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The Chidham & Hambrook Film Society held its first meeting in the Village Hall on Friday 26th September 2008.

Chidham and Hambrook Film Society Coming soon
7.30pm for 8

Village Hall
Fri Mar 10
April 7th
5th May
2nd June
Hell or High Water' - trailer
'I, Daniel Blake'
' Arrival'
'Manchester by the Sea'
posted Feb 28
Licensed bar Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm Tickets: 576580/574074 or email Jane
Fri Mar 10
7.30pm for 8

Village
Hall
Chidham and Hambrook Film Society
'Hell or High Water' - trailer
Neo-Western crime thriller film starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster. Two brothers carry out a series of bank robberies to save their family ranch
 
posted Feb 28
 
Licensed bar Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm Tickets: 576580/574074 or email Jane
7.30 for 8pm
Village Hall
Friday Jan 13
'Florence Foster Jenkins' - see trailer
posted Dec 19
Saturday Jan 14
'Zootropolis' - see trailer
 
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Licensed bar Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm Tickets: 576580/574074 or email Jane
2017
Friday Dec 9
7.30 for 8pm
Village Hall
Film Society
'Love and Friendship' - see trailer
posted Nov 30
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Based on a Jane Austen novella, it is a reminder that Austen was a very funny writer. Lady Susan is a less than grief stricken, scandalous widow, who takes up residence on her in-law’s estate,where she is driven to find a wealthy suitor for her daughter as well as herself. starring Kate Beckinsale.
Licensed bar Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm Tickets: 576580/574074 or email Jane
Friday Nov 18
7.30 for 8pm
Village Hall
Film Society
'Nice Guys' - see trailer
posted Nov 11
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Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, as a private detective and a for-hire heavy respectively, team up to solve a gruesome, complex crime in the moral swamp of late 70s Los Angeles. Thrillers about girls who vanish into the twilight of LA aren't typically multi-coloured, laugh-a-minute affairs but the new film from Shane Black takes one of the most sinister movie genres of them all - film noir- and shakes it into side clutching comedy.
Licensed bar Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm Tickets: 576580/574074 or email Jane
Friday Oct 28
7.30 for 8pm
Village Hall
Film Society
'Hail Caesar' - see trailer
posted Oct 24
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The film stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum. The film is a fictional story that follows the real-life "fixer" Eddie Mannix (Brolin) working in the Hollywood film industry in the 1950s, trying to discover what happened to a cast member who vanishes during filming.
Licensed bar Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm Tickets: 576580/574074 or email Jane
Friday Mar 18
8pm
Village Hall
Film Society
'Brooklyn' - see trailer
posted Mar 8
Ellis, an Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that are possible with each. A beautiful film, adapted from the Colm Toibin novel by Nick Hornby.
Nominated in 6 Oscar and 3 BAFTA categories . Won BAFTA for Best British Film.
Licensed bar Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm Tickets: 576580/574074 or email Jane
Friday Feb 19
8pm
Village Hall
Film Society
posted Feb 19
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity.
Licensed bar Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm Tickets: 576580/574074 or email Jane
Friday Jan 22

8pm
Village Hall
Film Society
2016 Spring Season
posted Jan 8
Based on a true story, 'Pride' (2014) is a historical comedy-drama. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families
- starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine. Licensed bar
Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm Tickets: 01243 576580/574074 or email Jane
Film Society 2016 Spring Season
Friday January 22 ' PRIDE' Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy and Dominc West star.
Friday February 19th ' THE MARTIAN'
Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Matt Damon
Friday March 18th BROOKLYN - Screenplay by Nick Hornby 6 BAFTA nominations
Friday April 15th 'CAROL' - starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara
Licensed bar Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm Tickets: 01243 576580/574074 or email Jane
Friday Dec 4th
'Mr Holmes' see trailer
Ian McKellen plays a long retired Sherlock Holmes grappling with an unreliable memory as he revisits his final, unsolved case thirty years previously which led to his retreat to the country.
posted Nov 30
There will be mince pies and a sale of DVDs. All films shown in the Village Hall - Licensed bar - Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm. Tickets: 01243 576580/574074 email: Jane Towers
Friday Nov 13th
Chidham & Hambrook Film Society
'Selma' see trailer
One dream can change the world. Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights by an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey
posted Nov 9
All films shown in the Village Hall - Licensed bar - Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm Tickets: 01243 576580/574074 email: towers321@btinternet.com
Friday Oct 30th
Village Hall

'NOSFERATU' see trailer and Poster
with live Harp accompaniment by Elizabeth-Jane Baldry
An iconic film of the German expressionist cinema, and one of the most famous of all silent movies, F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror continues to haunt — and, indeed, terrify — modern audiences with the unshakable power of its images. Presented by WemFest and Chidham & Hambrook Film Society
posted Oct 12
Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm Tickets £10 : Harbour Records, Emsworth or www.wegottickets.com Enquiries 01243 378742
Friday Oct 16th
Chidham & Hambrook Film Society Autumn Season ........... see details
'FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD' see trailer
Thomas Hardy's classic novel of love, passions and choices
starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge, Michael Sheen

All films shown in the Village Hall - Licensed bar - Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm Tickets: 01243 576580/574074 email: towers321@btinternet.com
Friday Sept 18th
Chidham & Hambrook Film Society Autumn Season ........... see details
'THE THEORY of EVERYTHING'
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in the award winning film of the life of Stephen Hawking.
posted Sept 9
All films shown in the Village Hall - Licensed bar - Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm Tickets: 01243 576580/574074 email: towers321@btinternet.com
Autumn Season ..........Chidham & Hambrook Film Society ....... see details ......... posted Aug 14
Friday Sept 18th 'THE THEORY of EVERYTHING'
Friday Oct 16th 'FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD'
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL EVENT SAT OCT 31st 'NOSFERATU' (In association with WEMSFEST)
Friday Nov 13th 'SELMA'
....................................... PLUS .................... Fri Dec 4th TBA
All films shown in the Village Hall - Licensed bar - Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm
Tickets: 01243 576580/574074 email: towers321@btinternet.com

Saturday Aug 1st, 2015 Chidham & Hambrook Film Society Fifth Open Air Film
'Jersey Boys'
Yet again, we had a beautiful evening for our 6th Open Air Film in a Field. What started as an experiment has become an annual Chidham event eagerly looked forward to.160 people gathered in the field to picnic, listening to a great play list before the film, Jersey Boys, began at dusk.
The logistics of putting on such an event are tricky to say the least. The screen has to be hauled up and over a lorry and we are indebted to Terry Pasquale for the loan of his. The help and support we receive truly makes it a village affair.
Local residents were generous in letting us use their electricity to run the cables. Ladies of the WI were on the gate and the Chair of the Parish Council did a splendid job of car park control. Our thanks also go to Robin Yeld allowing us to use his field.
We were pleased that the event raised £1000 towards the next phase of the refurbishment of Chidham and Hambrook Village Hall - a much needed lift to the upper floor. Our new programme of films shown monthly in the hall can be found in this edition. Hope to see you there.

Saturday Aug 1st, 2015
Chidham & Hambrook Film Society Fifth Open Air Film
'Jersey Boys'
see trailer
Chidham and Hambrook Film Society Spring Programme
Jan 16 'Belle' Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson
see trailer
Feb 13 Before I go to sleep Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong see trailer
Mar 13 Kon-tiki Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft. He had a theory... see trailer
Apr 10 A most wanted man adaptation of John Le Carre spy thriller see trailer
May 8 The Imitation Game Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley see trailer
All films shown in the Village Hall Licensed bar Doors open 7.30pm Film screens at 8pm
Tickets: 01243 576580/574074 email: towers321@btinternet.com
Fri May 8
7.30 for 8pm

Village Hall
Chidham and Hambrook Film Society
The Imitation Game
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the cryptologist Alan Turing in this real life story of the nail-biting race against time to crack the Enigma code at Bletchley Park during the darkest days of WW2.
All films shown in the Village Hall
Licensed bar
Doors open 7.30pm
Film screens at 8pm
Tickets: 01243 576580/574074
email: towers321@btinternet.com
posted
Apr 30
We will show this film with our new 'state of the art' surround sound system made possible by a generous donation from Chidham & Hambrook Parish Council. This completes the refurbishment of all our equipment.
Fri Apr 10
7.30 for 8pm

Village Hall
Chidham and Hambrook Film Society
A Most Wanted Man
Spy thriller adapted from the novel by John le Carre and the last major film role by Philip Seymour Hoffman. see trailer
Coming soon May 8 The Imitation Game
All films shown in the Village Hall
Licensed bar
Doors open 7.30pm
Film screens at 8pm
Tickets: 01243 576580/574074
email: towers321@btinternet.com
posted
Apr 8
When a half-Chechen, half-Russian and tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity - oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Based on John le Carré's spy novel, A MOST WANTED MAN is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene.
It stars Philip Seymour Hoffman in his last major role before he died.
This will be the first film we show with our new state of the art surround sound system made possible by a generous donation from Chidham & Hambrook Parish Council and completes the refurbishment of all our equipment.
Sat Apr 11
4pm

Village Hall
Chidham and Hambrook
Film Society
Paddington see poster
It's about a bear... see trailer
Children under 8 to be accompanied by an adult
All films shown in the Village Hall
Licensed bar
Doors open 7.30pm
Film screens at 8pm
Tickets: 01243 576580/574074
email: towers321@btinternet.com
posted
Mar 18
Fri 13 Feb
7.30 for 8pm

Village Hall
Chidham and Hambrook Film Society
'Before I go to sleep'
A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge ... Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong see trailer
All films shown in the Village Hall
Licensed bar
Doors open 7.30pm
Film screens at 8pm
Tickets: 01243 576580/574074
email: towers321@btinternet.com
posted
Feb 6

Friday February 13th

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP
Starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.
Nicole Kidman plays Christine Lucas – a forty-year-old house wife suffering from a mixed form of post-traumatic amnesia – which prevents her from retaining new memories after she falls asleep each night. As a result, Christine awakens every morning confused and fearful – unable to recognize her own husband, Ben (Colin Firth), sleeping in the same bed. In her mind, Christine is still an unmarried twenty-something – despite having been married for nearly fourteen full years.

Throughout this husband Ben ( Colin Firth)  has remained faithful to Christine, routinely explaining significant details and events from the last half-decade while attempting to provide her with daily activities (as well as purpose) - even if Christine's actions and experiences will be wiped from her own memory each subsequent night.

Yet, when renowned neuroscientist Dr. Nasch (Mark Strong) encourages Christine to join an experimental treatment program, without Ben's consent, she becomes paranoid that friends, family, and doctors are lying about the past and as she starts  uncoverrifying truths about her past, ahe begins to question everything-and everyone - around her.

Adapted from the novel by S. J. Watson its the perfect pyschological thriller for Friday 13th

Chidham and Hambrook Film Society Spring Programme see here
Fri 16 Jan
7.30 for 8pm

Village Hall

'Belle'
The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson see trailer
All films shown in the Village Hall
Licensed bar
Doors open 7.30pm
Film screens at 8pm
Tickets: 01243 576580/574074
email: towers321@btinternet.com
posted
Jan 2

2014 Film Society
Autumn Season
see programme

All films shown in the Village Hall
Licensed bar
Doors open 7.30pm Film screens at 8pm
Tickets: 01243 576580/574074
email: towers321@btinternet.com
Friday November 7th 'NEBRASKA'

- the latest film directed by Alexander Payne (About Schmidt, The Descendants, Sideways)

Bruce Dern is at the top of his game in this road movie about a father and son's quest for riches.

Woody is a retired and possibly senile alcoholic played by Bruce Dern, who becomes convinced by junk mail that a company in Nebraska has awarded him $1 million in a prize draw. His son David (Will Forte) decides to humour him and drive him there to collect the non-existent winnings: on the way, they stop off in the small town in which Woody grew up,  where news of his supposed good fortune opens up some old wounds.

An unsentimental journey featuring an elderly father and middle-aged son taking a very uncomfortable road trip together. It is a story of bittersweet pathos, comedy and regret,

Both funny and tender, with a superb performance from Dern and a glorious one from June Squibb, playing Woody's plain-speaking, furious wife, Kate.

Shot in black and white which enhances the American landscape of the Midwestern prairies.

It was nominated for a raft of awards ,including every category in the 2014 Academy Awards . Bruce Dern won best actor at the Cannes Film Festival.

A marvellous film. If it passed you by come and see it. If you saw it you'll want to see it again.

Chidham & Hambrook Village Hall
7.30 doors and bar open
8pm film shows
Tickets: members £5 non-members £6 Tel. 01243 576580/ 574074

September 2014.
A £2500 WSCC grant to Chidham and Hambrook Film Club has been used to buy a new projector and screen for the Chidham and Hambrook Fiulm Club.
The new projector will bring enhanced image quality to the films shown in the village hall. The new screen will improve viewing from an angle, make viewing easier, and will be wrinkle free! Any screen of that size weighs a fair bit so the team were justifiably elated when they completed the installation.

Pinewood Nursing Home sponsored our Outdoor Film to the tune of £140.
In order to show our appreciation the Film Society arranged a private showing to the Residents at the Home on Wednesday. About 20 residents were assembled in the lounge and enjoyed watching “Mamma Mia”. It was very gratifying to watch the eldest resident of 102 years smiling and tapping her foot to the music! A big thank you goes to “Swampy” for his generosity.

Saturday July 26th, 2014
Chidham & Hambrook Film Society Fifth Open Air Film
'Mamma Mia'
Friday
May 9
7.30 for 8pm
Village Hall
Licensed bar
ALL IS LOST
Robert Redford ( aged 77) gives a superb performance as a solitary man struggling to make his yacht seaworthy again after it collides with a rogue shipping container adrift in the Indian Ocean. He wakes up one morning to find that his yacht is now holed at the waterline. The cabin is sloshing, the radio is dead and he is adrift in the middle of the Indian Ocean, hundreds of miles from land. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, he sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner's intuition, and a strength that belies his age, he barely survives the tempest. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
This film is a gripping, visceral and powerfully moving tribute to ingenuity and resilience.
Friday
Mar 14
7.30 for 8pm
Village Hall
'Captain Phillips' - Chidham & Hambrook Film Society
Tom Hanks stars in this  true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama
Tickets are starting to be reserved so get yours soon. If you reserve a ticket in advance please arrive by 7.40 so any unclaimed tickets can be passed on.

Film Society
Spring Season
see more info

Fri Feb 14- 'Casablanca'
Fri Mar 14- 'Captain Phillips'
Fri Apr 11 - 'Chinatown'
Fri May 9 - 'All is lost'
All films shown in the Village Hall
Licensed bar
Doors open 7.30pm Film screens at 8pm
Tickets: 01243 576580/574074
email: towers321@btinternet.com
Friday
Feb 14th
7.30 for 8pm
Village Hall
'A Valentines special'
'Casablanca' - Chidham & Hambrook Film Society
Set in neutral Casablanca Humphrey Bogart plays bar owning Rick when his ex lover Ilsa played by Ingrid Bergman turns up again in his life - married to a key resistance figure. So begins a clash between affairs of the heart and loyalty to the anti Nazi cause. You may have seen this before but so much better on a big screen and it never disappoints. As Time Goes By.... Play it Again Sam!
Raffle for a box of Valentine chocs. (see also films coming soon)
posted Jan 17
'Consistently voted most romantic movie ever made'
Chidham & Hambrook Film Society presents
'Gravity'
- Friday 17th January
Our first film of 2014 on Friday 17th January is the acclaimed GRAVITY ahead of its UK dvd release. Alfonso Cuaron’s visually amazing sci –fi thriller about two astronauts adrift in space. Sandra Bullock stars as Dr Ryan Sloan, a medical engineer on her first trip into space. Conducting repairs on the Hubble Telescope with space-veteran Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), Dr Sloan's work is cut short by Huston reporting space debris on a shuttle, the astronauts commence a race against time to return to Earth alive. The film has received rave reviews from critics and is poised to be a major contender in the 2013 awards season.
Book early to be sure of a seat: Tel: 01243 576580/ 574974
Tickets: £ 5 members / £5 non-members / £3 14 and under
Chidham & Hambrook Village Hall Doors open : 7.30pm Film starts: 8pm Licensed bar NB this is the 2D version
( if only we had a 3D projector!)
See Trailer

Film Society
Autumn Season
see more info

Fri Sept 13 - 'Quartet'
Fri Oct 11 - 'Life of Pi'
( Food 'n' Film night)
Fri Nov 8 - 'Side Effects' (prog change)
Frin Dec 6 - 'Great Expectations'
All films shown in the Village Hall
Licensed bar
Doors open 7.30pm Film screens at 8pm
Tickets: 01243 576580/574074
email: towers321@btinternet.com
Friday
Dec 6th
7.30 for 8pm
Village Hall
Chidham & Hambrook Film Society present
'Great Expectations'
Dickens classic tale of a humble orphan suddenly becoming a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor blends elements of "thriller, social comedy, gothic horror, satire, melodrama, farce and love story". Brought to the screen by script writer David Nichols starring Helena Bonham- Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane and David Walliams.
Join us for mulled wine and stollen bites ( we bought them really) before the film
Doors open 7.30pm . Film at 8pm.Tickets: £5 members £6 non members
Available from: 01243 5768580/ 574074 Email: towers321@btinternet.com
See Trailer Join us for mulled wine and stollen bites before the film
Friday
Nov 8th
8pm
SIDE EFFECTS ( cert 15) - change to original programme
Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the film is a gripping psychological thriller set in the pharmacological world where the roads of medicine and big profits meet.
Once a successful New York couple, Emily (Rooney Mara) and her husband (Channing Tatum) are now struggling to readajust to life after his recent release from prison. Emily is plagued with a clinical depression and is referred to respected psychiatrist Dr Jonathan Banks (Jude Law) who offers the latest in prescription drugs to try and alleviate her anxiety. However,her world unravels when the drug causes unexpected side effects and the lines between fantasy and reality become dangerously blurred. Plenty of twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat.
see trailer
Chidham & Hambrook Village Hall: Doors open 7.30pm Film shows 8pm.
Tickets: £5 members £6 non-members
Available from: 01243 576580/574074 / towers321@btinternet.com
Saturday Aug 3rd, 2013
'Some like it hot'
Chidham & Hambrook Film Society Fourth Open Air Film
see report and pictures
Sat
3 Aug
Outdoor Film
'Some like it hot'
in a field opp.
'The Old House at Home'
posted
July 22
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis
Tickets £5 in advance £6 on the gate Available from 01243 574074 /576580 or towers321@btinternet.com
Gates open from 7.30pm, the film starts at approx 9.20 - when its dark. Bring tables, chairs, rugs, food, drink and friends.
Licensed bar
Our 2013 Outdoor Film.......... SOME LIKE IT HOT
One of the greatest comedies ever made.
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis
When ?.....Saturday Aug 3 rd
Where ?.....in the field opp The Old House at Home
What time ?.....gates open at 7.30pm The film will starts when it is dark, approx 9.30pm
What to bring?....chairs, tables, rugs, blankets, food ,drink and your friends How much?.....£5 in advance £6 on the gate Available from 01243 574074 /576580 towers321@btinternet.com

Come and enjoy a wonderful evening, eating, drinking, listening to a fabulous playlist and watching a great movie . What could be better?
Licensed bar This event is supported by Chidham& Hambrook website, The Village Magazine and Pinewood Nursing Home

Friday April 26th
Film Club Night

Village Hall
Doors and Bar open 7.30pm
Film starts at 8pm

Chidham & Hambrook Film Society
' Argo ' (cert 15) see trailer
Oscar winning thriller, re-creating the rescue attempt of six consular staff during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979
Tickets: £5/ £6, children £3 Tel: 01243 576580 or
email: towers321@btinternet.com

Posted
Apr 15

Ben Afflek's third film as director is a superb thriller, based on a true story, re-creating the extraordinarily unlikely rescue attempt of six consular staff during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979.

The film has received universally outstanding reviews - very funny, but also a nail-biting suspense film.

Chidham & Hambrook Film Society
Friday March 22nd
Film Club Night

Village Hall
Doors and Bar open 7.30pm
Film starts at 8pm
see Trailer

' THE DESCENDANTS ' starring George Clooney
Set in Hawaii, it is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic story of Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries. It won several awards, including an Oscar for best screenplay for Alexander Payne. An outstanding performance by Clooney.

Tickets: £5/ £6, children £3 Tel: 01243 576580 / 574074 or email: towers321@btinternet.com

Chidham & Hambrook Film Society
Friday March 1st 2013
'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'
One of the best loved films from last year.
Brilliant! - watch the trailer

Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie and a host of other well known British actors star in this film about British retirees who travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

Adapted from the book “These foolish Things” by Deborah Moggach, the film is directed by John Maddon ( Shakespeare in Love).

  Doors and Bar open 7.30pm Film starts at 8pm
Tickets: £5 members £6 non-members £3 children under 14
Reserve in advance (recommended) : Tel: 01243 576580 / 574074
email: towers321@btinternet.com

Chidham & Hambrook Film Society
would like to wish all our supporters a very happy new year.

We are delighted to announce our new programme for Spring 2013  -an eclectic mix of films with something for everyone. We start with The Artist - Jan 18th. If you haven't seen it before you are in for a treat. If you have then it definitely merits a second (or even third!) viewing. (Please note the change of date from the traditional last Friday of the month in Jan / Feb) Looking forward to seeing you. Remember we are on Facebook. Check us out and leave your comments
Friday
Nov 30 2012
7.30pm
Village Hall
The next Film Society night
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
'Entertaining, funny and poignant'
Judi Dench
Kenneth Branagh
Michelle Williams

Our film on Friday November 30th is MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

The stormy relationship between Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier while they were making the Prince and the Showgirl is recreated wonderfully. It is told through the eyes of Colin Clark, the third assistant director, who has a romantic relationship with her and becomes her confidant.
Entertaining, funny and poignant with great performances from Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh ,Judi Dench and many others.
Doors open at 7.30pm for bar and cha t. Film starts at 8pm. Tickets:  £5 members /£6 non-members. Reservations: 01243 576580/ 574074

Chidham and Hambrook Film Society A big thanks to all those who have supported our films over the last year. All profits from the films have gone towards the refurbishment of the Village Hall, which will hopefully begin in the new year with kitchen renovations.

The Open Air Film was a huge success. We were blessed with good weather and an audience of about 240 came to enjoy the film.

The new season starts on Sept 29th with the Woody Allen romantic comedy 'Midnight in Paris'. Oct 26th has 'Woman in Black', a perfect spooky choice for Halloween and on Nov. 30th we have 'My Week with Marilyn'. see poster

Aslo look out for our World and Classic Cinema evenings. Details of these will be emailed to members. All films are shown in Chidham Village Hall . Doors open at 7.30pm for drinks and chatting , films start at 8pm Tickets are £5 each for members and £6 for non-members ( this then gives automatic membership)
Film Society Autumn Programme in the
Village Hall
Friday Sept 28 - 'Midnight in Paris'
Friday Oct 26 'Woman in Black'
Friday Nov 30 'My week with Marilyn'

see poster
Doors open 7.30pm, Film screens at 8pm
Tickets: 576580 / 574074
or email:
Third year running -
Village Outside Movie
Chidham and Hambrook Film Society
GREASE!
Terrific turnout and great night had by all (in aid of the Village Hall)
see Report and photos.
posted Aug 2
Chidham and Hambrook Film Society presents....................
On Saturday July 28th
This year's Outdoor Film event.........
The original High School Musical................................

GREASE! see poster
For the third year running the Film Society are putting on an Outdoor Cinema event. Those who have been before will testify what a great evening this is. Picnics, wine, music and as the sun goes down the big screen lights up and the magic begins. After small beginnings last year's event attracted 250 people. This year will be bigger and better than before. There will be a licensed bar, O'Hagan's hot dog and burger stall, popcorn and candy floss. Dress up, bring chairs, a picnic and your dancing shoes to boogie to a ‘50's sound track on a fabulous Summer Night. The event takes place in the field opposite the Old House at Home. It opens at 7.30 to give you plenty of time to eat, drink and dance before the film starts at sun down – about 9.20pm .
All money raised from ticket sales will go towards the refurbishment of Chidham and Hambrook Village Hall, a lovely old malt house. We would like to thank our sponsors Taylor Wimpey, The Village Magazine and Bosham Walk Craft Centre.
Tickets: £5 in advance, £6 on the gate, £3 under 14 Available from towers321@btinternet.com or phone 01243 574074 / 576580
Supported by www.chidhamandhambrook.info
Fri Apr 27
Film Society
7.30pm for 8pm
Village Hall
White Squall
Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage. A daring and dramatic film about the passage of a group of young boys who come of age during their adventures at sea see poster
Tickets £5 members £6 non-members from: David: 01243 574074 John: 01243 572902
Fri Mar 23
Film Society
7.30pm for 8pm
Village Hall
REVISED
Spring 2012
a glorious bitter sweet comedy about male friendship, mid life crisis and wine. Rave reviews, 5 Oscar nominations
Try the wines beforehand see poster
Spring 2012
Please note the change to the programme
March 23 film is 'Sideways', April 27 film is 'White Squall'
Friday February 24th
7.30pm for 8pm in the Village Hall
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY ( cert 15)
The 2011 version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, directed by Tomas Alfredson ( Let the Right One In) and starring Gary Oldman heading a supreme cast ,has been hailed as a marvelously chilling and masterful adaptation of John Le Carre's famous novel of the same name.

The international thriller is set at the height of the Cold War years of the mid-20th Century. George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a disgraced British spy, is rehired in secret by his government - which fears that the British Secret Intelligence Service, a.k.a. MI-6, has been compromised by a double agent working for the Soviets. The identity of the mole — who was passing secrets to the Russians — is narrowed down and some of the suspects are nicknamed with the nursery rhyme occupations of the title.

Tinker Tailor is a period piece that's about mood as much as it is about drama. Made by a Swede who is an outsider to the British class system, it's unusually sensitive to the ways in which the Establishment represented by the intelligence services is itself filled with outsiders. As a result, this is an adaptation that's less posh, less clubby than the television version. It looks back at the Cold War era – its cruelties and banalities – with a clear, cold eye.

Tinker Tailor has received three OSCAR nominations

Best Actor in a leading role .................Gary Oldman
Music......................................................Alberto Iglesias
Best Adapted screenplay..................... Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan

Sadly, Bridget O'Connor died last year at the age of 49 so knew nothing of the nomination.

Supporting Cast:
John Hurt - Colin Firth - Benedict Cumberbatch - Toby Jones - Mark Strong
Tom Hardy - Ciaran Hinds
To find out more and watch clips from the film go to
www.tinker-tailor-soldier-spy.com/ and enter the Circus

The Great White Silence (1924) Friday Jan 27th -
7.30pm for 8pm
Village Hall


About 'The Great White Silence'

Newly restored by the BFI, The Great White Silence is a deeply moving account of Scott's sea journey south from New Zealand and, once his team reaches Antarctica, their preparations for the long walk.

A hundred years ago the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913) led by Captain Scott set out on its ill-fated race to the South Pole. Joining Scott on board the Terra Nova was official photographer and cinematographer Herbert Ponting, and the images that he captured have fired imaginations ever since.

Ponting filmed almost every aspect of the expedition: the scientific work, life in camp and the local wildlife - including the characterful Adélie penguins. Those things he was unable to film he boldly recreated back home. Most importantly, Ponting recorded the preparations for the assault on the Pole - from the trials of the caterpillar track sledges to clothing and cooking equipment - giving us a real sense of the challenges faced by the expedition.

Ponting used his footage in various forms over the years and in 1924 he re-edited it into this remarkable feature, complete with vivid tinting and toning. The BFI National Archive - custodian of the Expedition negatives - has restored the film using the latest photochemical and digital techniques and reintroduced the film's sophisticated use of colour. The alien beauty of the landscape is brought dramatically to life and the world of the expedition revealed in brilliant detail.

Today, we are familiar with documentaries from inaccessible places, but here to some extent, is the mystery and majesty of the landscape restored. Part of the thrill of watching Herbert Ponting's extraordinary record of Captain Scott's doomed race to the South Pole is knowing that its original audiences must have been watching at least some of these sights on film for the first time: killer whales, their dorsal fins menacing up from the sea; querulous penguins; fearsome crystal cliffs of ice.

Happy New Year!

Chidham and Hambrook Film Society presents.....
BRIGHTON ROCK (15)
Friday Dec 2nd at the Village Hall

This adaptation of Graham Green's iconic 1939 novel of innocence and evil embraces the classic elements of film noir and the British gangster film to tell the story of Pinkie, a desperate youth who is hell bent on clawing his way up through the ranks of organized crime. Sam Riley plays the menacing Pinkie, and Andrea Riseborough, Rose, the naive young waitress he has to seduce to secure her silence. This remake of the classic 1947 movie is set in the 1960's era of Mods and Rockers.

Doors open: 7.30 film starts 8pm Tickets: £5 members, £6 non-members Available from: 01243 576580/574074 or email: towers321@btinternet.com
MULLED WINE AND MINCE PIES available

We would like to thank all our supporters over the past year. Our film events have been a big success and raised a massive £1700 which went towards the much needed replacement heating in the Village Hall , which I'm sure you'll agree, has made Film nights more comfortable. We hope you will continue to support us in 2012.

Friday Oct 28
Village Hall
7pm for food, movie starts at 8pm

Chidham and Hambrook Film Society present....
BANGERS ‘n’ MASH AND A MOVIE
'THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT' ( cert 15)
Pre-booking essential for food
Tickets : 01243 576580/ 574074 or email: towers321@btinternet.com
posted Oct 13

Chidham and Hambrook Film Society present....

  BANGERS ‘n' MASH AND A MOVIE

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT ( cert 15)

Come and join us to watch one of the best movies of 2010 and enjoy a winter warming supper with new improved heating!

Nominated for 4 Oscar and BAFTA awards.

A warm, funny, intelligent and witty drama about what happens when two teenage children invite the anonymous sperm donor who is their biological father into their comfortable, progressive lives in sunny, suburban California .

Fabulous performances from Julieanne Moore, Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo

Friday October 28 th at Chidham and Hambrook Village Hall

7pm for food, movie starts at 8pm

£10

Pre-booking essential for food

Tickets : 01243 576580/ 574074 or email : towers321@btinternet.com

NB The November film will now be shown on Friday Dec 2 nd .  

Fri
Sept 30
Village Hall

First film of the Film Society Winter Programme
tickets: Tel 574074/572902

THE GHOST (Sept 30)
This gripping conspiracy thriller adapted from the thriller by Robert Harris stars Ewan McGregor
see poster

A ghostwriter stumbles onto a secret that places his life in danger as he takes down the life story of a former U.K. prime minister in this Roman Polanski adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Convinced by his agent that he's been granted a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, talented British screenwriter "The Ghost" (Ewan McGregor) agrees to aid British prime minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan) in completing his memoirs after the leader's former aide dies under mysterious circumstances.
A gripping conspiracy thriller ( cert 15)

Tickets available from: 01243 574074 / 572902
£6 to include membership for the year.

You will be pleased to know that the heating has now been refurbished and it will be WARM!!!

 
Saturday
July 30
Chidham and Hambrook Film Soc Outdoor Cinema
posted
Jun 29
'SOUTH PACIFIC'
Opposite 'The Old House at Home' see details
Advance tickets £5 Adult, Children £3
Phone 01243-574074 / 576580
Chidham and Hambrook Film Society presents
Posted Apr 28
Friday
May 6
7.30 for 8pm
Chidham & Hambrook Village Hall

'TAMARA DREWE'
Starring Gemma Arterton.
A comic romp set in rural Dorset inspired by the classic works of Hardy with a 21 st century twist. Tamara -once a teenage ugly duckling now a smouldering femme- fatale -returns to her old village and causes something of a stir amongst the locals. She kick-starts a trail of envy, lust, scandal and gossip with very funny results.

Doors open 7.30 for wine and chat. Film starts 8pm
Tickets:
£6 non-members, £5 members
( to include glass of wine)
Tel : 574074 / 576580 email: towers321@btinterent.com

Friday April 15th
7.30pm,
Film shows at 8pm
Chidham & Hambrook Village Hall
Presents a showing of the film
HOME
Tickets: £3
available from
01243 574074 / 572902
Licensed bar
Through visually stunning footage shot entirely from the air from over 50 countries, photographer Yann Arthus-Bernard shows us a view of the world most of us we have never seen. posted Mar 12
Notes from Wikipedia
The documentary chronicles the present day state of the Earth, its climate and how we as the dominant species have long-term repercussions on its future. A theme expressed throughout the documentary is that of linkage—how all organisms and the Earth are linked in a "delicate but crucial" natural balance with each other, and how no organism can be self-sufficient.

The first 15 minutes include footage of the beginning of the natural world, starting with single-celled algae developing at the edges of volcanic springs. By showing algae's essential role in the evolution of photosynthesis, it also explores the innumerable species of plants which all have their origins in this one-celled life form.

In the rest of the first hour of the film, the documentary takes on a more human-oriented focus, showing the agricultural revolution and its impacts, before moving on to talk about the harnessing of oil, leading to fire, industry, cities and inequality gaps like never before. It portrays the current predicament regarding cattle ranches, deforestation, food and water shortages, the use of non-renewable "fossil water", the over-quarrying crisis and the shortage of energy, namely electricity. Cities such as New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Shenzhen, Mumbai, Tokyo and Dubai are used as examples of the mismanagement and wastage of energy, water and food. The recession of marshlands and glaciers are shown in vast aerial shots of Antarctica, The North Pole and Africa, while mass emigration and refugee counts are shown currently and forecast in the event that these events remains unchanged.

It is at this point that the film begins to focus on global warming and the carbon crisis. Home shows how melting glaciers, rising sea levels and changing weather patterns are ravaging the people who have least to do with climate change, but also how it soon will affect rich populous areas.

Here, about three minutes of film is given to displaying harsh facts in large white text on a black background followed by a video representation of the fact. This is followed by a positive conclusion. The documentary claims to show the "awful truths" regarding our impact on the Earth, but also what we are now doing to combat and reverse it: including renewable energy, the creation of more and more national parks, international co-operation between various nations on environmental issues and the extra education and reform being had across the globe in response to the current problems facing the earth.

Production
Home was filmed in various stages due to the expanse of the areas portrayed. Taking over eighteen months to complete, director Yann Arthus-Bertrand and a camera man, a camera engineer and a pilot flew in a small helicopter through various regions in over fifty countries. The filming was done using high-definition "Cineflex" cameras which were suspended from a gyro-stabilized sphere from rails on the base of the helicopter. These cameras, originally manufactured for army firing equipment, reduce vibrations helping to capture smooth images, which appear as if they had been filmed from crane arms or dollies. After almost every flight, recordings were immediately checked to ensure they were usable. After filming was complete, Besson and his crew had over 488 hours of footage to edit.

Friday March 25
7pm
Village Hall
Chidham and Hambrook Film Society
BOLLYWOOD EVENING
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
(cert 15)

Spice up your life at the Village Hall! Bollywood comes to Chidham with a Curry followed by the film 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Doors open 7:00 pm
CURRY & MOVIE £10
Delicious vegetarian and meat curries and a glass of wine. Tickets available from:
01243 574074/ 572902
Pre booking essential for food
see poster
posted
Mar 14
Friday March 25 7pm
Village hall
BOLLYWOOD EVENING
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE ( cert 15)

A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers. Will his story be believed?
Directed by Danny Boyle and winning a raft of Oscars
this life affirming film is a must.
CURRY & MOVIE £10
Delicious vegetarian and meat curries and a glass of wine
Tickets available from:01243 574074/ 572902
Pre booking essential for food

Chidham & Hambrook Film Society
Friday, 4 March: “WIND” (Cert PG) see film info

Francis Ford Coppola’s production of “Wind” directed by Carroll Ballard is a great look at the sport of competitive sailing and also contains an insight into marine engineering and the process of design and development.

Matthew Modine plays Will Parker, a good sailor who is slightly overconfident about his skills. He joins the crew for the Americas Cup, but his actions help to lose the nation's undefeated title to their tough Australian rivals. This was more than just a loss of the cup to the new world champions. It also ended his relationship with girlfriend Kate Bass (Jennifer Grey) and robs the boat captain of his confidence.

But, Will Parker, with the next Cup race rolling around wants to reunite a team, and seeks the help of Kate and her new beau Joe (Stellan Skarsgård) to help him rebuild his confidence, his team, and a better boat. Will and his team challenge the Aussie's to defend their title for a second year.

The subject of the movie will appeal to all those with an interest in sailing and adventure. The photography is superb as you get the personal perspective of competitive sailing and the film really gives an appreciation of what all goes into the sport.

“JULIE & JULIA”
MEAL AND A MOVIE FOR £10

COME AND CELEBRATE FILMSOC’S FIRST FILM OF THE NEW YEAR WITH A PORTION OF OUR DELICIOUS “BOEUF BOURGUIGNONNE” AND A GLASS OF WINE
(Vegetarian Option Available)
Proceeds fund Village Hall restoration.
This will be our first film of 2011. Come and enjoy our version of Julia Child’s signature dish – Followed by the screening of the Oscar Nominated Film, “Julie & Julia”.
Food served downstairs from 7:00pm. Film Show upstairs from 7:45pm. 1st glass of wine FREE!

IF DINING PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL (SEE BELOW)

NON-DINERS MAY BUY TICKETS ON THE DOOR FOR USUAL PRICE

£5 MEMBERS, £6 NON-MEMBERS, £3 CHILDREN
When? - Friday, 28th January at 7:00 pm.
Where? - Chidham & Hambrook Village Hall.
How? - Tickets from 574074 or 576580

OSCAR NOMINATIONS
BEST ACTRESS – MERYL STREEP

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY – NORA EPHRON

Chidham & Hambrook Film Society would like to wish all its members a very Happy New Year and a big thank you for all your support in 2010.
We hope you have seen films you have enjoyed and that you will continue to support us in 2011. We are pleased to announce our new programme for the Spring Season – four great movies and two preceded by our popular meals. Put the dates in your diary now!

Saturday
Dec 18th
Village Hall

Chidham and Hambrook Film Society
TOY STORY 3
Posted Dec 15th
Chidham & Hambrook Film Society
IN BRUGES
Friday November 26th, Chidham Village Hall,
Doors open 7pm for complimentary drink and nibbles
Film showing at 7.30pm Tickets: £5 members £6 non-members Available from : 574074 / 572902 or Email: towers321@btinternet.com

We are continuing our season with the dark comedy / thriller IN BRUGES . Bruges, the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travellers from all over the world. But for hit men Ray and Ken, it could be their final destination; a difficult job has resulted in the pair being ordered right before Christmas by their London boss to go and lie low in this the storybook city for a couple of weeks. Very much out of place amidst the gothic architecture, canals, and cobbled streets, the two hit men fill their days living the lives of tourists.

As they explore the city (which definitely shares top billing) the consequences are comic, dark, weird and emotional while they await further instructions from their boss in London.

Starring Colin Farrell , Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes.

BAFTA for best screen play in 2009. (cert 18)
All proceeds go to the restoration of the village hall

Friday October 29th 2010
Village Hall
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
PIE, MASH AND A MOVIE

"SWEENEY TODD"

We had nearly 50 people come to watch the film and over 40 sat down to a splendid meal prepared and served to us by Hamish of The Barleycorn.
Delicious pie and mash and a glass of wine, followed by theTim Burton version of the Stephen Sondhiem musical SWEENEY TODD starring Johnny Depp as the infamous demon barber in sinister partnership with Mrs Lovett played by Helena Bonham-Carter. All proceeds go to the restoration of the Chidham Village Hall

Friday
Sept 24
Village Hall
7pm for 7.30
'Shutter Island'
Leonard Di Caprio
Tickets: £5 members, £6 non – members (includes glass of wine)
Chidham & Hambrook Film Society
See this season's programme
All films will be shown in the village Hall. Doors open 7pm for wine, nibbles and socialising.
Films start at 7.30pm.

Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo di Caprio this is an edge of your seat psychological mystery that will have you gripped to the very end.
It's 1954 and US Marshall Teddy Daniels ( diCaprio) is sent to a remote island housing an asylum for the criminally insane to investigate the disappearance of one of the patients. As the island is cut off by a hurricane Teddy begins to doubt everything – his memory, his partner, even his own sanity. ( 140 mins cert.15)

Chidham & Hambrook Film Society Forthcoming Autumn Season
Last Friday of the month
Sept 24
Oct 29
Nov 26
'Shutter Island'
'Sweeney Todd'
'In Bruges'
See Programme
Leonard Di Caprio, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp,
Colin Farrell,
Brendan Gleeson
All films will be shown in the village Hall. Doors open 7pm for wine, nibbles and socialising.
Films start at 7.30pm.
For more info email: towers321@btinternet.com
  Tickets: £5 members, £6 non – members (includes glass of wine)
Sat 31 July, 8pm
Outdoor Film Event
Film Soc presents :
'Oklahoma!'
Dress western style and sing, sing, sing! Bring table and chairs and a picnic
posted June 14
opp. The Old House at Home
BANGERS, MASH AND A MOVIE FOR £10
COME AND CELEBRATE THE END OF THE
FILM SOC'S SECOND SEASON WITH A DELICIOUS BANGERS & MASH SUPPER AND A GLASS OF WINE
Proceeds fund restoration.

This will be the final film of the season. Come and enjoy local sausages, creamy mash, onions and delicious gravy. Food served downstairs from 7:00pm. Film Show upstairs from 7:45pm. 1st glass of wine FREE !

IF DINING PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL (SEE BELOW)

NON-DINERS MAY BUY TICKETS ON THE DOOR FOR USUAL PRICE

£5 MEMBERS, £6 NON-MEMBERS, £3 CHILDREN

Friday, 30th April at 7:00 pm. Chidham & Hambrook Village Hall Tickets from 574074 or 572902

AN EDUCATION
cert 12A

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

BEST PICTURE
BEST ACTRESS - CAREY MULLIGAN

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY -
NICK HORNBY
DIRECTED BY - LONE SCHERFIG
Friday 26th March
Village Hall
7pm
Chidham & Hambrook Film Society presents
Our next event is a classic nautical double feature
A classic by Buster Keaton (circa.1921) called
The Boat

Our main feature is the classic, Knife in the Water (Cert. PG)

We start with a silent classic by Buster Keaton (circa.1921) called The Boat . Buster's handmade boat, The Damfino (get it?), is finished and is, of course, too large to get through the basement door. When he drives off with it in tow, the side of his house, then the whole thing, collapses. At the harbour he sails the boat out only to have it sink beneath him. The rest of the film is a series of adventures that he and his family have with the restored boat.

It is, of course, a silent film and we hope to have a local celebrity playing LIVE accompanying music on the piano!

After a short break for refreshment at the bar, we then present our main feature which is the classic, Knife in the Water (Cert. PG)

The international breakthrough feature film by Roman Polanski (circa.1962) called Knife in the Water is a cagy and sophisticated art film, masterfully judged to take the West by surprise. It provided the springboard for one of the most impressive directorial careers ever. A grey, moody character study of two males' subtle competition for a female, it has an almost uncanny ability to draw one into its hyper-naturalistic surface. The acting and the direction of actors for camera are so good that Polanski is able to enclose us entirely within his tiny world on a small sailboat.

Friday, 26 th March at 7:00pm
Chidham & Hambrook Village Hall
Tickets £5 members, £6 non-members 1 st drink free!
All proceeds to the Hall restoration
This is an evening NOT to be missed!

The Titfield Thunderbolt
26th February, 2010

On Friday night, 26th February, 33 members of the FilmSoc enjoyed chatting to railway model enthusiasts over a glass of wine, whilst discussing the handmade models on exhibition at Chidham & Hambrook Village Hall.

Thanks go to John Pitts who brought his impressive 1:12 scale model of an “Antelope” Class steam locomotive, to John Worsley, Andy Collins and others who brought their models along too.
Afterwards, everyone enjoyed watching the film “The Titfield Thunderbolt” upstairs and gave it a round of applause at the end!
Thanks to John Wingrove for the report and Matthew Woods for the photos
Watch the Titfield Thunderbolt from a "Comfy Seat"
There have been some comments from people lacking in their own "personal padding", that the seats used at Chidham & Hambrook Film Society events are less than comfortable! When funds are available we will address this problem by buying new seats. In the meantime, if you share this view C & H FilmSoc invite you to, "Bring your own cushion" , to the next screening, this Friday, 26th March of the Titfield Thunderbolt.
Free glass of wine from 7:00pm.. Film starts 7:20pm.
Tickets £5 members, £6 non-members, £3 children.
From 574074 or 572902 or take a chance at the door.
Our next screening will be on Friday, 26 th February 2010 at 7pm.

This time it's “The Titfield Thunderbolt” .

Prior to the film there will be the chance to view Railway Models over a glass of wine and a member of the Watercress Line will be giving a presentation.

Venue: Chidham & Hambrook Village Hall

Tickets: £5 members, £6 non-members, £3 children
Order from 574074 or 572902 or take a chance at the door

All proceeds to the Village Hall Restoration Fund

Come along and join the FUN!

Synopsis and Trivia

Synopsis

Released in 1953 by the famous Ealing Studios, the film tells the story of how the Titfield villagers fight the closure of their local branch line by British Railways. It's fun and games when a group of villagers band together to run it themselves, in the face of opposition from a bus company. The film was made on location on the Camerton branch line, an ex GWR railway which ran through the beautiful Cam Valley just south of Bath .

Film Trivia:

  • Writer T.E.B. Clarke ("Tibby") was inspired to write the Titfield Thunderbolt saga after a 1951 visit to the volunteer-operated Talyllyn Railway, which carries passengers and slate along the Cambrian coast between Towyn and Abergynolwyn, in Wales . "The Titfield Thunderbolt" reflects Clarke's fascination with the volunteers' preservationist spirit there.
  • 'Gregson, John' had never driven a car before making this film.
  • The credited driver, fireman and guard were not actors, they were British Railways employees from Westbury depot and were originally to be uncredited extras. After director Charles Crichton spoke to them on location and realized they "looked and sounded the part", they were given speaking parts.
  • The 'Thunderbolt' is a genuine veteran locomotive, its real name is 'Lion'. It was built for the Liverpool and Manchester railway in 1838, making it 115 years old when it was used in the film.
  • The locomotive, "Lion" was damaged during filming when the carriage train is reunited with the locomotive. The rear frame was bent by the force of the impact. The damage was still visible in 2001.
  • A wooden replica of "Lion" was made for the scene where "Thunderbolt" is removed from the museum.
  • A replica locomotive was built on the chassis of a Bedford truck for the scene where the locomotive is seen driving down the road.
  • Writer T.E.B. Clarke was a neighbor of Richard Beeching, then Director of ICI, at the time of filming. Beeching's 1963 report "The Re-shaping of British Railways" resulted in the wholesale closure of many branch lines like the one portrayed in the movie.
  • The final scenes of Mallingford station were filmed at the Bath Road Bridge end of the main platform at Bristol Temple Meads station, Bristol , UK .
  • The name Titfield created by T.E.B. Clarke the from the adjacent villages of Titsey and Limpsfield in Surrey .
It's 2010 and Christmas is already a distant memory.
Chidham & Hambrook Film Society
are springing back to life with their next presentation on Friday, 29th January. This time it's
The Rocky Horror Picture Show a cult film of the 70's.
It's weird and wonderful as newly wed couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when their car breaks down in the rain. They both look for help, only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp'. Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and there is a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.
Traditionally audience participation is encouraged; see http://www.rockyhorror.com/participation/  
However, at the Village Hall we would request that participation is kept at sensible levels. By all means feel free to dress up for the occasion, but the throwing of toilet rolls and rice would not be appropriate here!
Date: Friday, 29th January; Time: 7:00pm;  Tickets: £5 members, £6 non-members from 574074 or 572902 or take a chance at the door!
Licensed bar, 1st drink free! All proceeds to the hall restoration fund.
Normally we present film shows on the last Friday of the months of Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar and Apr. So please keep 26th Feb, 26th Mar and 30th Apr free in your diaries to enable you to enjoy the rest of the FilmSoc Season.

The Chidham and Hambrook Film Society presents

THE AGE OF STUPID

Starring Pete Postlethwaite

see poster details
Friday 27 November 2009

7pm for 7.30pm

Chidham & Hambrook Village Hall
PHONE 574074 or 576465 or 572839
The Age of Stupid is the new four-year epic from McLibel director Franny Armstrong. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?
With a fresh approach, this documentary combines a series of global warming-related stories with a linking device that's both clever and gimmicky. But it also proves the difficulty of making a film on this important topic that's not depressing.
In 2055, the remnants of humanity are being preserved by an archivist (Postlethwaite) who looks back at the events leading up to the global climate tipping point 40 years earlier. He shows us six stories: a Mumbai businessman (Wadia) is setting up India's first low-cost airline; a British developer (Guy) battles protesters to install a wind farm; a New Orleans oil company scientist (Duvernay) rescues people after Hurricane Katrina; a Nigerian medical student (Malemi) struggles against oil company pollution; an 82-year-old French mountain guide (Pareau) watches as an Alpine glacier melts away; and an 8-year-old Iraqi girl (Bayyoud) yearns for her brother to join her as a refugee in Jordan.
Each of these stories is lively and fascinating, and filmmaker Armstrong includes current news footage, clever effects work, terrific animated segments and a wealth of information that's often quite scary. The key question is why we're not stopping climate change while we still can. Individually, none of the stories seem particularly devastating, but by intercutting between them, the cumulative effect highlights our individual responsibility to take care of the planet and do what we can.
On the other hand, as with other climate change docs (including Al Gore's more entertaining An Inconvenient Truth), the ultimate feeling is one of helplessness. While we can make key individual choices, it's the world's leaders who must push for significant changes. And we know that's not likely to happen in a world where oil is such a key player both economically and politically.
The oil companies are the villains in this film, with evidence of greed and injustice that's often overpowering. Oil profits rarely benefit residents of the countries where it's found, and lobbyists make sure alternative energy sources can never find equal footing. But the filmmakers also go after consumer culture, in which we throw out anything we're tired of and believe the capitalism myth that economic growth can continue forever. It's this attitude that has made us afraid of taking direct action to find a balance of equity and sustainability. And that's pretty stupid.

June 5th 2009

Film Night at the Village Hall

On Friday 5th June Chidham & Hambrook Film Society celebrate the end of their first season with the screening of 'Touching the Void'. A true story of a climbing adventure in the Andes that doesn’t go exactly to plan.

This is the true story of two young British climbers Simon Yates and Joe Simpson, who in 1985 set off to scale the hitherto unclimbed West Face of the Siula Grande, a 21,000ft peak in the Peruvian Andes. Simpson and Yates reach the summit but shortly after starting the descent, an accident turns their daring expedition into a desperate fight for survival.

  One climber is badly injured. Using alpine climbing techniques, the two climbers are roped together and try to descend to safety. Later the injured climber falls into a crevasse - still attached to his mate by a rope. The able bodied climber is in danger of being pulled in too.

What would you do? Fall to your deaths together or cut the rope?

Poster

This film tells of the decision and the repercussions which could haunt their lives. An action docu-drama with a psychological twist.

Chidham & Hambrook Village Hall Friday, 5 th June, 7 p.m.
Reception with Free drink, then upstairs to watch the film.
Tickets: £5 members, £6 non-members.
Order in advance or take a chance at the door. Phone 572902 or 574074
All proceeds to the hall restoration fund.

27th March 2009
Heroes of the sea
Chidham and Hambrook Film Society present a double bill -
Village Hall, 7pm
'Death on the Amazon' 'Around Cape Horn'
Following on from our first Children's Matinee screening of Kung Fu Panda in October - Chidham & Hambrook Film Society are pleased to announce that during the half-term break, on Wednesday 18th February, there will be a screening of the recently released film
Madagascar 2 - Escape from Africa

Once again Bill Thomas will perform cinemagraphic magic and entertain the filmgoers with a top quality presentation, not yet released to DVD. Last time 40 parents and children enjoyed the event. This time lets hope we will be able to fill the hall with families having fun!
Doors open 2:10 p.m. Show starts 2:30 p.m.
Tickets £3 Children, £5 Adults.
Sweets and drinks available for sale. We expect this to be a very popular event - So to avoid disappointment reserve your ticket by telephoning 572902 or 574074 today!
Tickets will be available on the door
After all this cold weather why not spend a couple of hours warming up on a greek island? Chidham & hambrook film society present..... mama mia! the movie chidham & hambrook village hall, friday, 23rd january 7 p.m.
Tickets: £5 members, £6 non-members (includes membership) to ensure your seat, order your ticket from 572902 or 574074 now! Licenced bar, 1st drink free! come and sing along! contact your friends and make up a group a fun evening is guaranteed
Film Society
Coming to a Village Hall near you soon.....
(The Chidham and Hambrook Village Hall, of course)
Friday Jan 23
"Mama Mia"
Wed Nov 26
'Night after Night'
Village Hall
Introduced in person by
Sir Martin Gilbert
With Jessica Skippon
the film's line producer
Report thanks to John Wingrove
For any historians out there, Sir Martin donated 6 signed copies of a 30 page pamphlet entititled "Winston Churchill and Bombing Policy". This pamphlet will be developed into a forthcoming book by Sir Martin. So here's a chance to be one step ahead! The idea is to offer them for sale at £10 each to raise funds for the Village Hall restoration fund. Also included is a note on the Bomber Command Medal Campaign. If you would like to purchase a copy and at the same time know you are contributing to a good local cause, please contact johnwingrove@compuserve.com or phone me on 01243-572902.
Several people have asked me if "Lands of our Fathers" and "Night after night" are available for purchase on DVD. The answer is yes! They can be order direct from   www. bushcraft .co.nz  at $NZ 40 or £14.50 each, including postage & packing from NZ. If you prefer you can order through me johnwingrove@compuserve.com
Chidham and Hambrook
Film Society
'Kung Fu Panda' success
Wed 29th October
(Half term week)
Chidham & Hambrook Film Society's first children's matinee was enjoyed on Wednesday afternoon by 40 parents and children upstairs in the village hall. The room and stage were transformed by Bill Thomas into a village cinema. Using his professional equipment and 8' x 10' screen, he was able to work cinemagraphic magic and entertain the filmgoers with a top quality presentation, not yet released to DVD.
Kung Fu Panda had the children and parents cheering as, true to tradition, the force of good overcomes the "baddie" and they all live happily ever after! Bill Thomas is happy to make the Children's Matinee a regular feature in the village hall at half-term. So let's hope all those who enjoyed it this week will tell their friends so that next time, in February, we will be able to fill the hall with families having fun!
John Wingrove organized things.
40 parents and children enjoyed the event
Bill Thomas with his equipment
Chidham and Hambrook Film Society proudly presents
'Kung Fu Panda' (PG)
Wednesday 29th October.
2.30pm
(till about 4.15pm)
in the Village Hall
..
Tickets
£3 for Children,
£5 for Adults
..
Suitable for all ages, especially children!
Real 35mm film projection -
the true cinema experience


This has proved a hugely popular film
'A film rich with hilarious moments, superior animation, and an important message about believing in oneself and the power that comes from within, Kung Fu Panda is great entertainment that will have the whole family laughing and begging for more.'


Past shows  
16th October 2009 "The Riddle of the Sands"
5th June 2009 'Touching the Void'.
27th March 2009 'Death on the Amazon' 'Around Cape Horn'
18th February 2009 'Madagascar 2 - Escape from Africa'
23rd January 2009 'Mamma Mia'
26th Nov 2008 'Night after night'
29th October, 2008 'Kung Fu Panda'
26th September 2008 "Lands of Our Fathers".



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