PROGRAMME EVENTS

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Friday 29th September
Film Festival Launch: St. Nicholas’ Chapel, St Ann’s Street, King’s Lynn
7pm — Canapes to be followed by a screening of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) starring Charles Laughton.
Pay bar available.
Tickets £6

Saturday 30th September
11am — Revolution Town Walk’
Meet at Custom House, Purfleet Quay for a walk led
by Dr Paul Richards to learn about the locations used for
the film Revolution and the town’s maritime past.
Tickets can be purchased from the Custom House
£5 adults, £4 concessions, £1 children

St George’s Guildhall, King Street, King’s Lynn
11am — Children’s Screening — Swallows and Amazons (2016)
Tickets £4

1pm — Young Person’s Film Workshop
St George’s Guildhall
FREE

3pm — Waterland (1992) starring Jeremy Irons and set in part in the Fens
Tickets £4

7.30pm — Revolution — Directors Cut (1985) starring Al Pacino and the people of King’s Lynn!
Tickets £4

Sunday 1st October

11am — Young Person’s Film Workshop
St George’s Guildhall
FREE

St George’s Guildhall, King Street, King’s Lynn
1pm — A Summer’s Tale (1996) directed by Eric Rohmer
Tickets £4

4pm — Atlantic City (1980) starring Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon
Tickets £4

Tickets for Friday launch event will be available soon from St Nicholas Chapel.

Tickets for Guildhall screenings available soon from Corn Exchange Box Office.

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Full Film Details

Friday 29th September
7pm The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) 116 mins Cert PG
St Nicholas Chapel

Often considered the definitive version of this classic Victor Hugo story, Charles Laughton astonishes as Quasimodo, the bell ringer of Notre Dame cathedral on the banks of the Seine. The gypsy girl Esmeralda (Maureen O’Hara) is framed for murder and only Quasimodo can save her in this haunting and atmospheric tale.

Saturday 30th September
11am Swallows and Amazons (2016) 93 mins Cert PG
St George’s Guildhall, King Street

Based on the much-loved children’s book by Arthur Ransome, this 2016 adaptation stars Kelly MacDonald and Rafe Spall. It’s a classic adventure story featuring two rival groups of children vying for control of an island in the Lake District of the 1930’s. Stand by for a summer filled with piracy, espionage and high jinks!

Saturday 30th September
3pm Waterland (1992) 94 mins Cert 15
St George’s Guildhall, King Street

This haunting British mystery drama stars Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cusack and Ethan Hawke. It is adapted from the book by Graham Swift and tells the story of a history teacher based in a Pittsburgh High School who, in the midst of a personal crisis, decides to recount to his class the emotional scars of his English childhood in the Fens.

Saturday 30th September
7.30pm Revolution – Directors Cut (1985) 115 mins Cert 12
St George’s Guildhall, King Street

Famously shot on location in West Norfolk, and set against the backdrop of the American War of Independence, this film divided the critics on release. The Director’s Cut, released in 2012, featuring a new voiceover by Al Pacino, was felt by many to finally do the story justice. It also stars Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski and the people of King’s Lynn!

Sunday 1st October
1pm A Summer’s Tale (1996) 113 mins Cert U
French with English subtitles
St George’s Guildhall, King Street

Directed by the great New Wave auteur Eric Rohmer, this engaging seaside tale recounts the summer romances of a diffident young man. A typically French take on the beach teen movie, it is full of naturalistic performances as we eavesdrop on the hopes and fears of these teenagers, and are presented with the mercurial nature of young love.

Sunday 1st October
4pm Atlantic City (1980) 104 mins Cert 15
St George’s Guildhall, King Street

Set in the gambling resort of Atlantic City, this is one of Burt Lancaster’s greatest performances, and he brings a real sense of dignity to his role as an ageing mobster looking for one last chance at the big time. A wistful portrayal of human folly and redemption, this film also stars an Oscar-nominated Susan Sarandon and was directed by Louis Malle.

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