2021-2022 SEASON

FRIDAY 17TH JUNE 2022

WEST SIDE STORY (2021: Cert. 12: Drama: 156 mins: infrequent strong language)

In conjunction with Chorleywood4refugees, we proudly present a special benefit screening of Steven Spielberg’s new version of WEST SIDE STORY as part of Refugee Week 2022. West Side Story is being shown in memory of Brian Donnelly, the founder of Chorleywood4Refugees, whose all-time favourite musical it was. 

War Memorial Hall, Chorleywood, doors open at 7pm and the programme begins at 7.30pm. Bar available.

Tickets: £6  Online here and in person at Chorleywood Bookshop

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War Memorial Hall, Chorleywood, doors open at 7.30 pm and the programme begins at 8.00 pm. Bar available.

FRIDAY 13TH MAY 2022

THE LAST BUS (2021: Cert. 12: Drama: 82 mins: moderate sex references, implied strong language)

Tom, an elderly widower, uses his trusty free bus pass to take a deeply nostalgic trip from John O’Groats to Lands End. His mission is to fulfil a promise he made to his late wife, to take her back to the place they first met and lived happily together.

Unbeknownst to Tom, his journey and his unlikely antics on it, begins to capture the imagination of the local people that he comes across and ultimately Tom and his trip become a nationwide news story.   

“An unforgettable performance from Timothy Spall” Jason Solomon, BBC Radio London

“…deserves attention from anyone who admires great acting.” Mansell Stimpson, Film Review Daily

FRIDAY 22ND APRIL 2022

AFTER LOVE (2020: Cert. 12: Drama: 89 mins: infrequent strong language)

Don’t miss the chance to see Joanna Scanlan’s BAFTA winning Best Actress performance as Mary Hussain, a woman who converted to Islam when she married.  

Now in her early 60s, Mary is living quietly in Dover with her husband, an officer on a cross Channel ferry.  Following his unexpected death however, she discovers he had a secret life across the Channel. The shocking discovery compels her to go to Calais to find out more, and as she grapples with her shattered sense of identity, her search for understanding has surprising consequences.

Written and directed by Aleem Khan, the film also stars Nathalie Richard and Talid Ariss.

“…a gently told, sensitively captured tale of a woman learning to stand firm as her world starts to crumble around her.”

Emma Simmonds, The List

“…has the agony of a domestic tragedy and the tension of a Hitchcock thriller.”  Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

FRIDAY 18TH MARCH 2022

FIRST COW (2019: Cert. 12: Drama: 121 mins: infrequent strong language)

Award winning director Kelly Reichardt’s latest film is a gently paced, yet gripping and glorious story of friendship, petty crime and the pursuit of
the American dream on the harsh frontier of the Pacific Northwest.

Set in Oregon in the 1820s, two loners (a travelling cook and a Chinese immigrant) dream of striking it rich and team up to seek their fortune. They set up a makeshift bakery business whose success depends on being able to steal milk from a wealthy landowner’s prized Jersey cow – the first and only one in the territory.
The film stars John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones and Ewen Bremner.
“I hesitate to use the word ‘masterpiece’, but in its singular way, it is.” Brian Viner, Daily Mail

FRIDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2022

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (2020: Cert. 15: Drama: 109 mins)

Strong language, drug misuse, sexual violence

An award-winning, provocative revenge thriller from ground-breaking British writer, director and actress – Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve / The Crown / Call The Midwife / The Danish Girl).

Everyone said Cassandra Thomas (Cassie) was a promising young woman…until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story. 

Starring Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, and Laverne Cox. 

“…one of the most watchable and darkly entertaining films you’ll see all year.” 
Matthew Bond, Mail on Sunday 

Tickets: £6  Online here and in person at Chorleywood Bookshop. (advance sales only). 

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Doors open at 7.30 p.m. and the programme begins at 8.00 p.m. Bar available.

FRIDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2021

NOMADLAND (2020: Cert, 12: 103 mins) 

On Friday 15th October we resume the Club’s monthly screening programme with the 2021 Oscar and BAFTA award winning, Nomadland (2020: Cert, 12: 103 mins) starring Frances McDormand.

Following the closure of the main employer in the Nevada town she calls home, an older woman (Fern) packs her van and sets off on the road.
Exploring an unconventional life as a modern-day nomad, Fern discovers a resilience and resourcefulness unlike any she has known before. Along the way, she meets other nomads who become mentors in the vast landscape of the American West. Directed by Chloé Zhao, the film also stars David Strathairn and features real-life nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells.

Films screened in 2019-2020