DOUBLE DISTINCTION AT
FILM SOCIETY OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2011
in Louth Film Club News 2011
Louth Film Club scored a double hit at the 2011 Film Society of the Year Awards in September, gaining a Distinction as runner-up in both the principal category, Best Film Programming, and in Best Marketing and Publicity.
Club chairman Alex McMullen, programming secretary Paul Hill, club secretary Heather Jenkins and treasurer Pete Hickman attended the awards ceremony, at the Institut Français in South Kensington, London. The Film Society of the Year Awards are run by the British Federation of Film Societies and the ceremony is part of its National Conference weekend, offering workshops and preview screenings and, most importantly, the opportunity for those who run film societies and community cinemas to meet and exchange ideas.
Congratulations to Swindon Film Society for winning the top award of the Engholm Prize as this year's Film Society of the Year (Louth Film Club won it in in 2008).
Louth Film Club Committee
27 September, 2011
JAPANESE DISASTER RELIEF SPECIAL SCREENING
posted in Louth Film Club News 2011
On Tuesday 17th May, Louth Film Club and the Playhouse Cinema will stage a special charity screening of the Japanese film Still Walking. Tickets will cost £6 (no concessions) and all the money raised will go to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal. The film is being supplied free of charge by distributors Verve Pictures and the booking agency Film Quest.
Still Walking, released in the UK last year, is a comedy of manners, a modern family saga, in some way an updating of the famous Yasujiro Ozu film Tokyo Story.
Tickets are on sale in advance from Off The Beaten Track record shop, 36 Aswell Street, Louth, or on the night at the Playhouse box office. The film will start at 7.30pm.
Louth Film Club committee
5th May, 2011
Our programme for 2011/12 (February to January), just published, includes films from as far afield as Japan, Argentina, South Korea and Kazakhstan, along with some of the best examples of recent European cinema and several excellent British films.
The programme includes the two most recent Foreign Language Oscar winners: The Secret In Their Eyes, a thoroughly engrossing thriller from Argentina, beautifully filmed, and Departures, a charming, elegant and witty drama from Japan. Other big award winners are Germany's The White Ribbon (Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or), The French/British The Illusionist (Best Animated Film at the European Film Awards) and Fish Tank (Outstanding British Film BAFTA).
We will also be showing new prints of some great classics, such as the just rereleased The Big Sleep, with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Meet Me In St Louis, with Judy Garland, and the Christmas film The Shop Around The Corner, with James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan. And for the first time we will be showing a western, albeit of the spaghetti variety: Once Upon A Time In The West.
From Wednesday 5th January, copies of the programme will be available at our membership secretary Mark Merrifield's record shop, Off The Beaten Tracks, at 36 Aswell Street, Louth, also at the Playhouse Cinema, Louth Library and Louth Tourist Information Office. Titles and screening dates of all the films, with links to details and trailers, can also be found on this website — see the What's On page.
We have reduced the cost of membership to just £10 per year, but for the first time since the club was formed in 2005 have had to increase the price of members' tickets, from £3 to £3.50. Non-members will pay the Playhouse Cinema's normal ticket prices, which also went up recently, to £5.70 (£4.50 concessions).
Louth Film Club Committee
4th January, 2011