FREE film every Monday night @ 8pm, in The Ramsden Room at Catz. Speakers kindly donated by Richer Sounds.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Lent Term '08 Films

Monday 21st January - The Lives of Others

Thursday 24th January - Airplane!

Thursday 31st January - Rain Man

Thursday 7th February - Blade Runner

SUNDAY 17th February - 3:10 to Yuma

Thursday 21st February - Magnolia

Thursday 28th February - Sideways

Thursday 6th March - The Princess Bride

Thursday 13th March - Breakfast Club

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Michaelmas Term 07 Film List

Here are the trailers for this term's films...

Monday 8th October - Matchstick Men

SUNDAY 14th October - Children of Men

Monday 22nd October - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zizou

Monday 29th October - Leon

Monday 5th November - Paprika

SUNDAY 11th November - Croupier

View the Croupier trailer.

Monday 19th November - The Score

Monday 26th November - Open for nominations

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Where to find CATZ FILM

Friday, April 13, 2007

Easter Term Film List

Thank you for all your suggestions. The votes have been counted and verified, and we can finally reveal next term's termcard!

30th April - Stranger than Fiction

7th May - Man on the Moon

14th May - Oldboy

21st May - Run, Lola, Run

28th May - Goodbye, Lenin!

4th June - Howl's Moving Castle

11th June - Cruel Intentions

There it is! In case anyone is wondering, there will only be 7 films this term, as the Week 8 is May Week and everyone will undoubtedly be preoccupied with other activities.

N.B. The above dates are subject to change depending on the availability of the Ramsden Room.

Anyway, I hope everyone is pleased and exctied about next term's choices. Please give us your views on the Discussion Boards

Friday, March 2, 2007


? ?Corona veniat electus? - victory shall come to the worthy.

In a change of pace for Catz Film, we take you back 60 years into the past, when great nations warred, great leaders stood proud and gave great speeches, and from which time great deeds are remembered ? both valourous and evil.

In these great times, only one man can stand in the way of national misery and despair ? only he can lift the souls of the bereaved and brighten the cheeks of the weary. Charlie Chaplin gives us The Great Dictator, the birth of political satire and the coming-of-age of classical British comedy.

In 1940 when the Jews living in Germany feared even to utter his name, Chaplin dares to impersonate him under the guise of Adenoid Hynkel, rising political star of Tomania, who with his ?powerful? speeches and ?iron fist? rule guides his nation towards a perfect Aryan supremacy, and mobilises to overthrow his enemies. However, Hynkel has not counted on a stout, right-minded Jewish barber who once served the German army and comes back to find oppression, segregation and marshal law pervading his once-beloved town in the heart of Tomania.

Unwittingly, it is his fate to overthrow Hynkel and free his people from suffering. In the spirit of all of Chaplin?s films, there is a superb medley of wit, slapstick humour and puns to accompany Britain?s first, greatest and most-daring feature length parody of one of history?s greatest villains, the Great Dictator."

Yes, you read that right - this week's showing will be on TUESDAY, due to conflict with the Annual St. Catharine's John Ray Society Dinner. I hope this doesn't put anybody off, because I think we've got a fantastic and insightful film to show you this week - a fine example of intelligent comedy that in my opinion we don't see enough of these days.

In keeping with the past few weeks, we will have biscuits on offer to everyone who attends, provided we don't get any greedy buggers coming 15 minutes early to eat them all like last week.

In any case, I hope to see you all there!


Friday, February 23, 2007

The Motorcycle Diaries - 26th February in Ramsden Room

?Before he changed the world, the world changed him?

?and behind every revolutionary, there is an eye-opening experience. The Motorcycle Diaries is that of Ernasto ?Che? Guevara.

Based on a diary left by Che detailing his journey across most of South America to volunteer at a lepers? clinic, as an audience, we?re given the unique opportunity of seeing two best friends become men of the world, aware of the grand scheme in which they slowly begin to find themselves. Experiencing poverty, infrastructural decline and social disrepair, both plant their feet firmly on the path of resolve, but ultimately find themselves walking in different directions.

What starts out as a typically boisterous road trip between friends Ernasto (Gael García Bernal) and Granado (Rodrigo De la Serna) becomes the very stirring and poignant awakening of one of the twentieth century?s most important cultural icons, whom now symbolises unity, equality and the benefits of socialistic ideology. Believably portrayed both through solid performances and exemplary cinematography, The Motorcycle Diaries is as good a modern insight as you could hope to find into the motivation of Che Guevara, and if accurate, enjoyable documentation is not enough, it also manages to be an excellent film of its own accord.?

We've still got biscuits for all those sensible enough to attend. So make sure you come along and put smiles on our faces by increasing attendance - there's nothing we love more than a full room of viewers. Make us proud!

See you there,


Thursday, February 8, 2007


"You cannot alter your fate. However, you can rise to meet it, if you

Princess Mononoke is an epic, beautiful tale of conflict, human nature and
values, taking animation to another level. Director Hayao Miyazaki
(Spirited Away) gives us Ashitaka, a young man who, through protecting his
village from a cursed boar god, becomes cursed himself and travels to the
realm of the Great Forest Spirit in search of a cure and a reason for the
attack. He finds an entrancing and serene place marred by the desire for
human consumption through the people of Iron Town. Under the rule of Lady
Eboshi, they mine the mountainsides, destroying the forest and angering its
once-harmonious inhabitants. San, the adopted human daughter of the wolf
god Moro, leads the retaliation against such devastating and short sighted

Even in the face of this, we see that the villagers of Iron Town are only
really going about life the only way they know how, and the war-mongering
spirit lords of the forest only doing what they think is right. In this
film there are no real allies or enemies, merely imbalances.

Ashitaka finds himself caught up in the conflict between the humans and the
animals, reflecting current environmental concerns in a way which is both
moving and thought provoking. The outstanding animation encapsulates the
beauty and destruction, highlighting the contrast between the two and
providing a clear parallel to modern conflicts. This spectacular film
promises much, and delivers yet much more." - Jo Barnard

This week we will be offering biscuits to all those who correctly answer
the following question:

"Would you like a biscuit?"