Our next film: Water

5 February 2019 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 5 February at 19:45, is Water. The second in our CFS Extra series featuring the films of women directors, it was directed by Deepa Mehta, an Indo-Canadian screenwriter and producer,  and released in 2005. In Benares (Varanasi) in north-east India, a child bride, widowed at the age of eight, is forced to enter a kind of nunnery and stay there for the rest of her life. The [cont'd.]

Reactions to The Piano

30 January 2019 John Morrish 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.]

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Mystery movie unveiled

23 January 2019 John Morrish 0

We are pleased to announce that the Mystery Movie, on March 26 at 19:45, will be Cold War (Zimna wojna). This warm and passionate film is directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, who made his name in British television before turning to the stories of his birthplace. Many of you will have enjoyed his Ida, which we showed a couple of years ago: it was that season’s “nun film”. Cold War is a love [cont'd.]

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Fantastic Films

23 January 2019 John Morrish 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.]

Reactions to Lean On Pete

23 January 2019 John Morrish 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.]