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CFS Online resumes

8 January 2021 0

Now that we are in lockdown again, reopening the Playhouse and showing films is not something that is going to happen imminently. While we wait to resume our in-cinema screenings, we have moved on to the next phase of our [cont'd.]

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Playhouse fundraising

20 October 2020 0

Some of you will have seen that Cheltenham Playhouse’s bid for £50,000 in Culture Recovery Fund money to help it through the pandemic was rejected. With no income from its own shows, the theatre has been eating into its scant [cont'd.]

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Recommended films on TV, 16/1/21 to 22/1/21

15 January 2021 0

FILM OF THE WEEK Who would have thought it possible that one day we would feel nostalgic for the presidency of Richard Nixon? All the President’s Men (1976) is about events leading up to the end of his regime, but [cont'd.]


Reactions to The Perfect Candidate

18 December 2020 0

A heartening response to The Perfect Candidate, which scored an overall appreciation figure of 81.85 per cent, based on 62 responses to our Google form. Some of your comments: Perfect choice for the pre-Xmas film – not ‘grim’ but equally [cont'd.]

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Reactions to The Guilty

11 December 2020 0

The Guilty was very well received. An overall appreciation score of 93.36 per cent puts it into the top 15 of the films we have shown in the last 20 years or so. Some of your comments: A clever idea [cont'd.]

Reactions to Hail Satan?

30 October 2020 0

Well, this year’s documentary, Hail Satan?, was certainly cast into the fiery furnace near the bottom of our list of films, with an overall score of 60 per cent. That places it only 16 places above such favourites as The [cont'd.]

Reactions to Woman at War

16 October 2020 0

Our second film in our temporary home, Woman at War, received an appreciation score of 91.67 per cent, putting it in the top 30 of the films we have shown in the last 20 years. Some of your comments: “Another [cont'd.]

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Oracles in Sepia

2 October 2020 0

You might enjoy this. Oracles in Sepia is a powerful short film assembled out of archive footage and some snatches of spoken word. It illustrates changes in British life from approximately the last war through to our contested and conflicted times. [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 550 strong.

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