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25 May 2018 0

If you are a member, we probably already have your email address. Unfortunately, under the GDPR we are only allowed to use it to administer your membership. If you would like to hear about forthcoming events and other projects we are involved in, we need you to join a specific marketing email list and give us permission to receive such [cont'd.]

Coming soon

Our next film: Maudie

19 September 2018 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 25 September at 19:45, is Maudie, starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. It’s a biographical portrait of Maud Dowley (Hawkins), a painter of folk art in 1930s Nova Scotia, Canada. Maud is crippled by rheumatoid arthritis and treated as an idiot by the family with whom she lives. Then she finds herself a job as housekeeper [cont'd.]

Your reactions

Reactions to I Am Not A Witch

19 September 2018 0

A mixed response to I Am Not A Witch, and an overall appreciation score of 64.66 per cent. Some comments: “Really enjoyed this film. So many truths and many possible interpretations.” “Fabulous scenery and acting but an horrific and terrifying portrayal of misogyny and superstition.” “Difficult to watch but an important subject matter to bring to the fore. Beautifully shot [cont'd.]

Reactions to Frantz

12 September 2018 0

A warm response to Frantz, starring Paula Beer, the opening film of our 2018/10 season. The appreciation score was 87.86 per cent. Some comments: “Excellent start to the season.” “Great start to the year! Love and aftermath of war – totally cathartic!” “Initially efficient and economic in delivery, it matured into an exquisite story of intrigue and emotion.” “Enigmatic, very moving. [cont'd.]

Film news

Discount for Playhouse films

23 September 2018 0

Cheltenham Playhouse has a short season of films coming upon October and we have negotiated a discount for CFS members. On presentation of your membership card, tickets will be £5 instead of the usual £7. The films are the Disney animation Moana (23 October); Donkeyote, an appealing Spanish documentary about a man who takes his beloved donkey on a 2,200 mile [cont'd.]

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.]

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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