Classic Cinema Club: January and February

Some classics, forgotten gems and a special local Ealing Club screening


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Friday 12th January
Casablanca   1942   
102 minutes    certificate U    in English

In Morocco during WW2, Vichy and Nazi forces circle political resisters and refugees. A woman from Rick’s past enters his bar – will there be romance? Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman star in this most renowned of films.

Friday 19th January          
A Foreign Affair   1948   
116 minutes    certificate U    in English

Jean Arthur stars as a US politician touring Berlin to investigate the American army’s decorum and the possible Nazi past of a sexy nightclub singer, played with aplomb by Marlene Dietrich in Billy Wilder’s satirical comedy.

Friday 26th January          
An American in Paris 1951      
114 minutes    certificate U    in English

A US expat hopes to eke out a living as a painter in France, as imagined by Hollywood in Technicolor. This hit MGM musical boasts a Gershwin score, Gene Kelly’s dazzling dancing and the triumphant, spectacular ballet sequence.

Friday 2nd February         
Lift to the Scaffold    1958      
91 minutes    certificate PG    in French with English subtitles

A couple’s carefully calculated crime doesn’t go to plan in this cool thriller, revered for Jeanne Moreau’s performance, stunning views of Paris by night, a sensuous Miles Davis score, and heightened style and atmosphere.

Friday 9th February          
Suburban Steps to Rockland: The Story of The Ealing Club    2017   
89 minutes      cert to be determined   
in English

This is the story of the birthplace of British rock, which in the 1960's hosted and nurtured the soon-to-be biggest bands in the world, including The Rolling Stones, The Who, Manfred Mann and many others. A documentary about an exciting era in music history – that happened in our borough! With interviews from Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker (Cream), John Mayall (John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers), Paul Jones (Manfred Mann), Eric Burdon (The Animals), Dick Taylor (The Pretty Things), Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac), Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy), Nick Simper (Deep Purple),
Part of the Ealing Music and Film Festival, with thanks to The Ealing Club. Screening at University of West London at 7.30pm Tickets are £12/£10 conc and are available here.
more here from 62 Films

Friday 16th February       
‘I Know Where I’m Going!’ 1945      
87 minutes       certificate U     in English

Wendy Hiller plays the determined woman travelling to the Scottish Hebrides to marry a rich man, but will the rough weather and tough journey ever let her get there? This is a perfect romantic comedy from Powell and Pressburger.

Friday 23rd February        
Local Hero    1983    
106 minutes       certificate PG    in English

An American oil executive makes a business trip to buy land from a tiny village community, who are keen to profit. With a wealth of oddballs and eccentric characters, this wonderful, warm comedy is “a love poem to Scotland.”

Classic Cinema Club

Ealing Town Hall      
Fridays  7:30pm
Tickets £7/£6 concessions
Special Event Tickets £12/£10 concessions


11th January 2018

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