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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!

    2020 SEASON

    When 'Oscar' Got It Wrong

    The Academy Awards have been honouring the best that Hollywood (and the rest of the world) has to offer since the 1920s. Many worthy films and actors have scooped the coveted golden statue. But sometimes it is clear that the Academy members really got it wrong whether clearly at the time or perhaps now with the benefit of hindsight. Our four-film season aims to honour those films that missed out...

    Sunday 19th January


    The Famous Film Quiz (2020 PG)

    Starring Quiz Master Jamie Robertson of BBC World. Produced & directed by Jonathan Wilson All are welcome to our latest annual quiz which takes place, as usual, at The Hunter Club, St Andrews St South, Bury St Edmunds. Don't worry if you haven't got a team. Just turn up on the night and we’ll find you one! There'll be the usual mix of straightforward movie questions plus our signature audio visual rounds. Teams are a maximum of four people and a minimum of three people. Great prizes are on offer too!

    Doors open 6.15 pm, quiz starts at 7pm

    Members Free, Guests (16 and over) £6 on the door


    Sunday 9 February


    Network (US, 1976, 15)

    Satirical drama directed by Sidney Lumet (Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon), written by Paddy Chayefsky and starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall and Beatrice Straight. Diana Christensen (Dunaway), an ambitious producer at a television network cynically exploits the ravings and revelations about the news media by deranged former veteran news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch). She then develops more outrageous programming to boost ratings, a concept that she takes to unsettling extremes. A prophetic black comedy that envisages changes in the media which have since come to pass. In 2005, the two Writers Guilds of America voted Chayefsky's script one of the 10 greatest screenplays in the history of cinema. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for writing both adapted and original screenplays (Marty 1955, The Hospital 1971 and Network). The film won four Academy Awards: best actor (Finch), best actress (Dunaway), best supporting actress (Straight), and best original screenplay (Chayefsky) but was beaten to Best Picture Oscar by Rocky.

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

    Sunday 23 February


    The Big Chill (US,1983,15)

    Comedy drama written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline and Meg Tilly. A group of friends who attended university together in the 1960s gather for the funeral of one from their group, Alex. Now in their thirties, they have kept in touch over the years, but several have drifted apart as some now live successful lives. With Alex's much younger and socially naive girlfriend, Chloe (Tilly), the friends spend the weekend together at Harold (Kline) and Sarah's (Close) holiday home following the funeral. In the light of Alex's unexplained death, they discuss their lives and collective relationships with each other, then, now and what the future holds. Known for its ensemble cast, perceptive insights, and one of the decade's best film soundtracks, The Big Chill won the Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award and Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy. Although nominated for three Academy Awards (Inc Best supporting actress Glenn Close and best screenplay) the best picture Oscar went to Terms of Endearment.

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

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    Saturday 27th July


    Trip to Southwold and The Electric Picture Palace. FILM TBC

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    Sunday 18 October