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Our TV film email

19 May 2020 0

While CFS is in abeyance, we are producing a weekly guide to films on TV that members may find of interest. You can find this by going to the page shown below or you can join our email list to [cont'd.]

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Next season

18 March 2020 0

The CFS Committee are currently looking into options for next season, our 75th, in the light of continued social distancing. We hope to be in touch with you about the renewal process in late July, as in previous years.

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Recommended films on TV

3 July 2020 0

FILM OF THE WEEK Custody (2017) is a terrific tug-of-love drama by Xavier Legrand, with gripping performances by Léa Drucker and Denis Ménochet as the warring parents and Thomas Gloria as the young boy trapped between them. What starts off [cont'd.]

Your reactions

Reactions to Hail Caesar!

11 March 2020 0

An appreciation score of 74.55 per cent for Hail Caesar! Some of your comments: “A great film – most suitable for Tuesday evening viewing.” “Great attention to detail. Great film!” “Hilarious satire of 50’s Hollywood.” “Always like the Coen Brothers [cont'd.]

More reactions

Reactions to Border

26 February 2020 0

One of the lower appreciation scores of the season so far for Border, at 74.11 per cent. Some of your comments: “Truly astonishing:- believable, surprising and poignant. Excellent acting – I was totally sucked in!!” “An extraordinary film, courageous, dark, [cont'd.]

Reactions to Imagine

19 February 2020 0

A warm welcome for Imagine and an appreciation score of 84.44 per cent. Some of your comments: “What a pity it didn’t get a UK distributor! Fascinating insight, and compelling drama.” “A very welcome change after the last few films [cont'd.]

Reactions to Capernaüm

5 February 2020 0

Despite its harrowing storyline, there was almost universal praise for Capernaüm. Its appreciation score of 95.71 per cent is the third highest we have had in the last 25 years. The two above that were both comedies. Some of your [cont'd.]

Film news

Irrfan Khan

29 April 2020 0

We are sorry to report the death of Irrfan Khan, star of Slumdog Millionaire, The Life of Pi, and The Lunchbox, which we showed in our 2014/15 season. Before his rise to Hollywood fame, Khan appeared in numerous Indian films [cont'd.]

Max von Sydow

11 March 2020 0

The Swedish actor Max von Sydow has died at the age of 90. In his early career he worked extensively with Ingmar Bergman, playing an unforgettable Death in The Seventh Seal. He went on to appear in more than 100 [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.

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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