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

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

JUNE FILM - THE SALESMAN 5th June - Connaught Studio

Worthing Film Club are proud to present the OSCAR award winning THE SALESMAN on Monday 5th June at 8.15pm.

Asghar Farhadi (A SEPARATION; THE PAST; ABOUT ELLY) returns with the story of a young couple who play the lead roles in their local theatres presentation of Arthur Miller’s 'Death of a Salesman'. Their relationship suffers after they move into an apartment that was previously occupied by a prostitute, as their life begins to mirror their art. 

The film was thrust into the spotlight as the filmmakers would have been denied entry to the States for the Oscars, due to Donald Trumps attempted immigration ban. In London there was a free public screening held at Trafalgar Square on the night of the Oscars, in support of the film and in protest to the ban. The film went on to win the Best Foreign Film Oscar that evening, in what partly represented a protest vote against Trump by the Academy. The film itself premiered at Cannes 2016, where it picked up two awards, for best screenplay and best actor. THE SALESMAN has been described as another wrenching and nuanced study of empathy, intellectual filmmaking at it’s best, that sits well in the filmmakers already excellent canon of work. 


"There is perhaps no director more adept at capturing the unfolding stories of ordinary people when the drama of their lives runs away with them" The Guardian ****

You can watch the trailer here

Screening is at the Connaught at 8.15pm on Monday 5th June .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


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

MAY FILM - THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT 2nd May - Connaught Studio

Worthing Film Club are proud to present 'THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT' (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort ) a 1967 French musical film written and directed by Jacques Demy (UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, PEAU D'ANE) on Tuesday 2nd May at 8.15pm.

Demy’s distinctive, celebratory vision of life is so very much present in this film and tells the story of two beautiful, effervescent sisters Delphine and Solange (played by real-life twins Catherine Deneuve and Francoise Dorleac) as they swish through their apartment and Rochefort’s public squares, trilling their fondness for “catchy tunes, silly puns and repartee”. When the carnival arrives, bringing with it two brightly-tailored suitors (George Chakiris and Grover Dale), they’re given a chance to become performers and later to leave for Paris, the sophisticated metropolis of which they have always dreamed. 

Art directed by Bernard Evein and choreographed by Norman Maen, the film has been lovingly restored under the supervision of Demy's widow, Agnes Varda, doyenne of the French New Wave. It pings with pastel colours and chimes with some of the finest melodies Legrand has ever composed, and picked up an Oscar nomination for Best original Score. Both the singing and dancing are infectious and flamboyant, making this film the perfect 'pick me up', feel-good movie that was an influence on the the recent hit LA LA LAND.

You can watch the trailer here 

Screening is at the Connaught at 8.15pm on Tuesday 2nd May (Please note this is a Tuesday screening!).The film is free to club members (£35 for12+films + free use of our DVD library) or £7 to non-members (click here to buy non-member tickets) .
Details of how to join can be found here and don't forget to follow us on Facebook

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

APRIL FILM - ELLE April 10th - Connaught Sudio


Worthing Film Club are proud to present the critically acclaimed 'Elle' on Monday April 10th at 8.15pm.

Director Paul Verhoeven' s latest film is both an outrageous black comedy and a deadly psychological thriller.

Isabelle Huppert (Amour, 8 Women, Heaven's Gate) plays a successful businesswoman who gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.


'Elle' premiered in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival where it received critical acclaim.  It won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Huppert's performance is outstanding, and considered to be one of the finest of her career. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

"Isabelle Huppert delivers a standout performance as a woman turning the tables on her attacker in the controversial director’s electrifying and provocative comeback" - THE GUARDIAN (5/5)

Watch the trailer here

Screening is at the Connaught at 8.15pm on Monday 10th April.The film is free to club members (£35 for12+films + free use of our DVD library) or £7 to non-members. Details of how to join can be found here and don't forget to follow us on Facebook

Thursday, 16 February 2017

MARCH FILM - UNDER THE SHADOW Mar 6th - The Connaught Studio

Worthing Film Club are proud to present the BAFTA award winning Under The Shadow on Monday March 6th at 8.15pm.

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home. Director Babak Anvari with his directorial debut, uses disparate film genres to give us an gripping chiller with timely themes and thought-provoking social subtext.

The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and it was selected as the British entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. Last year, the film received the H.R. Giger Narcisse prize for the Best Movie at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival.
In December, Mark Kermode named Under the Shadow the best film of 2016, stating that its menace and foreboding echoed Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook, while listing the film’s influences such as Polanski’s Repulsion and The Tenant.
This film has more than one way to make you jump.

Screening is at the Connaught at 8.15pm on Monday 6th March.The film is free to club members (£35 for12+films + free use of our DVD library) or £7 to non-members. Details of how to join can be found here and don't forget to follow us on Facebook