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Membership closes

9 August 2019 0

Having now reached 540 members, we have now reluctantly decided to close the PayPal recruitment facility on our website. If you are a returning member and missed the membership process, or you would like to join a waiting list in case any late places become available, please email membership@cheltfilmsoc.org.uk. Do not send any payment in the first instance. We normally stick to about 550 members in total so that we can all [cont'd.]

Our next film

Our first film: Leave No Trace

7 August 2019 0

The first film of our 2019-20 season, on Tuesday 10 September 2019 at 19:45, is Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace, a gripping story about a man and his young daughter trying to live ‘off the grid’ in America’s north-west. As they come to the notice of the authorities, they are forced to keep moving. The film features superb performances from Ben Foster and, especially, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie.

Your 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.]

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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.]

Reactions to The Third Murder

13 March 2019 0

The Third Murder received mixed reviews and an overall appreciation score of 70.77 per cent. Here are a few of the comments: “Best this year.” “Really interesting procedural crime drama. Really makes you think.” “A fascinating puzzle of truth, motive, justice, society.” “A complex investigation into the nature of truth.” “Gripping, thoughtful and enigmatic.” “Undoubtedly the most enigmatic/perplexing/moving film ever seen.” “Amazing filming, capturing all the emotion.” “Powerful story, well [cont'd.]

Film news

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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