FILMS

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Forthcoming Film Dates for your Diary

Additional film dates
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 have been sent to you on how to purchase at the reduced rate.
 

  Thursday 23rd August — THE POST
Thursday 13th September — LADY BIRD
Thursday 11th October — I GOT LIFE
  Tuesday 23rd October — PADDINGTON 2 – to be confirmed
  Thursday 25th October — THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Thursday 8th November — JOURNEY’S END – to be confirmed
Thursday 13th December — THE BISHOP’S WIFE – to be confirmed


 

Thursday 23rdAugust 7.30pm

THE POST

Drama — (2017) — 113 mins — Cert 12A
strong language, brief battle violence

Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast includes — Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon, Matthew Rhys, Jesse Plemons, Bob Odenkirk, Bradley Whitford, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tracy Letts, Pat Healy, Zach Woods, David Cross, Rick Holmes, Jessie Mueller, Stark Sands, Philip Casnoff, Austyn Johnson

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers — and their very freedom — to help bring long-buried truths to light. The Post marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. In addition to directing, Spielberg produces along with Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger.

TRIVIA

In all of the scenes depicting President Nixon on the phone in the Oval Office, Nixon’s actual voice is heard from White House tapes.

In scenes involving the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg’s original documents were used as props, including the pages that were scattered over the floor of Benjamin C. Bradlee (Tom Hanks’) home.

Tom Hanks is an aficionado and collector of vintage typewriters, and he actually tried out every one of the typewriters in the Post’s newsroom during the shoot and took one of them, a Corona Zephyr, for his own collection. ‘I tested every single one of those machines and I picked out the one for me,” he said. “I informed the prop department, I’m either buying it or stealing it — it’s up to them.”

All of the newspaper sound in this movie was recorded with a vintage microphone from the 1970s. The newspaper prop used during sound recording was also a vintage newspaper from 1970s England. The newspaper back then had a much softer sound making the sound recording pretty authentic.

 

 

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Thursday 13thSeptember 7.30pm

LADY BIRD

Drama, Comedy — (2017) — 94 mins — Cert 15
very strong language, brief strong nudity

Director: Greta Gerwig
Cast includes — Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Lois Smith

Going by the name of “Lady Bird”, the outspoken Catholic high school senior student, Christine McPherson, is dreaming big of finally leaving her home in Sacramento, practically on pins and needles to attend a sophisticated New York City college. However, with her average grades and her family struggling to keep afloat, attending a public university closer to home would be a lot cheaper and safer, especially after last year’s devastating 9/11 attack. In the end, amid grades, numerous college applications, a blooming teenage sexuality, and a strong-willed mother who is a real mother hen, Lady Bird must find a way to make her dreams happen. Can she survive life’s bumps and cracks?

TRIVIA

The film takes place from 2002 to 2003, the time when Greta Gerwig herself graduated from St. Francis Catholic High School in her home town of Sacramento, California.

The film is Greta Gerwig’s solo feature directorial debut.

Nearly all of the songs sung in the audition scene were written by Stephen Sondheim, who also composed the musical they end up performing, “Merrily We Roll Along.” The audition songs include “Being Alive” from “Company,” “Everybody Says Don’t” from “Anyone Can Whistle,” and “Giants in the Sky” from “Into the Woods.”

Lucas Hedges and Saoirse Ronan previously appeared in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), though they did not share any scenes.

 

 

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Thursday 11thOctober 7.30pm

I GOT LIFE (aka AURORE)

Romance, Comedy — (2017) — 89 mins — Cert 15
French subtitled — brief strong sex

Director: Blandine Lenoir
Cast includes: Agnès Jaoui, Thibault de Montalembert, Pascale Arbillot, Sarah Suco, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Nicolas Chupin

Aurore, separated from her husband, has just lost her job and been told that she is going to be a grandmother. She is slowly being pushed to the outskirts of society, but when she accidentally runs into the great love of her youth, she puts her foot down and refuses to be relegated to the scrap yard. What if now was the time to start over?

 

 

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Thursday 25thOctober 7.30pm

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Comedy, Drama, Crime — (2017) — 115 mins — Cert 15
very strong language, strong violence, sex references

Director: Martin McDonagh
Cast includes Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Samara Weaving

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

TRIVIA

Director Martin McDonagh was inspired to write the movie after seeing billboards about an unsolved crime while traveling “somewhere down in the Georgia, Florida, Alabama corner.”

There is no town in Missouri named Ebbing. The movie was filmed in a small mountain town in western North Carolina called Sylva.

Production staff welcomed locals to watch outdoor scenes being filmed at public locations, provided they were not disruptive. Each shooting day, crowds would form to watch the proceedings, often upwards of 100 people. During breaks in shooting, the actors would approach the crowds to sign autographs and take pictures.

Frances McDormand’s Oscar for Best Actress which she received for this film was stolen (and immediately retrieved) the day after the awarding ceremony.

 

 

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