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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!



    Celebrating the greatest female characters to ever command the silver screen – along with the amazing women who brought them to life.

    Sunday 31 March


    THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN (UK, 1981, 12, 124 min)

    British romantic drama film directed by Karel Reisz and adapted by playwright Harold Pinter from the 1969 historical fiction novel by John Fowles. Starring Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, David Warner and Penelope Wilton. Set in Lyme Regis, Exeter and Lake Windermere, the film intercuts the stories of two affairs; one is a Victorian period drama involving the gentleman palaeontologist Charles Smithson and the complex and troubled Sarah Woodruff, known as "the French lieutenant's woman". The other story is between actors Mike and Anna, playing the lead roles in a modern filming of the story. In both segments, Irons and Streep play the lead roles. The film received five Academy Award nominations including best actress for Streep (winning a Bafta and Golden Globe) and Best Adapted Screenplay for Harold Pinter.

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

    Sunday 14 April


    FARGO (USA, 1996, 18, 98 min)

    Crime drama written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Starring Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare. Jerry Lundegaard (Macy) is a car salesman in Minneapolis who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs (Buscemi and Stormare) to kidnap his own wife, and collect the ransom from her wealthy father. His inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. (McDormand). A critical and commercial success, Fargo received seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. McDormand received the Best Actress Oscar, and the Coens won Best Original Screenplay. In 1998, the American Film Institute named it one of the 100 greatest American films in history.

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

    Sunday 28 April



    Sunday 13 May




    Sunday 26 May


    WAR AND PEACE (USA, 1956, U)

    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



    Sunday 13 October