JANUARY Tuesday 11th: DRIVE MY CAR - Connaught Cinema
Sunday, 19 December 2021
Friday, 19 November 2021
WFC XMAS PARTY: MONDAY 6th DECEMBER 7pm
The time is almost upon us to make merry at the annual WFC Xmas Party! It will be at perennial fav Coast and doors open at 7pm. We really hope to see you all there, its been a while!
There will be the usual WFC party fare - free buffet, complimentary drink, the annual film quiz, a selection of short films hand picked by the committee members for your delight and delectation, music and of course great company. Hopefully it will be a lovely ending to a not so great few years and the beginning of better times.
We will be screening a fabulous Japanese film in January 2022 (date to follow later) called Drive my Car at the Connaught. Nominated for the Best International Feature in the 94th Academy Awards and Winner of the Best Screenplay at 2021's Cannes Film Festive it will be something you won't want to miss. Total Film gave it 4 stars and state that 'it is a journey well worth taking'.
Anyone wishing to join can turn up at the party or any of our screenings and join up there and then. Or if you wish to sign up before contact the club by email.
Tuesday, 9 November 2021
Double Bill screening in conjunction with Derailed Film Club at IVY ARCH STUDIOS, Unit 5B Ivy Arch Road Worthing
A Worthing Film Club and Derailed Film Club Joint.
Cruising - in which Al Pacino stars as a detective hunting down a killer who scours the gay clubs in New York.
Interior. Leather Bar “A beautifully made cinematic guide penetrating the membranes of sexual fear that separate us”
EXTRA WFC SCREENING & A DOUBLE BILL!!!
William Friedkin's CRUISING with James Franco's Interior. Leather Bar.
Wednesday 17th November
co-hosting with Derailed Film Club Film Club
Ivy Arch Studios, Unit 5B, Ivy Arch Road, BN14
Doors open: 7.15pm , film 7.45pm
Cost: club members (WFC/DeRD) £3.60 / non members £4.50
Causing outrageous controversy on release, and only recently widely available to buy, it’s the film Al Pacino still won’t talk about!
We’re not entirely sure why, he’s absolutely terrific in this; Friedkin’s leather infused masterpiece which sees police officer Pacino hunting a serial killer who’s targeting the gay leather scene in 1970’s New York. The production was dogged by problems; leading to a notorious forty minutes of deleted and subsequently lost footage.
This incredibly rare opportunity to see this controversial film, but then there's more! This double bill also features Interior. Leather Bar. (2013). James Franco and Travis Matthews’ bold and brilliant mockumentary in which they portray film makers working on a production to reimagine and recreate those infamous lost forty minutes. Provocative, explicit, and audacious, Interior. Leather Bar. is a real gem that, for any fan of Cruising, is a must-see.
To see these two films back to back on the big screen truly is an experience you’ll never forget, and it’s certainly not one you’ll find anywhere else!!
We can’t wait to see you on Wednesday 17th November.
Thursday, 14 October 2021
Firstly can we say how happy WFC are to be back and preceding with this our first screening of 2021!
With the new hotly tipped version of Dune from Denis Villeneuve about to land in cinemas in a few weeks WFC thought it would be timely and prudent to re-examine the original made by David Lynch in 1984. Adapted from the sprawling and epic Sci-Fi novel Dune, it was a rare critical and box office flop from the maestro Lynch. Rumoured that he only agreed because the studios would finance his cherished Blue Velvet, it came with a hefty 50 million dollar budget. With that budget Lynch found he lost creative control to the Studio and an eviscerated version was delivered to cinemas. Whether a longer version would have made for a better film is open to some debate.
Is it a masterpiece, a disaster or somewhere in between? Certainly a film to divide audiences - it has its champions as well as its denouncers. Perhaps it was too much to expect that the protracted and complex Machiavellian political machinations coupled with the dazzling sci-fi aspects of the novel could be distilled down to 2 hours and 17 minutes (tellingly at a similar length Villeneuve’s version takes on only half the novel). Flawed, at times unfocused and overly convoluted - Lynch bewilderingly added aspects not in the novel - it still has moments of dark skewed brilliant flourishes that are Lynch’s stock and trade (marks). It certainly makes it a fascinating curio from one of cinemas’ independent darkly surrealist maestros attempting to enter the realm of of the mainstream and trying to straddle both spaces to very curious effect. WFC think it’s an enchanting flawed oddity that will dazzle and delight and confuse and annoy in equal measure. So please come and make up your own mind and remember ‘The Spice Must Flow!’
Watch the trailer here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwPTIEWTYEI
'There are, admittedly, some moments of expressionist panache and dreamlike strangeness; it sometimes feels like a freewheeling sci-fi production of a lost Shakespeare Roman play.' Peter Bradshaw The Guardian