Rob TownsendA group that meets to introduce, watch and discuss a wide range of classic films in a friendly relaxed environment. No expertise in cinema needed; just enthusiasm and an open mind!

Group Coordinator: Rob Townsend (click to contact)

Normally the first and third Tuesday and Wednesday of each month, October to June, at 10.30am-1.00pm or 2.00pm-4.30pm Tuesdays and 1.30pm-3.30pm Wednesdays. Members choose one of the three sessions, since in each the same film is shown.

At The Old Fire Station, Mayton St, N7 6QT,  just off the Holloway Road end of the Seven Sisters Road.

We are a welcoming group of film enthusiasts interested in quality cinema that meets to watch and discuss classic movies of a variety of genres, eras, directors and stars.
At our venue, a community centre a few metres from the junction of the Holloway Road and the Seven Sisters Road, we have access to good sound and projection equipment and a large screen.

We currently run three Classic Film sessions Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the months and at the times indicated above. The meetings run in parallel, thus the same film is introduced, screened and discussed in each of the sessions on the given dates. Any foreign films shown are obviously the original version with subtitles, but we also try to have HOH-subtitles for all English-language films.

Our film programme is published in September, and members choose one of the three meetings — morning or afternoon — by a simple email registration prior to each session. A reminder email is sent out a week before each film screening.

Last year's film programme can be viewed here.

For 2017-18 there are three Classic Film themes, working forwards:
We began the iU3A year (October-December 2017) in conservative fashion with five 'Classic Classics', highly-regarded films that appear on the Top 10/25/50 lists of many film critics and cinéphiles. This autumn programme, which includes an 'end-of-term' session (to which group members are invited to contribute suggestions) on Film Music, can be found here.
January-March 2018: six sessions of 'Classic Curios', very interesting, if rather idiosyncratic movies e.g. Charles Laughton's Night of the Hunter (1955), Ealing Studio's Dead of Night (1945), the hilarious Cuban satire Death of a Bureaucrat (1966). The Winter programme can be viewed here.

April-June 2018: a five-film season of 'Classic Love' - Max Ophüls's Madame de (1953), Mastroianni's Le Notte Bianche (1958), Hungarian director Károly Makk's Love (1973), Gilbert Cates's I Never Sang For My Father (1970), John Sayles's Lianna (1983) for example; and we'll end the iU3A year with a session of your favourite classic film scenes called 'Moments That Made The Movies'.

If you'd like to become a member of the Classic Film group or have any further queries, please contact us at the email link at the top of the page.


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