You’ll gasp with astonishment as Alex Honnold tries to become the first person ever to climb El Capitan with nothing but his boots and bare hands. ‘I try to expand my comfort zone by practicing the moves over and over again until it’s just not scary anymore,’ Alex said. Well, maybe not scary for him. 2019 Best Documentary Oscar winner. Trailer.
For your safety
Please do not attend unless you have been at least double-jabbed
If you can, obtain a negative lateral flow test before attending
Both Langley and Sudeley rooms will be open during the film to provide extra space
Hand sanitiser is available at the entrance
Some good news
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.
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.
Raise your glasses on Friday 24 June for Winchcombe Film Society’s first Nostalgia Night, when we will be showing the 1949 classic Whisky Galore (UK, 1hr 22, cert. A) starring Basil Radford, Gordon Jackson, James Robertson Justice and Joan Greenwood. Click on the title for a previes.
In a members’ poll, the film received 42% of votes, with The Lavender Hill Mob on 33% and Casablanca just over 25%.
In accord with the occasion, we’ll be offering refreshments and select wines beforehand as usual, the latter at 1949 prices – Chateau Tizer 1951 Rouge or Blanc at 20p a glass (but sadly no 10-year-old malts.) Extraverts may treat the occasion in suitable fashion.
Free library expanded
The WFS DVD lending library – free to members – now has even more choice, with more than 170 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 themenu above for details.