Wednesday, December 20, 2006

New Programme

The new programme and edition of Talking Pictures are now available on the site.

Ballets Russes and The General, topped the audience poll for the last season, if you feel cast your vote for your favourite film in the web poll.

See you in the New Year for another great season of films and the 8th Keswick Film Festival

Sunday, December 17, 2006

End of Season

As this season draws to a close we're busy putting the final touches to the new programme. It should be published on the site on Wednesday evening so please come back and see what we have lined up for 2007.

Don't forget to vote in the web poll for your favourite film from this season under "Vote" on the right hand side of the page (or any other season on the Previous Poll page)

Thursday, November 30, 2006

2007 Festival Offer

We are offering a special discount for the 2007 Film Festival - buy your pass before 24th December and you get it at 2006 rates, that's non-members £29, members £24 and students and claimants £15.

This is to encourage you to buy all your children, friends, nephews, nieces etc their Christmas present passes!

See the festival site for more details

What we would ask you to do, because of the rush at the Box Office on a Sunday, is to put your name and address and passes wanted in an envelope with a cheque to Keswick Film Club. Hand it over to us as you buy your ticket next Sunday or drop it through the Alhambra's letter box. Don't be shy to enclose your donation to the running of the Festival - we won't tell anyone. We will then deliver or mail your passes to you in the following week.

Ann Martin, Co-ordinator, Eighth Keswick Film Festival

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Committee Changes

There have been a number of changes to the KFC committee since the end of our 2005-6 season: Alex Greenwood resigned as Festival Director in the summer, D David Miller in September and Nick Graham has decided to move further away and won't be able to carry on with KFC. All three will be missed and we are extremely grateful for all their time and effort over the years.

On the plus side, we welcome Ann Martin who has agreed to become Festival Co-ordinator. Ann is knowledgeable about business and PR, and she has already impressed through her energy and enthusiasm with tackling the task of getting a film festival up and running. But…we remain a little short-handed. If you feel you have some spare time and any relevant skill or expertise, we’d be delighted to hear. It's impossible to give a job description for committee members, but anything from help with distributing our brochure to writing about and introducing films or to organising publicity or social events would be music to our ears.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

New Season

We really hope that you like the look of the films on the programme, and that we'll see you at the Alhambra as often as your busy lives permit. Starting with The Squid and the Whale on Sunday, preceded by a short which was equally successful at Sundance: Family Portrait, which won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film.

So please join us for a glass of wine or juice at 4.15 on Sunday if you can, and we'll look forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces and a few new ones, no doubt.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Extreme Film: Research Needs Your Help

A team at Aberystwyth University is researching audience responses to some of the most explicit and controversial depictions of sexual violence ever to reach British screens - and they need your help. The study, which is being funded by the BBFC, aims to get beyond the press debates, and find out what real viewers think and feel about five films: À Ma Soeur, Baise-Moi, Irreversible, Ichi the Killer, and House on the Edge of the Park.

Visit to find out more, and to take part in the online questionnaire.

Google Calendar

We've created a Google Calendar for Keswick Film Club which now contains details of the Autumn programme. If you already have a Google account you can add it to your calendar by subscribing. You can also see a limited view of the calendar without an account here.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Autumn 2006 Programme

The new programme is now available. There are too many films to talk in detail about them all - you'll have heard about Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Almodovar's Volver and Gavin Hood's Tsotsi already, but we're sure that you'll find the quality of the rest just as impressive, whether from Eastern Europe, the USA or Japan. What a fine collection to look forward to!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

End Of Season

Another season comes to an end but we'll be back in September. The Sea Inside (91%), Sophie Scholl (89%) and Crash (85%) came out on top of the audience polls. You can also vote for your favourite film of the season in the web poll on this page.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Chairman's Report

If you didn't make it to the AGM at the weekend you can now read the Chairman's report on the site by clicking here.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

AGM 2006

The AGM is at 4pm on Sunday in the Alhambra. We hope you’ll be able to come – it’s important for you to know how the Club is developing, and you may well have opinions and ideas that we could take on board. The AGM will be followed by A Cock and Bull Story at 5pm

Monday, March 13, 2006

Film Society of the Year Awards 2006

The British Federation of Film Societies held its national Film Society of the Year Awards ceremony at the bfi National Film Theatre on London’s South Bank on Saturday 11th March.

Keswick Film Club was presented with the Film Society of the Year Award, and with Distinctions for Best Website and Best Marketing by Chair of the bfi and acclaimed director, producer and writer Anthony Minghella

Anthony Minghella presents the award to Rod Evans

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Talking Pictures

The latest issue of our newsletter, Talking Pictures, should be on it's way to members. If you can't wait or are not a member you can view a pdf version here (153Kb).