Thursday, March 25, 2010

Disgrace - Sunday 28th March 5pm

Disgrace has attracted a good deal of critical approval, not least from the author of the Booker Prize-winning novel himself. As usual, your brochure and the film page will tell you plenty more, or check the critics on Rotten Tomatoes for yourself.

Not long to go now, before the beginning of your long drought of Club films - pack the last three in if you can! Disgrace on Sunday, then A Prophet on the 4th April and Departures on the 11th.

AGM 2010

It's the AGM on Sunday at 4pm. Please come if you can - we'd welcome your views and we need a fair number of members to make the occasion meaningful.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The White Ribbon - Sunday 21st March 5pm

We’re embarking on a run of must-see films – you really owe it to yourself to catch all four if you haven’t crept in early already! The White Ribbon, Disgrace, A Prophet, and Departures. The White Ribbon and A Prophet being rivals for the Best Foreign Language Oscar this year (‘tho both were beaten), Departures was the Oscar winner last year (and KFF11 Audience Award winner!), and Disgrace the film of the Booker Prize-winning novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author J M Coetzee.

It all starts on Sunday with The White Ribbon, winner of the Palme d’Or, Best FL Film in the Golden Globes, nominated for Oscar and Bafta Awards. Peter Bradshaw says it's ‘Profoundly disquieting, superbly acted and directed, its sinister riddle glitters more fiercely each time I watch it.’

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Sea Wall - Sunday 14th March 5pm

When Derek Malcolm was here with Ken Russell last autumn we ran The Sea Wall past him and he gave it a firm nod of approval: Derek doesn't suffer foolish films gladly. You'll see from your brochure that it's a period piece: Cambodian exile (from the Khmer Rouge) Rithy Panh re-visits some of his country's past by adapting major French novelist Marguerite Duras's semi-autobiographical Un barrage contre le Pacifique for the big screen. Beautiful photography in a lush landscape, we're reliably informed, and the usual outstanding performance from grande dame of French cinema Isabelle Huppert, whose performance you probably enjoyed in Home, our opening film of the autumn season.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Nowhere Boy - Sunday 7th March 5pm

We’re looking forward to Nowhere Boy on Sunday, getting back to our usual 5pm routine. As you probably know, it’s an account by artist-turned-film director Sam Taylor Wood of John Lennon turning from boy to Beatle and the two women in his early life (excellently played by Kristin Scott thomas and Anne-Marie Duff) who had such a profound effect on him. Peter Bradshaw calls it ‘A handsome film made with real flair.’