SESSION: Tuesday 1st November at 7pm

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the British Film Festival presented by Palace Cinemas. For full festival program see here. All films open to patrons 18 years and over unless otherwise noted.

You Only Live Twice

(1967, dir. Lewis Gilbert, w/ Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama)

During the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union lose one spacecraft each after they are both seemingly swallowed whole by a second unidentified spacecraft. The two superpowers are quick to blame one another for the disappearances, causing tensions to skyrocket. The United Kingdom has an alternate theory regarding the disappearances however, a theory involving Japan, and sends their number one spy, James Bond, to investigate there. With the help of the Japanese Secret Service, he uncovers a plot far more sinister than anyone could have ever imagined. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 4444(Astor rating)

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

(1969, dir. Peter R. Hunt, w/ George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas)

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service will start at approximately 9:23pm, and finish at approximately 11:51pm.

George Lazenby steps into the role of James Bond and is sent on his first mission. For help with Marc-Ange Draco (Gabriele Ferzetti), he must become very close friends with his daughter, Teresa "Tracy" (Dame Diana Rigg), and heads off to hunt down Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Telly Savalas) one more time. This takes him to Switzerland, where he must pose as Sir Hilary Bray to find out the secret plan of Blofeld. The facility is covered with Blofeld's guards, as well as his henchwoman, Irma Bunt (Ilse Steppat). What does Blofeld have in mind this time? Can Bond keep up this act for much longer? Are any Bond Girls safe? (IMDB)

FILM INFO 4444(Astor rating)