Ipswich Film Society

1956 , Ipswich (Suffolk)

A humorous recruiting film highlighting the activities of the Ipswich Film Society.

A recruiting film highlighting the activities of the Ipswich Film Society, one of the longest established film societies in the country. Made during the society's 21st year, it begins by detailing the types of films watched along with the jocular reactions of the audience, and introduces key members of the society including the Secretary, Treasurer and Projectionist. A comic re-creation of the society's inaugural meeting follows, complete with false beards, period costume and 'ancient' film viewing contraptions including a zoetrope and kinetoscope. Also shown are the 'many places' where the film society meets, including the Ipswich Museum, the Oriental Cafe on Westgate Street, a junkyard and a park bench. Everyday 'members' of the society are introduced, along with their unorthodox viewing methods, including binoculars, telescopes and a periscope. The society's Study Group and 'interesting' lectures are also highlighted, as well as a brief glimpse of some the films they have shown. The film ends with a plea to join the society for 'intelligent and adult films'.

Featured Buildings

Ipswich Museum

Keywords

Film societies

Manifestations

Ipswich Film Society

  • Barcode
    INV376116
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:04:04
    Modification Date
    22/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    727649
  • Barcode
    INV373872
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:04:04
    Modification Date
    22/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    727313
  • Barcode
    INV360639
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:04:04
    Modification Date
    22/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    727308
  • Barcode
    INV324332
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:02:36
    Modification Date
    03/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    726029
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV348430
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:02:36
    Modification Date
    16/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    722538
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV172219
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 491
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    Umatic tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    23/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673419
  • Barcode
    INV277542
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-310
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Duration
    0:05:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    563394
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV309105
    Canonical Identifier
    A-730
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    negative
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    561266
    Sound
    silent

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