Autumn rarely disappoints as far as film content is concerned – it is when the distributors start lining up some of their films for award consideration come early Spring. So do take advantage of gems such as Ken Loach’s ‘The Old Oak’ and Kenneth Branagh’s ‘A Haunting in Venice.’ We also give everybody the opportunity to rewatch ‘Oppenheimer,’ and experience the whirlwind that is ‘Barbie’ (including a special ‘Baby Makes 2’ screening for parents with little ones).
Some of you may enjoy films from the scarier end of the scale. If that’s you, you’re in for a trick and a treat as we approach Halloween at the end of this season. Chichester Cinema’s Creepy Carnival will include the light-hearted ‘Haunted Mansion,’ the cult classic ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show,’ and on its 50th anniversary, a remaster of the iconic horror – ‘The Exorcist.’
Some great film and talk combinations are also on offer: we focus on legendary Japanese director Yasujirô Ozu as well as the incomparable duo of Powell & Pressburger. There will also be a talk on the African American singer/actor Paul Robeson of ‘Ol Man River’ fame as part of Black History Month, alongside a screening of ‘Show Boat.’
We would dearly love to hand out a few mentions after another successful Chichester International Film Festival in August. To Roger Gibson for the inspired programming of his last Festival as Artistic Director; the BFI and Film Hub South East; Greenwood Wealth Services; the Festival Patrons and Film Partners; the amazing cinema and bar volunteers; the New Park Centre for their patience; the staff here at New Park Cinema who go above and beyond over the month of August; and of course, to you… we would be nowhere without the support of our customers.