Films normally start at 7.30pm in The Guildhall of St George, King Street. Members and their guests can sign in from approx 7pm.
Forthcoming Film Dates for your Diary
▓ Special Events
▓ We are delighted to once again be working in partnership with the King’s Lynn Festival and have arranged these films as part of the Festival. Tickets for these films will be £4 for members and £5 for the public and will be available from the Corn Exchange. Details will be sent to you on how to purchase at the reduced rate.
Thursday 12thMarch 6pm
Pre-Film Meal at The Riverside
Thursday 12thMarch 7.30pm
THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
Adventure, Comedy, Drama — (2019) — 97 mins — Cert 12A
Contains moderate violence, threat, discrimination, infrequent strong language
Directors: Tyler Nilson, Mike Schwartz
Cast includes Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, John Hawkes, Thomas Haden Church, Bruce Dern
The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak (22), a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by attending the wrestling school The Salt Water Redneck. Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler (32), a small-time outlaw on the run, becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (28), a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own, to join them on their journey.
The movie came about because the directors met star Zack Gottsagen at a camp for disabled and non-disabled people and he expressed his desire to be a movie star. So the directors wrote the script around him and Zacks hopes and dreams that bled into the script and people they knew who would allow them to film for free and without permits.
On 30th July, 2019, the Ruderman Family Foundation honoured The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) feature film with its Seal of Authentic Representation for accurate depictions of people with disabilities.
One of Bruce Dern’s earliest roles was in Marnie, opposite Dakota Johnson’s grandmother, Tippi Hedren. He also appeared in Mulholland Falls with her mother Melanie Griffith and in Django Unchained with her father Don Johnson.
In the scene where Zak, Tyler, and Eleanor jump off the oil rig in the rope, the respective actors were the ones who swung on the rope; no stunt doubles were used.
Friday 13thMarch 2.30pm
THE WHITE CROW
Drama — (2018) — 124 mins — Cert 12A
infrequent strong language, moderate sex, nudity
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Cast includes Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sergei Polunin, Olivier Rabourdin
Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.
When interviewed in 1961 about why he wanted to flee Russia, Nureyev said, “it is a life of bullying, for the artist as for everyone else, but most of all for the artist. When I was a student at ballet school, I was told what to think, what to read, how to spend my spare time, and who could be my friends. . . . Private life in the Soviet Union is impossible.”
Ralph Fiennes originally did not want to be in the movie, knowing from experience how difficult it could be to both direct and act. But as he tried to get financing for the film he kept being asked if he was going to be in it, and when he said no, “I could see the light fading behind their eyes,” because there were no other major names in it, “so finally I folded.”
On 7th September 2017, Serbia, where much of the movie was filmed, granted citizenship to Ralph Fiennes.
Thursday 26thMarch 7.30pm
Drama — (2019) — 89 mins — Cert 15
Contains very strong language, strong bloody images, sex references
Director: Mark Jenkin
Cast includes Ed Rowe, Mary Woodvine, Giles Smith, Simon Shepherd
Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has re-purposed their father’s vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbour. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world.
Much of the film was shot in the Admiral Benbow, Penzance. This pub, opened in 1959, houses thousands of artefacts salvaged from ships wrecked of the Cornish coast and the Isles of Scilly.
Since the film was shot on a wind-up bolex (16mm movie camera), sound couldn’t be recorded on set. All the dialogue was then dubbed in post.
Director Mark Jenkin processed the 16mm film himself. He used unorthodox processing methods such as using vitamin powder.
Thursday 16thApril 7.30pm
Drama, Comedy — (2019) — 100 mins — Cert PG
Contains mild bad language, sex references
Director: Lulu Wang
Cast includes Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Jim Liu, Shuzhen Zhou, Gil Perez-Abraham
The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family’s decision to hide the truth from her grandmother.
In addition to writing and directing, Lulu Wang also plays piano on the film’s soundtrack.
The joke about the cat dying and “mum is on the roof” told around the dinner table is the same joke told by astronaut Peter Willis to himself as he is climbing up a desert cliff in the 1977 movie Capricorn One (1977). Seconds later, he is ambushed and killed by government helicopters.
Little Nai Nai plays herself in the movie.