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

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/