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 will be sent to you on how to purchase at the reduced rate.
 

Thursday 26th March — BAIT   Postponed due to Coronavirus
Thursday 16th April — THE FAREWELL   Postponed due to Coronavirus


 

Thursday 26thMarch 7.30pm
BAIT
Postponed due to Coronavirus

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.
 

TRIVIA

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.

 

 

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Thursday 16thApril 7.30pm
THE FAREWELL
Postponed due to Coronavirus

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.
 

TRIVIA

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.

 

 

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