The world at the pictures

Monday Movie Club host Karl Gernert at South Holland Centre, Spalding.  ANL-140227-104803001
Monday Movie Club host Karl Gernert at South Holland Centre, Spalding. ANL-140227-104803001

Monday Movie Club, a fortnightly event at South Holland Centre, Spalding, is the place to go if you want to see the best of world cinema.

The club provides a break from superheroes, romantic comedies and franchised sequels to show a wider range of cinema than that on offer from your nearest multiplex, whether it is a foreign language film, an arthouse oddity or a black and white classic.

Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan and newcomer Tony Revolori in The Grand Budapest Hotel, to be shown at South Holland Centre on April 28.  PPP-140703-134927001

Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan and newcomer Tony Revolori in The Grand Budapest Hotel, to be shown at South Holland Centre on April 28. PPP-140703-134927001

Hosts of the club keep an eye on film festivals and pick the best available titles, be they French, Russian, American or British.

Karl Gernert, one of the hosts, said: “There’s a desire between ourselves and South Holland Centre to widen the scope of cinema in Spalding for people who want to see films that are outside the mainstream.

“We promote the works of leading directors like Pedro Almodovar and Bernardo Bertolucci, but we also screen remastered and previously lost classics from Buster Keaton comedies to Lon Chaney and Boris Karloff horrors.”

Before each film, audience members are given a selection of reviews for the night’s screening and hear a short talk about the film’s context.

Upcoming films are Nebraska on March 24, Inside Llewyn Davis on April 7 and The Grand Budapest Hotel on April 28, all at 7.30pm.

For more details about Monday Movie Club, call South Holland Centre on 01775 764777.