Given the present focus on the role of the media across the world in shaping our
perceptions and opinions, our Autumn film season invites you to consider the role
which newspapers play and have played in society; how their stories are printed and
how their investigations can influence history. We go back to when the newspaper
was the dominant medium for news, long before smartphones, Twitter, Buzz Feeds
and the rest – examining the stories behind the stories. We screen these iconic films
on a LARGE SCREEN in convivial surroundings at The Hunter Club in St Andrews
St South. Non-members (£5) welcome to all Bury St Edmunds Film Society
screenings. New members always welcome!
SUNDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 7.00pm, Bar opens at 6.15pm
THE FAMOUS INTERACTIVE FILM SOCIETY FILM QUIZ!
Now well established in the region our ever popular Film Quiz invites you and your
team to pitch your wits as we offer film clips and sound clips and feature dozens of
all those questions you always know the answers to – or do you? Not just for film
buffs we welcome anyone who enjoys watching film.
Quiz Master Jamie Robertson of BBC World. Raising money for the 'Love Your Nodes' cancer charity. Prizes galore.
Non-members welcome (£5.00)
FILM AND FELLINI SEASON
SUNDAY 13TH NOVEMBER
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 6.00pm
BURY ST EDMUNDS FILM SOCETY FIFTIETH YEAR CELEBRATION!
Yes, we really have been screening films in the town since the autumn of 1966.
Started by John Garbutt, now our President, at West Suffolk College, we brought
film to Bury St Edmunds long before the multi-plex was invented. In celebration we
will be serving bubbly and cake to our members as we sit back to watch the first of
two Fellini/Fellini inspired films.
SUNDAY 13TH November 7.00pm Bar opens at 6.30pm
OTTO E MEZZE (EIGHT AND A HALF) (1963, 15)
What better way to celebrate our 50th year than with a Fellini masterpiece? Selected
by our President, this 1963 Italian comedy drama stars Marcello Mastroianni as
Guido Anselmi, a famous Italian film director. When the film was released Fellini had
been responsible for six feature films, two shorts and a collaboration on another,
which is why this is called ‘Eight and a Half’! The name stuck of course, going on to
win two Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language film and Best Costume Design.
Today it remains highly influential and is in the BFI‘s top 50 films of all time. Even the
Vatican named it as one of the best 45 films made by 1995 – the 100th Anniversary of
SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER 7.00pm. Bar opens at 6.15pm
ALL THAT JAZZ (1979, 15)
Written and directed by the legendary Bob Fosse, this semi-autobiographical tale
involves Fosse in what some have described as self-flagellation. Released in 1979
the film is about Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) who when he is not working on his
Hollywood films as choreographer and director, is popping pills to cope with his life
style as he sleeps with a seemingly endless line of women. The physical and mental
stress, however, begin to take their toll. Soon he has to decide whether all this is
really worth risking his life for. An analysis of the excesses available in life and their
inevitable consequences, a great film to close the year.