24th March 2014 newsletter

ABCD Members’ Newsletter 24th March 2014

Reminders & Updates

April 3 OSS 117: CAIRO NEST OF SPIES, Cert 12A ,

Presented jointly with Abingdon & District Town-Twinning association, this is a spy comedy with a bit of bite, based on a Jean Bruce novel, featuring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, co-stars of the 2012 Oscar-winnning THE ARTIST. The event also serves as a party to celebrate the end of our main season, 5 BROKEN CAMERAS (showing 27th March) being the last film included in seasonal subscriptions.

“ [Hazanavicius] throws in some supremely silly running gags, while keeping the plot moving at a clip and establishing a rapport between the hapless hero and his insouciantly accomplished assistant, Bérénice Bejo” – David Parkinson, Empire. (Cert 12A)

Dir: Michel Hazanavicius 99 mins France 2006, French dialogue with English sub-titles

  • doors open at 7.00
  • pre-film glass of wine (bring your own) and nibbles at 7.15***
  • film at approximately 7.45
  • cheese and wine from 9.30 – bring your own wine!***

***Please note: admission includes film, food and soft drinks, but not alcoholic drinks. Please bring your own wine, as we are not licensed to sell or supply alcoholic drinks.

Admission: £7.50. It would be helpful if you put your name on the sign-up sheet this Thursday or emailed us to let us know that you are planning to come to this event (info@abfilms.org.uk). This is not a commitment on your part. As nearly always, friends welcome.

April 10 FANTASTIC MR FOX, Cert PG, 87 mins, introduced by Hannah Moseley

Hannah Moseley is a film industry professional, with 19 credits as art director, including for NOTES ON A SCANDAL (2006), HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (2012), LES MISERABLES (2012) and MUPPETS MOST WANTED (2014).

The film is a 2009 Wes Andersen animated feature based on the Roald Dahl story and was chosen by Hannah for this event. A very good opportunity to learn a bit about how a film ends up looking the way it does on the screen.

The event will begin at 7.45.

Admission: £8.00 (£6.50 f/t students). It would be helpful if you signed up for this event, too, or emailed us to let us know that you are planning to come (info@abfilms.org.uk). Again, not a commitment on your part and, as ever, friends and guests are welcome. The evening should appeal to students, especially those doing media or film studies. However, we don’t always find it easy to get information past their gatekeepers, which is where you come in. Tell them and invite them, please.

May 8 SOME LIKE IT HOT Dir. Billy Wilder, USA, 1959, 120 mins, Cert. U

screened in support of Red Cross Week

The brilliant 1959 Billy Wilder comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon is being screened in response to a request by the local Red Cross organisation to show a film in May to help them raise funds. There will be a very low admission charge of £4 per person, all of which will go to ABCD funds to cover the costs of the event. In addition, there will be a collection for the Red Cross to which you will be be able to contribute.

Pay on the door, but we cannot guarantee a seat unless you have reserved in advance. Sign up today or email: info@abfilms.org.uk; or tel 01235 521976/ 525464.

The next members’ newsletter is planned for early May.