Club News – 30-October

Our Next Presentation: A Man Called Ove


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A smash hit in Sweden last year and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this is an irresistible adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s bestselling novel. Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door, an isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse. When a new, young family moves in next door a story of great humanity, tenderness and, above all, humour develops: look for the long-running car joke!  (Read more…)

*** Colchester Short Film Festival (3-4 Nov)

The festival is a two day film event taking place at Firstsite Gallery, Colchester and brings together a selection of feature films, short films and talks from award winning filmmakers.

The festival opens on Friday 3rd with a screening of award winning documentary ‘Unrest’ and continues on Saturday 4th with a full programme of some of the best new short films from filmmakers around the world.  The five, hour long short film screenings showcase a wide range of genres, so whether you enjoy comedy, drama, romance, horror there will be films suitable for you.  The festival has an excellent record of selecting shorts that go on to gain BAFTA and Oscar success with no less than 6
BAFTA and Oscar nominated films selected in the last four festivals.

This year’s guest speakers are editor John Wilson (Billy Elliot, Me Before You, The Book Thief ), director James Kent (Testament of Youth, The White Queen) and cinematographer Matt Gray (Broadchurch, Apple Tree Yard) who will be interviewed about their careers in the film industry and share their inside knowledge of everything from their work, experience, approach and processes. The talks will also involve a Q&A session giving audiences a chance to ask their own questions.

The full list of events can be viewed on their website

Tickets can be purchased via their website, phone (01206 713700) or in person at the venue Firstsite.

Our last presentation ‘Goodfellas’

There were 14 response slips returned after the showing of the final film of last season, the breakdown from these slips were as follows:

  • ‘Excellent’: 9 votes
  • ‘Very Good’: 2 votes
  • ‘Good’: 1 vote
  • ‘Satisfactory’: 0 vote
  • ‘Poor’: 0 vote
  • + 2 comments without any rating

Feedback comments for “Goodfellas”.

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

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.

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

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