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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