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"Men & Chicken" Official UK Trailer Wednesday 26 October: Men & Chicken Our previous presentation:
"The Club"
26 response slips were
returned after the film:
- ‘Excellent’: 4 votes
- ‘Very Good’: 8 votes
- ‘Good’: 4 votes
- ‘Satisfactory’: 5 votes
- ‘Poor’: 3 votes
- +2 other comments ...
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Our Next Presentation: Men & Chicken


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men-and-chicken-2Following the decision to screen “The Club” on 11th October, and unable to find a replacement distributor for “The Daughter”, we have chosen to screen “Men & Chicken” from the Selection Committee’s reserve list. A darkly hilarious slapstick comedy starring Mads Mikkelsen (“Hannibal,” ingeniously cast against type) about a pair of socially-challenged siblings who discover they are adopted half-brothers in their late father’s videotaped will.

Our last presentation ‘The Club’

26 members and guests returned the response slips following the showing of this film, and the breakdown was as follows:

  • ‘Excellent’:  4 votes
  • ‘Very Good’: 8 votes
  • ‘Good’: 4 votes
  • ‘Satisfactory’: 5 votes
  • ‘Poor’: 3 votes
  • +2 additional comments

Read the audience feedback on this film

If you want to add further comments on this film, you are welcome to do so by joining in on our “The Club” discussion forum.

We would like to apologise to anyone who might have missed this film following the last minute schedule change.

Membership for the 2016/17 season

This season has proved to be a turning point for the Club. Our current membership numbers and the increasing costs of hiring the Cramphorn Theatre – £834, at least, now added for VAT charges thanks to the HMRC ruling – coupled with the license fees for showing the films, means that our subscription of £50 will not meet the costs of running the programme for the coming season. The Club cannot run into debt! To address this, we have calculated that we can afford to show 16 films if the subscription for members is £60 and the membership stays at 121 (the total for last season). And there’s the rub! We do need at least 121 members, again, to make the Club viable for another season. More than 121 members would be great, and might result in a small, healthy surplus. The more members, the more films we can show. We have been optimistic, would love to take the Club to even a 30th year (!!) but depend on current members joining again, bringing guests along (the guest ticket remains at £6) and bringing in some new members: friends, family and neighbours!

Following the first 2 meetings, our membership stands at 114.  We therefore need a few more people to join to hit our target for this season.  Please continue to spread the word!

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As well as filling in the Response Slips following the showing of each film, you can leave comments for any of the films we have shown via the Discussion page.

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