Harrogate Film Society

Having started in 1955, Harrogate Film Society is run by a group of film enthusiasts in an informal and welcoming atmosphere. Our core programme of 15 films starts in September each year running through to April. Our focus is on bringing you critically acclaimed and diverse films from all over the world. Entertaining, thoughtful, sometimes unusual and stimulating, many rarely screened in the UK.

Screening the films at the Odeon allows us to offer members and guests the full cinematic experience, including surround sound and comfortable seating (though it costs slightly more than cheaper venues as we hire the screens on a private hire basis and source the licenses and films ourselves).

As well as our core season, we put on themed events such as classic cinema, a music season, art films and ad hoc special events such as charity screenings.

Capacity for each film varies as we sometimes hire the smaller screens for our special events though our core season films are always shown in one of the larger screens.

Screenings

Jazz On A Summer's Day

19/07/2024 at 19:30

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Synopsis

Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational music to Gospel. It's a concert film that suggests peace and leisure, jazz at a particular time and place.

Additional Info

https://www.harrogatefilmsociety.org/event-details/jazz-on-a-summers-day-the-1958-newport-jazz-festival

Harrogate Film Society is pleased to announce our final film in Season 1 of our Music Legends Series. This event will take place at Bilton Club (previously known as Bilton Working Men's Club). This community venue has a fantastic function room with it's own bar, a self-contained PA system and disabled access.

Films will be projected onto a screen based on the stage and we are pleased to bring you another brilliant film.

Jazz on a Summer's Day - the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival | July 19 | 7pm | Director : D A Pennebaker | 1959 | U | 90 + Minutes | Documentary | Venue - Bilton Club on Skipton Road

Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational music to Gospel. It's a concert film that suggests peace and leisure, jazz at a particular time and place.

Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington, Chuck Berry, Mahalia Jackson, Thelonious Monk, Big Maybelle, what's not to like?

Each movie will be introduced by Harrogate author and broadcaster, Derek Shelmerdine. He will set the scene for the film and provide insight into the background. Derek is the author of Rock'n'Roll Unravelled, which tells the story of rock'n'roll from its roots to late 70's punk.

Places are limited to 80 for this event. Book your tickets here on our website, at any of our events or on the door.

(FYI, it is possible to become a member of Bilton Club. Please note, this is completely unrelated to HFS membership. Please check out their website for more details. There are several benefits to being a member, including discounted drinks and Club event tickets which are up to 50% cheaper, along with several trips and social events each year. ) https://biltonwmc.co.uk