Coming Up at Ealing's Classic Cinema Club

Films for the rest of December

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Friday 9th December    
PATHS OF GLORY    1957    
88 minutes    PG    
directed by Stanley Kubrick    
starring Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready
In the fierce fray of a disastrous campaign during World War I, three French soldiers refuse to charge towards certain death, so face a court martial, accused of cowardice. Their colonel battles to defend them against the inhumanity of military generals, giving orders in comfort and safety far from the trenches.
Considered one of the best anti-war films, a theme Kubrick would return to throughout his career, this was made by Kirk Douglas’s production company, and the director and actor would work together one more time, again casting him as a just and righteous man, a heroic figure as seen in many of his Hollywood roles.
Nominated for the BAFTA award for Best Film, and a success with European critics associations, winning the Grand Prix from Belgium, and Best Foreign Director from Italy and Finland.
Showing on Kirk Douglas’s 100th birthday.

Classic Cinema Club December

Friday 16th December    
JOUR DE FETE    1949    
79 minutes    PG    
directed by Jacques Tati    
starring Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble, Paul Frankeur
A sociable but clumsy mailman does his rounds on his remarkable bicycle, as the usually tranquil village prepares for annual celebrations and the arrival of a travelling funfair and cinema, which just happens to screen a newsreel boasting of the ultra-efficient US postal service.
Before Tati embodied the more familiar Monsieur Hulot, he had great popularity with this letter carrier character. His first feature film sets up qualities consistent in his comedy career, including his interest in technology, modernisation and globalisation, use of slapstick sight gags and smart sound effects, and the conception, creation and choreography of a space peopled by loveable eccentrics.
Winner of Best Screenplay at the Venice Film Festival.
Showing in its colour version, as originally intended by Tati.
We are also showing ‘Heureux Anniversaire’ (1962), a BAFTA and Academy Award winner for Best Short Film, by clown and comic Pierre Etaix and writer Jean-Claude Carriere, about a man eager to meet with his wife for their anniversary, if the bizarre obstacles on the journey home don’t stop him.

Looking forward to 2017:

Friday 6th January
THE DIVIDE    2015    
74 minutes    Certificate 12A    
A film by Katharine Round
With a Q&A with executive producer Christopher Hird
What happens when the rich get richer?
The Divide tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in the modern day US and UK - where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. By plotting these tales together, we uncover how virtually every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor. This isn’t based on real life. This is real life.
Wall Street psychologist Alden wants to make it to the top 1%; KFC worker Leah from Richmond, Virginia just wants to make it through the day; Glaswegian rapper Darren just wants to stay sober; Newcastle carer Rochelle wishes her job wasn't looked down on so much; Jen in Sacramento, California doesn’t even talk to the neighbours in her upscale gated community – they’ve made it clear to her she isn’t “their kind”.
By weaving these stories with news archive from 1979 to the present day, The Divide creates a lyrical, psychological and tragi-comic picture of how economic division creates social division. It becomes clear that a higher income doesn’t ensure happiness and inequality hurts us all – rich and poor. It serves as both a call to arms, and a powerful warning. The film is inspired by the critically-acclaimed, best-selling book “The Spirit Level” by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.
This documentary screening will be attended by the executive producer Christopher Hird, who will take part in a Questions & Answers discussion.
He is a leading figure in UK independent documentary making, and he says: “With opinion polls showing that over 80% of the population think that inequality is an important issue, Katharine Round’s film could not be more timely. Without graphs and without didactic narration, the film shows the social, economic and psychological realities of living in an unequal world.”

January TBD
I, DANIEL BLAKE    2016    
100 minutes    certificate 15    
directed by Ken Loach    
starring Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

Friday 10th February    
Showing in partnership with the Ealing Music and Film Festival
SPIDER    2002    
98 minutes    certificate 15    
directed by David Cronenberg    
starring Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, Lynn Redgrave

Please note: our films can contain scenes of violence, sexual content, drug use and swearing. We recommend adult audiences but younger viewers may be accompanied by an adult.

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Films are shown at Ealing Town Hall on Fridays at 7:30pm followed by a discussion about the film.

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5th December 2016

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