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Here you will find out everything you need to know about the Club’s screenings, the Film Festival and Special Events. We look forward to meeting you soon!
New Season Remains ‘On Hold’- So Here’s Something Different…
March sees our Virtual Film Club exploring new options – two virtual community screenings followed by “live” Q&A sessions with the film’s directors!
On Friday March 5 at 7.30 p.m. we’re joining forces with local charity Mission EmployAble for a special FUNDRAISER with proceeds going towards Chorleywood Cricket Club’s new Pavilion Cafe which will train and employ people with learning disabilities.
The film we’re showing is DELTA 7EVEN (2018, 45 mins) – a warm and moving short documentary about a Sussex based post punk band made up of adults with learning disabilities. Featuring their own original music and filmed over the course of a year, this award winning documentary follows the band before and after they receive tragic news about the suicide of one of their mentors. We see them face their grief head-on and turn it into a united strength, self-belief and desire to continue.
The film is a life-affirming celebration of neurodiversity and inclusion, offering a unique look into group dynamics and the refusal to live a life dictated by stereotypes.
Immediately after the screening, ROSIE BALDWIN, the film’s director will be joining us for an online Zoom session to talk and answer questions about her film.
Ticket purchasers will be sent details of how to access the DELTA 7EVEN screening and Zoom session.
Then on Friday March 19th March at 7.00 p.m. we’ll be ‘live’ screening the feature film DIRT ROAD TO LAFAYETTE (2018, 100 mins). Adapted from the successful novel by James Kelman, the film stars newcomer Neil Sutcliffe, David O’Hara, Margo Moorer and David Hayman.
It tells the story of Murdo, 15, and his father, Tom, as they make the journey from Scotland to North Alabama to visit their America/Scots relatives following a family tragedy. Murdo is an accordion player but has not played since his mother’s death. He meets an old lady called Queen Monzee-ay who also plays accordion, rekindles his interest in music and invites him to play a gig with her. The music becomes a wedge between Murdo and his father, who out of the best intentions is trying to control him. Eventually Murdo transcends his father – and follows the music.
And again, immediately after the screening KENNY GLENAAN, the film’s director will be on-hand ‘live’ to talk and answer questions about the film and his life as a film-maker.
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By now our new season of films would normally be well underway but as we all know, these are not ‘normal’ times. Sadly, we do not expect to resume normal screenings until later in the year, until then we’re trying something different – a virtual version of the Club!
Here’s how it works….
- We select a film that is currently available on a free-to-view television service (e.g. BBC I-Player or All4) and supply you with a synopsis and a date for your diary.
- You register your interest by e-mailing us at Cwfilmclub@mail.com to take part in the discussion.
- We send you a set of screening notes and a link to the Zoom discussion that’s been booked.
- You choose when to watch the film during the intervening period …and then on the fixed date we have the facilitated online Zoom discussion about it.
Apart from your time it costs you nothing to participate. Even better, our virtual Film Club means you can join in with others in our community, whilst engaging safely from the warmth and security of your home. Our test discussion took place at the beginning of October and was very well received.
Films Worth Watching
Here are some of the highlights from last year’s Chorleywood Film Festival held 13-15th March 2020 and the Film Quiz in February 2020 to tie you over till we see you again…
photos – Brigitte Bott Photography
We hope you had a wonderful time and congratulate the winners of the Mini Movie Makers and Young Film Makers competitions! To find out about the results, please click here.
(Photo: Brigitte Bott Photography)