Film Club
The Film Club is held at the Field Lodge Hotel, London Rd, St Ives , starting with light lunch at 1.30pm and film show at 2pm. Contact Gordon if interested – only 14 places available.

Film club begins with lunch at 1.30pm. The expectation is that our members will not normally arrive for the event before 1.15pm.

2018 meeting dates
January 3rd
February 7th
March 7th
April 4th
May 2nd
June 6th
July 4th
August 1st
September 5th
October 3rd
November 7th
December 5th


Here are the movies planned for the Film Club.
Brief Summary
The Illusionist
(Previous shown at Acorn Cinema club in September 2014)



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Set In late 19th century Vienna, renowned illusionist Eisenheim is reunited with the Duchess von Teschen when she is volunteered from the audience to participate in an illusion during one of his performances. Despite having not seen each other in fifteen years when they were teenagers, they almost immediately recognize each other. They had a doomed romance at that time due to their class differences. The Duchess is soon to be wed to the Crown Prince Leopold. The Crown Prince is known to use violence against women if it suits his needs or purposes. As such, the Duchess, who realizes that she still loves Eisenheim and he her, can never leave the Crown Prince without it jeopardizing her life….
Fly Away Home


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The story follows Amy, a 13-year-old New Zealand girl who is forced to live with her estranged father in Canada following a car crash that kills her mother. Amy becomes increasingly withdrawn and upset until she finds a collection of similarly orphaned goslings that she takes care of, nurturing them until they are ready to migrate to the southern United States. A touching story of life and love. Brilliant cinematography. Oscar nominated.
Greatest Showman



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Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a worldwide sensation. In between all the dancing and powerful songs there is a beautiful plot to weave it all together. The film follows the life of Barnum, the son of a tailor who falls in love with a girl who’s classes above him. Full of ambition and passion, Barnum turns his life around with a financial gamble when he buys a museum. From then on the story becomes what we know: a circus full of the weird and wonderful. Each character ha their own battle to fight and obstacle to overcome whilst navigating the harsh realities of the 19th century. The story is said to be uplifting and captures the spirit of theatre. Hugh Jackman stars


Possibly 2 showings

Darkest Hour



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Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history. Oldman won the leading actor Oscar this year.
Journey’s End

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Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate
Phantom Thread



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Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants, and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. Stars three times Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis
Lady Bird


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Described as a coming of age film. Christine, AKA Lady Bird lives in Sacramento and forced to go to Catholic school. The movie tracks her life, her circle of friends, and simply her day-to-day thoughts and activities. She can be perceived as self-absorbed, but Saoirse Ronan plays her with a sense of genuineness that is impossible not to like. Ronan was nominated in this year’s Oscars