Sunday, 3 August 2014

Film festival for Old Buckenham?

Cinema in September and November
The Village Hall will be shortly taking ownership of their own cinema equipment and the first film to be shown will be ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ on Saturday 6 September. This is a highly-rated comedy drama by the renowned Coen Brothers.
The story follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles - some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, Llewyn's misadventures take him from the basket houses of the village to an empty Chicago club - on an odyssey to audition for music mogul Bud Grossman - and back again.
You can watch a trailer at

 For future films, the Village Hall have a wonderful opportunity but it will need a great deal of time investment and so it is necessary to gauge the level of support there is for such an event.
The proposal is that the village have a mini film festival and show some fantastic films from America, Ireland and the continent (subtitled). The aim would be to show three films, one each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, over a weekend sometime in November. The three films would be (subject to availability):
‘Mood Indigo’ - a French film starring Audrey Tatou.
The surreal and poetic tale of Colin, an idealistic and inventive young man, and ChloƩ, a young woman who seems like the physical embodiment of the eponymous Duke Ellington tune. Their idyllic marriage is turned on its head when ChloƩ falls sick with a water lily growing in her lung. To pay for her medical bills in this fantasy version of Paris, Colin must go out to work in a series of increasingly absurd jobs, while around them, their apartment disintegrates and their friends go to pieces.
‘Calvery’ - an Irish film starring Brendan Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd.
Father James is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral, and often comic, problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.
‘Chef’ - a US film about a frustrated chef who, after some stormy scenes with restaurateurs, sets up his own mobile restaurant. Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen and zest for life and love.
Because these films are subsidised by the British Film Institute, it would be possible to offer advanced tickets at £3 per film or £6 for all three.

So please let the organisers know as soon as possible if a mini film festival is an event that you would support. Contact Steve and Lynn on 01953 860866 or by emailing

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