Thursday, December 18, 2008

Spring Programme

The Spring 2009 Brochure should be making it's way to members and turning up in the usual places shortly. If you can't wait, you can check out all of the Spring films and download the brochure on the Spring 2009 Programme page.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


It appears very unlikely now that the print of Gomorrah will arrive for tomorrow evening.

It's extremely irritating, but beyond our control: we can but apologise. In place of Gomorrah we'll be putting on a free screening of WALL-E, and will hope to put matters right by arranging a screening of Gomorrah in the New Year.

As for WALL-E, it might seem a surprising choice, but we're merely replacing Sight & Sound's 4th best film of 2008 with their 3rd best! Despite it being animation, most of the serious critics have taken warmly to the film, and in fact it scores 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. So, if you haven't seen it, do come along and have a free treat.

It's just possible that some obscure carrier will still turn up with Gomorrah, in which case we'll screen it, but that seems increasingly unlikely...

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Film Society Of The Year Awards 2008

The well attended BFFS Film Society of the Year Awards ceremony took place on Saturday 27th September amid the splendour of Cutlers Hall in Sheffield.

President, Derek Malcolm, and special guest Jan Dunn - director of Gypo and Ruby Blue - gave witty speeches extolling the virtues of the BFFS and British cinema respectively, setting an excellent tone for the proceedings.

Under the auspices of new Chair Julieanne Crothers-Gibson, Keswick Film Club scooped Commendations for Best Film Programming and Best Marketing & Publicity, a distinction for Programme Notes and the top prize for Best Website.

The Club was pipped for The Engholm Prize for Film Society of the Year by Louth Film Club.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Season Starts On Sunday

We hope most of you will be able to make it to Mongol on Sunday - not only because it's an exciting film to launch the new season, but it's always a great pleasure to see members again after their sunny summer break.

We're starting with our customary free wine (or juice) at 4.15pm, but this year there's more: Ian and Elspeth have been busy devising some film-based fun for you - no, not a test, but a chance to exercise your opinions and prejudices in amusing and interesting ways - so we'd be pleased if plenty of members turn up in good time to partake (and no, you don't have to say a word if you're feeling shy - just 'post-it').

Sunday, August 17, 2008

New Website for the New Season

Over the summer break we've been busy working on a brand new website. If you head over to you can see the changes along with the new Autumn programme and we hope that you like both.

As well as giving the site a new fresh look we're moving details of all the films into a database, making it easier to search the hundreds of films the club has screened over the years. We've also got a Facebook page and provided options to share pages with other social bookmarking sites.

There's still more to come, hopefully before the Autumn season starts. Many of the older films still need updating, reviews and audience scores are on their way and all of the old festival programmes will be made available. Webmaster Stephen is also trying to think of other exciting things to add to the site.

If you have any problems, suggestions or feedback (good or bad) then don't hessitate to get in touch with Stephen(

Monday, March 31, 2008

Monday, March 03, 2008

Born and Bred

We were sorry to disappoint you over the non-arrival of Born and Bred on Sunday, so we have arranged a screening of the film this Thursday (6th March) at 6pm, at the Alhambra.

This will be the proper 35mm version that should have been here on Sunday, so the sound should be as good as you are used to normally. Please phone me if you want to check or ask anything. Members' tickets will be £2 only (free to spring passholders of course).

Thursday, February 28, 2008

KFC On The Road

KFC on the Road is bringing When Harry Met Sally to Mungrisdale tomorrow (Friday 29th) evening - doors open at 7pm for a Leap Year Special, and there's always a most convivial welcome at Mungrisdale thanks to Mike and Sally Bohling and their friends.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

2 Days In Paris Review

This week John Stakes shares his opinion on 2 Days In Paris.
"The film was continuously enjoyable with several laugh out loud moments, and deserved its inclusion in the Club's Spring season to counterbalance the more serious and socially gritty offerings on show"
You can read the full review here.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

FebFilm Feedback

Judging from the feedback forms it looks like most people enjoyed themselves at FebFilm. If you head over to you'll be able to see how the audience rated each of the films. If you disagree you can also score the films on the website as well as leave comments on any of the films.

This Sunday we're back to our regular programme with 2 Days In Paris, 'Brilliantly written, superbly acted and hysterically funny, this is easily one of the best films of the year', says Matthew Turner of VIEWLONDON. And we'll start off proceedings with Breadmakers, a short film from
Edinburgh which won the heart of the Scottish member who easily persuaded Rod to get hold of it.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

New Reviews

You may have noticed that we've finally added some new reviews to the site.

John Stakes reviewed Michael Clayton and former KFC committee member Paul Buttle reviewed Bombs At Teatime for The Oldie magazine and kindly allowed us to publish it here.

Please get in touch ( if you'd like to write some reviews, we'd love hear from you.

If you don't feel like you have a full review in you, don't forget you can also add short comments on each film page.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Happy New Year

The new season started on Sunday with Michael Clayton scoring 78.1% by the audience. There are still lots of great films to come including The Assassination Of Jesse James..., Lust, Caution and The Diving Bell And The Butterfly and not one but TWO film festivals, visit the Festival Website for more details.

Also don't forget to vote for your favourite film of last season.