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December films?

19 November 2020 0

Although the situation regarding the Covid pandemic is far from clear, we are making tentative plans to show two more films after the current lockdown ends on 2 December. They will be The Guilty (cancelled at the beginning of November), [cont'd.]

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CFS Online

29 October 2020 0

CFS Online, our programme of four films to stream from home, is in full swing. You will find full details of how to join the scheme and how the system works on the CFS Online page.

Our next film

The Guilty

30 October 2020 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 8 December at 17:30 and 20:15 and Wednesday 9 December at 20:15 , is The Guilty, a Danish thriller from 2018. This is the film that was cancelled when we went into the second lockdown. [cont'd.]

While you’re locked down

Recommended films on TV

27 November 2020 0

FILM OF THE WEEK Ema (2019) is a strange film. Its eponymous heroine, played by Mariana Di Girólamo in her first lead role, is not particularly likeable or indeed knowable. When we first meet her, she is trying to get [cont'd.]

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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.]

Reactions to Bait

24 September 2020 0

Bait was an experiment for us, in two ways. It was the first time we have used Cheltenham Playhouse in Covid conditions, and the first time we have used an email-based Google forms system for collecting members’ responses to a [cont'd.]

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French Film Festival

15 November 2020 0

This year’s French Film Festival will go online from 27 November to 4 December. There will be seven new features, a mix of comedy and drama, plus a programme of shorts. The features, with English subtitles, cost £6.75 each and [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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