Tuesday, 17 October 2017

NOVEMBER SCREENING

After an unforgettable night of revelry at the 2001 special event, our 10th birthday has been well and celebrated. Such fun was had by all, before and after the film, helped along with flamboyant costumerie, special guests and mountains of cake.  We are now dusting ourselves down and looking forward to our November offering:

The Berlin Golden Bear winning ON BODY AND SOUL on Monday the 6th of November at 8.15pm.

ON BODY AND SOUL was the winner of the Golden Bear and FIPRESCI Prize at this years Berlin International Film Festival. It tells the story of Endre (Géza Morcsányi), the shy manager of a Hungarian slaughterhouse, and Maria (Alexandra Borbély), the new quality control manager. They discover that they share the same dreams, where they are transformed into deer in a winter woodland. It is Director Ildikó Enyedi's eight feature film, and her first of the 21st century, so don't miss out on this unique and original piece of filmmaking. 

"Mad, singular and heart-stirring” - **** Little White Lies 
"an exquisitely offbeat love story" **** The Observer
To watch the trailer, click here

Screening is at the Connaught at 8.15pm on Monday 6h of November.

The film is free to club members (£35 for 12 films + free use of our DVD library) or £7 to non-members.  For non members to book tickets in advance, click here

Sunday, 8 October 2017

OCTOBER SCREENINGS

Image may contain: sky and outdoor WORTHING FILM CLUB IS 10!!!

To celebrate we've put together a season of lesser known films, called Hidden Gems! We'll be screening a film every Wednesday at Coast over the next few weeks. Tickets are on the door only, and are £4 or £2 for Worthing Film Club Members, doors @ 7.30pm, films @ 8pm.

Last of the season, but not least we have 'Bagdad Cafe' (1987), scheduled for Wednesday 11th October. 

Based on Carson McCullers novella, this beautifully shot, bizarre and charming fable is the perfect dose of joyful filmmaking.

Tickets are on the door only, and are £4 or £2 for Worthing Film Club Members, doors @ 7.30pm, film @ 8pm.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER SCREENINGS



Worthing Film Club is TEN!
To celebrate we've put together a season of lesser known films, called Hidden Gems! We'll be screening a film every Wednesday at Coast over the next few weeks. Tickets are on the door only, and are £4 or £2 for Worthing Film Club Members, doors @ 7.30pm, films @ 8pm. 

Having kickstarted the season with the very popular It's Such a Beautiful day, we continue this special run of films with Danger: Diabolik (1968) on Wednesday 27th September

Then still to follow:
 4th Oct - 'Profondo Rosso' (1975) + live music from Monzen Nakacho
11th Oct - 'Bagdad Cafe' (1987)



Danger: Diabolik is a 1968 action film directed and co-written by Mario Bava, based on the Italian comic series Diabolik by Angela and Luciana Giussani. The film is about a criminal called Diabolik (John Phillip Law), who plans large-scale heists for his girlfriend Eva Kant (Marisa Mell). Diabolik is pursued by Inspector Ginko (Michel Piccoli), who blackmails the gangster Ralph Valmont (Adolfo Celi) into catching Diabolik for him.

Video Librarian noted that the film was "guaranteed to delight viewers whose tastes run to the outré", praising Ennio Morricone's score, Law and Mell's acting, and noting that the "real star is Bava" stating that "the film is colorful almost to the point of garishness." Bava's use of rich color, giving brilliantly artificial-looking compositions, makes the film look like the cinematic equivalent of comic book art.  



To finish our celebrations we have the already-announced FREE event, screening Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece '2001: A Space Odyssey'. More info and how to get tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/107387773313344/




Thursday, 7 September 2017

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 screenings


Worthing Film Club is TEN!
To celebrate we've put together a season of lesser known films, called Hidden Gems! For four weeks we'll be screening a film every Wednesday at Coast. Tickets are on the door only, and are £4 or £2 for Worthing Film Club Members, doors @ 7.30pm, films @ 8pm.

Get these dates in your diaries...
20th Sept - 'It's Such A Beautiful Day' (2012)
27th Sept - 'Danger Diabolik' (1969)
4th Oct - 'Profondo Rosso'
(1975) + live music from Monzen Nakacho
11th Oct - 'Bagdad Cafe' (1987)


First film up is: It's Such a Beautiful Day: An experimental black-comedy-drama animated film directed, written, animated, and produced by award-winning animator Don Hertzfeldt as his first feature film. The film is divided into three chapters and follows the story of a stick-figure man named Bill, who struggles with his failing memory and absurdist visions, among other symptoms of an unknown illness. The film employs both offbeat humor and serious philosophical musings. It received critical acclaim and won numerous awards.

To finish our celebrations we have the already announced FREE screening of Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece '2001: A Space Odyssey'. More info and how to get tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/107387773313344/

Worthing Film Club membership costs £35 for the year which entitles our members to enjoy free entry to 12 films + free use of our DVD library, as well as priority booking or discounts on special WFC screenings. If you want to join, please email us on worthingfilmclub@gmail.com. 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

SEPTEMBER FILM - MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE September 4th - The Connaught Studio 

Worthing Film Club are proud to present the Academy Award nominated MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE on Monday the 4th of September at 8.15pm.

Winner of two César Awards (the French Oscars) including Best Adapted Screenplay, beating the likes of Frantz & Elle, MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE is the genuinely affecting animation from first time director Claude Barras. Working with a screenplay from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood), it tells the story of Icare (aka Courgette), a nine year old boy who finds himself whisked off to a rural orphanage full of resilient children who’ve also survived abuse and abandonment. 

The writer and director have cited the Dardenne brothers and The 400 Blows as influences, which is clear in the films longer takes and lingering moments. This beautiful and organically told story should be seen by all, and continues the trend of exceptional animated feature films for any age (RIYL Anomalisa; Your Name; It’s Such A Beautiful Day).

"Combining the poetic possibilities of animation with the down-to-earth dialogue of tough real lives. Think Henry Selick meets Ken Loach” - The Guardian *****
"There’s magic in every stop-motion frame of this miniature gem” - Little White Lies *****

To watch the trailer: click here 


Screening is at the Connaught at 8.15pm on Monday 4th of September.
The film is free to club members (£35 for 12 films + free use of our DVD library) or £7 to non-members.  For non members to book tickets in advance, click here.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

AUGUST FILM - THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE - 14th Aug Connaught Studio

Worthing Film Club are proud to present the Berlin Silver Bear award winning THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE on Monday 14th of August at 8.15pm.

Finnish auteur and king of deadpan Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre, The Man Without a Past) returns with this award winning story of an unlikely friendship between a Syrian asylum seeker and an elderly Finnish restaurant owner. Khaled (Sherwan Haji) arrives in Helsinki hidden in a coal container, after fleeing war-torn Syria. He meets Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen), a former shirt salesman who has recently left his wife for a new life as a bachelor restaurateur.

Featuring Kaurismäki's trademark sight gags and one liners, THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE is a timely film from one of the world's leading filmmakers.

"Gorgeous, cuttingly poignant"- The Telegraph *****
"Devilishly funny" - The Guardian ****

Watch the trailer here

Screening is at the Connaught at 8.15pm on Monday 14th of August. The film is free to club members (£35 for 12 films + free use of our DVD library) or £7 to non-members. Non-members can buy tickets on the night or in advance from here.

Details of how to join Worthing Film Club can be found here and don't forget to follow us on Facebook

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

JULY FILM - FREE FIRE 3rd July Connaught Studio

Worthing Film Club are proud to present FREE FIRE at the Connaught, Worthing on Monday 3rd July at 8.15pm, another explosive and darkly humorous offering from Brighton born Ben Wheatley (HIGH RISE, THE KILL LIST, DOWN TERRACE).

Set in Boston in 1978, this tightly-knit film tells the tale of a meeting organised in a deserted warehouse between two gangs which turns into a shootout and ultimately a game of survival.

Brilliantly-drawn gang leaders are played on the one side by Cillian Murphy (SNEAKY BLINERS, BATMAN BEGINS) and on the other, Sharlto Copley (DISTRICT 9, MALEFICENT) with a great supporting cast including Brie Larson and Arnie Hammer.

Filmed in a disused warehouse on the edgy streets of Hollingbury, this film packs a punch delivering hilarious one-liners in between some bloody battle scenes.

You can watch a trailer for it here. Don't miss it!

Screening is at the Connaught at 8.15pm on Monday 3rd July .The film is free to club members (£35 for12+films + free use of our DVD library) or £7 to non-members (who can buy tickets in advance here or on the night)

Details of how to join Worthing Film Club can be found here and don't forget to follow us on Facebook