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/




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.