The Eastbourne Film Society has been in existence since 1949 and functions at the Curzon Cinema, Langney Road, Eastbourne from September to the following March showing a wide variety of films, many of foreign origin with subtitles. read more


Wednesday, 20th September 2017
DENIAL (USA/UK, 2016, “12A”) Timothy Spall, Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson are all on top form in this true story about the Holocaust denier David Irving who, by going to court, put truth on trial. The absorbing screenplay is by the celebrated playwright David Hare. “I find this film and its clear-headed premise rewarding. This reasserts the primacy of truth. What a tonic.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian. “Probing, witty and compelling” - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times.

Wednesday, 4th October 2017
TANNA (Vanuatu/Australia, 2015, “12A”) This unique work is another real-life tale, this one set on the South Pacific island of Tanna in 1987. Not without echoes of “Romeo and Juliet”, this is a love story now re-enacted by a local non-professional cast and filmed in the stunning location where it happened. “Surpassingly beautiful. A basking pleasure, a cool drink of stream water. I admit to being enthralled ” - Michael Atkinson, Sight & Sound. “As poignant as the insights are acute” - D

Wednesday, 18th October 2017
A QUIET PASSION (UK/Belgium/USA, 2016. “12A”) Here we have Terence Davies expressing his admiration for the life and work of the 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson brilliantly played by Cynthia Nixon. It is one of his best films both unexpectedly witty and deeply sad and possessed of its own poetry. “Achingly sensitive in all departments” - Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph. “A moving and engrossing film” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

Wednesday, 1st November 2017
GRADUATION (Romania/France/Belgium/Denmark, 2016. “15”) This acclaimed Romanian drama is not only a contemporary critique of that country's society and of the corruption within it but also a compelling personal tale of an honest doctor who, wanting the best for his daughter, is placed in a moral quandary. “Utterly compelling” - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent. “A beautifully crafted work of storytelling that resonates long after you see it” - N

Wednesday, 15th November 2017
THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN (USA/People’s Republic of China, 2016, “15”) A triumph for both actress Hailee Steinfeld and for writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig, this is an American comedy about a difficult teenage girl that manages to be hilariously comic yet also deeply truthful in its portrayal of adolescent problems. “Terrific” - Kate Muir, The Times. “Beautifully acted, sensitively written and actually rather moving” - Brian Viner, Daily Mail.
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