Licence to Thrill!

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Okay, that’s enough corny Bond puns. But we’re so excited, we can’t help it. Our biggest event yet is less than a month away… Bond night in Llancarfan!

We’ll screen Skyfall, the first film in history to take over £100 million at the British box office. Plus we’re planning some other Bond-themed fun on the night, details of which remain top secret (*ahem*). We can reveal there’ll be cocktails and canapes, and you’re invited to come dressed as your favourite Bond, baddie or beauty (although fancy dress is entirely optional).

It’s true we can’t guarantee an evening of suave sophistication. But you’ll never have seen a Bond film presented quite like this before. Seen the film already? Come and relive the experience with a twist. Go on, you only live twice (*sorry*).

Tickets are limited and going fast, so order now to avoid disappointment (email llancarfancine@gmail.com, or tel. 01446 781 144, and tell them M sent you).

Hope Springs Eternal

Hope-Springs-smallWe had a good crowd turn out for Hope Springs last Friday, on an otherwise inclement night. Despite the weather the audience was lively and appreciative, which is just how we like it!

The drama continued even after the screening finished, as we left the hall to discover half the village under water. Thanks to everyone who joined us and we hope you had a trouble free journey home.

The screening was our first since blackout blinds were installed in the hall, and they worked a treat. Once again, we are very grateful to Creative Rural Communities and the LDCA for funding the blinds.

One final point to note: we screened a pre-release copy of the Hope Springs DVD, as the film is not officially available in the shops until 25 February. We will purchase a copy for our members’ library, so if you missed the screening you’ll be able to borrow it for free from the end of next month.

HOPE SPRINGS (12A) Tonight!

We have no plans to cancel tonight’s performance of Hope Springs.

While the weather in Llancarfan is far from what you’d call balmy, the village remains accessible and we’ll ensure the hall is toasty warm!

A few tickets still remain for what promises to be a great night.

Doors at 7.15pm, performance starts at 7.45pm.

Oscar nominations

The day after the BAFTA nominations were revealed and today it’s the turn of the Academy Awards, or the Oscars as they’re better known.

Forthcoming titles in our Spring season fared strongly once again. Argo (which we screen on Friday 22 March) and Les Misérables (screening on Saturday 20 April) each secured seven nominations, including for Best Picture. Well done to all concerned.

The full list of nominations can be found here.

BAFTA nominations

Our congratulations to all the films and talent nominated for BAFTA film awards today.

Lincoln, Steven Spielberg’s latest, leads the pack with 10 nominations, followed closely by three titles from our Spring programme (Les Misérables, 9 nominations; Skyfall, 8 nominations; Argo, 7 nominations).

Add to the fact that two films from our previous programme (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom) scored one nomination apiece (for Outstanding British Film and Best Original Screenplay, respectively) and it just goes to show: we certainly know how to pick ’em!

The full list of nominations can be found on the BAFTA web site.