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

Thursday, 2 February 2017

FEBRUARY FILM - NOTES ON BLINDNESS Feb 13th, Emmanuel Church Hall

** Please note venue change for this screening, which will take place at Emmanuels Church Hall, NOT at the Connaught Cinema **

NOTES ON BLINDNESS is an extraordinary visualisation of theology professor John Hull’s audiotape records of his descent into blindness. Utilising the mimed “verbatim theatre” technique, where the actors lip-sync to the original recording, NOTES ON BLINDNESS blurs the boundaries of what makes a drama and a documentary.

This deeply affecting sensory experience was expanded upon its release, to maximise it’s accessibility. The film was release as we will see it, but also with audio-description, and as an enhanced soundtrack version, with the latter turning the film into a singular aural experience. Alongside this, the co-directors James Spinney and Peter Middleton created 'Notes On Blindness: Into Darkness', an immersive virtual reality experience.

Nominated for three Baftas (British Film, Best Documentary, Outstanding Debut) we're backing thiswonderful film to be the worthy winner of an award or two. The Baftas take place the night before our screening, so keep your eyes peeled!

***** “Miraculous… a beautiful, accessible and thoughtful work of art” - The Guardian
**** “A sensitive, moving and poetic recreation of one man’s experience of losing his sight” - Time Out

Doors will be open at 7pm, with the screening at 7.30pm on Monday 13th of February at Emmanuel Church Hall, St Michael's Rd (entrance on Heene Road, opposite and down from Heene Community centre). Please note that we will be putting on a bar too, so do come early for a pre film drink.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

JANUARY FILM (part 2) - HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE 23rd January, Connaught Studio


Our second presentation for January is 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' written & directed by , (What We Do in the Shadows; Eagle Vs. Shark, Flight of The Conchords).

Waititi gives us another poignant and moving comedy-drama that focusses on the unlikely relationship between one reluctant 'uncle' (played by Sam Neill) with his foster nephew (played by Julian Dennison). Then, during a hunting expedition this 'odd couple' get lost in the New Zealand outback and become the cause for a national manhunt.

This charmingly offbeat adventure story unites a solid cast, a talented filmmaker, and a poignant, funny, deeply affecting message, that was named Film Of The Year by Empire magazine.

Screening is at 8.15pm on Monday 23rd January at the Connaught Studios, Worthing. 

Our next screening will be on Monday February 13th at Emmanuel Church Hall. Film tbc.

The film is free to film club members (£35 year for 12+ 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

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

JANUARY FILM - MUSTANG 9th January, Connaught Studio

Our January film is the rescheduled screening of MUSTANG. The 2015 directorial debut of Turkish-French film director Deniz Gamze Ergüven, MUSTANG is set in a remote Turkish village and depicts the lives of five young orphaned sisters and the challenges they face. A gritty brutal coming-of-age story that grabs you with its own sense of haunting melancholy, as well as an increasing feeling of urgency and outrage.

Internationally acclaimed, MUSTANG was shown during 2015 Cannes Directors Fortnight where it won The Europa Cinemas Label Award. It was also nominated for Best Foreign Language film at 88th Academy Awards as well as at the Golden Globe Awards, and won four at Paris's 41st César Awards.

***** "An accomplished study of what it means to be young and female in Turkey." - The Guardian

**** "Rich with cinematic contradictions: joyful but tragic; gorgeous but ugly. A realistic fairy tale." - Little White Lies



Screening is at 8.15pm on Monday 9th January at the Connaught Studios, Worthing. Tickets from the previous November screening are still valid.

Our next screening will be on Monday January 23rd. Film tbc.

The film is free to film club members (£35 year for 12+ 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

We go crazy in January with a second Worthing Film Club Screening on 23rd January of New Zealand comedy drama 'Hunt For The Wilderpeople' - details to follow.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

NOVEMBER FILM - MUSTANG 7th November, Connaught Studio

The 2015 directorial debut of Turkish-French film director Deniz Gamze Ergüven, MUSTANG is set in a remote Turkish village and depicts the lives of five young orphaned sisters and the challenges they face. A gritty brutal coming-of-age story that grabs you with its own sense of haunting melancholy, as well as an increasing feeling of urgency and outrage.

Internationally acclaimed, MUSTANG was shown during 2015 Cannes Directors Fortnight where it won The Europa Cinemas Label Award. It was also nominated for Best Foreign Language film at 88th Academy Awards as well as at the Golden Globe Awards, and won four at Paris's 41st César Awards.

***** "An accomplished study of what it means to be young and female in Turkey." - The Guardian

**** "Rich with cinematic contradictions: joyful but tragic; gorgeous but ugly. A realistic fairy tale." - Little White Lies



Screening is at 8.15pm on Monday 7th November at the Connaught Studios, Worthing.

The film is free to film club members (£35 year for 12+ 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