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 31stOctober 7.30pm
CRAZY RICH ASIANS
Feature — (2018) — 118 mins — Cert 12
infrequent strong language, moderate sex references
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast includes Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong
The story follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her boyfriend, Nick Young (Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the son of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.
Director Jon M. Chu revealed that Michelle Yeoh was dissatisfied with the mock-up ring that her character, Eleanor, was going to wear. She showed him a ring from her personal collection and this eventually became the emerald and diamond ring Eleanor wears in the movie.
Netflix wanted to produce the film and offered a much bigger budget, but Kevin Kwan deliberately turned down the offer in favour of a modest $30-million budget from Warner Bros. This was done to send a message that Asian-American studio movies are commercially viable.
In the book, one of Goh’s three dogs is named after Donald Trump. In the film, the name is changed to Rockefeller.
That amazing 3-tower hotel featured in the movie is very real and is called the Marina Bay Sands. It is famous for having the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool.
Thursday 14thNovember 7.30pm
Music Drama — (2018) — 98 mins — Cert 15
strong language, sex
Director: Tom Harper
Cast includes Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo, Jamie Sives, James Harkness, Ashley Shelton
WILD ROSE tells the complicated story of Rose-Lynn, a woman on a quest to become a country music star, while also grappling with the responsibilities of being recently released from prison and a young mother of two children. Rose-Lynn Harlan is a 23-years old working-class girl from Glasgow, Scotland, who tries rectify her chaotic life: Rose-Lynn meets again her little children, older Wynonna and younger Lyle, cared since her imprisonment by their grandmother Marion, who despises openly her daughter’s lifestyle. Thanks to Marion’s good name, Rose-Lynn gets a job as cleaning lady in the house of Susannah, who one day discovers Rose-Lynn singing in her daily work. Susannah befriends Rose-Lynn and decides help her to travel to Nashville. Troubled, auto-destructive and bad influenced by her friend and occasional lover Elliot, a fan of the alcohol, night and party, Rose-Lynn finds trapped in a crossroad struggling against her worst enemy: herself.
Saturday 16thNovember 2.30pm
WOMAN AT WAR
Comedy Eco-Thriller — (2018) — 100 mins — Cert 12A
infrequent moderate injury detail
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
Cast includes Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, Jörundur Ragnarsson, Sólveig Arnarsdóttir, Gunnar Bersi Björnsson
Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) is angry. Angry at Rio Tinto whose smelter is damaging the pristine environment of Iceland. So she takes direct action, sabotaging electricity pylons, cutting off power to the smelter. There is more than just the smelter involved though. Halla’s actions are putting at stake a resources exploitation deal between China and Iceland. Halla’s gets inside information from a senior civil servant, Baldvin (Jörundur Ragnarsson), Baldvin is now worried that Halla will be caught, a satellite will be used to track her, and tries to persuade her to just issue a manifesto. Halaa gas another reason to reconsider her actions: she has been approved to adopt a girl.
Thursday 12thDecember 7.30pm
Comedy Romance — (1960) — 125 mins — Cert PG
Contains mild sex references, violence and suicide attempt
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast includes Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis, Hope Holiday, Joan Shawlee, Naomi Stevens, Johnny Seven, Joyce Jameson, Willard Waterman, David White, Edie Adams, Dorothy Abbott, Benny Burt, Mason Curry, Frances Weintraub Lax, David Macklin, Hal Smith
Bud Baxter is a go-getting office worker who dreams of climbing the corporate ladder. His means of attempting to do so see him loaning his shabby little apartment to his colleagues for their romantic trysts. Things become complicated for Baxter when the woman of his affection, Fran Kubelik, just so happens to be the girlfriend of his heartless boss, Jeff Sheldrake.
Billy Wilder originally thought of the idea for the film after seeing Brief Encounter (1945) and wondering about the plight of a character unseen in that film. Shirley MacLaine was only given forty pages of the script because Wilder didn’t want her to know how the story would turn out. She thought it was because the script wasn’t finished.
To create the effect of a vast sea of faces labouring grimly and impersonally at their desks in the huge insurance company office, designers Alexandre Trauner and Edward G. Boyle devised an interesting technique. Full-sized actors sat at the desks in the front and children dressed in suits were used at tiny desks toward the rear, followed by even smaller desks with cut-out figures operated by wires. It gave the effect of a much larger space than could have been achieved in the limited studio space.
The office Christmas party scene was actually filmed on December 23, 1959, so as to catch everybody in the proper holiday mood. Billy Wilder filmed almost all of it on the first take, stating to an observer, “I wish it were always this easy. Today, I can just shout ‘action’ and stand back.”