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On your bike

20 November 2019 John Morrish 0

Dean Close School tells us it is going to install a bicycle shed. Good news for cycling members. More information as soon as we have it.

Apollo 11

20 November 2019 John Morrish 0

Our next film, unannounced at the beginning of the season, will be Apollo 11. We will be showing it on Tuesday 3 December at 19:45. Apollo 11 is a thrilling documentary about the first mission to the moon, directed by Todd Douglas Miller and constructed from many hours of archive footage, photographs and audio recordings made by the astronauts during their trip and on the ground. The story is told [cont'd.]

Reactions to Ninotchka

20 November 2019 John Morrish 0

A rapturous reception for Ninotchka and an appreciation score of 84.55 per cent. Not bad for an 80-year-old film. If anyone is curious about the three-sentence pitch that launched the film, here they are: “Russian girl saturated with Bolshevist ideals goes to fearful, capitalistic, monopolist Paris. She meets romance and has uproarious good time. Capitalism not so bad, after all.” Some of your comments: “Thanks; a bit of comic relief. [cont'd.]

Reactions to Shoplifters

6 November 2019 John Morrish 0

Shoplifters received a warm welcome and an appreciation score of 83.66 per cent. Some comments from members: Best yet: difficult to shake off the effect of this one.” Slow, studied, totally absorbing. Extraordinary performances. A proper piece of cinematic artistry.” “Beautiful: clever and sensitive exploration of the true nature of love and family.” “Excellent film. Certainly made me think about different perspectives of right and wrong.” “A very sensitive film, [cont'd.]

Ninotchka

6 November 2019 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 19 November at 19:45 is a departure from our usual programming. The first in our CFS Extra films, three older pictures designed to illustrate a theme, Ninotchka is an early romantic comedy, released in 1939 and starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas. The theme this year is called Red Alert! It consists of three comedies dealing with the rivalry between the US and Soviet Russia. [cont'd.]