Corrie Film Club is having its Christmas special on Sunday 5th December, not the normal second Sunday in the month this time. The evening begins at 7.00pm with the, now traditional, annual showing of 20 minute short starring Freddie Frinton as butler in Dinner for One. This will be followed by supper at 7.30 and then a showing at 8.00 of Cinema Paradiso, the wonderful elegiac film about childhood, cinema and Sicily directed by Tornatore.
Dinner for One (Director Heinz Dunkhause, 1963. Germany. 18 mins Cert U) Traditional Christmas short comedy, served with mulled wine.
An older Lady is having a birthday again and has invited four guests: Sir Toby, Lord Pommeroy, Admiral von Schneider and Mr. Winterbotton. The only problem is that the four have passed away long ago, and so the butler has to step in and help drinking all the sherry, wine and champagne served with the birthday dinner. He does a very good job on this and it seems that he also did a very good job for all the four guests after the dinner (upstairs).
Cinema Paradiso (Italy 1988 Giuseppe Tornatore .118 minutes Cert. PG)
Salvatore, a successful film director returns to his native Sicilian village for the funeral of his old friend, Alfredo who was the projectionist at the local Cinema Paradiso where Salvatore spent the happiest times of his childhood and developed his love of film. To the fatherless young boy, Alfredo became a father figure who guided and loved him. His return also brings back poignant memories of his teenage love, Elena, whom he had to leave in order to pursue his dreams.
Supper will be soup, veggie chilli, baked potatoes and mince pies. Mulled wine will also be served. Please bring any other drinks you might wish. We will set up tables with 1 metre distancing and ask everyone to hand sanitise and wear masks except when eating and watching films.