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Mon 07 March 2016

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Devilishly good entertainment in the form of seven classic horror movies playing back-to-back, plus food and drinks - if you can stomach it! 26th March, 12noon until very late. Over-18s only as this is scary stuff! Tickets available from The Quay Theatre box office:

Fri 05 February 2016

A fantastic series of curated talks and screenings are being held at the Riverside Cinema in Woodbridge with some big names - Mike Leigh (this month!), Mark Gatiss, Neil Brand and (still TBC but hopefully) Richard Curtis and Ken Loach. Have a look at the listings pasted below and keep checking The Riverside website for the latest dates and details.

Riverside Nights:

An Evening with Mike Leigh - Celebrated British director Mike Leigh (Nuts in May, Abigail’s Party, Secrets and Lies, Mr Turner) will be visiting the cinema and introducing a screening of one of his films. Following the screening, Neil McGlone will interview Mike on stage about his career and clips will be shown from his films. Once the interview is over there will be a chance for the audience to ask Mike questions. Friday February 26th. 75% of tickets now sold!

An Evening with Mark Gatiss - Actor, comedian and writer Mark Gatiss shot to fame as one of the comedy troupe, The League of Gentlemen, and has since gone on to acclaim as the writer of Sherlock (he also stars as Mycroft in the BBC series), writer and star of many a Dr Who episode as well as appearing in many BBC Radio plays and regularly on the stage in the West End. Neil McGlone will interview Mark on stage before questions are thrown open to the audience. Mark will also be introducing a screening of a film that has a special resonance to him.  Date tbc.

An Evening with Kieran Evans - Kieran's groundbreaking debut film Kelly + Victor (2012) won a BAFTA last year for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer and, deservedly so. He has also directed a number of music related films on such artists as the Manic Street Preachers, more recently the Dexy's Midnight Runners film, Nowhere is Home and David Gilmour: Wider Horizons. Kieran will be introducing a film of his choice before then talking about his career. Following the interview there will be a chance for the audience to ask him questions. Sunday 13th March.  

Neil Brand and the Sound of Cinema - Neil will be returning to The Riverside towards the end of 2016 where he will be looking at music in mystery, suspense and horror films. Neil will be performing some music live on stage; there'll be some light-hearted chat about how music has evolved from the silent horror films to that of today, as well as plenty of clips to enjoy.  Date tbc.

Kevin Brownlow and Hollywood - Legendary film historian and Oscar winner, Kevin Brownlow, will be visiting the cinema to discuss his life in cinema and particularly his 1980 Thames TV series, Hollywood. Kevin will regale the audience with stories of his interviews with some of the biggest names in film history (Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Lilian Gish, Frank Capra, Louise Brooks). There will be clips from the Hollywood series of some of Kevin's interviews and he will be introducing a film of his choosing that is important to him.  Date tbc.

An Indian Film Night with Talvin Singh - Talvin has worked with the likes of Siouxsie and the Banshees, Blondie, Madonna, Duran Duran, Bjork and Massive Attack to name but a few and was the winner of the coveted, Mercury Music prize in 1999. Hoping to screen an Indian film of Talvin's choice to which he will perform a live score.  Date tbc.

An Evening with Ben Wheatley - Ben started his career as a short filmmaker and animator, uploading his films online. Then, after a period of writing comedies for Channel 4 and the BBC, he directed his first film, Down Terrace in 2009. From there he has gone from strength-to-strength with movies such as Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England and has two films scheduled for release in 2016; the disturbing adaptation of J.G. Ballard's High Rise starring Tom Hiddleston and the Scorsese produced, Free Fire, starring Brie Larson and Cillian Murphy. Ben will be visiting The Riverside to introduce a screening of one of his films and we will be discussing his career on stage. Following the interview there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask him questions.  Date tbc.

Mt. Desolation 1916 - The band Mt. Desolation were formed in 2010 by Keane members, Jesse Quin and Tim Rice-Oxley. The band released their first album the same year, which featured members of Noah and the Whale, The Killers, Mumford and Sons, The Staves and The Long Winters. The band will be performing a live score to an as yet undecided film from 1916. Scheduled for early 2017.

Other guests hopefully attending future evenings in 2016 include Ken Loach, Richard Curtis, Richard Aoyade, Carol Morley, Sarah Gavron and actor, Tom Hiddleston.  

Information relating to these events will appear on The Riverside's website as dates and times are confirmed.

Fri 05 February 2016

We're delighted to welcome Jill Streatfeild as our volunteer treasurer. Jill was General Manager for Eastern Angles Theatre Company before going freelance and has lots of great experience as a Board member for various arts and theatre organisations. With a background in dance and not one to rest on her laurels, since retirement Jill has started running adult tap dancing classes in Woodbridge - get down there and give it a go if you're local!

Mon 04 January 2016

We're looking at taking part in the BFI's Britain on Film project where thousands of archive films have been digitised to be seen on screen for the first time. We would be focusing on the theme of 'rural', screening newly digitised archive footage of rural areas and themes, relevant to East Anglia. The East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) has a growing number of archive films that have recently been digitised, so we could put a compilation together. Films like To Plough, To Sow, a documentary exploring Suffolk farming in the 1930s, is one example of the kind of footage available for screening: To Plough, To Sow

As with all our BFI projects, Suffolk Cinema Network would cover the vast majority (if not all) of the licence cost. If this project interests you and you would like to put on an archive screening for Britain on Film - Rural, do please drop me a line. [email protected]

Secondly, Bath Film Festival have been in touch about a project called the F-Rated Project - a platform for discussing and supporting women in cinema as well as female directors in film industry. The Bath Film Festival have developed the 'F' rating to champion films that women have written, or directed, or where there are strong female leads. They are hoping to encourage UK cinemas and film festivals to become part of this new movement. I have a list that they have sent me of forthcoming releases that have the 'F' rating and they are also sending out some marketing materials. If you're interested in finding out more and / or screening an F-rated film or a season of films, to support women in film, get in touch! [email protected]

Tue 01 December 2015

We are currently on the hunt for a volunteer Treasurer who might want to work with us at Suffolk Cinema Network, for one day a month (home working), with occasional meetings in Suffolk. The Treasurer will oversee all income (such as memberships and funding) and expenditure (such as kit repairs and web upgrades) and the accounts are very straightforward. Travel and expenses will be covered. Contact Laurie to find out more.

Thu 17 September 2015

By creating a free BFI Neighbourhood Cinema profile...

By being part of Suffolk Cinema Network you are also part of the BFI's Film Audience Network (FAN). BFI have been in touch about their Neighbourhood Cinema scheme. You can create a free profile on their site, upload your screenings and they'll link automatically to the Press Association database that populates the What's On national and regional listings.

There is also info about applying to their equipment fund or the equipment sharing scheme with other local cinema groups.

If you find you have a profile up there already, that may be because you are part of SCN. Let me know if so and I can give you access to take control of the profile.

Click here for more information.

Thu 21 May 2015

We have just refreshed the SCN website, putting the focus on our members cinema events and simplifying navigation and content.

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