News: 30 September 2016

Our Next Presentation: ‘The Daughter’


the-daughter-1Christian (Paul Schneider) returns to his hometown to attend his father’s (Jeffrey Rush) impending wedding to a much younger woman. There’s an icy atmosphere between father and son, but Christian enjoys a fond reunion with childhood friends. As the wedding nears, old secrets threaten a seismic shift in all their lives. The film is a radical adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s ‘The Wild Duck’.

Please note:  We will be holding a short AGM prior to the screening of this film.

Our last presentation ‘Dheepan’

The new season got off to a strong start with no one rating this film a miss.  24 members and guests returned the response slips following the showing of this film, and the breakdown was as follows:

  • ‘Excellent’:  9 votes
  • ‘Very Good’: 11 votes
  • ‘Good’: 4 votes
  • ‘Satisfactory’: 0 votes
  • ‘Poor’: 0 votes

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 “Dheepan” discussion forum.

Welcome to the new look Home Page

This season, the Home Page has a more dynamic look with a return for the Theatrical Trailer of the forthcoming film; as well as a more graphic representation for the feedback from the previous film.  I hope you like it!

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! Spread the word!

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.

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See what Chelmsford Film Club is showing this season on the 2016/17 season page,  or visit the archive pages for details of past seasons.