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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!

    CINEMA AND THE SEA

    The sea – we know it can be calm and serene one moment, then suddenly stormy and turbulent. People experience the sea in contradictory ways: as powerful but serene, beautiful but dangerous.

    SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

      

    FINDING NEMO (USA, 2003, U, 100mins)

    Written and directed by Andrew Stanton with co-direction by Lee Unkrich, the Pixar film features the voices of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, and Willem Dafoe. After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, an overprotective clown fish named Marlin who, along with a regal blue tang named Dory, sets out on a journey to bring him home. Along the way, Marlin learns to take risks and comes to terms with Nemo taking care of himself. Stunning underwater adventure, with memorable characters, humour and heartfelt emotion, Finding Nemo won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and became the highest-grossing animated film and is the best-selling DVD title of all time. Doors and bar open at 6.15pm. Film starts at 7pm

    SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER

      

    LE GRAND BLEU (The Big Blue) (France/USA/Italy, 1988, 15, 168mins)

    A captivating film known for its beautiful cinematography of uniquely surreal quality and directed by Luc Besson, the film is a heavily fictionalized and dramatized story of the friendship and sporting rivalry between two leading contemporary champion free divers in the 20th century. The main characters are Jacques Mayol (played by Jean-Marc Barr) and Enzo Maiorca – renamed to "Enzo Molinari" (played by Jean Reno), and involves Mayol's fictionalized relationship with his girlfriend Johana Baker (Rosanna Arquette). Jacques feels an unusual bond with the sea and Enzo is in it for the sheer danger involved. Featuring gorgeous underwater photography and spectacular location shooting in the French Antibes, the Greek islands, Peru, and Taormina in Sicily, the film was nominated for several César Awards, winning two for Best Music written for a film (Éric Serra), and Best Sound. Doors and bar open at 6.15pm. Film starts at 7pm

    SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER

      

    THE SEA HAWK (USA, 1940, U, 127mins)

    This classic swashbuckling Errol Flynn movie was directed by Michael Curtiz. In the 1580s, Captain Geoffrey Thorpe (Errol Flynn) is the boldest of Sea Hawks – the name given to the bold privateers who prowl the oceans taking Spanish ships and treasure on behalf of the British Crown. When he captures the vessel carrying ambassador Don Jose Alvarez de Cordoba (Claude Rains), the dashing captain falls for his niece, the beautiful Dona Maria (Brenda Marshall). At the time The Sea Hawk boasted the most opulent production values of a Warner Bros period film to date, and boasts an excellent adventure film score by Erich Wolfgang Kongold. Doors and bar open at 6.15pm. Film starts at 7pm