Precious moments begin this week at Stanley’s Film Club

Precious movie posterStanley’s Film Club’s new weekly schedule gets under way next Wednesday with a Black History Month screening the thought-provoking Oscar-winner Precious.

And they have their schedule for November available, too.

The film club is beginning to operate in the charming Grade II-listed building in South Norwood on a weekly basis.

“Our events are usually much more than just a film screening – as well as being a welcoming space for the community we have been known to offer Q&As, talks, live music, themed cocktails and catering, and even glam rock makeovers,” the film club organisers said.

Membership packages are on sale. Members of Stanley’s Film Club enjoy year-round benefits, including:

  • 2 free tickets (worth £8 each)
  • £2 off each cinema ticket for one year
  • 10 per cent discount on the gallery bar
  • Discounts on other activities and events at Stanley Halls
  • Priority booking
  • Priority ticket purchase and collection at busy events

All this for just £28 per year, or £22 for concessions*

To apply for membership, click here.

Click here to see the Stanley’s Film Club programme for the rest of October.

Stanley’s Film Club November programme

Ticket prices vary. Please check the Stanley’s Film Club site for full details.

Doors open at 7pm, unless stated

Six films produced through Film London’s London Calling and London Calling Plus schemes; this month’s package includes the BAFTA-nominated Three Brothers and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize selected Daytimer

laundretteFri Nov 18 MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE (15)
1985 UK. Dir: Stephen Frear. Starring Daniel Day Lewis, Gordon Warnecke.
A cult film sizzling with dry wit and sexual undercurrents, it follows the fortunes of handsome Omar (Warnecke), a young Pakistani who takes over a run-down laundrette together with his English friend Johnny (Day Lewis). Together they transform it, while their own relationship blossoms.

chicklitWed Nov 23 CHICKLIT (15)
2016 UK. Dir: Tony Britten.
To be confirmed, but the Club organisers hope to have director Tony Britten attending for a Q&A with the audience after this screening.
ChickLit is a comedy drama about four guys trying to save their local pub from closing down. To raise funds they write a chicklit novel in the style of Fifty Shades of Grey and it gets snapped up. The only snag is that the publisher insists that the young woman “author” does press and publicity. The guys engage an out-of-work actress to play the role. Boasting a cast including Christian McKay and Dakota Blue Richards.

2016. USA. Robert Greene.
This follows actor Kate Lyn Sheil preparing to play the role of Christine Chubbuck, a Florida television host who committed suicide on air in 1974. Filmmaker Robert Greene cleverly forgoes your standard talking-head-and-sound-byte, and uses Kate Lyn Sheil as a conduit to understanding an impossibly complex issue. Committed to doing justice to Christine’s life, Kate not only candidly pulls back the curtain on her acting process, but she also reveals the biases and presumptions even supposed experts can provide in their diagnosis.

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