A feast of film comedy

8 October 2018 John Morrish 0

Lovers of film comedy should be aware of a series of screenings later this month in Cheltenham. As a curtain-raiser for next year’s planned Film Festival, the Cheltenham International Film Trust, led by CFS member Leslie Sheldon, is putting on Young Frankenstein on 22 October and a double-bill of the Simon Pegg comedies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz [cont'd.]

Discount for Playhouse films

23 September 2018 John Morrish 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 John Morrish 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 John Morrish 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.]

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Aesthetica festival

27 August 2018 John Morrish 0

This season we are showing a number of short films, sourced from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in Leeds. This year the festival takes place on 7-11 November, and features 300 short films in 12 categories, including comedy, drama, documentary, dance, animation, advertising, thriller and experimental. More information from Aesthetica’s website: https://bit.ly/2w3bom0.