2014-15 Season

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The Film Club – Chorleywood has unveiled its first season of films. Speaking exclusively to Chorleywood Magazine, Kevin Andrews, the Club’s founder, told of plans to screen ten films in association with the Hive, between now and the end of next July.

“We’re really excited about the programme we’ve put together. It features a great mix of recent films – but we’ve added a couple of classics for good measure and included a number of foreign language films too.”

The season kicks off with the heartwarming, award winning drama Philomena (Cert 12) at the Russell School at 8 p.m. on Friday 24th October. Directed by Steven Frears, and based on journalist Martin Sixsmith’s book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, the film stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. it tells the true story of Lee’s 50-year-long search for her forcefully adopted son, and Sixsmith’s effort to help her find him.

In a change to the original programme The Railway Man (Cert 15) will be screened at the Russell School at 8 p.m. on Saturday 29th November. Boyhood (Cert 15) originally planned to be screened in November will be moved to February. Written and directed by Richard Linklater, starring Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke, this groundbreaking, coming of age drama has been described as ‘one of the best films of the decade’. Intermittently shot with its cast over an eleven year period, it charts the growth of a young boy and his sister from childhood into adulthood.

Our Christmas presentation is the Director’s Cut of the Italian classic Cinema Paradiso (Cert 15). Director Giuseppe Tornatore’s beautiful 1988 Oscar winning film, tells the story of a little boy’s love affair with the movies.

January’s film will be the subtitled French film Untouchable, March’s Blue Jasmine, April’s the subtitled Japanese film Like Father, Like Son, May’s will be the partially subtitled drama The Kite Runner and June’s is The Wolf of Wall Street. Our season finale in July will be the Director’s Cut of The Last Picture Show. Venues and dates will be announced in due course. Tickets available online from http://www.cwfilm.org or in person from Chorleywood Bookshop

“The films were selected with the aid of people who’ve attended the Club’s initial screenings, so we’re confident they’ll have broad appeal.”