The society is run by volunteers who are members of either the Main Committee or the Program Sub-Committee (PSC).    We would welcome more help so if you are interested, please talk to one of us.

Founder Chairman

Anthony Pickavance

 

Main Committee manages the running of the society.  At least one member of the main committee is a member of the PSC.

Chairman

Elaine Cullen

 

I joined the committee to contribute a little to something I enjoy a lot and I hope to go on doing so for a while yet, even when I have to hobble up with my Zimmer!

  • Favourite films? Too many to list but being a keen walker, The Way stands out as a favourite in recent years.
  • Favourite soundtrack? That must be Saturday Night Fever.
  • Favourite line? "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine" Casablanca.
Treasurer

Patrick Dunster

Also on the PSC

  • Favourite use of imagery in film: the use of water in Fatal Attraction
  • Most moving film scene: The end of Manon des Sources
  • Best casting: Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl
Secretary

Gill Minikin

 

Three things I like about the society are:

  • A comfortable and very pleasant auditorium, with a glass of wine beforehand
  • Such a variety of great films - some which I didn’t know existed
  • A cinema so near home that I can even walk to it.
Progamme Licences and Sourcing Films

Dieter Shaw

Also on the PSC

  • Best song: ‘Born Free’ by John Barrie and Don Black 1968 Best Song Oscar winner. A spot-on stunner that lifts and defines this film.
  • Favourite use of imagery in film:   ‘The Long Day Closes’ Director Terence Davies 1992. A uniquely honest film with long, languid tracking shots and fluid, dreamlike creation of the central character’s childhood. The excellent lighting also needs a mention.
  • Best casting:  Audrey Hepburn ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. 1961. Blake Edwards (Director) and Henry Mancini (Music). I simply can’t think of any other actress for this role which Miss Hepburn made her own.
 
Front of House  Manager

Nicola Crowther

 

3 things I like about the society:

  • It’s local and convenient.
  • It shows films I probably wouldn’t usually go and see and yet I am rarely disappointed by them
  • It is something I can do with my husband and then discuss later.
Website and Marketting

Roselle Beard

 

I joined to see films not available elsewhere in a comfortable relaxed environment.

 
 
Programme Sub-Committee (PSC) select the films for the new programme,write the screening notes,  and usually provide the introduction prior to a screening.
 
Patrick Dunster
  • Favourite use of imagery in film: the use of water in Fatal Attraction
  • Most moving film scene: The end of Manon des Sources
  • Best casting: Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl
 
Dieter Shaw
  • Best song: ‘Born Free’ by John Barrie and Don Black 1968 Best Song Oscar winner. A spot-on stunner that lifts and defines this film.
  • Favourite use of imagery in film:   ‘The Long Day Closes’ Director Terence Davies 1992. A uniquely honest film with long, languid tracking shots and fluid, dreamlike creation of the central character’s childhood. The excellent lighting also needs a mention.
  • Best casting:  Audrey Hepburn ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. 1961. Blake Edwards (Director) and Henry Mancini (Music). I simply can’t think of any other actress for this role which Miss Hepburn made her own.
 
Michael Hammett
  • Favourite use of imagery in film: The evocation of post WW2 Vienna in Carol Reed’s The Third Man (1949)The sound track music is perfect too.
  • Most moving film scene: Timothy Spall’s hopeless despair in Mike Leigh’s Secrets and Lies  (1996)
  • Favourite dance routine:  Gene Kelly’s famous solo in  Singin’ in the Rain  (1952)
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