News (10 November)

Our Next Presentation: Mustang


Mustang 3Being seen playing with boys on the beach leads to five sisters getting into hot water, administered by their scandalised uncle and grandmother. But housework and prospective marriage lead to rebellion. Erguven’s heady, emotional and deeply personal story is a paean to female power, a parable for the widespread need for female education and independence, brilliantly acted by an affecting young cast. (Read more…)

This film will be followed by a discussion meeting, in the Cramphorn Theatre foyer (see below). 

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Our last presentation ‘Ran’

10 members and guests returned the response slips following the showing of this film (a change from our scheduled screening), and the breakdown was as follows:

  • ‘Excellent’:  7 votes
  • ‘Very Good’: 2 votes
  • ‘Good’: 0 votes
  • ‘Satisfactory’: 1 vote (via the forum)
  • ‘Poor’: 0 votes
  • + One comment left without any grading

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 “Ran” discussion forum.

First discussion evening

Our first discussion evening will be held on Monday 5th December following the screening of Mustang.  This is an informal event allowing anyone who wishes to stay an opportunity to discuss the films shown so far this season (Dheepan, The Club, Men & Chicken, Ran and Mustang).

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!

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,