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    We screen these iconic films on a LARGE SCREEN in convivial surroundings at the Hunter Club, St Andrews St South, Bury St Edmunds. All over 16's welcome. Members Free; Non-members £6 on the door. New members always welcome!

    2019

    MEMBERS CHOICE

    Sunday 28 April

      

    Les Orgueilleux (The Proud & The Beautiful, France, Mexico, 1953, 15)

    Atmospheric drama directed by Yves Allégret and Rafael E. Portas, based on the story 'Typhus' by Jean Paul Sartre. Gerard Philipe and Michele Morgan star as two lost souls finding redemption through a meningitis plague in a Mexican village. A woman (Morgan) loses her husband due to an epidemic and is stranded in a Mexican town. She finds the will to live again after meeting a drunken doctor (Philipe) who harbors a painful memory from his past. This melodrama is lifted to great heights by the cinematography of Alex Phillips who uses light and shadow to shoot dramatic close ups of the two stars. The film won the Bronze Lion in the 1953 Venice Film Festival, and also a Special Prize from the same jury. Jean-Paul Sartre was nominated for best writing, Motion Picure Story, at the 1957 Academy Awards. This classic combines the best of French and Mexican cinema. Atmospheric drama directed by Yves Allégret and Rafael E. Portas, based on the story 'Typhus' by Jean Paul Sartre. Gerard Philipe and Michele Morgan star as two lost souls finding redemption through a meningitis plague in a Mexican village. A woman (Morgan) loses her husband due to an epidemic and is stranded in a Mexican town. She finds the will to live again after meeting a drunken doctor (Philipe) who harbors a painful memory from his past. This melodrama is lifted to great heights by the cinematography of Alex Phillips who uses light and shadow to shoot dramatic close ups of the two stars. The film won the Bronze Lion in the 1953 Venice Film Festival, and also a Special Prize from the same jury. Jean-Paul Sartre was nominated for best writing, Motion Picure Story, at the 1957 Academy Awards. This classic combines the best of French and Mexican cinema.

    Doors and bar open at 6.15pm. Film starts at 7pm

    Sunday 12 May

      

    PASSPORT TO PIMLICO (UK, 1949, U)

    Classic Ealing comedy starring Stanley Holloway, Margaret Rutherford and Hermione Baddeley, directed by Henry Cornelius and written by T. E. B. Clarke. Residents of Pimilco declare independence when, after the unearthing of treasure and documents following an explosion, expert Professor Hatton-Jones (Rutherford) discovers a royal charter that declares a small part of Pimlico to be a legal part of the House of Burgundy, and therefore exempt from the post-war rationing or other bureaucratic restrictions active in Britain at the time. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'. The film explores the spirit and unity of wartime London in a post-war context and is a gently comic satire on the British way of rule. Nominated for a BAFTA for Best British Film and the Academy Award for Writing (Story and Screenplay). There have since been two BBC Radio adaptations: the first in 1952, the second in 1996.

    Doors and bar open at 6.15pm. Film starts at 7pm

    AN EPIC BEFORE THE SUMMER BREAK...

    Sunday 26 May

      

    WAR AND PEACE (USA, 1956, U)

    Epic American-Italian war drama film directed and co written by King Vidor based on Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel of the same name. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrers, Herbert Lom and Anita Ekberg in one of her first breakthrough roles. Napoleon's (Herbert Lom) tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families. Features stunning panoramic battle sequences that are so expertly handled by second-unit director Mario Soldati that they appear to be Technicolor-and-Vistavision newsreel footage of the actual events. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis and Carlo Ponti with a music score by Nino Rota and cinematography by Jack Cardiff. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film. Audrey Hepburn earned Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for best actress.

    NOTE: Film starts 6PM

    Saturday 6 July

      

    Trip to Southwold and The Electric Picture Palace

    Il Postino (The Postman, Italy, 1994, U) plus short film

    Pre-booked tickets only – contact

    Sunday 29 September

      

    FREE FILM NIGHT

    Sunday 13 October

      

    FILM TBA