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Plenty to talk about

20 September 2017 0

We hope you enjoyed our first wine & cheese event and got the chance to talk about the film. There was a slightly lower attendance than is often the case, which helped with the crush. The film, Paterson, received mixed [cont'd.]

Coming Soon

Our next film: Mon Roi

20 September 2017 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 3 October at 19:45, is Mon Roi, also known as My King. A searing French domestic drama, it stars Emmanuelle Bercot as Tony and Vincent Cassel as Georgio, the lover of her dreams – and nightmares. Full-on emotion from [cont'd.]

Around Cheltenham

Pasolini and Italian Cinema

18 September 2017 0

Anyone interested in Italian cinema and the work of Pier Paulo Pasolini, director of The Gospel According to Matthew (above), might like to attend a special meeting of the Cheltenham Italian Society on Wednesday 11 October. The speaker is Dr Fabrizio di [cont'd.]

New season for CKFS

10 September 2017 0

Charlton Kings Film Society has a new website and a new programme of films, starting on 15 September with the acclaimed Manchester By The Sea.   Films will be show on Friday evenings through until May at the Sacred Hearts Parish [cont'd.]

Der Rosenkavalier

2 September 2017 0

There’s an interesting event in Oxford on Sunday 15 October. The Oxford Lieder Festival will be showing the 1926 silent film of Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier with live orchestral accompaniment. The music will be provided by the Orchestra of the [cont'd.]

The Playhouse presents

30 August 2017 0

CFS is not the only place to watch films in Cheltenham. The Playhouse in Bath Road becomes a cinema several times a year and it is worth exploring. In September it is putting on five films, starting on 25 September [cont'd.]


Mixed views on Paterson

20 September 2017 0

Opinions were sharply divided on Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, which received an appreciation score of 69.17 per cent. Some responses: “A wonderful film. So slow paced you’d expect to be bored but it was full of surprises.” “A subtle, gentle, moving film. [cont'd.]

What you thought of Julieta

13 September 2017 0

An excellent start to the season with Almodóvar’s Julieta, which scored 84.11 per cent on our appreciation index. Some comments: “A brilliant start to the new season.” “Lovely, emotionally rich film.” “A very sensual film. Brilliant.” “Almodóvar at his mature best.” [cont'd.]

Reactions to The Brand New Testament

26 April 2017 0

The final film of our season, The Brand New Testament, was very well received. Its appreciation score was 88.24 per cent, the highest of the year after It Happened One Night. Some comments: “Fantastic season finale. Mad, hilarious. I want [cont'd.]

Reactions to Timbuktu

5 April 2017 0

A warm response to Timbuktu, with an appreciation score of 86.32 per cent, the second highest score of the season after It Happened One Night. Some comments: “Superb. An excellent choice: films like this that reveal other cultures with such [cont'd.]

About CFS

CFS is Cheltenham’s membership film society. We show mostly subtitled and independent films between September and April at the Bacon Theatre in Dean Close School, Cheltenham. Admission is by annual membership subscription, but members may bring guests. The society is more than 70 years old and currently more than 500 strong.


Cheltenham Film Society can be contacted by email ( or telephone (07528 746750). We are also on Facebook and Twitter.


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