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Coming next: CFS Extra

10 January 2018 0

We hope you enjoyed Tale of Tales and did not experience too many nightmares. Our next three films, starting on 23 January, will be in our CFS Extra series. These are related older films. This time the focus is on the director François [cont'd.]

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Our next film: The 400 Blows (CFS Extra)

10 January 2018 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 23 January at 19:45, is The 400 Blows by François Truffaut, the first in our CFS Extra mini-season of three films devoted to the director. Released in 1959 as Les quatre cents coups, better translated as ‘Mischief’, it marked [cont'd.]

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New season for CKFS

24 October 2017 0

Charlton Kings Film Society has a new website and a new programme of films running through until May. Films will be show on Friday evenings at the Sacred Hearts Parish Hall in Moorend Road. It’s a solid programme, although several [cont'd.]


Reactions to Tale of Tales

10 January 2018 0

Sharply divided opinions led to an appreciation score of 71.6 per cent for the extraordinary Tale of Tales.  Some thoughts: “Weird, fantastical, beautiful… lots to think about and god knows what I’ll dream tonight!” “Very Grimm, very magical. Loved it.” “Excellent. [cont'd.]

Reactions to Truman

13 December 2017 0

Despite the icy conditions, a very warm response to Truman last night, with an appreciation score of 92.4 per cent. Some of your comments: “The best of the season. Sensitive, pared-down and thought-provoking.” “Great film to finish on – great relationships.” [cont'd.]

Your thoughts on Embrace of the Serpent

6 December 2017 0

Embrace of the Serpent earned a respectable 78.29 per cent appreciation score last night. Some comments: “Fascinating. Thank you.” “Very different. So glad I came tonight.” “Very interesting. Stunning visual enhanced by black and white.” “Wonderful insight into the Amazon. Hallucinogenic [cont'd.]

Your thoughts on The Innocents

15 November 2017 0

Considerable acclaim for The Innocents, which we screened on 14 November. It earned an appreciation score of 88.09 per cent and lots of enthusiastic comments. A selection of your reviews: “Best film so far.” “Riveting. Haunting. Questions of faith and [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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