News (7-March)

Our Next Presentation: I, Daniel Blake


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In a change from our published programme, we present Ken Loach’s multi-award winning I, Daniel Blake. Daniel (59), has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain. (Read more…)

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

Our last presentation ‘Our Little Sister’

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

  • ‘Excellent’:  11 votes
  • ‘Very Good’: 8 votes
  • ‘Good’: 4 votes
  • ‘Satisfactory’: 0 vote
  • ‘Poor’: 1 vote

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 “Our Little Sister” discussion forum.

Second Discussion Evening

The second of our three discussion evenings will take place on Tuesday 21st March following the screening of I, Daniel Blake.  This is an informal event allowing anyone who wishes to stay an opportunity to discuss the films shown since the last discussion evening (Sing Street, Marshland, The Commune, Mia MadreOur Little Sister and I, Daniel Blake).

Membership for the 2016/17 season

As we have now reached the second half of the season, we are offering Half-Season Membership for £30.

Chelmsford Film Festival: 7-10 June 2017

This June sees the launch of the first Chelmsford Film Festival, a 4-day event showcasing current International Short Films, Music Videos and Documentaries.  Tickets on sale soon, from their website.  Submissions for the event are now open.

 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,

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