Below are the choices for the Audience Vote film that will be screened in our next season, starting in March 2019.
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Aylsham Picture House (Audience Vote)
Holman House, 18 Market Place
Aylsham, NR11 6E
HIS GIRL FRIDAY is a 1940 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, starring Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant, and released by Columbia Pictures. The plot centers on a newspaper editor named Walter Burns who is about to lose his newly engaged ace reporter ex-wife Hildy Johnson to another man. Burns suggests they cover one more story together, getting themselves entangled in the case of murderer Earl Williams as Burns desperately tries to win back his wife. The screenplay was adapted from the play The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. This was the second time the play had been adapted for the screen, the first occasion being the 1931 film also called The Front Page.
Starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart
Directed by Howard Hawks
THE APARTMENT is a 1960 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine.
The story follows C. C. “Bud” Baxter (Lemmon), an insurance clerk who in the hope of gaining promotion, permits four more senior men to occupy his Upper West Side apartment to conduct extramarital affairs. Bud is attracted to the elevator operator, Fran Kubelik (MacLaine) who in turn is having an affair with Bud’s immediate boss, Sheldrake (MacMurray).
Starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston
Directed by Billy Wilder
THE PRODUCERS: The once-great Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) had once been the toast of Broadway, but now he has been reduced to a washed-up, aging, fraudulent, corruptible, and greedy Broadway producer who barely ekes out a hand-to-mouth existence romancing lascivious, wealthy elderly women in exchange for money for his next play. Accountant Leopold “Leo” Bloom (Gene Wilder), a young man who is highly nervous and prone to hysterics. Max persuades Leo to hide a relatively minor fraud, and while shuffling numbers, Leo has a revelation: a producer could make a lot more money with a flop than a hit by overselling shares in the production, because no one will audit the books of a play presumed to have lost money. The scene is set for one of the funniest films made.
Starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder
Directed by Billy Wilder, written by Mel Brookes
WITHNAIL AND I is a 1987 British black comedy film. The plot follows two unemployed actors, Withnail and “I” who share a flat in Camden Town in 1969. Needing a holiday, they obtain the key to a country cottage in the Lake District belonging to Withnail’s eccentric uncle Monty and drive there. The weekend holiday proves less recuperative than they expected.
It has been described as “one of Britain’s biggest cult films”
Starring Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths
Written and Directed by Bruce Robinson
SOME LIKE IT HOT is a 1959 American black and white romantic comedy film set in 1929, The film is about two musicians who dress in drag in order to escape from mafia gangsters whom they witnessed commit a crime inspired by the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre. Some Like It Hot is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time.
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
Directed by Billy Wilder
THE HUNT FOR THE WILDER PEOPLE is the story of Ricky, a juvenile delinquent who is taken by child welfare services to live in a remote farm with foster mother Bella and her husband. Bella quickly manages to break through Ricky’s defensive shell though her husband is less so. Later, facing the threat of being taken back into care Ricky tries to fake his own suicide by burning down a barn and ends up on the run in the bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two slowly bond while working together to escape arrest. many adventures ensue that test this burgeoning friendship.
Starring Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Ricky Baker
Directed by Taika Waititi