Cinema - Lewes Film Club releases announced

The first half of the Lewes Film Club’s new season of fortnightly films has been announced: as usual it is largely made up of highly-acclaimed international Arthouse releases. First up, on September 15th is the Sundance award-winning American black comedy The Squid and the Whale, directed by Noah Baumbach, which looks at the consequences of the divorce of a middle aged couple (Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels). Paradise Now, on September 29th, was a controversial Oscar Foreign Language movie winner, which gets into the heads of two Palestinian suicide bombers on a mission in Tel Aviv. King’s Game (October 13th) is a Danish political thriller; Everything is Illuminated (October 27th) follows American youngster Elijah Wood on a trip to Ukraine to find out who saved his grandfather from the Nazis. A History of Violence (November 10th) is David Cronenberg’s latest work, and perhaps his most approachable: Viggo Mortensen plays a barman who sets off a series of repercussions when he violently defends his shop from a couple of robbers.

The season includes a couple of ‘weekends’: in November there are two Latin American movies, the Argentinian 2005 release Lost Embrace and the 1961 Cuban movie Memories of Underdevelopment. The latter, one of the Guardian’s top 100 movies of all time, is a masterpiece by director Tomas Gutierrez Alea about a promiscuous property landlord coming to terms with the Cuban revolution. Membership costs £44 for 22 films over the year, tickets are £4.50 on the door. DL


Everything is Illuminated: one of the highlights of the Lewes
Film Club’s new season

   
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