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Diss Film Society marks milestone

PUBLISHED: 14:35 18 September 2008 | UPDATED: 10:40 12 July 2010

The Diss Film Society is celebrating the beginning of its third year of success screening world cinema.

Since it started in August 2006 it has shown a wide range of over 50 films to audiences of 70 and more.

The Diss Film Society is celebrating the beginning of its third year of success screening world cinema.

Since it started in August 2006 it has shown a wide range of over 50 films to audiences of 70 and more.

Films are screened fortnightly at the Park Hotel in Diss, and on Monday the film society launched its ninth season with the sci-fi drama Sunshine.

Society chaiman Brian Guthrie said: “We started with nothing but the conviction that there was an audience for cinema in Diss. Thanks to grants from local and national funders we bought some top-grade equipment and the Park Hotel provides a great venue.

“We have an excellent committee and, most important, a loyal audience who obviously appreciate quality films.”

“Over the first two years, we have shown films made as far apart as 1927 and 2007 and from countries as diverse as Iran and Ireland.

“Without the film society, people from the Diss area would have to travel 20 miles or more to see films like that regularly, and even then would not be able to see such a rich selection.”

Over the next month or two, the ninth season will be showing The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Philadelphia Story, An Actor's Revenge, Michael Clayton and Juno.

Films start at 8pm and tickets are £3 for members (£5 a year), £4 for non-members, £2 for students and other concessions.

Further details from www.dissfilmsociety.com or Brian Guthrie on 01379 783678.

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