It is 'Lights, camera, action!' for Largs Film Society as it embarks on its new season on Friday.
This season contains the expected eclectic mix of foreign and British, classic and modern, and familiar and new films. The season starts with ‘Youth’ written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel and Rachel Weisz. A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday. The two friends, Fred and Mick, look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again.
The Society screens films every third Friday from September to May in the Valhalladrome at Vikingar; doors open at 7pm with a short introduction to the film before the screening at 7.30pm. Entry is to members and their guests and there are still a few memberships available for the 2016-17 season; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for availability. For more information, see www.largsfilmsociety.co.uk
It is a fond farewell to outgoing Chair Margaret Watt, with grateful thanks for her invaluable and inspiring leadership over the recent years and trust she will enjoy this season’s offerings from her new seat in the stalls. Gerry Boyle is the new Chair for this the Society’s eleventh year.