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Full Historic Archive

A look back through previous seasons of the Film Society

1973 / 74 (Membership £1.50 / £1.00)

09 Sep  Lady with a Little Dog - Russian

Pull My Daisy - USA

14 Oct   Family Life - UK

The Monkey's Teeth - France Animation

11 Nov  Partie de Campagne - France

Chien Andalou - Spain

 Now that the Buffalo has Gone - Documentary

09 Dec  Elvira Madigan - Sweden

A way to Escape the Ghetto - Documentary

13 Jan  Women of the Dunes - Japan

Violence and Vision - Belgium

10 Feb  My Childhood - Scottish

Man of Aran - Ireland

10 Mar  The Last Picture Show - USA

The Case of the Mukkinose Battle Horn - UK

14 Apr  Cul-de-Sac - USA

1974 / 75 (Membership £2.00 / £1.00)

08 Sep Janice a.k.a. Road Movie - USA

(free)  Adventures in Perception - Poland

29 Sep  Hiroshima Mon Amour - France

 Labyrinth - West Germany

13 Oct   WR Mysteries of the Organism - Yugoslavia

Star Spangled Banner - USA

10 Nov  Dreams that Money can Buy - USA

08 Dec  Before the Revolution - Italy

The Running, Jumping and Standing Still Film - UK

12 Jan  Metropolis - Germany

Rhinoceros - UK

09 Feb  Ballad of a  Soldier - Russia

 The Wild Stallion - USA

09 Mar  Nazarin - Mexico

Pas de Deux - Canada

Marchin through Georgia - USA

1975 / 76 (Membership £2.50 / £1.00)

1976 / 77 (Membership £3.00 / £1.20)

 05 Oct  Slaughter House Five - USA                                                   31 Oct  Fat City - USA

19 Oct  Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams - USA                                  07 Nov  The Sugarland Express - USA

02 Nov  Company Limited - India                                                         14 Nov  Nada - France / Italy

16 Nov  An Autumn Afternoon - Japan                                                 28 Nov  The Cousins - France

07 Dec  Onibaba - Japan                                                                     12 Dec  Red Wedding - France / Italy

 18 Jan  My Way Home - Hungary                                                         23 Jan  The National Health - UK

01 Feb  Pearls of the Deep - Czechoslovakia                                      06 Feb  Nightcleaners - UK

15 Feb  Barrier - Poland                                                                       20 Feb  The Hireling - UK

07 Mar  The Last Picture Show - USA                                                 06 Mar  Blanche - France

21 Mar  The Last Detail - USA                                                             20 Mar  Last of the Red Hot Lovers - USA

1977 / 78 (Membership £3.50 / £1.50)

1978 / 79 (Membership £2.50 / £1.00)

09 Oct  Prime Cut - USA                                                                     12 Oct  Lenny - USA

23 Oct  Night Moves - USA                                                                 26 Oct  Alice doesn't Live here Anymore - USA

06 Nov  Scarecrow - USA                                                                   02 Nov  Performance - UK

20 Nov  Alice in the Cities - W. Germany                                            09 Nov  Arabian Nights - Italy

04 Dec  Nightcleaners - UK                                                                23 Nov  The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser - W. Germany

11 Dec  Traffic - France                                                                      07 Dec   Phantom of the Paradise - USA

22 Jan  Day for Night - France                                                           11 Jan  The Night Porter - Italy

05 Feb  Fellini's Roma - Italy                                                             18 Jan  The Front - USA

19 Feb  Everything for Sale - Poland                                                 25 Jan  The Conformist - Italy

05 Mar  Savage Messiah - UK                                                           08 Feb  Hester Street - USA

19 Mar  Badlands - USA                                                                    22 Feb  Macunaima - Brazil

08 Mar  Prisoner of Second Avenue - USA

1979 / 80 (Membership £4.00 / £2.00)

11 Oct  Marathon Man - USA

25 Oct  Love and Death - USA

08 Nov  The Passenger - Italy

15 Nov  The Duellists - UK

29 Nov  The Lacemaker - France

13 Dec  Barry Lyndon - UK

17 Jan  Providence - France

31 Jan  Zardoz - UK

14 Feb  The Merchant of Four Seasons - W. Germany

28 Feb  Dark Star - USA

13 Mar  Distant Thunder - India

27 Mar  Obsession - USA

1980 / 81 (Membership £5.00 / £2.50)

02 Oct  Coming Home - USA

09 Oct  The Goodbye Girl - USA

23 Oct  Nosferatu the Vampyre - W. German

30 Oct  The Europeans - UK

06 Nov  That Obscure Object of Desire - France

13 Nov  The Last Wave - Australia

27 Nov  Oh God ! - USA

04 Dec  Cheese and Wine Evening

08 Jan  The Tenant - France

 22 Jan  A Wedding - USA

29 Jan  Man of Marble - Poland

12 Feb  Mahler - UK

19 Feb  Battleship Potemkin - USSR

05 Mar  Empire of Passion - France

19 Mar  Semi-Tough - USA

1982 / 83 (Membership £6.50 / £3.00)

Themes  Film History Nights on a Monday

 07 Oct  Atlantic City - USA

14 Oct  All That Jazz - USA

28 Oct  The Marriage of Maria Braun - W. Germany

04 Nov  Stardust Memories - USA

08 Nov  M - Germany

11 Nov  Heaven's Gate - USA

15 Nov  Maidens in Uniform - Germany

18 Nov  Eagle's Wing - UK

25 Nov  Lola - Germany

29 Nov  The Threepenny Opera - Germany

02 Dec  Cheese and Wine Evening

13 Jan  La Cage aux Folles - France

20 Jan  Equus - UK

27 Jan  Deathwatch - France

03 Feb  Breaker Morant - Australia

10 Feb  The Tree of Wooden Clogs - Italy

17 Feb  Times Square - USA

24 Feb  Heartland - USA

 03 Mar  The Outsiders - India

10 Mar  Time After Time - USA

1981 / 82 (Membership £6.00 / £3.00)

08 Oct  The Boys from Brazil - USA

22 Oct  Goin' South - USA

29 Oct  The Tin Drum - W. Germany

05 Nov  Days of Heaven - USA

12 Nov  Breaking Away - USA

19 Nov  Bad Timing - UK

03 Dec  Kagemusha - Japan

10 Dec  Cheese and Wine Evening

14 Jan  La Luna - Italy

21 Jan  Comes A Horseman - USA

28 Jan  The Swissmakers - Switzerland

11 Feb  Throne of Blood - Japan

25 Feb  My Brilliant Career - Australia

04 Mar  Xala - Senegal

18 Mar  Foul Play - USA

1983 / 84 (Membership £6.00 / £3.00)

Themes  Film History Nights & Film Noir Lives on a Monday

06 Oct  Absence of Malice - USA

13 Oct  That Sinking Feeling - UK

27 Oct  Fitzcarraldo - W.Germany

03 Nov  The Janitor - USA

07 Nov  Le Jour se Leve - France

10 Nov  Diva - France

14 Nov  Carnival in Flanders - France

17 Nov  Mephisto - Hungary

24 Nov  Ragtime - USA

28 Nov  La Regle du Jeu - France

01 Dec  The Last Metro - France

08 Dec  Cheese and Wine Evening

12 Jan  Blow Out - USA

19 Jan  The Aviator's Wife - France

23 Jan  Chinatown - USA

02 Feb  Southern Comfort - USA

09 Feb  Three Brothers - Italy

13 Feb  Detour - USA & Angel - Eire

23 Feb  Looks and Smiles - UK

01 Mar  The Herd - Turkey

05 Mar  Double Indemnity - USA

15 Mar  Body Heat - USA

22 Mar  The Four Seasons - USA

1984/ 85 (Membership £8.00 / £4.00)

Themes  Sunset on the Raj & Ingrid Bergman on a Monday

04 Oct  Missing - USA

11 Oct  Zelig - USA & The Dentist - USA

25 Oct  A Girl from Lorraine - France

29 Oct  Ghandi - UK

01Nov  The Verdict - USA

08 Nov  In the White City - Portugal

12 Nov  Shakespeare Wallah - India

 15 Nov  Diner - USA

 22 Nov  Pixote - Brazil

26 Nov  36 Chowringhee Lane - India

29 Nov  Heat and Dust - UK

06 Dec  Cheese and Wine Evening

10 Jan  The Girl with the Red Hair - Netherlands

17 Jan  Smiles of a Summer Night - Sweden

24 Jan  Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? - USA

31 Jan  The Boat - W. Germany

07 Feb  Wild Strawberries - Sweden

14 Feb  Hammett - USA

21 Feb  Charles and Lucie - France

28 Feb  The Silence - Sweden

07 Mar  Fanny and Alexander - Sweden

14 Mar  The Year of Living Dangerously - Australia

1985 / 86 (Membership £9.00 / £4.50)

Themes       As Time Goes By & The Show Must Go On

03 Oct  The Dresser - UK

 10 Oct  Under Fire - USA

17 Oct  Danton - France

24 Oct  Paris, Texas - W. Germany

31 Oct  Broadway Danny Rose - USA

07 Nov  La Balance - France

14 Nov  Betrayal - UK

21 Nov  The Right Stuff - USA

28 Nov  Cal - UK

05 Dec  Finally, Sunday ! - France

12 Dec  Swann in Love - France

 09 Jan  The Big Chill - USA

16 Jan  To Be or Not To Be - USA

23 Jan  Rue Cases Negres - France

30 Jan  Lianna - USA

06 Feb  La Strada - Italy

13 Feb  Portrait of Teresa - Cuba

20 Feb  Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence - UK

27 Feb  42nd Street - USA

06 Mar  Carmen - Spain

13 Mar  Reuben, Reuben - USA

20 Mar  Victor / Victoria - UK

21 Mar  Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid - USA

1986/ 87 (Membership £10.00 / £5.00)

Themes      Heartlands & Enemies Within

25 Sep  Witness - USA

 02 Oct  The Shooting Party - UK

09 Oct  Favourites of the Moon - France

23 Oct  Places in the Heart - USA

30 Oct  My Beautiful Laundrette - UK

06 Nov  Life is a Bed of Roses - France

13 Nov  Wild River - USA

 20 Nov  Le Cop - France

27 Nov  The Purple Rose of Cairo - USA

04 Dec  The Grapes of Wrath - USA

11 Dec  Country - USA

08 Jan  A Letter to Brezhnev - UK

15 Jan  Diary for My Children - Hungary

22 Jan  Kiss of the Spider Woman - Brazil

29 Jan  Full Moon in Paris - France

05 Feb  Eureka - UK

12 Feb  Colonel Redl - Hungary

19 Feb  Bayan Ko: My Own Country - Philippines

26 Feb  Dr. Strangelove - UK

05 Mar  The Official Version - Argentina

12 Mar  A Soldier's Story - USA

19 Mar  Birdy - USA

1987/ 88 (Membership £8.00 / £5.00)

Themes  Not Miss Marple...&  Light of Experience

 24 Sep  A Room with a View - UK

01 Oct  Amadeus - USA

08 Oct  Death in a French Garden - France

22 Oct  Hannah and her Sisters - USA

29 Oct  Inspecteur Lavardin - France

05 Nov  Desert Hearts - USA

12 Nov  Les Diaboliques - France

19 Nov  Silver City - Australia

26 Nov  The Fourth Man - Netherlands

03 Dec  The Sacrifice - Sweden

10 Dec  The Color Purple - USA

07 Jan  After Hours - USA

14 Jan  Finye - Mali

21 Jan  Annie's Coming Out - Australia

28 Jan  When Father was away on Business - Yugoslavia

04 Feb  Without A Trace - USA

11 Feb  Where the Green Ants Dream - W.Germany

18 Feb  Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters - USA

25 Feb  Ginger and Fred - W. Germany

03 Mar  Dreamchild - UK

10 Mar  Brazil - UK

 17 Mar  The Emerald Forest - UK

1988/ 89 (Membership £12.00 / £7.00)

Themes  I Remember & Idyll Homes?

1989/ 90 (Membership £12.00 / £7.00)

Themes  A Child's View of War & Cries from the Beloved Country

22 Sep  Prizzi's Honour - USA

29 Sep  84 Charing Cross Road - USA

13 Oct  My Life as a Dog - Sweden

27 Oct  The Dead - USA

03 Nov  Stand By Me - USA

10 Nov  Salvador - USA

17 Nov  Amarcord - Italy

21 Sep  Broadcast News - USA

28 Sep  Wings of Desire - W. Germany

05 Oct  The Glass Menagerie - USA

12 Oct  Au Revoir les Enfants - France

26 Oct  Someone to Watch Over Me - USA

02 Nov  Manon des Sources - France

09 Nov  Hope and Glory - UK

24 Nov  House of Games - USA

01 Dec  Betty Blue - France

08 Dec  Radio Days - USA

16 Nov  Bagdad Café - W. Germany

23 Nov  The Unbearable Lightness of Being - USA

30 Nov  Empire of the Sun - USA

05 Jan  Castaway - UK

12 Jan  Yeelen - Mali

19 Jan  Stromboli - Italy

26 Jan  Little Shop of Horrors - USA

02 Feb  The Blue Light  & Triumph of the Will - Germany

09 Feb  Prick Up Your Ears - UK

16 Feb  Jean de Florette - France

23 Feb  Raising Arizona - USA

02 Mar  Babette's Feast - Denmark

09 Mar  Repo Man - USA

16 Mar  Malcolm - Australia

23 Mar  Let's Hope it's a Girl - Italy

07 Dec  Tin Men - USA

11 Jan  Cry Freedom - UK

18 Jan  Tampopo - Japan

25 Jan  Maurice - UK

01 Feb  Mapantsula - South Africa

08 Feb  Pathfinder - Norway

15 Feb  A World Apart - UK

22 Feb  A Taxing Woman - Japan

01 Mar  The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne - UK

08 Mar  The Green Ray - France

15 Mar  The Milagro Beanfield War - USA

22 Mar  Roxanne - USA

AYRSHIRE ARTS FESTIVAL - Odeon Cinema

31 May  Henry V - UK  (Screening at Craigie College)

01 Jun  Jean de Florette - France (also screening 4th & 6th)

03 Jun Manon des Sources - France (also screening 5th & 7th)

A respected feature of programming in the 80's was the introduction of Themes where some films had a tentative link by content / director etc.  Ayr Film Society won an award for this from British Federation of Film Societies Scottish Group

1990/91  (Membership £14.00 / £8.00)

Themes   Dangerous Liaisons / Magic of the Cinema

1991/ 92 (Membership £16.00 / £10.00)

Themes  New York Stories / Films by David Lynch

Audience Rating

Audience Rating

08 Nov  Chocolat - France 

15 Nov  Married to the Mob - USA

22 Nov  Jesus of Montreal - Canada

29 Nov  My Left Foot - Eire

06 Dec  The Cook, the Thief ……. UK

10 Jan  Cinema Paradiso - Italy

17 Jan  The Accused - USA 

24 Jan  Spirit of the Beehive - Spain

31 Jan  Torch Song Trilogy - USA

07 Feb  Life and Nothing But - France 

14 Feb  The Smallest Show on Earth -  UK

74.6%

77.9%

64.6%

77.7%

81.7%

89.4%

13 Dec  Field of Dreams - USA

54.2%

81.7%

89.6%

80.2%

53.0%

78.1%

76.3%

21 Feb  Red Sorghum - China

28 Feb  Sex, Lies and Videotape - USA 

70.2%

66.0%

64.6%

07 Mar  The Legend of the Holy Drinker - Italy

14 Mar Pelle the Conqueror - Denmark

21 Mar  Working Girl - USA 

83.9%

79.6%

AYRSHIRE ARTS FESTIVAL

03 Jun  Dreams - Japan

04 Jun  Vincent & Theo - USA

05 Jun  Cyrano de Bergerac - France

07 Nov  Milou en Mai - France

14 Nov  Goodfellas - USA

21 Nov  Nikita - France

28 Nov  Metropolitan - USA 

05 Dec  Ariel - Finland

12 Dec  White Hunter, Black Heart - USA

09 Jan  The Fabulous Baker Boys - USA

16 Jan  A World without Pity - France 

23 Jan  Blue Velvet - USA

30 Jan  Monsieur Hire - France

08 Feb  The Elephant Man - USA 

 13 Feb  The Lion's Den -  Peru

20 Feb  Eat a Bowl of Tea - USA

27 Feb  Wild at Heart - USA 

05 Mar  An Angel at my Table - New Zealand

12 Mar  Tilai - France

19 Mar  The Unbelievable Truth - USA

92.3%

71.8%

83.8%

64.1%

57.5%

78.6%

90.1%

65.6%

67.6%

83.1%

82.4%

82.1%

73.0%

70.0%

88.3%

51.3%

81.6%

 20 Sep  A Fish called Wanda - UK

27 Sep  Mississippi Burning - USA

04 Oct  Venus Peter - UK 

11 Oct  Trop Belle pour Toi - France

25 Oct  Dangerous Liaisons - USA

01 Nov  The Accidental Tourist - USA

N/A

86.2%

77.1%

61.4%

81.1%

19 Sep  I Love you to Death - USA

26 Sep  A Dry White Season - USA

03 Oct  Sea of Love -  USA

10 Oct  Crimes and Misdemeanors - USA 

24 Oct  The Sheltering Sky - UK

31 Oct  C'est La Vie - France

97.8%

85.4%

84.4%

85.6%

85.0%

81.6%

1992/93  (Membership £18.00 / £12.50)

1993/ 94 (Membership £27.00 / £18.00) single or £50 / £32.00 joint

 Themes  Happy Endings / Music Makers

Themes  Nostalgia Rules / State of the Union

Audience Rating

Audience Rating

01 Oct  Thelma and Louise - USA

08 Oct   The Fisher King - USA

22 Oct  Tatie Danielle - France

29 Oct  Riff-Raff - UK

05 Nov  La Belle et La Bete -  France

12 Nov  Hamlet - USA

19 Nov  Prospero's Books -   Netherlands

03 Dec  Alice - USA 

10 Dec  Frankie and Johnny - USA

14 Jan  Delicatessen - France

21 Jan  Meeting Venus - UK

28 Jan  Ay! Carmela - Spain

84%

79%

82%

78%

74%

90%

43%

87%

92%

87%

81%

77%

63%

30 Sep  Unforgiven - USA 

07 Oct  Howard's End - UK

14 Oct  Peter's Friends - UK

28 Oct  La Belle Noiseuse - Divertimento - France

04 Nov  Barton Fink - USA    

11 Nov  The Long Day Closes - UK

18 Nov  High Heels - Spain

25 Nov  Night on Earth - USA

02 Dec  Hear My Song - UK

13 Jan  Husbands and Wives - USA

20 Jan  Tous Les Matins du Monde - France

27 Jan  Orlando - UK

88.5%

78.9%

83.8%

74.3%

77.8%

70.0%

83.1%

83.0%

91.0%

71.0%

84.2%

80.3%

84.4%

04 Feb  Mo' Better Blues - USA

11 Feb  Ju Dou - Japan

18 Feb  The Commitments - USA

25 Feb  The Hairdresser's Husband - France

04 Mar  My Own Private Idaho - USA 

11 Mar  Postcards from the Edge - USA 

79%

93%

76%

49%

88%

03 Feb  Now Voyager - USA

17 Feb  Les Amants du Pont Neuf - France

24 Feb  Dream On - UK

03 Mar  Raise the Red Lantern - Hong Kong

10 Mar  Black Robe - Canada

17 Mar  Strictly Ballroom - Australia

78.1%

80.0%

80.8%

84.6%

90.1%

1994/95  (Membership £27.00 / £18.00)

1995/96  (Membership £30.00 / £18.00)

Themes  Britain - Now and Then / Different Class

Themes  A Gangster's Life - It's Not All Fun / Danger In Mind

Audience Rating unavailable

Audience Rating unavailable

22 Sep  In the Line of Fire - USA

29 Sep  A River Runs Through It - USA

06 Oct  La Scorta - Italy

13 Oct  Naked - UK

27 Oct  Farewell My Concubine - Hong Kong

03 Nov  Love on the Dole - UK

10 Nov  Un Coeur en Hiver - France

17 Nov  Raining Stones - UK

01 Dec  Mediterraneo - Italy

12 Jan  The Best Intentions - Sweden

19 Jan  Like Water for Chocolate - Mexico

 26 Jan  Manhattan Murder Mystery - USA

02 Feb  Camille - USA

12 Oct  Pulp Fiction - USA

26 Oct  Death and the Maiden - UK

02 Nov  The Hudsucker Proxy - USA

 09 Nov  Scarface - USA

16 Nov  Dear Diary - Italy

30 Nov  The Scent of Green Papaya - France

07 Dec   Priscilla Queen of the Desert - Australia

11 Jan  Belle Epoque - Spain

23 Nov  Amateur - USA

18 Jan  Fearless - USA

25 Jan  Three Colours: Red - France

01 Feb  Peeping Tom - UK

05 Oct  Four Weddings and a Funeral - UK

09 Feb  Leolo - Canada

 08 Feb  Barcelona - USA

23 Feb  The Age of Innocence - USA

02 Mar  La Crise - France

09 Mar  Short Cuts - USA

16 Mar  Used People - USA

22 Feb  L'Enfer - France

29 Feb  To Live - Hong Kong

 07 Mar  Heavenly Creatures - new Zealand

14 Mar  Backbeat - UK

1996/97  (Membership £30.00 / £18.00)

Themes  Britain - Now and Then / Different Class

1997/98  (Membership £32.00 / £20.00)

Themes  Britain - Now and Then / Different Class

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