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

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Special Free Screening 'BEING THERE' - Thursday 13th October

Worthing Film Club are proud to support Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week with a special free screening of 'BEING THERE' on Thursday Oct 13th at 7.30pm at Offington Park Methodist Church, South Farm Road, Worthing, BN14 7TN (on Broadwater Green).

The week long festival features a variety of talks, events and fairs highlighting aspects of mental health support within the community.

The 1979 film 'BEING THERE' was Peter Sellers' last performance before his death, and is considered by many to be one of his best as he portrays Chauncey Gardiner - a gardener who who is feted by socialites and politicians, who take his statements about gardens to be profound philosophical insights.




Tuesday, 6 September 2016

OCTOBER FILM - EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT 3rd October Connaught Studio

Directed by Ciro Guerra, based on the diaries of Thoedor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evan Scultes, This exquisite Columbian film carves out deep truths about humanity when ancient and modern worlds meet. It tells two stories about the same man, 40 years apart, Karamakate, a shamanic lone tribesman who is sought out by European explorers, who both travel through the Amazon in search of a sacred plant that can heal them.

Mark Kermode in the Guardian was 'utterly mesmerised, captivated and transported.'

Screening is at 8.15pm on Monday 3rd October 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



Wednesday, 3 August 2016

SEPTEMBER FILM - THE LOBSTER Monday 5th Sept Connaught Studio

The next film to be shown by Worthing Film Club at The Connaught is the Cannes Film Festival's Jury Prize winner 'THE LOBSTER'. This is screening on Monday the 5th of September at 8.15pm, at the Studio, Connaught Cinema, Worthing.

This absurdist dystopian dark comedy is Yorgos Lanthimos (DOGTOOTH; ALPS) English languague debut starring Colin Farrell as a newly-single man given 45 days to find a romantic partner or he'll be turned into an animal. 

"Like nothing you've seen before" The Telegraph
"Wickedly funny" Variety
"Elegant and eccentric" The Guardian

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

Monday, 11 July 2016

AUGUST FILM - SON OF SAUL 1st August Connaught Studio

The next film to be shown by Worthing Film Club at The Connaught is the Oscar-winning Hungarian film 'SON OF SAUL' on Monday 1st August at 8.15pm, at the Studio, Connaught Cinema, Worthing.

The debut film of László Nemes, it tells of a prisoner forced to work in the gas chambers in Auschwitz, and also won the Grand Prix prize at Cannes.

"Stunning" The Guardian
"One hell of a debut" The Telegraph
"Profoundly soul shaking" The Observer
"A triumph" Financial Times
"A masterpiece" The Times

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


Tuesday, 21 June 2016

JULY FILM - DHEEPAN July 4th Connaught Studio

Worthing Film Club are proud to present Jacques Audiard's ('A Prophet', 'Rust & Bone') latest film 'Dheepan' on Monday July 4th at 8.15pm at the Connaught Studio, Worthing.

The story of three Tamil refugees trying to reconstruct their life in a Paris suburb won the Cannes Palme D'Or in 2015 and was received very warmly by critics

 "Insightful and poignant...evoking a deep-textured universe of dirt, debris and squalor." The Observer

"Exhilarating movie mastery...impeccably crafted by someone for whom making films is as natural as breathing" The Guardian

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


Monday, 6 June 2016

JUNE FILM - ANOMALISA June 13th 8.30pm The Connaught

Worthing Film Club are proud to present Anomalisa - Charlie Kaufmann's amazing stop motion animated story of middle-aged crisis. The first ever animated film to win the Grand Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival 2015, it's animation for grown ups.

Kaufmann is known for his brilliant scripts including 'Being John Malkovich', 'Adaptation' and 'Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind', and his second film as director (he also co-wrote the screenplay) has been described as "upsettingly brilliant" (The Telegraph) and as "a masterpiece about the human condition" (The Guardian).

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

The screening is 8.30pm (please note slightly later time than previously advertised) at the Connaught Studio on Monday June 13th.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

WORTHING FILM CLUB ANNOUNCE SUMMER FILMS

Worthing film club are proud to announce a stunning selection for films for this summer  which have wowed cinema lovers, film critics and festival juries alike.

Monday June 13th 8.15pm: Anomalisa - Charlie Kaufmann's amazing stop motion animated story of middle-aged crisis. Winner of Grand Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival 2015.
"A masterpiece about the human condition" - THE GUARDIAN

Monday July 4th 8.15pm: Dheepan - award winning French director Jacques Audiard retruns with this crime drama involving refugees who come to live in Paris. Winner of the 2015 Palme D'or at Cannes.
"A radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head" - THE INDEPENDENT

Monday August 1st 8.15pm: Son of Saul - World War 2 drama  set in Winner of 2016 Oscar for best foreign language film
"Astonishing" - PETER BRADSHAW, THE GUARDIAN


All films will be shown at the Connaught Studio. Entry is free to members (annual membership just £35 + free use of our DVD library), non-members £7.
Details of how to join can be found here and don't forget to follow us on Facebook


Wednesday, 13 April 2016

APRIL FILM (part 2) 'MON ONCLE' - Tuesday 26th April 8.15pm Connaught Ritz Cinema Worthing

Our second film of April is Jacques Tati's 1958 classic 'MON ONCLE', which sees Monsieur Hulot charmingly stumble a modernist world.

Beautifully shot, it captures the spirit of Chaplin & Keaton whilst at the same time giving a fresh cinematic feel that captures 1950's increasing obsession with and obsession with modernity - a bridge between the old silent cinema era and the stylishness of modern art cinema, that has influenced the likes of Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Wes Anderson, David Lynch

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

Screening 8.15pm at The Connaught Studio on Tuesday 26th April. *



* Please note that unlike our usual screenings, this film is being shown on a Tuesday.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

APRIL FILM - 'TANGERINES' Monday April 11th, at The Connaught Studio, Worthing 8.15pm

April's screening is the Oscar nominated film 'Tangerines' about Georgian farmers caught up in a bloody civil war.

"It is tremendous storytelling: engaging, intelligent and with lovely touches - terrifically good" - The Guardian

"Like a classic western gone east" - Financial Times

Although you can't always take these things as gospel Tangerines get's an increibly high score of 8.4 on IMDB - putting it on a par with CitizenKane, The Third Man & Vertigo - so no pressure there then!


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

Screening 8.15pm at The Connaught Studio on Monday 11th April





Wednesday, 2 March 2016

SOUTHSHORTS FILM COMPETITION

Worthing Film Club are proud to be part of South Shorts Film Festival which is being held in conjunction with Worthing WOW, showcasing the very best of short films made in the South East.

Entry deadline is May 1st 2016. See the website for details of how to enter.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

MARCH FILM - 'ASSASSIN' Monday March 7th, at The Connaught Studio, Worthing, 8.15pm

After last month's Tangerine, we have a stark contrast of a lush Taiwanese martial arts film 'Assassin' (2015) about a female assassin in 8th century China.

This film won plaudits from critics, and won it's director Hou Haiao-hsien a best director award at Cannes.  Selected by Taiwan as it's official entry for the Oscars for best foreign film, it was controversially overlooked and didn't make the shortlist, but despite this it topped 'Sight & Sound's poll of over 200 critics for best film of 2015. Come and judge for yourself.

"Heart stoppingly beautiful" Telegraph
"Captivatingly hypnotic" Guardian
"Magical and utterly mesmerising" Observer (Mark Kermode)

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

Screening 8.15pm at The Connaught Studio on Monday 7th March.








Sunday, 17 January 2016

FEBRUARY FILM - 'TANGERINE' Monday 8th Feb - Connaught Studio, Worthing 8.15pm

After January's Taxi Tehran, we bring you another inventive film that's low on budget, but high on praise. 

Filmed entirely iPhone's, Sean Baker's Tangerine (2015) is a comedy drama about 2 transgender sex workers trekking across town to seek out an unfaithful boyfriend. It wowed audiences across the festival circuit and had praise heaped upon it by critics for it's refreshing style, acting and character development. 

"A bit of a marvel - combines extraordinary visual inventiveness, humour and pathos" The Independent

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

Screening 8.15pm at The Connaught Studio on Monday 8th Feb.








Wednesday, 6 January 2016

JANUARY FILM - 'TAXI TEHRAN' Monday 11th January 8.15pm at The Connaught

We kick off the new year with a fantastic film about the nature of artistic freedom as acclaimed Jafar Panahi ('This Is Not A Film') from making films in his native Iran, poses as a taxi driver and films the various passengers he picks up on the streets of his home city in Taxi Tehran.

It's a joyride of a journey into guerlllia film-making with both humour and a message about contemporary Iranian society that has wowed the critics - and picking up the Golden Bear at The Berlin Film Festival, so buckle up and enjoy the ride.

"A work of invention and brio ....an expression of faith in the act of film-making as a vital and joyous undertaking" The Guardian 5/5

The film is free to film club members (£35 year for 12+ films, plus free use of our DVD library), or £7 to non-members. Details of how to join can be found here 

Screening 8.15pm at The Connaught Studio on Monday 11th January.

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