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FILM CLUB'S COMMUNITY COMMENDATION
posted in Louth Film Club News 2010


Louth Film Club gained a commendation in the Community Award category at the 2010 Film Society of the Year Awards in September, for its work in running the 3rd Louth Children’s Film Festival in June (see below).

In 2008 Louth Film Club was the overall winner at the awards, as the UK’s Film Society of the Year, and in 2009 won the Best Website Award. Its scope for success at this year’s award ceremony, held in September in London, was severely restricted when club chairman Alex McMullen was asked to be a judge in some of the categories, obviously not including the Community Award!

The Film Society of the Year Awards are run by the British Federation of Film Societies.

PROGRAMME CHANGE FOR 19 JULY

In place of This Sporting Life, which has been withdrawn by its distributors after their one 35mm print was badly damaged, we are showing the latest Coen Brothers film, A Serious Man. For details, please see our What's On page (or, from Tuesday 6 July to the film's screening date of Monday 19 July, the home page) and click on the title or poster image.

Louth Film Club Committee
29 June 2010

MOVIES FOR ALL AGES AT THIRD LOUTH CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL

The latest Studio Ghibli animation, a classic 1950s Disney cartoon, a fine adaptation of a much-loved children’s novel and a great New Zealand film about Maori culture. That’s the line-up for the third Louth Children’s Film Festival, organised by Louth Film Club and opening at the Playhouse Cinema on Monday 21 June.

Although the films are mainly aimed at local primary school age children they will appeal to adults too and besides the daytime schools screenings there will be the following public performances at which both children and adults (accompanied by children or on their own) will be very welcome. For further details, images and trailer links see our What’s On page or (from Tuesday 8th June) the Next Screening link on our home page, or pick up a leaflet from Off The Beaten Tracks record shop (36 Aswell Street, Louth), the Playhouse Cinema, Louth Tourist Information Office (next to the cinema) or Louth Library.

Monday 21 June 5.30pm & 7.45pm

PONYO

Released earlier this year, another beautiful hand-drawn animation from Japan’s Hayao Miyazaki. Suggested minimum age: 6

Tuesday 22 June 5.30pm & 7.30pm

LADY AND THE TRAMP

A rare chance to see Walt Disney’s much-loved Technicolor, Cinemascope cartoon. Suggested minimum age: 5

Thursday 24 June 5.30pm

THE SECRET GARDEN

Popular screen version of the Frances Hodgson Burnett story. Suggested minimum age: 7

Thursday 24 June 7.45pm

WHALE RIDER
 
Magical story about a 12-year-old girl’s fight to break down the gender barriers in Maori culture. Suggested minimum age: 10 .
 
Tickets, available on the night at the Playhouse Cinema box office (doors open at 7pm), will cost £3 for Louth Film Club members or £4.10 for non-members (adults and children).
 
All Louth’s primary schools and some from nearby villages have booked up for the daytime screenings, which run from 21-25 June

Louth Film Club committee
6 June 2010
 
GLOBAL FLAVOUR TO OUR 2010/11 PROGRAMME...
 
We have now published our programme of films for the new season, running from February 2010 through to January 2011. See our What’s On page for titles and dates and click on the titles or poster images for details and trailer links. 

After the last two films of our current season, on 11 and 25 January, the new programme kicks off, on 8th February, with the astonishing Swedish film Let The Right One, the most widely praised new release of 2009 and BBC reviewer Mark Kermode’s Film Of The Year. It’s the first of many recent films that give the programme a truly international flavour, with movies from countries as far apart as China (Still Life) and Mexico (Sin Nombre), as different as Iran (Persepolis) and Israel (The Band’s Visit and Waltz With Bashir).

As ever, the programme includes some great classic films, most of them in new prints, such as Citizen Kane, North by Northwest and The Red Shoes.
 
Members should by now have received printed programmes, along with membership renewal forms. These can also be picked up at membership secretary Mark's record shop, Off The Beaten Tracks, at 36 Aswell Street, Louth (closed on Thursdays), also at Louth Library, the Playhouse Cinema and Louth Tourist Information Office, next door to the cinema.
 
... AND PRICES HELD YET AGAIN 

For the third year running we have held the price of annual membership to £12 and members’ ticket prices to £3. And, once again, existing members who rejoin before the end of January can do so for just £10, whilst new members who sign up before the last two films in the current season can see them too for £3.
 
Louth Film Club Committee
4 January, 2010

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