Maldon’s popular Film Club is kicking off October with showings of highly-acclaimed and award-winning film favourites.

The club will continue its exciting season with showings of Isle of Dogs and The Guilty on October 8 and 22 respectively.

Isle of Dogs, directed by Wes Anderson, is a stop-motion adventure which centres around a motley crew of dogs from the canine flu-ravaged fictional city of Megasaki who have been banished to Trash Island.

Twelve-year-old orphan Atari summons up the courage to mount his very own odyssey to rescue his best friend, the mongrel Spots, from exile.

In this dangerous mission he enjoys the help of a marauding pack of five alpha dogs who fend off a team which was sent by Atari’s father to the island with a robot dog in order to rescue the boy.

The all-star cast includes Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum Harvey Keitel and Scarlett Johansson.

Danish thriller The Guilty is the winner of 35 awards, including for Best Actor and Best Director at the Bodil Awards.

It was selected as the Danish submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, and follows a former police officer who answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman.

When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins.

Film screenings are at Maldon Town Hall at 8pm.

The club works on a membership basis and is run by a committee which screens an annual programme of 18 films chosen from the best of recent English and foreign language releases.

Annual membership is £25 or guests can pay £3 per film. For more details or an application form, visit