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Please note our films can contain scenes of violence, sexual content, drug use and swearing.
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all films Fridays 7:30pm
Ealing Town Hall
October 2016
Out of Character
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Frankenstein and The Monster from Hell
with special guest co-star Madeline "Maddy" Smith
IN PERSON with a Q&A
at Questors Theatre Ealing
Saturday October 15th 7:30pm
More details on Questors website
Tickets HERE
In this series featuring our members’ suggestions and a special event, we visit some classic literary characters from different genres. From adaptations that remain faithful to the source material, to those that alter the original narrative beyond recognition, these films thrive on their loose and quirky interpretations. The appropriation of iconic personas attracts the attention of audiences, and we can see the changes applied to these timeless heroes as they endure in popular culture.
Madeline Showreel
Hammer Horror Special!

Friday 7th October
Murder by Death
91 minutes
directed by Robert Moore, written by Neil Simon
starring Peter Sellers, David Niven, Maggie Smith, Peter Falk, Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, Alec Guinness, Elsa Lanchester, Estelle Winwood, James Coco, James Cromwell

The most renowned detectives are all invited to an eerie manor where their wits, nerves and sleuthing skills are put to the test by mindboggling goings on and an uncertain crime. With an all-star ensemble playing pastiches of popular private eyes from movies and books by Agatha Christie and Dashiell Hammett, this spoof is full of silly gags, questionable accents, and a playful sense of fun while toying with the tropes of murder mysteries.

Saturday 15th October
at The Questors Theatre
12 Mattock Lane W5 5BQ
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
95 minutes
directed by Terence Fisher
starring Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse, Charles Lloyd Pack, Bernard Lee

Now in an asylum, Baron Victor takes on the assistance of two fellow inmates, a young doctor and a mute woman, to seek the perfect physical parts, experiment with reanimation, and perform grisly operations to make the ideal man – or monster.
Mary Shelley’s character features in several Hammer Horrors, continuing the theme of unnatural creation and playing God, and suited the Gothic tales and macabre imagery. This was the final film from the director and the last in this series from the company.
A special event with actress Madeline Smith in attendance, for a Questions & Answers session, and a talk about her career: roles including a Bond girl; Hammer Film Productions; and her Ealing connection.

Friday 21st October
Anna Karenina
89 minutes
directed by Clarence Brown
starring Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Basil Rathbone, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O’Sullivan, May Robson

An aristocratic socialite is stifled and trapped in a lonely marriage to an austere statesman, then is stirred but troubled by the attentions of a young officer who entices her into an affair. Tolstoy’s epic novel is much abridged here, and with its high production values, this is a Hollywood vision of Russia filled with lavish parties and grand opera houses, billowing ball gowns and steam trains. Garbo touched her performances with restraint and nuance, and she is wonderful as the woman who defies the rules of high society and then sees it turn against her.
Winner of Best Foreign Film at the Venice Film Festival, Best Actress at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, and among the Top Ten Films by the National Board of Review and Film Daily

Friday 28th October
The Green Pastures
93 minutes
directed by William Keighley, Marc Connelly
starring Rex Ingram, Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson, Oscar Polk, the Hall Johnson Choir

As a Sunday school teacher tells familiar stories from the Old Testament of the Bible, they are imagined and given a twist with an all black cast and some updated relevance. The production is at times reverent and spiritual with a soulful gospel chorus, and then tongue-in-cheek with good humour and impressive visuals. Developed from a Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play, which was itself based on a collection of folktales inspired by scripture, this is an interesting chance to see a portrayal of African Americans in earlier cinema.
Among the Top Ten Films by the National Board of Review, New York Times and Film Daily