Friday, 18 May 2018

JUNE film: My Winnipeg (2007) Coast Monday 11th June

Our June screening is the gloriously playful and utterly unique MY WINNIPEG (2007), 

Monday 11th of June at Coast at 8pm (doors at 7.30pm). 

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert named MY WINNIPEG the tenth best film of its decade, so two massive thumbs up. 

Director Guy Maddin's "docu-fantasia” is a surrealist mockumentary that melds personal history, civic tragedy, and mystical hypothesising! It exists in a style all of Maddin’s own, a part pastiche, (mainly) black and white film that utilises old fashioned title cards, fast cutting, recycled footage and unusual staging. It's all mixed together to tell fictional histories and autobiographical 'reconstructions', whilst our narrator desperately tries to escape from Winnipeg. It’s often gloriously funny, and is a constant reminder of the magical power of truly original cinematic storytelling. A modern classic. 

"If you love movies in the very sinews of your imagination, you should experience the work of Guy Maddin” - Roger Ebert

"My Winnipeg is a joyous, mischievous, hilarious flight of fancy”- Jonathan Romney (The Independent)


Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY9BtROpNQ4  


Tickets: 
The film is free to Worthing Film Club members, please email Caroline at worthingfilmclub@gmail.com to join. Membership costs £25 for the year which entitles you to 12 screening in the year, currently we are screening nine films at Coast and three at the Connaught. You also get access to our extensive DVD library, and entry to our fabulous Christmas party. Alternatively tickets are £4 per person, which will be available on the door on the 11th. 

Cheers, WFC (Stef, Caroline and Sam) x

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

MAY : 120 Battements Par Minute (120bpm)

Our next screening is the absolutely unmissable 120 BPM, on Monday 14th May at the Connaught cinema at 8.15pm.
120 BPM has been a critics favourite since it won Grand Prix (second prize) at Cannes, and it went on to win six awards at the Césars (French Oscars), including Best Film, Actor, Screenplay and Editing.
This stunning film from director Robin Campillo is set in early 90s Paris, where we follow the activist group ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power). ACT UP were a direct action organisation fighting the AIDS pandemic and helped to bring about legislation, medical research, and ultimately treatment and policy changes. It's written and performed with an incredible confidence and energy, and it's no surprise that Writer/Director Campillo also wrote the excellent Palme d'Or winning THE CLASS (2008). During the film we follow one relationship, as the film merges the personal and the political to devastatingly powerful effect. 120 BPM is a vital account of that time in history, and is definitely not to be missed.

"This film has what its title implies: a heartbeat. It is full of cinematic life." ***** - The Guardian
"this is pure cinema - an enthralling, enveloping experience” ***** - Empire
"it deploys not just righteous anger but a bustling and vibrant visual language” - Sight & Sound
Watch the trailer here
Free to members 

£7 for a ticket, which are selling fast and currently available here: https://worthingtheatres.co.uk/120-bpm-15/
See you on the 14th, WFC (Stef, Caroline and Sam) x

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

APRIL - Mediterraneo 1991



APRIL's screening we are back at Coast cafe.

This time we will be warming up our programming with the Italian director, Gabriele Salvtores' award winning comedy....

MEDITERRANEO.
Join us on Wednesday 18th April, doors open 7.30pm
Film at 8pm.

The film tells the story of a disparate group of WW2 Italian soldiers who are sent to occupy a small remote Greek island, where the war becomes a distant memory. As time passes, the soldiers gradually shed their military defences and reveal who they really are and what they really want from life. Each with a different past and a different dream to chase. Whilst living on this remote Greek idyll, this unlikely group of comrades become a close bunch of firm friends who learn more about the futility and absurdity of war there than fighting on the front line. Alongside the heart warming human stories there is an underlining comment on the state of the Italian fascistic dream of a bright new future. A future that was never to be.

A disarmingly powerful anti-war, anti-fascist film which warms the heart, sparks the imagination and gives food for thought. With great characterisations and unforgettable landscapes, Mediterraneo is multi-layered in its simple storytelling. Not to be missed!

Mediterraneo won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1992 as well as winning the national David Donatello Award for Best film and soundtrack. Other awards won at the Palm Springs film festival and a Silver Ribbon

Watch the trailer here.

TICKETS:
Remember if you are a member of the film club, then you will be able to come for free, alas no reduced prices for members' guests now so all the more reason to join!
Non members all tickets: £4 each.

Membership costs £25 for the year which entitles to free entries to 12 screening in the year, 9 at Coast and 3 at the Connaught. You also gain access to our extensive DVD library; entry to our fabulous Christmas party as well as given priority over booking any WFC outside event.

Want to become a member of Worthing Film Club? Come along and join at one of our screenings!

We hope to see you soon.

Friday, 16 February 2018

WFC's March offering will be at the Connaught Studio Cinema.

Date: Monday 19th March
Time: 8.15
Place: Connaught Studio

Loveless is a Russian drama film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. (The Return / Leviathan)
This beautifully sculpted film tells the sad tale of a lost boy.

When 11-year-old Alexey goes missing, unnoticed for two days, the estranged parents come together to find him and here commences our journey into the dark corners of the human psyche. Loveless.

The cinematography is effortlessly and subtly masterful, giving us some respite from the achingly desperate story with pallid urban & haunting bucolic landscapes beautifully framed at every turn. Where seemingly inconsequential visual detail early on in the film, later becomes heavily meaningful and poetic.

Zvyagintsev skillfully paces this crippling ordeal of a film, captivating his audience with a compelling unfolding of the drama. Again, Zavaginsev displays a true talent in screenwriting. Especially with his characterisations, never giving us the characters 'on a plate' but instead he reveals their personalities and their flaws bit by bit, through conversations with work colleagues and hairdressers and lovers, so slowly we get to piece these damaged people's lives together over the span of the film itself. Just wonderful.

Loveless opened to critical acclaim and it won the Jury Prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Watch the trailer here.

TICKETS:
Remember if you are a member of the film club, then you will be able to come for free, alas no reduced prices for members' guests now so all the more reason to join! Membership costs £25 for the year which entitles to free entries to 12 screening in the year, 9 at Coast and 3 at the Conaught. Also access to our extensive DVD library and priority booking with any WFC outside event.

If you just want to buy your ticket in advance as a non member, then please click here to be re-directed to the Worthing Theatres website.  

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Our next screening at Coast is 'THE LOOK OF SILENCE'.

Joshua Oppenheimer's superb companion piece to the equally outstanding and groundbreaking 'THE ACT OF KILLING'.

Monday the 12th of February, doors at 7.30pm, film at 8pm.




A middle-aged Indonesian man, whose brother was brutally murdered in the 1965 purge of communists, confronts the men who carried out the killings. Out of concern for his safety, the man is not fully identified in the film and is credited only as "anonymous," as are many of the film's crew positions. Some shots consist of the man watching (what seems to be) extra footage from The Act of Killing, which includes video of the men who killed his brother. He visits some of the killers and their collaborators—including his uncle—under the pretense of an eye exam.

 "Powerful" - Variety
"Riveting" - Time Out
"stunning masterpiece" - Guardian's film critic Lucy Walker

Co-produced by award winning maverick Werner Herzog with Errol Harris, this film is a must-see documentary of singular clarity and brutal honesty.

to see the trailer click here

To become a member of the Worthing Film CLub, please contact one of our team at any screening,  or email us on worthingfilmcub@gmail.com.

Membership costs £25 per year and allows you free entry to all our 12 monthly screenings. Nine of which will be held at Coast cafe and the other 3 at Connaught Studio Cinema. You also have access to our extensive DVD library.

Please note there are no reduced prices for guests of members and all non members tickets will be £4 at Coast and £7 at the Studio.

See you soon!



Friday, 22 December 2017

Happy 2018, film lovers of Worthing. Missed us? Well, we are back with a punch , cutting through the gloom of the winter months with an exceptional film. 

WARNING: NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED

It's the cult classic POSSESSION (1981) by acclaimed director Andrzej Żuławski.
Date: Wednesday the 10th of January 
Time: 7.30pm (Film starts at 8pm) 
Place: At our new home of Coast Cafe.

POSSESSION is Żuławski's only English language film, and Isabelle Adjani won the Best Actress prize at Cannes Film Festival in 1981 for her tremendous performance in this cult favourite. Without spoiling anything this film is, as Time Out said in their review "an intimate, intelligent drama about people, about their hold over one another. Adjani’s marriage to Sam Neill is imploding: secret love affairs come to light, harsh words are spoken and screamed, and eventually the knives come out. But that’s only half the story..."

"Possession is like nothing else - an uncompromising and idiosyncratic vision of the divisions that exist around, between and within us all" - Little White Lies . See the trailer here.

The screening is free to Worthing Film Club members (£25* per year for 12 films* + free use of our extensive DVD library), or £4 to non-members, who can buy tickets on the night.

(*Please note our new yearly membership price. Also in 2018 we will have nine screenings at Coast, and three at Connaught Studio)

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