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 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 14thSeptember   FILM CLUB’S BIRTHDAY — PRE-FILM DRINKS & NIBBLES IN CROFTERS
  Thursday 19thOctober 7.30-9.30pm   REVISITING THE ‘70s

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Thursday 10thAugust 6.15pm

BUFFET ON THE TERRACE

We would like to invite you to join us at the Riverside Restaurant for a meal before the film “Jackie”. In anticipation of a balmy summer’s evening we have arranged a buffet in the hope that we will be able to enjoy the views from the terrace.

To book, please ring the Riverside Restaurant on 01553-773134. To ensure it is viable for them to hold this event, on this occasion, we ask that you book before Friday 4th August if you are intending to come. (The restaurant does not open in the evening after our meals and organising the buffet involves more work than normal.) There is, of course, no need to pre-choose what you will be eating.

 

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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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