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 have been sent to you on how to purchase at the reduced rate.
Thursday 13th April — HELL OR HIGH WATER
▓ Thursday 27th April — ADULT LIFE SKILLS
Thursday 11th May — HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE tbc
Thurs 8th June — PATERSON
Thurs 13th July — NIGHT AND THE CITY tbc
▓ Saturday 22nd July 12 noon — BALLETBOYZ – YOUNG MEN
▓ Saturday 29th July 12 noon — DEAN SPANLEY
Thurs 10th August — JACKIE tbc
▓ Thurs 24th August — THE HANDMAIDEN tbc
Thurs 14th September — LION tbc
tbc — To Be Confirmed
HELL OR HIGH WATER
Action, Crime, Drama — (2016) — 100 mins — Cert 15
Contains strong language, violence, sex
Director: David Mackenzie
Cast includes Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges
Texas brothers, Toby (Chris Pine), and Tanner (Ben Foster), come together after years divided to rob branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are just part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that seemed to have been stolen from under them. Justice seems to be theirs, until they find themselves on the radar of Texas Ranger, Marcus (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement, and his half-Comanche partner, Alberto (Gil Birmingham). As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their scheme, and with the Rangers on their heels, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the values of the Old and New West murderously collide.
The phrase “come hell or high water” typically means “do whatever needs to be done, no matter the circumstances”. It also refers to the “hell or high water clause” in a contract, usually a lease, which states that the payments must continue regardless of any difficulties the paying party may encounter. Both definitions apply to different parts of the plot in this movie.
The film is dedicated to David John Mackenzie (1929-2015) and Ursula Sybil Mackenzie (1940-2015), the parents of director David Mackenzie. Both died while he was making this film.
This movie is set in Texas, but not a single scene was actually filmed there.
The first two bank robberies take place in Archer City and Olney, Texas. These were towns used in the filming of The Last Picture Show (1971), which also starred Jeff Bridges.
Before the brothers cross into Oklahoma, the camera shows them both talking in the front seat. The next shot from behind the car entering Oklahoma does not show anybody in the front passenger seat.
ADULT LIFE SKILLS
Comedy — (2016) — 94 mins — Cert 15
Contains strong language
Director: Rachel Tunnard
Cast includes Jodie Whittaker, Lorraine Ashbourne, Brett Goldstein
Anna is stuck: she’s approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum’s garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered. She spends her days making videos using her thumbs as actors — thumbs that bicker about things like whether Yogi Bear is a moral or existential nihilist. But Anna doesn’t show these videos to anyone and no one knows what they are for.
Huddersfield — Main House and Sailing ClubEdale, Derbyshire — Rock Pool and Cycling
Comedy, Drama, Romance — (2016) — 115 mins — Cert 15
Contains strong language
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Cast includes Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Helen-Jean Arthur
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey — they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windscreen and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry. The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
Co-stars Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman who both made their debuts in the Wes Anderson film, Moonrise Kingdom (2012), in which they played lovers.
The last poem Paterson writes with the line; “Would you rather be a fish”, is from the song ‘Swinging On A Star’ (Burke/Van Heusen): A fish won’t do anything but swim in a brook He can’t write his name or read a book And to fool the people is his only thought Though he slippery — he still gets caught But then if that sort of life is what you wish You may grow up to be a fish.
Adam Driver underwent training and became a licensed bus driver. He wanted to be able to be on “auto pilot” while driving the bus. It also meant that the film could feature more authentic footage opening up the possibilities for a greater variety of camera shots. He was taught over a period of three months in Queens, New York City, passing the test one week before filming began.
Saturday 22ndJuly 12noon
BALLETBOYZ – YOUNG MEN
Feature length dance film without dialogue — (2016) — 60 mins
Director: Michael Nunn
Dancers: Andrea Carrucciu, Simone Donati, Flavien Esmieu, Elizabeth McGorian, Oxana Panchenko, Edward Pearce, Leon Poulton. Harry Price, Matthew Rees, Matthew Sandiford, Bradley Waller, Jennifer White
A group of young men brought together by the indiscriminate brutality of war struggle to maintain their humanity in an unending cycle of combat and death. A potent combination of music and choreography, this film without words is an immersive emotional journey into the reality facing young men at the extremes of human experience.
These young men succumb to the terror of their situation in a myriad of ways. The ruthless, indiscriminate brutality of war takes its mental and bodily toll on these comrades, as they struggle to survive one day’s destruction, only to wake to another’s mortal threats.
Based on the hugely successful stage production of the same name that premiered at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, in 2015, it is choreographed by Iván Pérez with a commissioned score by composer Keaton Henson.
The production is realised by Artistic Directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt who were formerly leading dancers with The Royal Ballet. Since forming their own company in 2001 they have built a reputation for bringing dance to the screen in a variety of innovative ways, winning an International Emmy, a Rose d’Or and a Golden Prague along the way
Saturday 29thJune 12noon
Comedy, Drama — (2008) — 100 mins — Cert PG
Director: Toa Fraser
Cast includes Jeremy Northam, Peter O’Toole, Sam Neill Bryan Brown, Judy Parfitt, Dudley Sutton
Peter O’Toole adds yet another offbeat role to his long resume with the mystical comedy-drama Dean Spanley. Adapted from Lord Dunsany’s popular novella My Talks with Dean Spanley and directed by Toa Fraser, the film stars O’Toole as Horatio Fisk, an irascible, cantankerous septuagenarian living out his final days at the turn of the 20th Century. Despite his distant and slightly strained relationship with his son Henslowe (Jeremy Northam), Horatio willfully joins the young man on regular outings; the tedium and monotony of these routines eventually grow so overwhelming, however, that the two decide to attend a lecture on the Transmigration of Souls by a visiting Hindu Swami. At the meeting, their paths intersect with the eccentric Dean Spanley (Sam Neill), and a friendship blossoms between Spanley and Henslowe.
Norwich Cathedral & Elm Hill
Elveden Hall, Suffolk
Wisbech, Wisbech Castle and Peckover House