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Fantastic Films

23 January 2019 0

We are very excited about our spring special event, Fantastic Films. It will take place at The Playhouse Theatre, Bath Road, Cheltenham, on March 30-31. The event is open to the public as well as CFS members. It consists of eight films that break out of the realist tradition and explore exciting new worlds. As well as the films, there will be other events, yet to be organised. To read [cont'd.]

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27 November 2018 0

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Our next film: Vagabond

6 February 2019 0

Our next film on Tuesday 19 Feb at 19:45, is Vagabond. This is the third in our  CFS Extra series featuring films by women directors. Directed by Agnes Varda in 1985, it is about Mona (Sandrine Bonnaire), who is found frozen in a ditch in the South of France in winter. In flashback we follow the picaresque progress that led her there. A documentary-style masterpiece from a great survivor of [cont'd.]

Your reactions

Reactions to Water

7 February 2019 0

The second of our CFS Extra was well appreciated. It received a score of high score of 92.79 A selection of your comments: An incredibly poignant, moving message LOUD & CLEAR. Beautifully portrayed A powerful and moving film, which highlights aspects of India’s disturbing and not too distant past A serious subject matter, dealt with respectfully, without undue tugs at the emotions and good humour used appropriately Wonderful film. Story good [cont'd.]

Reactions to The Piano

30 January 2019 0

The first of our CFS Extra films, The Piano, was very well received last night. It achieved a score of 89.62 per cent on our appreciation scale. Some of your comments: “Loved it – best ever – wonderful photography.” “The best yet!” “One of our finest!” “Fabulous. Well re-mastered and brilliant music.” “Such a visually pleasing film and emotionally strong. Beautiful.” “A classic: poetic, masterful and richly complex.” “Unique, mysterious [cont'd.]

Reactions to Lean On Pete

23 January 2019 0

Our most recent film, Lean on Pete, received mixed reviews and an appreciation score of 79.37 per cent. Here are some of the comments: “A raw and moving tale. Excellent performances by the boy and Steve Buscemi. “Made me cry buckets – but great cinematography and great not to be spoiled by music.” “What a beautiful film.” “A brilliant story very well told.” “V. moving. Full of humanity.” “Gruelling to [cont'd.]

Film news

Crowdfunding for Plymouth

27 November 2018 0

Plymouth Arts Centre lost funding last year and is having to relocate its cinema to a new venue in the city’s College of Art. It’s currently trying to raise funds through the Crowdfunder website. If any CFS members have a connection with film in Plymouth and would like to help the city’s only indy cinema to reach its target of £20,000, there is more information on its Crowdfunder page.

Farewell Nic Roeg

24 November 2018 0

Sad to see that Nic Roeg has died. As well as directing the brilliant Don’t Look Now, Walkabout and many others, he was also the cinematographer on John Schlesinger’s wonderful Far From The Madding Crowd and François Truffaut’s Fahrenheit 451, which we showed last year.

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 can be found at gloucesterguildhall.co.uk.

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 after the film and there are also tea, coffee, cakes [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.

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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