SESSION: Thursday 1st November at 7pm


British Film Festival 2018 – The Italian Job

(1969, dir. Peter Collinson, w/ Michael Caine, Noël Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone)

Charlie's got a 'Job' to do. Having just left prison, he finds one of his friends has attempted a high risk job in Italy right under the nose of the Mafia. Charlie's friend doesn't get very far so Charlie takes over the 'Job'. Using three Mini Coopers, a couple of Jaguars and a bus, he hopes to bring Torino to a standstill, steal the Gold and escape. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.653.653.653.65(IMDB rating)


British Film Festival 2018 – Alfie

(1966, dir. Lewis Gilbert, w/ Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster)

British Film Festival 2018 – Alfie will start at approximately 9:05pm, and finish at approximately 11:05pm.

For Alfie, the only real life is sex life; only then can he kid himself he is living. Sex is not used as the working-class boy's way to 'the top'. Executive status has no appeal for Alfie. Nor has class mobility. He is quite content to stay where he is, as long as the 'birds' are in 'beautiful condition', as he assures us they are in one of the candid, over-the-shoulder asides to the camera which the film carries over from "Tom Jones". The film shows how much of the 'swinging 60's' quality of London life was a male creation, and through the dominance of the fashion photographers, a male prerogative. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.553.553.553.55(IMDB rating)