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Musicals on film

10 September 2019 0

To brighten up Autumn, we have organised a special day of musical films at Cheltenham Playhouse. It will take place on Saturday 26 October and features Sing Street, The Boy Friend and Cabaret. The films start at 11.00am and will be followed by an after-show party in the Playhouse’s cabaret bar. The event is open to members and the general public, so bring your friends. Tickets for members will be £5 per film. Full details are [cont'd.]

Our next film

The Heiresses + wine & cheese

11 September 2019 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 19:45, is The Heiresses. A pair of once-wealthy but now impoverished women, who have lived together for many years, are forced to sell off their possessions to make ends meet. But when Chiquita is jailed for fraud, the unworldly Chela is left to cope alone, and her life opens up to new possibilities. A thoughtful and tender first feature. The film [cont'd.]

Your reactions

Reactions to Leave No Trace

11 September 2019 0

An enthusiastic response to our first film of the season, Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace. It achieved an appreciation score of 90.37 per cent. Some of your comments: “Beautifully paced, poignant and haunting film.” “A great start to the season.” “So well acted, convincing story. Beautifully filmed.” “As a new member I was impressed by the choice of film to open the season.” “First film, as new to CFS, and [cont'd.]

More reactions

Reactions to Under The Tree

10 April 2019 0

The jet-black comedy of Under The Tree was not to everyone’s taste. It achieved an appreciation score of 74.66 per cent. Here are some of the comments: “Very dark but hugely entertaining.” “Entertainment from start to end.” “It’s hard to beat the Icelanders for really good violence.” “Icelandic humour at its best.” “Loved the dark humour.” “As black as they come!” “Black, black, dark, dark – and funny!” “Very funny. [cont'd.]

Reactions to Cold War

27 March 2019 0

There was a warm response to Cold War, which scored 88.21 per cent. Some comments: “A brilliant film in every way. Superb.” “Perfect piece of film-making.” “One of the best films I’ve ever seen. Spirited, visually beautiful, so moving.” “By far the best film of the season.” “Best film this season. Refreshing to see a film in b/w.” “Atmospheric and enchanting. Wonderful black and white.” “Loved the black and white, [cont'd.]

Reactions to The Other Side of Hope

20 March 2019 0

The Other Side of Hope was well liked, achieving an appreciation score of 80.71 per cent. Here are a few of the comments: “A subtle blend of humour and politics with an extremely powerful ending. Telling!” “A true mix of dark and light, cruel and kind. Brilliant.” “A serious topic handled so sensitively and touchingly, with humour. Lovely.” “The right balance of humour and pathos (unlike some recent films at [cont'd.]

Film news

Charlton Kings programme announced

2 September 2019 0

Charlton Kings Film Society has announced its programme for 2019-20. The society is showing 18 films at Sacred Hearts Parish Hall, Moorend Road, Charlton Kings, GL53 9AU. They include Bohemian Rhapsody, Stan & Ollie, The Angels’ Share, Fisherman’s Friends and Loving Vincent as well as several excellent films that we showed last year but which you may have missed. The films are shown on Friday evenings and tickets are £5 [cont'd.]

Aesthetica returns

1 August 2019 0

For those who like short films, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York is a key event. This year it will be taking place from 6-10 November, and Early Bird Tickets have just gone on sale. This year more than 400 films will be shown and there will be 100 events, including masterclasses and talks from many of the leaders in the industry. Details from www.asff.co.uk.

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.

Contacts

Cheltenham Film Society can be contacted by email (cfs@cheltfilmsoc.org.uk) or telephone (07528 746750). We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

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