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We would like to thank all those members who have responded to our email asking for views on the state of the Society and its future direction.

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Our next film: Timbuktu

Our next film, on Tuesday 4 April at 19:45, is Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu. In Mali, not far from the ancient city of Timbuktu, cattle herder Kidane and his family live peacefully while the nearby townspeople have fallen under the brutal regime of Jihadists. For a time, Kidane escapes their puritanical zeal, but soon everything changes. A powerful fable about tolerance and its opposite, beautifully shot in the deserts of Mauritania.

Reactions to It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night received our top score of the season so far (90.32 per cent) – and a round of applause. Not bad for an 83-year-old film. Some comments:

  • “If not a masterpiece, a precious gem.”
  • “Brilliant – shows up modern films!”
  • “Great to see something different and a film classic!”
  • “They don’t make them like that any more! Well done.”
  • “Unbelievable for its age.”
  • “Very enjoyable and much better acting than I expected.”
  • “Loved it!”
  • “What a delight!”
  • “More like this please!”
  • “80 years young!”

Contrary to what was said in the introductory talk, there were in fact three kisses in the film, but none between the leading man and the leading lady. This may have been due to Clark Gable’s notorious bad breath.