Next film 26 August

Capernaum

(Lebanon 2018, 2hr 06, Cert 15) A 12-year-old from the slums of Beirut runs away from his abusive home, ends up on the street looking after a baby, and eventually sues his parents for neglect. Stars Syrian refugee child actor Zain al Rafeea. ‘Heart-breaking .. Brings home what poverty and desperation mean, and conversely what love and humanity mean too,’ – Guardian. Voted 2018 Best Picture runner-up on IMDb. Trailer

Coming 30 September

Babette’s Feast

(Denmark 1987, 1hr 43, Cert U) A film classic – the endearing, simple tale, set in a strict 19th century Danish religious community that takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor’s daughters. (See picture following) Trailer

Comedies, thriller

and romance ahead

Current memberships will be further extended and will cover all of 2022. That’s partly down to savings, and partly to the large number of new members joining.

Films to come include thrillers and romance, comedy and biopics, heart-warming and award-winning dramas from Britain and around the world, including the acclaimed 1917 and hidden gems like My masterpiece.

For the full programme, now with trailers for every film, click on 2022 season in the menu above.

Newcomers welcome

Membership costs only £24 for the next 12 months, or pro-rata if members join during the year.  There’s nothing more to pay.

We normally meet at 7 for 7.30pm on the last Friday in the month at Abbey Fields, Back Lane, Winchcombe GL54 5QH, with parking nearby. Members enjoy free tea or coffee, or wine at just £1.50 a glass before the show.

After a short introduction, all films, even those in English, are shown with sub-titles to aid comprehension. We try to make it easy to make friends, and to introduce any newcomers. First-timers are welcome without obligation, paying £2 to cover the cost of refreshments.

For more details, click Contact us in the menu.

Free library expanded

The WFS DVD lending library – free to members – now has even more choice, now with more than 180 great films to choose from, including recently shown ones you might have missed.

Latest additions include Olivia Coleman’s Oscar-winning performance in The Favourite, social dramas like The Kindergarten Teacher, the acclaimed war drama Hotel Rwanda, biopics based on the lives of Laurel and Hardie (pictured), Liberace and ballet dancer Carlos Acosta, and classics from Metropolis to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

Click on WFS library in the menu above for details.