Something to put in your diaries. On Saturday 5 May, to mark the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, we are holding an event called Jazz at the Movies. This is a day of four jazz-related films at the Playhouse theatre in Bath Road. Tickets will be available on CFS nights or through the Playhouse box office. More details soon.
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 [cont'd.]
It Happened One Night received our top score of the season so far (90.32 per cent) – and a round of applause. Not bad for an 83-year-old film. Some comments: “If not a masterpiece, a precious gem.” “Brilliant – shows up modern films!” “Great to see something different and a film classic!” “They don’t make them like that any more! Well [cont'd.]
A warm response to last night’s film, The Second Mother, which received an appreciation score of 83.29 per cent. Some comments: “Very enjoyable. A good story and convincingly worked through.” “Very good, with stories and emotions at different level.” “Script worthy of Pinter: excellent!” “Fabulous acting: feel-good film.” “Loved Val, very well acted.” “Warm and engaging. Great fun.” “Bit gentle but loved [cont'd.]
An enthusiastic response to Dheepan, which achieved an appreciation score of 82.28 per cent. Some comments: “At last, a great film with believable characters!” “Brilliant entertainment.” “Very good and topical.” “Another window into cultures completely alien to me.” “Really enjoyed the film.” “Enlightening. Harrowing.” “Authentic, strong and involving!” “Very absorbing.” “Beautifully acted, troubling.” “Very gripping.” “Not quite sure what it was all [cont'd.]