A SELECTION OF PROGRAMME NOTES FROM
1960 TO 2008

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in memoriam

The writing of programme notes to accompany each showing was a task carried out for many years by our late chairman, John Woodgate. In the beginning was the manual typewriter, scissors and a pot of glue. Then progress (!) a 'skin' for a Roneo duplicating machine was 'borrowed' and the loan of the machine negotiated. Then the CSCS (Company Social Club Secretary) and BFS member would roll off a batch for distribution at the showing. The company was reimbursed for the cost of materials, eventually, and the CSCS thanked profusely, charmingly. Time passed. Progress. A photo copier and a PRINT ROOM is acquired by the company and put to good use every month by the Film Society. Meanwhile the Roneo is thrown out by the company and reappears in the garage of the CSCS. The husband of this remarkably tolerant woman persuaded her yet again that we can 'make use of it'. For many years John (chairman) assisted by Shelagh cut and pasted the product, gradually developing a professional looking document.

Moving on, we now have an award winning product produced using 21st century computer technology that never involves sticky fingers, tippex or irrecoverable errors with scissors.

BELOW IS A SELECTION OF PROGRAMME DOCUMENTATION FROM
OUR FIFTY YEAR HISTORY. PLEASE SCROLL AND SELECT A BLUE FRAMED
ICON TO ENLARGE A DOCUMENT.

A MAN IS TEN FEET TALL
MARCH 1960
FARREBIQUE
APRIL 1960
SEVEN SAMURAI
FEBRUARY 1961
CABARET
SEPTEMBER 1976
EASY RIDER
NOVEMBER 1984
ANDREI RUBLEV
JUNE 1987
ALEXANDER NEVSKY
SEPTEMBER 1995
REBECCA
DECEMBER 1996
ETERNITY and a DAY
APRIL 2000
FROM SOUP to NUTS
APRIL 2002
BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE
FEBRUARY 2003
THE LEOPARD
DEATH IN VENCICE
NOVEMBER 2003
FELLINI SEASON
THREE FILMS
JANUARY 2005
THE GUERNICA CHILDREN
JANUARY 2008
JAZZ ON A SUMMERS DAY
AUGUST 2008