Bury Lectures



St. John's Street

Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk IP33 1SN

Bury St. Edmunds Film Club

The Club will meet once a month. It is membership only - £10.00 on the day  payable in cash.


Each lecture is given by Simon Frampton. After each lecture a discussion group will take place for those who desire it.  The club's emphasis is to join like-minded people and give us all an excuse to watch some remarkable and often overlooked films.

For information about the club or details of future club dates

please ring Simon Frampton on 07947947168

Friday January 26th 10.30am

A Light Hearted Look At British Films Of The 1960's 

Let us start 2018 with something a little light hearted.  A look back at some of our favourite British films which many of us enjoyed watching first time around in our local flea pit!  For this talk I will be concentrating on the 1960’s with a few earlier clips thrown in. The emphasis is on fun and includes some wonderfully nostalgic cinema advertisments . So come along and enjoy a taste of British Cinema at its best.

Friday February 23rd 10.30am

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando is widely considered one of the greatest film actors of all time.  He was widely credited with bringing realism to film acting. He helped to popularize the Stanislavski system of acting, studying with Stella Adler in the 1940s. Brando’s style of method acting has had a profound influence on all succeeding generations of actors. His milestone films include A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), On the Waterfront (1954), The Godfather (1972) amongst many other great performances.

Friday March 30th 10.30am

Simone Signoret

Simone Signoret was a French cinema actress often hailed as one of France's greatest film stars. She became the first French person to win an Academy Award, for her role in Room at the Top (1959). In France she worked with all the major directors including:  Henri-Georges Clouzot, Luis Bunvel, Marcel Carne, Costa-Gavras and Rene Clement. Signoret's  wasn't conventionally beautiful but had a challenging allure, a confidence in her sexuality, which first became apparent in Dédé d'Anvers (1948) where she played a self-respecting Belgian prostitute. She was married to Yves Montand.

Friday April 27th 10.30am

Billy Wilder

Samuel "Billy" Wilder was an Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer whose career spanned more than five decades. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. Wilder became a screenwriter in the late 1920s while living in Berlin. After the rise of the Nazi Party, he left for Paris, where he made his directorial debut. He moved to Hollywood in 1933. An extraordinary body of work followed including: Double Indemnity(1944), The Lost Weekend (1945), Sunset Boulevard,. From the 1950’s on Wilder became renowned for wonderful comedies like Some Like It Hot (1959), and the The Apartment (1960). In 1988, Wilder was awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.

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