Tokyo on screen with King’s Lynn Cinema Club

Bill Murray in Lost in Translation
Bill Murray in Lost in Translation
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A film evening on how post-war Tokyo is depicted on screen is being arranged by King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club.

This is part of the club’s popular “Cities on Screen” theme in its close-ups evenings, exploring different aspects of film.

It will be held next Thursday, February 23, from 7.30pm at The Great Hall in Thoresby College, Lynn.

Sue Burge, KLCCC’s education officer, who will be leading the session, said: “Tokyo changed beyond recognition after the Second World War and we’ll be looking at films by non-Japanese film-makers as well as Japanese directors such as Ozu, Naruse and Kurosawa.

“You don’t need any knowledge of film to come to these sessions, they are very informal with lots of well-contextualised film clips. We always offer free refreshments to participants and there’s an interval where you can top up your glass and socialise.

“We’ll be looking at some great films such as House of Bamboo, Lost in Translation, Stray Dog and Late Spring.”

The Close-Ups events are £5 to film club members and £6 to non-members; you need to book your place by e-mailing

If you would like to become a member there is always availability or you can just go and try out the club by taking advantage of the new day membership scheme - e-mail for details or check the website at which has details on all films, Close-Ups events, meals and trips.