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Screen in the Barn was started in the autumn of 1993 by a small committee of film lovers. Pete Tolhurst (now in Norwich) was an important part of this. The current committee is Loraine Burr, Brian and Sarah Guthrie, Bettina and Paul Spencer. The committee chooses the films for each season (bearing in mind suggestions from patrons and what is available on 16mm) and handles the finances and other arrangements. John Farley does the design work for programmes, posters and this website.

We started with two second-hand Bell & Howell projectors bought from Lowestoft Art College (thanks to the mediation of SiB's honorary life president, Bob Hosea). One has since had to be replaced, and from time to time repairs and new bulbs etc are necessary. The screen in the barn is fixed and projection is from a gallery. The barn holds a maximum of 45 on stacking chairs of various vintages. Warmth is provided by a wood stove and gas fires.

Although SiB is self-supporting (and certainly not profit-making) we have had some small financial help from Mid-Suffolk, and this website is courtesy of Avocet Consulting of Mellis.

THE FIRST 195 FILMS
These are the films we have shown in our first twenty-two seasons

 

81/2
Wild Strawberries
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeousie
Stroszeck
Il Posto
Throne of Blood
Mirror
La Regle du Jeu

Baghdad Cafe
La Salamandra
New York New York
Spiders Strategem
Meetings with remarkable men
The American Friend
Cul de Sac
Spirit of the Beehive
Atlantic City

Gumshoe
El Sur
The Lady vanishes
The Lacemaker
Jane Eyre
Fahrenheit 451
El
House of Games
Rashomon

Black Narcissus
Kika
Fists in the pocket
Palm Beach Story
Le Jour se leve
Secrets and lies
Orphee
To be or Not to be
The Sacrifice
Ginger and Fred

Blind Date
Burnt by the Sun
Blood Simple
Ridicule
Land and Freedom
Kiss of the Spiderwoman
Trouble in Paradise
Tampopo
Self-made Hero
Big Chill

Dead Man
Sheltering Sky
Career Girls
Went the Day Well?
Exotica
Funny Bones
Yellow Earth
Touch of Evil
True Stories

Heat and Dust
The Flavour of Green Tea over Rice
The Railway Children
My own Private Idaho
Cyrano de Bergerac
Street Angel
The Magnificent Ambersons
The Night of Counting the Years

His Girl Friday
Rien ne va plus
Smoke
Seventh Seal
Sweetie
The Killing
Red Desert
Gods & Monsters
Cria Cuervos

Days of Heaven
Gadjo Dilo
Rumble Fish
Day for Night
Mr Smith Goes to Washington
Grey Fox
Gloria
All About My Mother
The Swimmer

Central Station
The driver
Eat drink man woman
Kind hearts and coronets
The face
After life
It happened one night
Festen
Nights of Cabiria

Network
Diary of a Chambermaid
The Eel
Dead of Night
Three Colours: Red
Days and Nights in the Forest
Brother From Another Planet
Vivre sa Vie
High Hopes

Henry V
Autumn Tale
M
Like Water for Chocolate
The Knack
The Apple
Le Boucher
Ice Storm
La Strada

Dreamlife of Angels
I Vitelloni
Written on the Wind
Gadjo Dilo
Sunrise
Hairdresser’s Husband
Sunset Boulevard
Ashes and diamonds
Short Cuts

Before the Revolution
The Paradine Case
Drole de Drame
The Man who had his Hair cut short
The Draughtsman¹s Contract
Ju Dou
Nostalgia


Usual suspects
L’Atalante
Eclipse
Blue Angel
Winter’s Tale
Red Squirrel
Three colours white
Stalker
Third Man

Under the skin + FoH Usher
Bob le Flambeur
Tin Drum
Bullets over Broadway
Il Bidone
Jackie Brown
La Belle Noiseuse
Life is sweet
Fanny and Alexander

Now about these women
Alphaville
La Belle et la Bete
The Double life of Veronique
Comedian Harmonists
Blue Kite
We don¹t want to talk about it
A Taste of Cherry

Citizen Kane
Spirit of the Beehive
Mildred Pierce
Rashomon
8 1/2
Distant Voices, Still Lives
Rebecca
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Night on Earth

Pelle the Conqueror
Night of the Hunter
Threepenny Opera
Gay Divorcee
Chocolat
The Long Day Closes
The Sacrifice
Zazie dans le Metro

L'Age d'Or
Cours du Soir
32 Short films about Glenn Gould
Karacter
Howard's End
Plein Soleil
Fresa y Chocolate
Condamne a Mort s'est Echappe
Raining Stones
Milou en Mai

The Aviator's Wife
Amateur
Fanny & Alexander
Shall We Dance
In the White City
L'Atalante
Exotica
Mirror

Knife in the Water
Contempt
Sex,Lies and Videotape
Black Orpheus
Wings of Desire
My Left Foot
Shoot the Pianist
The Music Room

  EXTRAS

Over the years we have had the occasional children's matinee, late-night screening, double bill. The barn has been used on a couple of occasions to screen films to raise funds for Amnesty. SiB organised its own fund-raiser for Afghanistan in February 2002 when we screened Kubrick's Dr Strangelove, introduced by Pat Holtom who worked on the film.

We are always happy to consider new ideas along these lines.

SCREEN IN THE VAN

SiB's projectors and a mobile screen have been used to show a few films around and about - in Hoxne village hall, The Park Hotel in Diss, Framlingham, Diss jubilee fair. There was also a showing of fifties short films in Mellis village hall as part of jubilee celebrations.

If you want to know more about this, or are interested in having films screened, contact Brian Guthrie on 01379 783678.