July film vote now open!

Thanks to all members who sent in their film preferences. Now’s your chance to vote for the film we’ll screen in July. Voting is open to all, not just members as previously advertised.

The shortlist is as follows:

Django Unchained (2012, Dir: Quentin Tarrantino, 18 cert)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011, Dir: David Yates, 12A cert)

Lincoln (2012, Dir: Steven Spielberg, 12A cert)

Mamma Mia! (2008, Dir: Phylidda Lloyd, PG cert)

Moulin Rouge! (2001, Dir: Baz Luhrmann, 12A cert)

My Name is Khan (2010, Dir: Karan Johar, 12A cert)

Rocky II (1979, Dir: Sylvester Stallone, PG cert)

Sideways (2004, Dir: Alexander Payne, 15 cert)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012, Dir: Peter Jackson, 12A cert)

You can vote online by following this link, or email your preference to llancarfancine@gmail.com.

The poll closes on Monday 15 April and we’ll announce the winner, along with the rest of our Summer programme, on Saturday 20 April at our Les Misérables screening.

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Argo…ing, going, gone

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Ben Affleck’s view of our lovely audience

We were joined by a great crowd for Ben Affleck’s Oscar winning thriller Argo last Friday. The screening gave us a chance to really test the high definition projector and large screen on loan from Creative Rural Communities. Both performed beyond expectation and we shall definitely use them again.

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Bigger really is better!

Les Misérables (12A), Saturday 20 April

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Director: Tom Hooper
Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter

“The Mamma Mia it’s all right to like.”
The Daily Telegraph

Our Spring season ends with a flourish as the musical sensation of the year arrives in Llancarfan’s glitzy West End (the Village Hall to you and me).

So ready your mansize Kleenex and prepare for an evening of high drama as we bring you the latest filmed adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel.

The film has picked up numerous awards including four BAFTAs and three Oscars. It’s also the first such filmed musical where all the main numbers were sung and recorded live on set. And if that wasn’t enough we’ll announce the three films in our Summer season.

We’re starting the performance earlier than usual to accommodate an intermission (in true theatreland style).  So it’s doors at 6.00pm, with the film starting around 6.30pm.

To get you in the mood here are eight things you probably didn’t know about Les Misérables, courtesy of our Paris correspondent Avril Duper:

  1. Anne Hathaway was married to little-known Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare. 390 years after her death Anne won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar® for her role in Les Misérables.
  1. Russell Crowe managed two of the five notes he was expected to hit in his Les Misérables solos. That’s two more than Pierce Brosnan achieved in Mamma Mia!
  1. Victor Hugo was moved to write Les Misérables after a wet weekend in Rhyl.
  1. Jean Valjean is an anagram of another popular Gallic name, Val Jeanjean.
  1. Victor Hugo originally intended his novel to be entitled Misery but Stephen King beat him to it.
  1. Les Misérables was first adapted for film in a 1909 silent production. Well ahead of its time, this early classic would have been the perfect showcase for Russell Crowe’s singing talents.
  1. Hugh Jackman is an anagram of another popular Antipodean name, Jack Hughman.
  1. After rising to prominence for directing mega-hit royal stutterfest The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper was looking for a change in his next film. Having cast Russell Crowe in Les Misérables he was pleased to be working with a man seemingly beyond all help of vocal coaching.

We have fewer than 20 tickets remaining for this very special performance so book now to avoid disappointment: call 01446 781 144 or email llancarfancine@gmail.com.

Members: you decide our July film!

If you could choose one film to watch on the big screen with friends, family and neighbours, what would it be?

An old favourite: Brief Encounter, maybe?
A cult classic: how about The Blues Brothers?
A chance to relive a memorable cinema experience: Star WarsLawrence of Arabia or The Care Bears Movie?
Or maybe a film you missed the first time around, or have only ever seen on the small screen?

From today members can nominate any film they’d like to see on the big screen at our July event.

It’s the final performance of the year (we take August off and start the new season in September) and we want members to decide what gets shown.

Throughout March we’ll take your film nominations before drawing up a shortlist (the final selection will be made based on the availability of appropriate film licences. Not every film is available for village hall screenings).

Members will then get the chance to vote for their favourite choice and the winner will be announced at our Les Mis screening on 20 April.

To nominate a film you can either email your preference to llancarfancine@gmail.com, complete the form below or tell a volunteer at the Argo screening on 22 March.

Films will only be considered for the shortlist if they are available in the UK on DVD or Blu ray by 12 July 2013; check Amazon.co.uk for availability.

Nomination and voting is only open to current members. Only one nomination per member (one per family membership). Nominations close on Saturday 23 March 2013.

Voting details will be published with the shortlist later in the month.