Radlett & District

Film and TV appreciation

Each meeting will comprise a discussion about the merits of a film or TV programme the group has viewed before coming to, or at the meeting.

Leader: Ted Childs.

Day and time of meetings: usually first Thursday of the month from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Our next meeting is on Thursday 2nd December in the Upstairs Meeting Room at Vision Hall, commencing 10.00 am with ‘Big Night’

Face masks are mandatory

Made in 1996, the film has become something of a cult comedy in US cinema. It is the story of two Italian immigrant brothers', played by Tucci and Tony Shalhoub, who attempt, not very successfully, to establish themselves as restauranteurs in a coastal resort on the New Jersey shoreline, culminating in a last, desperate bid to win acclaim, the "Big Night", The brothers desire to succeed through proffering perfectionist Italian cuisine and authentic cultural ambience is doomed to failure. The local catchment of clientele have simpler tastes. Despite commercial and romantic failure dogging their doomed enterprise, the brothers' close filial relationship quietly survives all the stress and strain..

It is very much the Stanley Tucci show. In addition to co-starring, Tucci also co-wrote the screenplay (with Joseph Tropiano and co-directed with Campbell Scott.) Other leading cast members were British actors Ian Holm and Minnie Driver, together with Isabella Rossellini. Although the film did not win any major international honours, it was awarded a variety of specialised awards and nominations in more specialised critical categories. and grossed a respectable $14.2 million in cinema worldwide.

We shall make our usual charge of £3 per person to help cover the cost of room hire and refreshment. As ever, I would be grateful if two or three members present would kindly volunteer to help with our tea and coffee service.

If you would like to come, please let Ted Childs or Gary Harding know. If this session is successful, we hope to go back to our normal first Thursday in the month sessions from November, also at Vision Hall.

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