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7 November 2018 0

There has been a disappointing response so far to our mailing list. There is really nothing sinister about it, and we won’t be misusing it. It’s just that under the new GDPR regime we are not allowed to email you with information about our forthcoming activities unless you have specifically given us permission, which you do when you join the [cont'd.]

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Our next film: Land of Mine

7 November 2018 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 20 November at 19:45, is Land of Mine.  Directed by Martin Zandvliet and first released in the UK in 2017, this is a tense dramatisation of some little-known events at the end of the Second World War. German prisoners of war in Denmark were made to clear the country’s western beaches of landmines, with harrowing [cont'd.]

Your reactions

Reactions to Life Feels Good

7 November 2018 0

Life Feels Good was well liked, achieving the highest appreciation score so far this season: 93.87 per cent. Attendance was 293. There was much praise for actors Dawid Ogrodnik and Kamil Tkacz as Mateusz. Some comments: “A great film for raising awareness for those living with disabilities. Everyone should see it!” “One of the 10 most enjoyable films I have [cont'd.]

Reactions to the double-bill

31 October 2018 0

Our experimental double-bill this week seems to have been a success. A total of 310 members attended, and both films received healthy appreciation scores. My Life As A Courgette achieved a score of 89.66 per cent and there were lots of appreciative comments: “Loved this. Top three film for me.” “A clever portrayal of children’s perception and understanding of complex lives.” [cont'd.]

Reactions to Insyriated

10 October 2018 0

Insyriated, an uncompromising feature about the Syrian conflict, was very well received, with an appreciation score of 88.26 per cent. Some comments: “The most harrowing film I’ve ever seen! Tense and immensely moving.” “One of the best! Gripping. Five star direction/acting et al. Really good!” “Claustrophobic, challenging to watch, wonderfully acted. More powerful than any documentary on the war.” “Unrelenting [cont'd.]

Film news

Guildhall website back up

19 September 2018 0

After a long and frustrating hiatus, the Gloucester Guildhall once more has a website. As well as details of forthcoming films and other attractions, the site allows you to buy tickets online. For those who don’t know it, the Guildhall, in Eastgate Street, shows a range of art-house, foreign-language and non-commercial films as well as more populist fare. The site [cont'd.]

CKFS programme launched

3 September 2018 0

Charlton Kings Film Society has announced its programme for next season. Films are on Friday nights at 7.45pm, starting on 14 September with Victoria & Abdul. Other notable films include Capote, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, God’s Own Country and Eye In The Sky. Admission costs £5, or you can pay £50 for admission to all 18 films in the season. The bar is open before and [cont'd.]

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Aesthetica festival

27 August 2018 0

This season we are showing a number of short films, sourced from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in Leeds. This year the festival takes place on 7-11 November, and features 300 short films in 12 categories, including comedy, drama, documentary, dance, animation, advertising, thriller and experimental. More information from Aesthetica’s website:

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 500 strong.


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


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