Club news: 10 December

Our Next Presentation: Paterson

THE CRAMPHORN THEATRE, CHELMSFORD – Wednesday 13th December @ 8PM

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A film about a man called Paterson, played admirably by Adam Driver, who works as a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey, and who writes poetry. Therefore there are associations with the epic poem ‘Paterson’ by the American ‘imagist’ poet William Carlos Williams. Just as wife Laura finally persuades him to publish his poems, disaster and disappointment occur, alleviated only when a mysterious Japanese man accosts him. A movie worthy of Jarmusch at his best.  (Read more…)

Adam King Short Films

As “Starless Dreams” is only 76 minutes long, Chelmsford Film Club are taking the opportunity to show 2 films by a young local film maker, Adam King.  Both films are only 2-3 minutes long and we hope Adam will be here to introduce both films. Though short, both films are very imaginative and we hope you will enjoy!

Our last presentation ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

Once again, our sincere apologies for not being able to show the intended film “Starless Dreams” (which has yet to get a formal UK release, though it was shown at last year’s London Film Festival).  The international distributors would not grant us a license to screen it.  There were 32 response slips returned after the showing of this film the breakdown from these slips were as follows:

  • ‘Excellent’: 25 votes
  • ‘Very Good’: 3 votes
  • ‘Good’: 4 votes
  • ‘Satisfactory’: 0 vote
  • ‘Poor’: 0 vote

Feedback comments for “I Am Not Your Negro”.

If you want to add further comments on this film, you are welcome to do so by joining in on our “I Am Not Your Negro” discussion forum.

Response slips

We a trialling a redesigned version of the Response Slips which can be simply torn to indicate your opinion rather than requiring a pen or pencil to tick a box.  As much as we enjoy reading people’s comments, the rating provides an indication of how our audience rate out film selection.  Even if you have no comment to make, we urge people to return the slips on the way out.  Thank you.

Membership for the 2017/18 season

Membership for our 2017/18 season will remain at £60.  This allows you to attend all 16 films at the Cramphorn Theatre, at no extra cost.  You can also invite guests for £6 per screening.

See the Membership page for details of how to join.

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.

CFC on Twitter and Facebook

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See what Chelmsford Film Club is showing this season on the 2017/18 season page,

News 3-December

Our Next Presentation: I Am Not Your Negro

THE CRAMPHORN THEATRE, CHELMSFORD – Monday 4th December @ 8PM

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Unfortunately, due to difficulties with the foreign distributor, we have been unable to obtain a licence to screen Starless Dreams this Monday.  Our apologies to everyone who has been looking forward to seeing this documentary.

However, the good news is that at very short notice we have been able obtain an excellent alternative film from our ‘reserve’ list.  This is “I am not your Negro” which was nominated for best documentary at the 2017 Oscars.  A brief synopsis from IMDB:

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.” The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

The film is narrated by Samuel L Jackson and contains archive footage featuring Marlon Brando, Harry Belafonte, Gary Cooper, Doris Day, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Tony Curtis, Charlton Heston, Audrey Hepburn, Joan Crawford and many others.  (Read more…)

Adam King Short Films

As an extra treat, we are fortunate in being given the opportunity to start the evening by showing two short films from Essex based indie filmmaker Adam King.  Adam will be on hand to introduce the films himself.

They are called “At a Distance” and “Augmented Reality”.

Each film is about 3 minutes long so they will not make the evening overlong as the runtime of our main film is only slightly over 1½ Hours.

Our last presentation ‘A Man Called Ove’

There were 19 response slips returned after the showing of the final film of last season, the breakdown from these slips were as follows:

  • ‘Excellent’: 15 votes
  • ‘Very Good’: 5 votes (including one comment on the discussion page)
  • ‘Good’: 0 vote
  • ‘Satisfactory’: 0 vote
  • ‘Poor’: 0 vote

Feedback comments for “A Man Called Ove”.

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

Response slips

We a trialling a redesigned version of the Response Slips which can be simply torn to indicate your opinion rather than requiring a pen or pencil to tick a box.  As much as we enjoy reading people’s comments, the rating provides an indication of how our audience rate out film selection.  Even if you have no comment to make, we urge people to return the slips on the way out.  Thank you.

Membership for the 2017/18 season

Membership for our 2017/18 season will remain at £60.  This allows you to attend all 16 films at the Cramphorn Theatre, at no extra cost.  You can also invite guests for £6 per screening.

See the Membership page for details of how to join.

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.

CFC on Twitter and Facebook

To receive regular, automatic notification of our films, why not follow us on either Twitter or Facebook.  Both can be accessed via the side panel on the right.

See what Chelmsford Film Club is showing this season on the 2017/18 season page,

Club News 13-November

Our Next Presentation: Starless Dreams

THE CRAMPHORN THEATRE, CHELMSFORD – Monday 4th December @ 8PM

-8Days -14Hours -53Minutes -22Seconds

This documentary focuses on the lives of girls in a juvenile delinquency centre in Iran. Although they are being punished for a variety of ‘crimes’, most have drug addicts in their families, have been mentally and physically abused and are really only guilty of being born in the wrong place. There are moments of joy, however, for them to savour and they are unflinchingly direct and open in their responses to the director’s questions.  (Read more…)

Adam King Short Films

As “Starless Dreams” is only 76 minutes long, Chelmsford Film Club are taking the opportunity to show 2 films by a young local film maker, Adam King.  Both films are only 2-3 minutes long and we hope Adam will be here to introduce both films. Though short, both films are very imaginative and we hope you will enjoy!

Our last presentation ‘A Man Called Ove’

There were 19 response slips returned after the showing of the final film of last season, the breakdown from these slips were as follows:

  • ‘Excellent’: 15 votes
  • ‘Very Good’: 5 votes (including one comment on the discussion page)
  • ‘Good’: 0 vote
  • ‘Satisfactory’: 0 vote
  • ‘Poor’: 0 vote

Feedback comments for “A Man Called Ove”.

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

Response slips

We a trialling a redesigned version of the Response Slips which can be simply torn to indicate your opinion rather than requiring a pen or pencil to tick a box.  As much as we enjoy reading people’s comments, the rating provides an indication of how our audience rate out film selection.  Even if you have no comment to make, we urge people to return the slips on the way out.  Thank you.

Membership for the 2017/18 season

Membership for our 2017/18 season will remain at £60.  This allows you to attend all 16 films at the Cramphorn Theatre, at no extra cost.  You can also invite guests for £6 per screening.

See the Membership page for details of how to join.

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.

CFC on Twitter and Facebook

To receive regular, automatic notification of our films, why not follow us on either Twitter or Facebook.  Both can be accessed via the side panel on the right.

See what Chelmsford Film Club is showing this season on the 2017/18 season page,