Thursday, 9 August 2018

SEPTEMBER -The Square - Monday 3rd September Cellar Arts Club

STOP! LOOK! LISTEN!
This month we will be changing venues and will be screening The Square at the Cellar Arts Club down Prospect Place, just off the seafront, behind The View cafe/bar on Marine Parade. see their facebook page here.

Doors open at 7.30pm
Film at 8pm.
Free entry to Film Club members and £4 for others.

September's film is the highly acclaimed art satire The Square.
Force Majeure's director Reuben Ostlund comes up trumps with this dark comic satire on the art world and the world of male privilege.

This Palme D'Or winner brings international class actors together in this bizarre intense story of Ballardian dystopia as a prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit. The fabulous and versatile Elizabeth Moss (Top of the Lake, The Handmaid's Tale) opposite Danish lead Claes Bung (The Bridge) with solid support from  Dominic West (The Wire, Pride, Testament of Youth) give us great performances in this dark delight of a film.

Catch the trailer here.

If you like your cinematic dish served piccante with sour backnotes, washed down with dysfunctional bile then the Square is the filmic feast for you! Believe - this film is a brave brilliant concoction with Ostlung's conjuring up a superb film after giving us the unnerving Force Majeure where Swedish family learn so much more than survival when confronted with a devastating avalanche on a skiing holiday.

*** "This is high wire cinema." Peter Bradshaw - Guardian***
*** "...channels the influence of Hitchcock, Buñuel, Fellini, and Östlund's deadpan compatriot, Roy Andersson."  Empire ***
***"The Square is a strange mix of pop and profundity: archly entertaining, occasionally grating and consistently uncomfortable." Mark Kermode ***

Membership is £25 per year for free entry to 12 screenings, at various venues and Connaught studio cinema. join on the night or email Caroline on worthingfilmclub@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

Monday, 16 July 2018

AUGUST film- Still Walking (2008)

Our next screening is the charming STILL WALKING (2008) on Monday the 6th of August at Coast. 

From acclaimed director Hirokazu Kore-eda, who won the Palme d’Or this year for his upcoming film SHOPLIFTERS, STILL WALKING is a masterful small scale family drama. It’s a portrait of a family over a few days, as they commemorate the death of the eldest son. All told through nostalgia, humour, sadness and tension, as their memories are shared and ceremonies are performed.

Kore-eda uses dialogue in such an honest and naturalistic way, that makes it universal in it’s storytelling, and often a reflection of our everyday lives. He is also one of the finest directors of children working today, and this film is another fine example of that talent. In his 4 out of 4 review of the film, Roger Ebert said of Kore-eda that "None of his films elevate the temperature with melodrama. They draw us inward with concern. Kore-Eda is a tender humanist, and that fits well with his elegant visual style”. It's measured filmmaking that creeps up on you and takes your breath away, and with Kore-eda’s latest film SHOPLIFTERS winning the top prize at Cannes, here’s hoping his films get seen by a wider audience. 



"Koreeda’s almost sage-like understanding of what makes modern families tick places him and this wonderful film in the league of Japan’s grand master, Ozu” - ***** Time Out

"Still Walking steals up on you quietly and stays with you forever.” - ***** Financial Times 

"This is a higher order of storytelling, and this gentle, lovely film is impossible to watch without a lump in the throat.” - **** The Guardian 

Doors open at 7.30pm, film starts at 8pm. The film is free to Worthing Film Club members (£25 a year - email Caroline at worthingfilmclub@gmail.com to join) or £4 for a ticket, which will be available on the door at Coast. for more details on membership, see here.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

JULY FILM - CLEO de 5 a 7 - Coast - 8pm, Monday 9th July


Our next screening is 
CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 (1962) on Monday the 9th of July at Coast, from the doyenne of the French New Wave, Agnes Varda. With stunning cinematography and an evocative soundtrack by the great Michel Legrand (Umbrellas of Cherbourg / The Young Girls of Rochefort) this film offers more than a glimpse into the chic world of 1960s Paris highlife. We follow Cleo, a successful pop star whose glitzy lifestyle is flipped on its head when she becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer, and awaits test results from her doctor. 

The film not only uses the brushstrokes of Cinéma Vérité, but also delves deep into existential exploration as Cleo faces her own mortality and place in the world. By doing so she transforms from the shallow object of men’s desire to the brazen lone woman who inverts the male gaze upon itself. Subtle in its layering of multiple meanings, and its commentary on women in French society, CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 is a true gem of the French New Wave cinema and not to be missed!

CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 was nominated for Palme d’or at the 1962 Cannes festival and won Best Film award at the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics in 1963.

"A brilliant, pioneering film of French New Wave” - ***** The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw
"In moving pictures, she (Varda) has an ability to capture the essence of her characters not only through plot and dialogue, but even more in their placement in space and light” - 4/4 Robert Ebert
"One of the Nouvelle Vague's boldest achievements" - ***** Empire Magazine 


Doors open at 7.30pm, film starts at 8. The film is free to Worthing Film Club members (£25 a year - email Caroline at worthingfilmclub@gmail.com to join) or £4 for a ticket, which will be available on the door at Coast. 

For more details on joining click here

Friday, 18 May 2018

JUNE film: My Winnipeg (2007) Coast Monday 11th June

Our June screening is the gloriously playful and utterly unique MY WINNIPEG (2007), 

Monday 11th of June at Coast at 8pm (doors at 7.30pm). 

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert named MY WINNIPEG the tenth best film of its decade, so two massive thumbs up. 

Director Guy Maddin's "docu-fantasia” is a surrealist mockumentary that melds personal history, civic tragedy, and mystical hypothesising! It exists in a style all of Maddin’s own, a part pastiche, (mainly) black and white film that utilises old fashioned title cards, fast cutting, recycled footage and unusual staging. It's all mixed together to tell fictional histories and autobiographical 'reconstructions', whilst our narrator desperately tries to escape from Winnipeg. It’s often gloriously funny, and is a constant reminder of the magical power of truly original cinematic storytelling. A modern classic. 

"If you love movies in the very sinews of your imagination, you should experience the work of Guy Maddin” - Roger Ebert

"My Winnipeg is a joyous, mischievous, hilarious flight of fancy”- Jonathan Romney (The Independent)


Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY9BtROpNQ4  


Tickets: 
The film is free to Worthing Film Club members, please email Caroline at worthingfilmclub@gmail.com to join. Membership costs £25 for the year which entitles you to 12 screening in the year, currently we are screening nine films at Coast and three at the Connaught. You also get access to our extensive DVD library, and entry to our fabulous Christmas party. Alternatively tickets are £4 per person, which will be available on the door on the 11th. 

Cheers, WFC (Stef, Caroline and Sam) x

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

MAY : 120 Battements Par Minute (120bpm)

Our next screening is the absolutely unmissable 120 BPM, on Monday 14th May at the Connaught cinema at 8.15pm.
120 BPM has been a critics favourite since it won Grand Prix (second prize) at Cannes, and it went on to win six awards at the Césars (French Oscars), including Best Film, Actor, Screenplay and Editing.
This stunning film from director Robin Campillo is set in early 90s Paris, where we follow the activist group ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power). ACT UP were a direct action organisation fighting the AIDS pandemic and helped to bring about legislation, medical research, and ultimately treatment and policy changes. It's written and performed with an incredible confidence and energy, and it's no surprise that Writer/Director Campillo also wrote the excellent Palme d'Or winning THE CLASS (2008). During the film we follow one relationship, as the film merges the personal and the political to devastatingly powerful effect. 120 BPM is a vital account of that time in history, and is definitely not to be missed.

"This film has what its title implies: a heartbeat. It is full of cinematic life." ***** - The Guardian
"this is pure cinema - an enthralling, enveloping experience” ***** - Empire
"it deploys not just righteous anger but a bustling and vibrant visual language” - Sight & Sound
Watch the trailer here
Free to members 

£7 for a ticket, which are selling fast and currently available here: https://worthingtheatres.co.uk/120-bpm-15/
See you on the 14th, WFC (Stef, Caroline and Sam) x

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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.