Meet the Committee

The term “committee” is misleading. We rarely have meetings, but get together to eat, drink and talk about films.

Jasmine Aldred Co – Chair

I’ve been a general member of the Film Club committee since 2012, and I’m now the newly elected Co-Chair for our lovely new committee. I love movies and 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. You’ll see me occasionally doing introductions on film nights (I’m the one always wearing dungarees!) I love all films from Studio Ghibli or Wes Anderson, and films about food (I also work as a chef so it’s the ultimate passion crossover) but my absolute favourite film has to be Amelie! 

Suzy Garnett Co – Chair

Joining the Film Club was top of my to-do list when I moved to Ulverston and it’s a privilege to be elected Co-Chair. I’ve been working in the film industry for over ten years and love attending the Roxy so much that I moved my office into the building! There’s a special place in my heart for the Classics, but I’m currently enjoying films by Chloe Zhao, Celine Sciamma, Nora Twomey, Lynna Ramsay, Rebecca Hall and Gina Prince-Bythewood.

Jenny Gemmell Co – Membership Secretary

I’ve been a member of the Film Club since 2006 when I moved to this area. Previously, I lived outside Liverpool and spent many a happy hour watching non mainstream films at the Bluecoat Chambers and also at my local cinema in Crosby. I developed a love of French films, particularly for their quirky, non-lineal way of telling the story. Two of my favourite French films are “A Heart in Winter” and “The Guardians”.

Fiona Sopwith Co – Membership Secretary

I have  loved  a night out at the Roxy and especially the Roxy Film Club since moving to Ulverston to bring up my family in 2004.  I was glad to volunteer to join  the committee  this year as co – membership secretary.  I am so excited about being able to take part in choosing the films for the next season with a great crowd of film fans. I lived in Spain and Catalunya before moving to Ulverston and  love Spanish language films and especially the films of Almodovar, from Women On The Edge to the latest autobiographical Pain and Glory.  What’s more, the thing I like about Film Club is that it can take you on a journey to a totally unexpected place  which stimulates both emotions and intellect.  It is also a wonderful shared experience and I’m so so glad to be back here again .

Ali Kyle Treasurer

I have been a member of Film Club for over 10 years –  I love non-mainstream and foreign language films.  I am very happy to be joining the committee to do my bit to keep this wonderful film club going!  As a Francophile, French or France-based films are a particular draw. Some of my favourites are Kristin Scott Thomas in Partir (Leaving), Amélie, and Hugo (includes the story of Georges Méliès’ wonderful silent film ‘A Trip to the Moon’).

Nat Tyson Graphic Designer

 I moved to Ulverston seven-years ago and have been a regular at the Roxy ever since. With my background in Fine Art and sign painting I’ll be looking after the programme design and posters for the Film Club. There’s nothing I like more than being lost in film from the weird and wonderful through to world cinema, my favourite director being Wes Anderson.

John Fletcher Website Editor

I have been attending Film Club screenings for a number of years, so was happy to step in as website editor to help the club continue. I remember, as a young teenager, being enthralled and moved by Richard Burton in “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold” and have loved film since then. Lately I have particularly enjoyed the films coming out of Iceland. “Rams”, “Under The Tree”, and “Woman At War”

Dave Kyles Committee Member

I moved to Ulverston in Aug 1989, by coincidence just in time for the launch of Film Club at the Roxy. 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”

Juliet Philipson Committee Member

Being a huge fan of stories, I love the ability film has to document, reach and connect people. I’m very happy to be Committee Member of Roxy Film Club to support the continuation of the Club in delivering something special. There are simply too many films out there that have moved me, or brought me joy to select a favourite, but Breath Normally and My Octopus Teacher have stayed with me recently.

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