Louth Film Club marks 10th anniversary

Louth Film Club are marking their 10th anniversary.
Louth Film Club are marking their 10th anniversary.
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Louth Film Club are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the club with a special showing of David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia on Monday, October 19.

Paul Hill, chair of LFC said: “This film combines the epic qualities of scale and sweep with deep political intelligence and psychological insight – a rare treat on the big screen.”

In 2005, four people, Alex McMullen, Nick Louth, Louise Niekirk and Mark Merryfield, had the inspiration to bring world cinema to Louth. Thanks to a grant from the National Lottery and support from the late Gerald Parkes, then owner of the local small independent cinema, the club showed its first film Motorcycle Diaries in June 2005. Since then, films from over 50 countries have been shown.

On the anniversary, Dr Hill commented: “For the past ten years, Louth Film Club has been providing our town with some of the very finest world cinema, presented at our local cinema. Our continued success depends on the quality of our programming and our collaboration with the Playhouse.”

The film starts at 5pm, with a celebration party for members at Bar Castillejar from 9.15-11pm.