ANNOUNCING: AUTUMN!

…. we’re back!

We hope you’ve all had a great Summer, Filmspotters. We did, and we’ve been making some great plans for the upcoming Autumn season. We have five screenings of four different titles coming up over the next couple of months, so hopefully there’s something for everyone. Here’s the programme:

Saturday 5 October, 2.30pm: Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum
THE GREAT WHITE SILENCE (1924, E)
We screened this fascinating film to a sell-out audience at Newhaven Fort earlier this year, and this is the first of two autumn screenings. Tickets are £6 for museum members, £8 for non-members, and must be booked in advance by contacting the Museum on 01722 332151.

Here’s the trailer:

Sunday 20 October, 6pm (for 6.30pm start): The Coach House Gallery, Alfriston
GOODBYE LENIN! (2003, 15)
This heart-warming tragicomedy, set in 1989, tells the story of a son who lovingly dupes his socialist mother, recently awoken from a coma, into believing that  Lenin really did win after all! Here’s a taster:

This is a Deckchair Cinema screening, run by Filmspot and the Coach House Gallery, in association with, and in support of, the Seaford Twinning Association and the German Conversation Group. Deckchair Cinema is a new joint initiative, launching with this event in October. We will be bringing world cinema and art house films to The Coach House Gallery in Alfriston. Contact deckchaircinema@rocketmail.com for updates specifically about this exciting new venture.

Saturday 2 November, 2pm: Newhaven Fort
GHOSTBUSTERS (1984, PG)

A special screening of classic supernatural comedy, Ghostbusters, for Halloween. Featuring hapless heroes (played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis) setting up their ghost-removal service in New York. A brilliantly sharp script, spooky special effects and a heavy dose of nostalgia, this promises to be a great fun event! Here’s a clip:

Advance tickets will available from Newhaven Fort from October, priced at £6.00 adults and £4.00 for children
Please note: This screening will be great fun for older children, but does contain some spooky ghosts, which might scare younger visitors!

Friday 22 November, 6.15 for 6.45pm: St Michael’s Church, Brighton
THE GREAT WHITE SILENCE
Our second Autumn screening of this inspiring documentary film – and our first event in the community hall at St Michael’s Church, Brighton. Tickets are £5 in advance, from info@lja.uk.com or 01273 328683 – or £6 on the door.

Sunday 24 November, TIME AND VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED
LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT (1967)
This is planned as a fund-raising screening for the Alfriston-Veules les Roses Twinning association. Jacque Demy’s fun, breezy musical follows two sisters, Delphine (Catherine Deneuve) who teaches ballet, and Solange (Francoise Dorléac) who teaches music, over the course of a weekend when the fair is coming to town. Here’s the trailer:


Further details for this screening will be announced here as they become available,

Finally, if you have been following our @filmspotter twitter account, you may be aware that we have mentioned Home Cinema Day, which is TODAY! Here’s the details of the event, there is still time to join in this national event – invite a couple of friends over and enjoy a movie together! We’ve watched the fabulous ‘Girl Walk// All Day’ with some friends interested in dance… and we’re now off to take a vote on what our next title will be! If you do watch a movie tonight, be sure to tweet about it, with the hashtag #HCD2013.

Hope to see you all soon!