Membership

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A welcome awaits you at Winchcombe Film Society. Membership costs just £24 per person for a full year of films, (or pro rata) shown normally on the last Friday evening of the month, with no further admission charge.

Members can enjoy a glass of wine at just £1.50 from 7pm before the 7.30 screening, or if preferred free tea, coffee and biscuits. Please come early.

As an extra benefit, our library of 130 DVDs is on display and any can be borrowed for free.

We meet at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe GL54 5QH, where limited parking is available. We present a varied programme, including new releases, foreign films and classics, usually after a short introduction. All, including those in English, are shown with sub-titles if available.

For upcoming films, go to the menu or click this link – WFS Programme 2020 – then scroll down.

It’s easy to make and meet friends at WFS, and we gather after the screening at the nearby Corner Cupboard to discuss the film or just to socialise.

For more information, or to contact us and receive a quick reply, or for details of how you can join online or in person, go to the menu or click this quick link – Contact us – then scroll down.

New: Free membership offer

Anyone who was a member in 2019 can now renew their annual subscription free, or have their 2020 payment refunded, if they introduce a new member who joins the society. So please tell your friends, relations and colleagues in sports clubs, parent associations and other organisations, and refer them to this website.

Your next film

Cold war

Friday 28 February, 7 for 7.30pm

Poland 2018: 1hr 29m, Cert 15.

A love story between two people of different backgrounds, fatefully mismatched and yet irrevocably drawn to each other. Set against the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.

Click on the title above to watch a short trailer.

To make the evening more sociable, please arrive at 7pm or early enough to enjoy a glass of wine, or free tea/coffee before the film and join us later for discussion in the games room at the Corner Cupboard where free crisps are provided.

You can also browse our great collection of 130 DVDs. In January these were stored in the Langley Room, making browsing difficult. Henceforth they will all be displayed on a table and available for loan in the Sudeley room.

Coming soon at WFS

The Guardians

Friday 27 March, 7 for 7.30pm

France 2017: 2hr 18m, Cert 15

Life at the Paridier farm in 1915 has changed dramatically since the men left to fight . At harvest time, only an orphan girl Francine is available to help and when soldier Georges returns on leave he falls in love with her, with dramatic consequences. A beautifully shot story of coping with hardship and loss.

Click on the title above to see more information and a video trailer.

Previously at WFS

Timbuktu

Friday 31 January, 7 for 7.30pm

Mauretania/France 2014: 1hr 37, Cert 12A

Comments? Email winchcombefilmsociety@gmail.com

A cattle herder and his family living in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives abruptly disturbed when Jihadists arrive. 

General agreement that the quality of the film on screen was fantastic, following the major investment in new equipment. ‘As good or better than Cineworld.’ More work will be done on volume controls before the next meeting to achieve the optimum level.

The DVD library also proved popular with a record number of borrowings. See library page on this website for more ways to return them.

The film itself divided opinion with a 75% approval rating. Verdicts included:

Fantastic, very moving.

Beautiful cinematography but quite demanding – Sue H.

Anonymous motor-cyclist in green had saddle blanket like madwoman’s so probably he was the dancer.

Bitterly disappointed. The violence was gratuitous – the death of the cow was lingered over, the lashings went on for a long time, although admittedly the stoning was short. If I had known what it was like, I would not have come – Sue C.

We couldn’t say Timbuktu was enjoyable, but it was certainly powerful and thought-provoking with amazing film-work in authentic settings. What struck us was the very calm, quiet “reasonable” tone – no melodramatic screaming or shouting or even “unjustifiable” (to the Islamists) violence …. like watching a fly-on-the-wall documentary – Sue and Steve T.

Wonderful film. The background was so beautiful and the savagery somehow even more horrifying because of the politeness with which it was carried out. Utterly memorable – Jane E.