Regent Street Cinema Presents: The Club
A powerful critique of the Catholic church in Chilean society
Regent Street Cinema is Britain's oldest picturehouse. On 21 February 1896, it became the birthplace of cinema in the UK, when the Lumière brothers used their Cinematographé machine to show the earliest of moving images to a paying audience. Having reopened in May 2015, the staff have been dedicated to engaging with the cinema's groundbreaking legacy, showcasing everything from classic films, internationally acclaimed work and even the odd blockbuster. A crisis counsellor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs. "an original and brilliantly acted chamber drama…" – Variety Certificate: Not rated. Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.
"The Club sees the film-maker at his most masterful."