Quiz

Welcome to 2017

A New Year and a new programme of films for you.

I'm not sure that everybody appreciates that the club has to license each film we show to remain within the law. The licence is quite expensive and recently we haven't been covering our costs because audiences have been small. We use a company named Filmbank to obtain our licences and last year one of the major film distributors changed its arrangements with Filmbank, resulting in films from that distributor no longer being available to us. This unfortunately limits choice and it is sometimes difficult to find a film that meets the perceived taste of our audience. I know that some films have not been as popular as others.

I have also noted that very few people actually visit this website. As a result, I regret that I am discontinuing the monthly quiz. It takes time to research and configure and I don't think that time is warranted in view of the limited number of people, if any, who actually view it. The quizzes from previous years remain available in the
archive.

We start the year in January with '
Hail, Caesar!' a comedy set in 1950s Hollywood. Then in February we have 'Bridget Jones's Baby', a film I know some of you have been looking forward to. And in March we have some action with Deepwater Horizon, a human story based on the oil rig disaster that took place in the Gulf of Mexico.

We hope you will find time to come along and support us.

Suffragette well received

Not quite a full house this month but a respectable attendance none the less. The feedback from the audience seemed positive for this well-acted and often emotional story.

We experimented with some additional speakers at the rear of the hall today. This enabled us to avoid the need to set the volume on the front speakers quite as high and I believe that the overall effect was an improvement. I received one positive comment after the film and assume everybody else found the arrangement acceptable as there were no complaints.

Next month we have
The Lady in the Van, a film that I know a number of you have been waiting for. I'm sure that it won't disappoint.

Just to remind you that there will not be a film in May. We return in June with
Room. Please don't let the subject matter of this film put you off. It has been promoted as unmissable by many film critics and by all accounts Brie Larson's performance, for which she won an Oscar, is outstanding.

Finally,
April's quiz has now been added; early for a change.

Quiz Archive created

I have been posting a monthly quiz since March 2011 and this amounts to quite a few web pages within our site. These were affecting site administration and as I guess not many people actually refer to the previous quizzes, I have moved them to an archive.

You can link to the
archive at any time from the Quiz page.

Bob

U.N.C.L.E. attendance a bit low

There was a bit of a low turnout for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Perhaps some of you had already seen it.

When we choose our monthly film it's always difficult to strike a balance between a film that is so popular it may have already been seen by some of supporters, and one that is relatively unknown and therefore not of immediate appeal. It's alway worth reading the brief review of the film here on the site if it's one that hasn't previously come to your attention.

Next month we have
My Old Lady, perhaps a film that some people do not know. The fact it stars Maggie Smith should reassure you that it's worth seeing, so we hope you will all come along.

Although it's a few days early please note that
February's Quiz is now available.

Best wishes for the New Year

And so another year begins.

We would like to wish everybody a happy 2015 and look forward to seeing you all on the fourth Tuesday of each month, starting on 27 January, when we shall be showing ‘
Before I Go to Sleep’, a suspense drama with an unexpected twist.

While you are still in the holiday mood why not try our first
Quiz for 2015.

Bob

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