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Celebrate the golden days of cinema at The Ritzy, every third Tuesday of the month at noon. Tickets are £3.50 for the over-60s, regular matinee prices all others.
Reminiscence screenings are regular movie showings for anyone who enjoys a bit of cinematic nostalgia - film lovers young and old are treated to a slice of film history and a complimentary cup of tea or coffee.
Tuesday 17 July, 12.00
THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (1962) (15)
Director: Tony Richardson. Starring: Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave, James Bolam, Avis Bunnage, Alec McGowen, Joe Robinson, Julia Foster. 103 mins.
At the heart of this Woodfall production lies a BAFTA award-winning performance by Tom Courtenay as a rebellious young man chosen to represent his reform school in a long-distance race. As he trains, he recalls events from his life. From the screenplay by Alan Sillitoe, based on his own story, Yorkshire-born director Richardson created one of the most powerful dramas of the 1960s.
Tuesday 21 August, 12.00
42ND STREET (1933) (U)
Director: Lloyd Bacon. Starring: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler. 89 mins.
The classic film about staging a do-or-die Broadway musical. Complete with an egomaniacal but hugely talented producer, dazzlingly choreographed music-and-dance numbers and a last-minute leading lady replacement (an unknown of course), 42ND STREET remains an entertaining, frantically paced musical comedy. With star turns from both Warner Baxter as producer Julian Marsh and Ruby Keeler as the new star rising, Peggy Sawyer, 42ND STREET set the standard for excellence in filmmaking, a standard that still shines bright today.
Tuesday 18 September, 12.00
THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE (1973) (PG)
Director: Victor Erice. Starring: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Telleria. 97 mins.
Widely regarded as a masterpiece of Spanish cinema, this allegorical tale is set in a remote village in the 1940s. Life in the village is calm and uneventful in the wake of General Franco's victory in the civil war. All this changes for two young girls, however, when a screening of James Whale’s FRANKENSTEIN impresses them deeply, leading to their search for this kind creature. Made during the last few years of Franco’s dictatorship, the film subtly criticises post-civil-war Spain, and received accolades for its subtle and masterful use of cinematic language, as well as the expressive performance by the young Ana Torrent.
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