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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!

    Sunday 17 November

      

    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON

    Space exploration and the first man on the moon - not just an event 240,000 miles away, but a small step taken by every single member of mankind... To mark the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing, here are two films about the influence and mood -lterating power of the moon.

    Sunday 17 November

      

    MOONSTRUCK (US, 1987, PG) (after AGM)

    Starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia and Olympia Dukakis. Operatic multi-generational romantic comedy, directed by Norman Jewison and written by John Patrick Shanley. Loretta Castorini (Cher) is an Italian-American widow living with her Sicilian family in Brooklyn. Despite being superstitious about love, she agrees to marry her boyfriend Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello), No sooner has she accepted his proposal than she finds herself falling for his estranged hot-tempered younger brother, Ronny (Nicolas Cage).
    A major critical and commercial success, Moonstruck is one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, winning for Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress (Cher) and Best Supporting Actress (Olympia Dukakis). Its also one of the most popular romantic films ever made (Ranked #8 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 greatest Romantic Comedies in June 2008).

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

    Sunday 8 December

      

    CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (US, 1977, PG)

    Written and directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, and French film director, screenwriter and producer Fran├žois Truffaut. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) is an everyday blue-collar worker whose life changes after an encounter with an unidentified flying object (UFO). He becomes obsessed by UFOs, to the dismay of his wife, Ronnie (Garr). Meanwhile in Mexico's Sonoran Desert, French scientist Claude Lacombe (Truffaut) and his team discover Flight 19, a squadron of World War II airplanes that disappeared more than 30 years earlier... Internationally renowned as a film director, and widely regarded as one of the founders of the French New Wave, this was Truffaut's only acting role in a film he did not direct as well as his only role in an English language film. CE3K received numerous awards although despite eight Oscar nominations its only win was for Vilmos Zsigmond's cinematography. The Academy did honour the film's sound effects editing with a Special Achievement Award. In December 2007, CE3K was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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

    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 5th January

      

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    Sunday 19th January

      

    FILM QUIZ 2020

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    Sunday 9 February

      

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    Sunday 23 February

      

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    Sunday 15 March

      

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