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Classic Films

Meeting Details

Meeting DayFirst Thursday
Time1.45 - film starts 2.00
FrequencyMonthly
LocationAbbot Hall Social Centre
Co-ordinator(s)Mark Miller

What we do

CORONAVIRUS THREAT - EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

We show films that are excellent of their kind, be that comedy, drama, thriller or anything else. Any U3A member will be welcome, also accompanying non-members: turn up on the day, or contact Mark Miller first if you prefer. Some attend regularly, others come along more occasionally.

Films will start at 2.00 p.m.; please arrive by 1.45 p.m. £1.50 for venue hire.
Everyone welcome. No advance notice needed; just turn up.

NB The sound quality will be much improved, with the use of a superior laptop.

See Events for other meetings which are open to all members.

Reports

February 2020

6 February: Rififi (1955; French, with English subtitles). Film noir, directed by Jules Dassin: before, during and after a robbery. The robbery sequence itself is extraordinary. "A masterpiece in acting, cinematography, directing, editing, and writing." In many critics' top 10 or top 20 films. Running time 2 hours.

5 March: Sullivan's Travels (1941). Written & directed by Preston Sturges, who created some of the wittiest and sharpest Hollywood comedies in the 1940s. Sullivan is a film director who needs to find out about real life, so he goes on his travels. A very distant relative of Cinema Paradiso. Running time 90 minutes plus short film about 10 minutes.

2 April: Great Expectations

7 May: Volver

4 June: The Adventures of Robin Hood

No film in July & August.

January 2020

2 January: The Red Shoes (1948), a Powell and Pressburger classic. Colour, music, ballet, drama, beautifully filmed, "superb production, wonderful colour, superbly directed". NB Running time 2¼ hours.

6 February: Rififi (1955; French, with English subtitles). Film noir, directed by Jules Dassin: before, during and after a robbery. The robbery sequence itself is extraordinary. "A masterpiece in acting, cinematography, directing, editing, and writing." In many critics' top 10 or top 20 films. Running time 2 hours.

Abbot Hall Social Centre. Doors open 1.30; please arrive by 1.45 for a prompt 2.00 start. £1.50 for the venue.

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