It was lovely to find so many at the Fisher on Monday, braving bad weather to see C’EST LA VIE. Some of you were asking whether your subscriptions were due for renewal. The answer depends on when you joined last year, because film club membership now lasts a full 365 days from the day it is taken out. You can join or renew any time the Fisher box office is open, but it would be greatly appreciated if you don’t roll up to pay your subscription 5 minutes before a show is due to start. I will endeavour notify each of you when your membership is due to expire.
THE WIFE (15) 7.45pm Monday 11 February
Glenn Close has already won a clutch of awards for her portrayal of a Nobel Prize-winning novelist’s spouse in THE WIFE (15), showing at the Fisher on Monday 11 February at the later time of 7.45pm. This enjoyable black comedy which also stars Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater, introduces us to the Castlemans just as Joe’s life is about to be transformed by his award. Early booking is recommended for this Oscar-tipped film. UK 2018. 1 hour 39 minutes.
THE GODFATHER (15) 7pm on Thursday 14 February
This year’s Valentine’s Day treat at the Fisher is THE GODFATHER (15), which will start at the earlier time of 7pm on Thursday 14 February. Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, this mob drama based on Mario Puzo’s best-seller of the same name, focusses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, THE GODFATHER won 3 Academy Awards including Best Picture. Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, James Caan and Robert Duvall star alongside Brando. US 1972. 2 hours 55 minutes.
Seats £5 and £3 (film club members only, no other concessions), available at the Fisher Box Office or online. For trailers and further information visit www.fishertheatre.org.
COLD WAR (15) 7.45pm Monday 25 February
Awards are the uniting theme this month. The film club’s offering, COLD WAR (15) at 7.45pm on Monday 25 February, has been nominated for 3 Oscar and 4 BAFTA Awards including Best Director and Best Film in a Foreign Language. A dark Polish love story set in the 50s in a divided post-war Europe. The film is shot in moody black and white and follows the on/off affair between a singer and a musician. COLD WAR has a soundtrack that ranges from Polish folk songs to jazz in a Parisian bar and includes breath-taking dance sequences. Director Pawel Pawlikowski won an Oscar with his previous film, IDA, shown by the film club in 2015.Poland/France/UK 2018. 1 hour 28 minutes. In Polish with English subtitles.
Visit www.bungayfilmclub.com for trailers and further information.
Tickets, available from the Fisher Box Office or online, £5 and £2.50 (members only, apologies, no other concessions).