Caldbeck Area Film Society
Keswick Film Club members are also entitled to members' rates at Caldbeck Area Film Society screenings and vice versa.
CAFS would like to thank our volunteer projectionists Malcolm Riches, Jeff Wilson and Roy Knowles, who have managed to overcome some technical problems this season. Thanks also to Sally, Maureen and Janet for serving the coffee and biscuits at the end of the films. At this last film, please suggest films for next season to the CAFS Committee.
The film is based on Michael Morpurgo’s book about a farm horse which is conscripted to become a cavalry horse in World War I. It lasts 146 mins and has a (12A) certificate. It was directed by Stephen Spielberg and so has a slightly different tone from the book. There are scenes of warfare, which are not suitable for younger children.
However, the film is suitable for older children and we are making a special offer on tickets of 1 adult plus up to 2 children over 12 for £6. Adult tickets cost £4.
Classic comedy. Two 1920s musicians narrowly escape the St Valentine's Day Massacre and flee to Florida, cross-dressed as members of an all-girl band. Unfortunately the gangsters also turn up in Florida. This wonderful comedy stars Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe.
The Pirates In An Adventure With Scientists (2012) lasts 88 mins and is an enjoyable bit of fun and well up to the standard we have come to expect from Aardman. The plot is preposterously funny and contains lots of clever visual jokes for the sharp-eyed. You would need to see it again to take in all the signs, the jokes and the detailed backgrounds.
The Pirate Captain, (voiced by Hugh Grant), longs to win the Pirate of the Year Award aided by his motley crew but they have a distinct lack of booty compared to their rivals. There is a chance encounter on the high seas with The Beagle and Charles Darwin (David Tennant). Darwin correctly identifies the Pirate Captain's beloved parrot, Polly, as a Dodo and they set off for London.
The Captain sees an opportunity to gain booty but Darwin wants to take Polly to the Royal Society and a meeting with Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton). The Queen loathes pirates and is no slouch at hand to hand combat herself. There are some fantastic set pieces including a wild bathtub ride (don’t ask just watch!) and combat with the Queen's steam-powered vessel.
As this film is rated Cert 12, why not bring along some young relatives - they will be both entertained and educated.
The days may be getting lighter but April's film is a thrilling piece of Nordic Noir. The last film in the season is Headhunters showing on Fri 19th April at 7.30pm in Caldbeck Village Hall. The film lasts 101mins, is Cert 15, made in Norway and subtitled. The plot is based on a Jo Nesbo novel and is something of a black comedy with thrills on it and which asks the question "Does size matter?"
Roger is a suave corporate headhunter, who has a beautiful, tall, high maintenance wife and a secret hobby, stealing works of art. At her gallery show, his wife introduces him to Clas, the secret owner of a Rubens and Roger cannot resist the chance of stealing the painting. But Clas is an ex-special forces operator and Roger finds he has perhaps taken on more than he bargained for. There follows a chase so gruelling that you can't help feeling sorry for Roger as he tries to make his escape. The suspense is killing for some of those involved and you will hold your breath during some of the scenes.
The programme may be changed at short notice, if there are circumstances beyond our control.
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