Plenty to talk about

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 reviews (see below) but did provide plenty of talking points. Our next film is a torrid French domestic drama, Mon Roi, which will certainly represent a strong contrast to the measured calm of the Jim Jarmusch movie.

If you are a new member, the committee are wearing yellow badges. Do come and ask if you have any queries. You can sit anywhere you like, upstairs or downstairs. If you’d like programme notes, you can collect them from the table at the front or from one of the committee members handing them out. We like to start quite close to 7:45pm but will ring a bell to warn you when we are about to start the show. Tea and coffee are available before the film, and the bar at the other end is open before and after. After the film, many members like to fill in a slip to give it an A – E rating. Your comments are also appreciated.

Membership has passed the 520 mark and is consequently closed. If you missed your reminder and are interested in rejoining at this late stage please email our membership secretary. As always we have had to limit membership because of space constraints in the Bacon Theatre. We keep a waiting list for next season.

We are very excited about this year’s programme. The films cover a range of genres, from comedy and domestic drama to fantasy and documentary, and come from Spain, Georgia, China, Poland, Colombia, Iran, Egypt, South Korea and elsewhere. We are confident that you will find them entertaining but also insightful and occasionally challenging. Details on our programme page.

In addition, we have another CFS Extra season of older films. This time the focus is on the director François Truffaut, one of the great names of 20th century French cinema. There is also a return visit for live accompaniment specialists Minima, who are bringing their special expertise to Lon Chaney’s 1925 Phantom of the Opera.