The Zookeeper's Wife - And Goodbye

This was the club's final film and judging by our audience's reaction it was a good choice with which to end. Quite a few damp eyes when the lights came back up.

For those who came along we offered a free viewing and complimentary tea or coffee, although many of you it seems would have preferred to pay rather than see the film club end, but the decision had been made.

So with this my final news report from the Wimblington Film Club I would like to thank everybody who has supported us over the years and wish you all the very best for the future.

Bob

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Their Finest - the ending was a shock

Some people had great difficulty getting to the Hall yesterday because of road works that led to horrendous queues at the March roundabout. Thank you to those who persevered.

I'm not sure if it was these road works, or the fact that it was half-term, but the attendance was very low, which was a pity as the film was greatly enjoyed by those who came, with enthusiastic applause at the end. However, the ending wasn't what most people were hoping for, and I think there may have been the need for a handkerchief or two.

Next month we have our final film before Christmas,
The Zookeeper's Wife, a tale of bravery and selflessness in Nazi occupied Warsaw.

We look forward to seeing you.

Bob

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Tearful end to Viceroy's House

There was applause at the end of Viceroy's House and a few tears in the audience, not surprising considering the emotional reunion of the two star-crossed lovers, that up to then was looking very unlikely.

The tender love story aside, this was an important historical film that laid bare some of the shenanigans surrounding the partition of India in 1947. It attracted a good audience and we are pleased that people enjoyed it.

There may also be a few tears during next month's film,
Their Finest, although I expect that there will be a lot more in the way of laughs as we watch the making of a propaganda film to boost the country's moral after the disaster of Dunkirk.

In November we are again in the war, but this time in Warsaw with
The Zookeeper's Wife, who with her husband take great risks to rescue Jewish people from persecution by the invading German army.

We hope that a good number of you will be able to come along.

Bob

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Lion was applauded

While it wasn't quite a full house we nevertheless had a good audience come to see Lion, and from the applause and positive comments I received afterwards people obviously enjoyed it.

The acoustics in the parish hall are not very good and, depending on the clarity of the speech in a film, our audience sometimes miss some of the dialogue. Some time ago we added additional speakers at the back of the hall but this hasn't completely resolved the problem. Knowing that there were quiet passages in Lion, I suggested that I enable the English subtitles, noting that the first part of the film is in any event subtitled because the action takes place in India. This was more successful than I could have imagined and I think we will continue to do this with future films.

There is no film in August as we expect many of you may be on holiday or otherwise occupied.

We're back in September with
Viceroy's House, coincidently another film about India, but this time we're in 1947 when Lord Mountbatten was dispatched to supervise the handing back of India to its people, accompanied by his wife and daughter.

And in October we have
Their Finest, an entertaining British film set in London during the Blitz, where we see Gemma Arterton as Catrin, a young woman breaking into the male preserve of film making, and adding her feminine touch to the production of a propaganda film aimed at raising moral after the Dunkirk evacuation. This is a light-hearted film with a mix of comedy and romance.

Bob



You braved the rain to see La La Land

La La Land's multi Oscar winning performance obviously convinced you that it was worth braving the heavy rain to come to see it. We had a near full house and I think most people were pleased they came, even if some were a little perplexed by the ending. The romantics among you were probably also disappointed that Sebastian and Mia didn't end up together. Although with the imaginary 'what could have been' alternative ending perhaps some of you thought they did!

Next month we have
Lion, with Dev Patel (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) playing a young man trying to find his biological mother back in India, having been adopted after becoming lost as a small child.

There is no film in August as we expect many of you may be on holiday or otherwise occupied.

We're back in September with
Viceroy's House, coincidently another film about India, but this time we're in 1947 when Lord Mountbatten was dispatched to supervise the handing back of India to its people, accompanied by his wife and daughter .