Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Summer Break

Just in case any of you have forgotten – the Film Club has now finished until September! Don't forget to keep your eye on the Alhambra programme; there are films, live theatre, opera or ballet there every night.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Relaxed Screening: My Fair Lady - Wednesday 17th May 1:30pm

In celebration of Dementia Awareness Week, Keswick Film Club presents the classical musical, My Fair Lady on Wednesday 17th May at 1.30pm. All are welcome to enjoy this easy-going screening at the Alhambra Cinema.
Free Entry

Sunday, April 02, 2017

End Of Season

We hope you all managed to find a lot of films to enjoy over the year as a whole; for what it is worth, my 2 favourites were very different films – Burn Burn Burn and The Handmaiden. For those of you who are stats-minded, The highest rated film was A War, back in September, scoring 91.33%; the highest attended was Hunt for the Wilderpeople in January, with 196 of us turning up (and giving it 89.97% overall). The audiences over the whole year averaged just short of 100, with an average score of nearly 76%.

While the club is away, don't forget to keep your eye on the Alhambra programme; there are films, live theatre, opera or ballet there every night.

All that remains for me to say now is "have a great summer". We will be back later in the year with to let you know what alternative films from around the world you can see next season.


Monday, March 20, 2017

The White King - Sunday 26th March 5pm

For those of you who enjoyed meeting Greta Scacchi at the Festival, she appears again in The White King this weekend, alongside a clutch of other stars including Jonathan Pryce and Agyness Deyn. The real star, though is 15 year old Lorenzo Allchurch, fresh from the London stage in his first movie. He plays Djata, a young boy who goes looking for his 'disappeared' father in an Orwellian future state just called The Homeland, where any form of dissent is not allowed...

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Handmaiden - Sunday 19th March 5pm

In this season of varied genres, styles and countries, it is the turn of South Korea to bring you a twisting, turning melodramatic and, yes, erotic thriller: The Handmaiden is "a great big chocolate box of a movie in which a rich and satisfying narrative is enlivened by some piquant erotica and the sharp tang of politics" – Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail.

Filmed in three acts, each bringing the view from a different character, we see Sookee (the Handmaiden) helping Count Fujiwara to entice Hideko to marry him...but maybe none of this is really what is really going on. Meanwhile Sookee and Hideko are falling in love. Set in Japanese occupied Korea in the 1930s, where Koreans are pretending to be Japanese... "Perhaps not since 'Pulp Fiction' have I seen such a cleverly convoluted story woven together from different perspectives. Act two and three pile on more layers of detail, adding more richness to the story. What seems like a simple tale of greed and betrayal becomes something more in act two and three and there is an ample supply of satisfying comeuppance as well" – Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope. Oh...and did I mention the eroticism..?