Monday, September 16, 2019

AGM + Varda by Agnes - Sunday 22nd September

It's our AGM on Sunday at 4pm before this week's film Varda by Agnès at 5pm. If you are a member please come along to the AGM to find out more about the last year of the Club, there are more details on our website.

Agnès Varda directed 55 films in her 60 years in the industry. She presented this documentary about herself at the Berlin Film Festival this year with film notes that said "I don't want to do press, I don't want to speak about my work. After Berlin, the film will be shown instead of me speaking!" This became very prophetic when she died a month later, aged 90.

"A parting gift from one of the greatest directors who ever lived." - Clarisse Loughrey, Independent

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Ash Is Purest White - Sunday 15th September 5pm

Ash Is Purest White this Sunday is "part crime epic, part woman-seeks-justice flick, part state of the nation address. It takes the staples of the gangster flick - the mobster's moll, gang rivalries, violent shoot outs - as a jumping off point for both a granular character study of a woman's resolve, and a macro portrait of China at the turn of the century where modernity is quickly outstripping tradition. Either way, it's a riveting picture driven by a fantastic performance by Zhao Tao as a wronged woman whose laser focus makes Kill Bill's The Bride look lackadaisical in comparison" - Ian Freer, Empire.

Saturday, September 07, 2019

AGM Sunday 22nd September 4pm

This year's AGM will be held at the Alhambra Cinema on 22nd September 2019, starting at 4.00pm and finishing in time for Varda by Agnes at 5pm.

The agenda and associated documents can be found in the committee section of the website.

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Capernaum - Sunday 8th September 5pm

Summers go so quickly, but at least that means we can start sharing films again! This coming Sunday 8 September you have the chance to get a free drink, sign up for membership and an Autumn Pass (if you want) and have a chat with people you may not have seen since March, before sitting down and enjoying 'Capernaum' which we're told by everyone who has seen it is a superb film.

So we will be at the Alhambra from 4.15pm for those drinks, chats and membership cards and the film will start at 5.00pm as usual.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Autumn Season Starts on 8 September

We hope you have had a great summer (despite the weather), but you may have noticed that the evenings are getting shorter...sadly Autumn is approaching. The good news is that means the Film Club will start up again soon! The films are booked, the brochure is being printed; all we need is YOU!

Our first film will be on Sunday 8 September at 5.00pm - but be there for 4.15 to get your FREE drink and, maybe, sign up as a member: for only £10 you get £1.50 off every club film (and £1.00 off every Festival film you see). As the Americans say, 'you do the math'! You also get a chance to influence the programme; seven of the films this season were voted for in a members' ballot.
So what is coming up? We have already announced this to last year's members and now full details of all the films can be found on the Club Website. You can also view the brochure which will be available shortly, we'll post it to all members (another reason to join) otherwise you can pick it up at the Alhambra or Booths from the beginning of September.

We hope you like the programme.