King’s Lynn Cinema Club schedule

Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock

King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club, which has been operating since September 2010 is always keen to welcome new members.

The club aims to show non-mainstream films such as Ida – the Polish film which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film – and also shows vintage films such as The Third Man as well as independent gems such as acclaimed costume drama Belle.

This month’s screening is the British 2014 comedy Pride. Set at the time of the miner’s strike, it is based on the true story of the unlikely friendships between a Welsh mining community and a London group of gay activists.

It will be screened next Thursday, March 12, 7.30pm, at Lynn’s St George’s Guildhall.

To enhance appreciation of film, the Cinema Club also organises monthly education sessions which are open to everyone, you don’t have to be a film club member to go along, just someone who loves films and loves to discuss them with like-minded people!

The sessions are friendly and informal, taking place in the Great Hall at Lynn’s Thoresby College from 7.30-9.30pm and cost £6 for non-members including a glass of wine or juice.

This month, on Thursday, March 19, Sue Burge, the club’s education officer and veteran film lecturer, will run a session on “Hitchcock, Lynch and The Double”.

She will be exploring the bizarre ways in which these two seemingly different directors mirror each other and use the theme of the double in their films (think of Kim Novak playing blonde Madeleine AND brunette Judy in Vertigo...).

Other events planned by the Cinema Club are a day course on Classics of French Cinema (Saturday, April 18 at the Friends’ Meeting House, £20) and an evening with renowned forensic criminologist Prof Bob Peckitt who will be exploring the world of Crime and British Film on Thursday, May 21.

If you are interested in any of these events then just e-mail the club to book your place at communitycinemaclub@googlemail.com

More details can also be found on the website www.klccc.uk