2016/17 Season Membership now open – JOIN TODAY
Our Next Presentation: Theeb
The Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford – Thursday 2nd June @ 8PM
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. This impressive debut (winner of Best Director Horizons, Venice) is a heart-warming journey centered on fraternal relationships, with an underlying commentary on the historical context. Its appeal owes much to the two young actors and the truly stunning scenery. (read more…)
Our last presentation ‘Leviathan’
We had 22 members and guests returned the response slips following the showing of this film, the breakdown was as follows:
- ‘Excellent’: 9 votes
- ‘Very Good’: 12 votes
- ‘Good’: 1 vote
- ‘Satisfactory’: 0 votes
- ‘Poor’: 0 votes
If you want to add further comments on this film, you are welcome to do so by joining in on our “Leviathan” discussion forum.
Your opinion counts
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.
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, which it has been this season. And there’s the rub! We do need at least 121 members, again, to make the Club viable for another season. Therefore, so that we might have a clearer picture as to where we are going, it would be a great help to those of us who organise the programme if you could renew your membership as soon as possible or, alternatively, let us know as soon as you can if you are NOT going to join again. 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! Spread the word!
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