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Cheltenham Film Society’s 2016/17 season has now come to an end. The committee hope you enjoyed it and thank you for your support.

We are now working on selecting and booking the films for next season. Membership will open in July. As usual, existing members will receive notification and priority. After that membership will be open to the general public.

See you again in September.


Reactions to The Brand New Testament

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 to watch it again!”
  • “Best of the season! Thank you.”
  • “Lovely way to end the season! Fun, quirky, thought provoking and loved it!”
  • “Clever, funny. Made me laugh.”
  • “Excellent. Laughed lots! Well done.”
  • “Funny, clever, surreal – good choice.”
  • “Hilarious. What imagination!”
  • “Utterly original and brilliant.”
  • “Wondrous, witty, original and fun.”
  • “How did anyone think up a film like that? Great fun.”
  • “Very life affirming.”
  • “Lot more of this.”
  • “Fab ending – women ruling the world. Not many nun films this season!”

Music in the Movies

A group of students from the Film Studies course at the University of Gloucestershire have organised a concert of film music in aid of Sue Ryder’s Leckhampton Hospice.

The event, which features a 40-piece orchestra playing film themes from The Godfather to The Dark Knight Rises, will take place in the chapel of the Francis Close Halls on Saturday 6 May at 7pm.

Entry is free but you will need to book in advance. Proceeds from the sale of refreshments, a raffle and donations will go to the charity.

More details on the event’s eventbrite page or you can call 0754 8917262.