The term “committee” is misleading. We rarely have meetings, but get together to eat, drink and talk about films.
Trish Tyson – Treasurer
I joined the Film Club committee as treasurer in 2003 as a temporary measure, “just to help out” . I’m still here, finding the good company at our get-togethers to discuss films well worth a few trips to the bank to pay in the subs. I’m not a film buff, just I like to get lost in a good film. Favourite films – anything with Humphrey Bogart in, “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Midnight Cowboy”.
Rosie Kyles – Membership Secretary
I have been a member of Film Club at the Roxy since it began in 1989. I am currently Membership Secretary. My favourite thing about being on the committee is helping to choose the films and meeting lots of other people who enjoy talking about films. It is fantastic that we can get to see great foreign films on the big screen in the fabulous Roxy Cinema. The films I enjoy the most are slightly “kooky” ones such as “Some Like It Hot”, “The Big Lebowski” and “Bringing up Baby”. Hitchcock is one of my favourite directors and I especially like the film “North by North-West”.
Dave Kyles – Chair
I moved to Ulverston in Aug 1989, by coincidence just in time for the launch of Film Club at the Roxy. I have been a member every year since, & became chairman in 2011. I get bored by blockbuster movies, but really enjoy quality films from around the world, eg the work of Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Michael Haneke, Asghar Farhadi & Krzysztof Kieslowski. My favourite films include “Heaven’s Gate”, “The Third Man”, “In the Mood for Love” & “Cinema Paradiso”.
Glenn Lang – Committee Member
In my youth I spent many happy hours at the National Film Theatre, catching up on the history of film. While teaching overseas I went to the cinema as often as I could (which was easy in China, The Netherlands and Singapore, but difficult on an isolated fjord on Norway’s west coast!), occasionally watching films without subtitles in languages I couldn’t understand very well. On returning to England I joined the Film Club at the Roxy and its Committee. I particularly love films from different cultures.
Favourite films: “L’Atalante”, “Tokyo Story”, “Hibiscus Town”.
JASMINE ALDRED – IN CHARGE OF FACEBOOK PAGE
I’ve been a member of the committee since 2012, with a year off last year to have a baby! I love being able to meet and talk with like-minded people who love film! I also provide a bit of insider knowledge having worked in a cinema for 3 years, which is useful when choosing films for the club. I look after the Film Club Facebook page and occasionally do introductions on film nights. I love all films from Studio Ghibli or Wes Anderson, but my ultimate favourite film has to be Amelie!
MARK PICKSTOCK – COMMITTEE MEMBER
Last August I moved from Manchester to Walney, practically joining the film club as soon as I stepped off the train, handing over my last pound coins for the yearly membership and a Snickers bar as a celebration.
I have experience in film programming, and when I can draw myself away from watching films, I write a rather bizarre film blog. I’m really passionate about cinema, so I was eager to get involved with the Film Club committee and assist in bringing an eclectic array of films to the local community.
I’m particularly interested in films that explore diverse cultures, themes and subjects from all over the world; but above all, I’m a sucker for a really long take: Rope, Russian Ark, Children of Men, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.
It’s impossible to pick my top three favourite films, but as I sit typing this, I will say: The White Ribbon, There Will be Blood and Casablanca. Ask me tomorrow, and I’m sure it will have changed.