Wimbledon Film Club

Wimbledon Film Club is a welcoming, award-winning local club, screening at the Curzon Wimbledon cinema, close to Wimbledon Station. You can watch films in a comfortable setting, discuss them with fellow club members in the Curzon bar afterwards, listen to and quiz the many guest speakers we arrange, and suggest and vote on films for our programme. If you are a fan of cinema and looking for a like-minded community in the area – we’re it.

Screenings are on selected Tuesday evenings from September to June or July. See our website for details on the current programme. Doors open at 8pm and films start at 8.30pm. We provide film notes on the night. Carers are eligible for free tickets if arranged in advance and the cinema can provide 2 wheelchair spaces on notice (contact info@wimbledonfilmclub.co.uk to arrange).

Non-members are always welcome, but if you become a member you will get a range of benefits as well as heavily discounted tickets. Membership purchases and individual ticket sales are handled via Eventbrite.

Wimbledon Film Club is a registered charity (ref: 1117750) run for the whole community by a committee of unpaid volunteers. We are an independent, inclusive and politically unaligned club. Our charitable objectives are to advance the education of the public in the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the arts, particularly the art of film and allied visual techniques. We are a member of Cinema for All.

For more information on our screenings, membership and ticket prices (members and non-members), please visit our website at wimbledonfilmclub.co.uk

Screenings

The Taste of Things

17/09/2024 at 20:30

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“Sumptuous, sensual and impossibly handsome” Observer Benoit Magimel and Juliette Binoche (formerly a couple in real life) star as a wealthy gourmet & his sous-chef, living and working together in late 19thC rural France. This lavish gastromance won the Cannes Best Director Award, and was France’s submission to the Oscars. “If Tran Anh Hung’s luminous period romance had been released in 1985, it would have played for six months straight at your local arthouse cinema …blissfully restorative, a movie that gives you back something you didn’t realize you’d lost” Time Magazine.

Additional Info

For full details and to buy tickets, go to wimbledonfilmclub.co.uk. Tickets are priced at £8 for WFC members, £12 for member guests, £8 for under-30s & full-time students, and £15.87 (including online booking fee) for non-members.

Io Capitano

01/10/2024 at 20:30

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“emotionally searing but ultimately uplifting epic” Hollywood Reporter Gomorrah director Matteo Garrone’s gripping and visually extravagant epic follows two endearing Senegalese teenagers, undertaking a perilous journey across Africa to make a new life in Europe. Nominated for the Best International Film Oscar & Golden Globe. “real-life testimonies dramatised with youthful verve and extravagant flights of fancy … a true adventure” Irish Times

Additional Info

For full details and to buy tickets, go to wimbledonfilmclub.co.uk. Tickets are priced at £8 for WFC members, £12 for member guests, £8 for under-30s & full-time students, and £15.87 (including online booking fee) for non-members.

Five Easy Pieces

22/10/2024 at 20:30

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“one of Nicholson’s finest performances … a succession of dazzling scenes” Observer Jack Nicholson announced himself as a leading man with his iconic portrayal of flawed American anti-hero Bobby Dupea: torn between his cultured upper-class background, and the blue-collar world he has adopted. Easy Rider producer Bob Rafelson’s influential and critically acclaimed drama is regarded as a touchstone movie of the ‘New Hollywood’ era of the early 1970s. “It’s a movie made by a gang of film lovers … borne out of their collective love of the kinds of movies that it seemed no one in Hollywood wanted to make. Until they did.” Variety

Additional Info

For full details and to buy tickets, go to wimbledonfilmclub.co.uk. Tickets are priced at £8 for WFC members, £12 for member guests, £8 for under-30s & full-time students, and £15.87 (including online booking fee) for non-members.

That They May Face The Rising Sun

29/10/2024 at 20:29

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“A quietly captivating experience” Sight & Sound. Adaptation of John McGahern’s award-winning novel: an author and his wife relocate from 1980s England to the Irish village in which he grew up. This affecting and visually stunning chronicle of the beauty found in everyday life has been a hit in community cinemas across the UK. “A profound experience, a wonderful film.… Beautiful, incredibly moving” Irish Times.

Additional Info

For full details and to buy tickets, go to wimbledonfilmclub.co.uk. Tickets are priced at £8 for WFC members, £12 for member guests, £8 for under-30s & full-time students, and £15.87 (including online booking fee) for non-members.

Monster

12/11/2024 at 20:30

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“beautifully shot and superbly acted” London Evening Standard An incident involving a troubled schoolboy has ramifications for the wider community. Shape-shifting mystery drama from distinguished Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters), featuring a score by the late great Ryuichi Sakamoto. Winner Cannes Best Screenplay Award. “the narrative peels away the diversionary misapprehensions until it arrives at its emotional kernel of truth … a film created with a great moral intelligence and humanity.” Guardian

Additional Info

For full details and to buy tickets, go to wimbledonfilmclub.co.uk. Tickets are priced at £8 for WFC members, £12 for member guests, £8 for under-30s & full-time students, and £15.87 (including online booking fee) for non-members.

The Holdovers

26/11/2024 at 20:30

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“Consistently hilarious” Empire The star (Paul Giamatti) and director (Alexander Payne) of Sideways reunite, in this funny and bittersweet comedy-drama about staff and pupils of a New England boarding school ‘held over’ to reluctantly spend the holidays together. This Oscar and Golden Globe-winner has been acclaimed as an instant new Christmas classic. “the most charming Yuletide movie for an age … a highly skilled, sharply intelligent comic drama “ Financial Times

Additional Info

For full details and to buy tickets, go to wimbledonfilmclub.co.uk. Tickets are priced at £8 for WFC members, £12 for member guests, £8 for under-30s & full-time students, and £15.87 (including online booking fee) for non-members.