Saturday 19 January 2019

Cheltenham Film Society screenings

Tuesday 22 January to Tuesday 9 April 2019

Editor's Choice

Cheltenham Film Society’s season of screenings at Bacon Theatre, running until spring 2019, are sure to delight world cinema aficionados.

Cheltenham Film Society’s screenings promise film enthusiasts a not-to-be-missed line-up of top cinema, with the bar open to give members the chance to chat, and discuss screenings past, present and future.

The Cheltenham Film Society was first launched in 1945 and now boasts around 500 members, with films being shown on a cinema-sized screen at Bacon Theatre, with comfortable seating to ensure a pleasant viewing experience.

With an eclectic programme running from September 2018 to April 2019, the society is dedicated to showing the very best of silver screen, ranging from independent flicks to foreign films.


Tuesday 11 September

Set in Germany 1919, Frantz sees a young woman visited by a mysterious Frenchman who claims he knew her late husband. An elegant monochrome film, the two try to discover the past whilst forming an intense relationship.

I Am Not a Witch

Tuesday 18 September (followed by wine and cheese)

To be a goat or to be a witch? When eight-year-old Shula is accused of being a witch she is taken into state custody and put into a witch camp in the middle of the desert. Like the other people, she is told to never cut the ribbon or she will be cursed and turned into a goat.


Tuesday 25 September

An untrained painter who overcame arthritis, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins stars in Maudie; the story follows shy and timid Maud, a woman who becomes a beloved member of a Nova Scotia community through her talent of painting.


Tuesday 9 October

In the middle of a civil war, a mother tries to keep herself and her family safe from a sniper that is in the courtyard. A film which explores courage, it humanises a conflict which many westerners choose to simply ignore.

My Life as a Courgette

Tuesday 30 October (double bill)

This Oscar-nominated animated film is about life in a children’s home. After his alcoholic mother dies, Courgette is placed there; as well as making enemies, he also makes friends and finally learns to see the meaning of life again.

The Party

Tuesday 30 October (double bill)

With an incredible cast led by Kristin Scott-Thomas and Timothy Spall, The Party offers a satirical portrait of socialism in the Blair era; planning to throw a party to celebrate her new promotion as minister, it doesn’t take long for Janet to realise that things won’t be running smoothly.

Life Feels Good

Tuesday 6 November

A film which hasn’t been shown in UK cinemas, Life Feels Good is the story of Mateusz. Struggling physically with cerebral palsy, the films sees the young man trying to make himself understood, whist the rest of Poland is going through a turbulent time.

Land of Mine

Tuesday 20 November

Based on historical fact, Land of Mine follows a group of German prisoners who are told to start digging up the mines up with their bare hands before they can go home. This film brings to life not only the friendships of the prisoners, but the heartbreak that comes with it.

Lost in Paris

Tuesday 11 December (followed by wine and cheese)

A physical comedy that’ll have audiences laughing from start to finish, Lost in Paris sees Fiona receives a letter from her grandmother Martha who lives in Paris. The letter states that Martha must go into a care home, but Martha goes on the run…

A fantastic Woman

Tuesday 8 January

A young transgender woman called Marina finds herself stuck after the death of her husband, Orlando. Due to the police and Orlando’s ex-wife’s suspicions, Marina finds herself having to constantly clear her name as no one has respect for her privacy.

Tuesday 22 January

Lean on Pete

15-year-old Charley creates a special bond with aging racehorse called Lean on Pete. When Charley finds out Pete is up for slaughter, Charley takes him for a trip around America for a fresh start.

Tuesday 29 January

The Piano

A dark and sensual fable, The Piano sees a mute Scotswoman called Ada shipped to New Zealand by her father. Ada takes only her daughter and beloved piano with her; but when her piano is sold, so is she.

Tuesday 5 February


Set in India 1938, Water follows Chuyia, a child married and widowed by the age of eight. Taken to the holy city of Banaras, she is shunned by the rest of the community.

Tuesday 19 February


Starring Sandrine Bonnaire, Vagabond tells of Mona, who is discovered frozen in a ditch in the South of France. The documentary-style piece follows her story through flashbacks.

Tuesday 26 February


Set in modern Russia, Loveless offers a compelling mystery. When 12-year-old Alyosha runs away from his unloving parents, only a group of volunteer rescuers appear to care about his fate.

Tuesday 12 March

The Third Murder

Japanese film The Third Murder sees a man bludgeon his boss to death, only to have his trial overshadowed by the death penalty, thus revealing deception and ambiguity.

Tuesday 19 March

The Other Side of Hope

Exploring the topical issue of immigration, The Other Side of Hope is the story of a Syrian refugee who’s denied the right to remain in Finland.

Tuesday 26 March

Mystery Movie

Cheltenham Film Society will reveal which film will be shown at a later date.

Tuesday 9 April

Under The Tree

Under The Tree is an Icelandic drama about marital and neighbourly disputes; the dark comedy follows Atil who’s thrown out by his wife and moves in with his parents, only to cause problems with their neighbours.

Cheltenham Film Society screenings
Tuesday 11 September 2018; Tuesday 18 September 2018; Tuesday 25 September 2018; Tuesday 9 October 2018; Tuesday 30 October 2018; Tuesday 6 November 2018; Tuesday 20 November 2018; Tuesday 11 December 2018; Tuesday 8 January 2019; Tuesday 22 January 2019; Tuesday 29 January 2019; Tuesday 5 February 2019; Tuesday 19 February 2019; Tuesday 26 February 2019; Tuesday 12 March 2019; Tuesday 19 March 2019; Tuesday 26 March 2019; Tuesday 9 April 2019
From 7.45pm
Screenings are free for members. Membership costs £34, £20 for ages 16 to 21. Members may apply for up to two guest tickets which cost £5.
07528 746750

© SoGlos
Monday 06 August 2018

More events you might like...

Head to Slimbridge Wetland Centre for a brilliant experience this winter.

Floodlit Swan Supper at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Saturday 19 January to Saturday 9 February 2019

A unique event for wildlife lovers and foodies, head to Slimbridge Wetland Centre for a fantastic Floodlit Swan Supper...

Join Dan Snow for a fascinating interview at The Roses Theatre.

Dan Snow – An Evening with 'The History Guy' at The Roses Theatre

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Dan Snow, aka The History Guy, will share anecdotes, historical facts and stories with his Tewkesbury audience this January,...

Look forward to an impressive line-up at this year’s Cajun and Zydeco Festival.

Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival

Friday 25 to Sunday 27 January 2019

The Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival is back for its 26th year in 2019, with a three-day line-up of performances guaranteed...

Don’t miss the chance to see the beautiful snowdrops and enjoy a slice of cake.

Charity teas at Colesbourne Park Snowdrops

Saturday 2 to Sunday 3 February 2019

Helping support families in Gloucestershire, The Family Haven charity is taking over the tea room at Colesbourne Park...

Forbidden Nights at Cheltenham Town Hall

Saturday 9 February 2019

Promising a hilarious night of sexy circus acts, Forbidden Nights will take to the stage at Cheltenham Town Hall, perfect...

Unmissable highlights