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.]
A pleasing response to our most recent film, A Fantastic Woman, which scored 80.97 per cent. Here are some of the comments: “Superb piece of cinema – totally brilliant.” “Loved it, engaging, fabulous to watch, great emotional journey.” “Beautifully scripted and shot to build a highly engaging narrative.” “Beautiful film. Impressive main character, and sensitive relationship.” “Really enjoyed, kept my attention throughout. Strong performance from main character.” “Brilliant character study, [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 22 January at 19:45, is Lean on Pete. It is this season’s coming-of-age story. A 15-year-old boy forms a bond with Lean on Pete, a clapped-out racehorse, and saves him from slaughter. The pair travel across the Pacific Northwest, facing obstacles with courage and optimism. The film features exquisite cinematography and an emotionally charged lead performance from young Charlie Plummer.
Sadly, our current season has now come to an end. We hope you enjoyed it. The new season will start in September. The viewing panel are currently selecting the film programme. After that the brochure will be printed and the website updated to allow membership applications via PayPal. Existing members get priority for the new season. In July, members will receive an email inviting them to rejoin. If you have [cont'd.]
The final film of our season, The Brand New Testament, was very well received. Its appreciation score was 88.24 per cent, the highest of the year after It Happened One Night. Some comments: “Fantastic season finale. Mad, hilarious. I want to watch it again!” “Best of the season! Thank you.” “Lovely way to end the season! Fun, quirky, thought provoking and loved it!” “Clever, funny. Made me laugh.” “Excellent. Laughed [cont'd.]