News (5-June)

Our Next Presentation: The Assassin


-244Days -3Hours -59Minutes -41Seconds

A late 9th Century martial arts story, ‘Nie Yinniang’, a core text in Chinese swordsmanship, is the basis for what has been described as a mesmerising, enigmatic and utterly beautiful film, with which we end our season. In the martial arts genre, yes, but of a rather rarefied form, with its intricate, even puzzling, plot and heightened tensions. When Nie Yinniang, the Assassin, is found to be exercising the virtue of mercy, her master sends her on a ruthless assignment to test her resolve. (Read more…)

Our last presentation ‘A War’

There were 38 response slips returned after the showing of this film, the breakdown from these slips were as follows:

  • ‘Excellent’: 12 votes
  • ‘Very Good’: 25 votes
  • ‘Good’: 0 votes
  • ‘Satisfactory’: 0 votes
  • ‘Poor’: 0 votes
    + 1 comment without any rating

Feedback comments for “A War”.

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

Film Selection for 2017-18

The selection committee met on Tuesday 11th April to decide on the films for next season.  For anyone not aware, this will be our 30th Season.  The films selected were as follows:

  1. A Man Called Ove (Sweden, 2015) – Comedy, Dir: Hannes Holm
  2. Toni Erdmann (Germany, 2016) – Comedy, Dir: Maren Ade
  3. After The Storm (Japan, 2016) – Drama, Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda
  4. Paterson (USA, 2016) Comedy, Drama, Dir: Jim Jarmusch
  5. Letters From Baghdad (USA, 2016) – Documentary, Dir: Sabine Krayenbühl,  Zeva Oelbaum
  6. Julieta  (Spain, 2016) – Drama, Dir: Pedro Almodóvar
  7. Starless Dreams (Iran, 2016) – Documentary, Dir: Mehrdad Oskouei
  8. Elle (France, 2016) – Crime Thriller, Dir: Paul Verhoeven
  9. Personal Shopper (France/Germany, 2016) – Mystery Thriller, Dir: Olivier Assayas
  10. Goodfellas (USA, 1990) – Crime drama, Dir: Martin Scorsese
  11. El Sur (Spain, 1983) – Romantic drama, Dir: Victor Erice
  12. Certain Women (USA, 2016) – Drama, Dir: Kelly Reichardt
  13. The Salesman (Iran, 2016) – Thriller, Dir: Asghar Farhadi
  14. Hunt For The Wilderpeople (New Zealand, 2016) – Comedy adventure, Dir: Taika Waititi
  15. The Student (Russia, 2016) – Drama, Dir: Kirill Serebrennikov
  16. Citizen Jane: Battle of the City (USA, 2016) – Documentary, Dir: Matt Tyrnauer
  1. After Love (France, 2016) – Drama, Dir: Joachim Lafosse
  2. I Am Not Your Negro (USA, 2016) – Documentary, Dir: Raoul Peck
  3. Graduation (Romania, 2016) – Crime drama, Dir: Cristian Mungiu
 We have also agreed the dates for the 16 screenings at the Cramphorn with the City Council.  The dates are:


Monday, September 25

Monday, October 9
Thursday, October 26

Tuesday, November 7

Monday, December 4
Wednesday, December 13


Tuesday, January 23

Monday, February 5
Thursday, February 15

Monday, March 5
Tuesday, March 20

Friday, April 6
Thursday, April 19

Tuesday, May 8
Wednesday, May 23

Tuesday, June 19

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.

Membership can be renewed at our final screening of The Assassin on 20th June, or via post – see the Membership page for details

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 are now on sale from their website.

 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 2016/17 season page,

Leave a Reply