Filmspot Isfield Film Club: Singin’ in the Rain

‘Singin’ in the Rain’  will be shown on 23rd May at the village hall so do come to see this ever popular classic.
Co-directed by Stanley Donen and acrobatic dancer-star-choreographer Gene Kelly,’Singin’ in the Rain’ is a charming, up-beat, graceful and thoroughly enjoyable experience with great songs, lots of flashbacks, wonderful dances (including the spectacular Broadway Melody Ballet with leggy guest star Cyd Charisse), casting and story. This was another extraordinary example of the organic, ‘integrated musical’ in which the story’s characters naturally express their emotions in the midst of their lives. Song and dance replace the dialogue, usually during moments of high spirits or passionate romance. Over half of the film – a ‘let’s put on a play’ type of film – is composed of musical numbers.
Doors open 7pm, film show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are available on the door at £6 each. We will welcome you with a complimentary glass of wine and nibbles. Bring your own refreshments too, if you wish; it is so pleasant to be able to walk to the village hall (or drive a short distance) on a lovely (or not so lovely) evening to see a film with friends and enjoy a drink while doing so. 

 

 

CMPCA and Filmspot Pop Up Cinema Club: A Cottage on Dartmoor

with live piano accompaniment from Joss Peach
Saturday 25 April, doors 7pm for 7.30pm film
St Nicholas Church, Church Street, Brighton BN1 3LJ

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 We are delighted to bring a very special screening to St Nicholas Church, Brighton BN1 3LJ. Anthony Asquith’s tense and atmospheric ‘A Cottage on Dartmoor’ was made in 1929, during the transition from silent cinema to the ‘talkies’. The film will be presented with a live score, performed by local pianist Joss Peach.

A simple tale, but beautifully told, ‘A Cottage on Dartmoor’ tells of Joe, an assistant barber, who is in love with Sally, a manicurist. He reacts jealously as Sally rejects him in favour of another, with terrible consequences. This is, however, not a clean-cut ‘good vs. evil’ picture: the film has layers of both ambiguity and suspense. While touching on the themes of loneliness, lust and mental illness, ‘A Cottage on Dartmoor’ is ultimately about both the joys and savagery of love.

Daring and inventive in his craftsmanship, Asquith drew inspiration from cinema around the globe, from the work of large Hollywood studios, to the Soviet masters and German Expressionists. Now a little-known gem, this sophisticated thriller frequently draws comparisons to Hitchcock. It is easy to see why, as you will be on the edge of your seat throughout!

Tickets £7 in advance (£8 on the door, subject to availability). Advance booking strongly recommended, by emailing info@lja.uk.com or telephoning 01273 328683.

 

Inaugural Isfield Community Film Club: Life of Pi

Filmspot and Isfield Village Hall are proud to present the first screening for the Isfield Community Film Club on Saturday 18 April, doors 7pm

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Visitors to the Isfield Open Day on 21st March were asked to vote for the first film to be shown out of a choice of 5 films ‘trailered’. Life of Pi was voted 1st choice and will be shown on 18th April, closely followed by 2nd  Singin in the Rain which will be shown on 23rd May. After that the next month’s film will be selected from the audience’s votes at each monthly showing.

Bring your own refreshments for this first film showing – we will survey the audience to see if you would like us to provide a bar for future showings. Tickets are £6 each and can be purchased at the Laughing Fish PH, Isfield or contact to book.

We look forward to seeing you there!