Post-Christmas, we held our annual film-clip night amidst beer and snacks. The theme this time was ‘work’. Choices ranged from the serious to the slapstick with documentary, animation and mainstream all making an appearance. Here are the films from which the extracts were taken:

Robin chose, and in his absence we showed Man of Marble, directed by Andrzej Wajda, 1976. Lisa showed Slacker, directed by Richard Linklater, 1991. Dan showed Manufactured Landscapes, directed by Jennifer Baichwal with Edward Burtynsky, 2006. Robert J acted out Saving Mr Banks, directed by John Lee Hancock, 2013. Vanora showed Turn of the Screw, directed by Francois Rousillon, 2012. Anna (guest) showed The Interrupters, directed by Steve James, 2011. Olly showed Blackfish, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, 2013. Jonathan chose El Empleo (Work), directed by Santiago Bou Grasso, 2008. Dave (guest) showed Thicker than Water with Laurel and Hardy, directed by James W Horne, 1935. Robert B showed very short clips from Up in the Air, directed by Jason Reitman, 2009; Meet the Parents, directed by Jay Roach, 2000; Brazil, directed by Terry Gilliam, 1985. Peter showed Birth of a Book, directed by Glen Milner, 2012. Robert J acted out Nebraska, directed by Alexander Payne, 2013.

The next day Mike, who was unable to attend, posted Around the Corner: How Differential Steering Works, produced by the Jam Handy Organization, 1937.