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, 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.

As an extra benefit, they can borrow any of our 130 DVDs 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

Timbuktu

Friday 31 January, 7 for 7.30pm

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

A cattle herder and his family living in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives abruptly disturbed when Jihadists arrive.  A vivid and moving portrait of ordinary lives controlled by extremists. Metacritic, the site that averages professional critics’ reviews, scored this a remarkable 92/100.

Click on the title above to watch a short trailer. Enjoy a glass of wine before, or free tea/coffee and join us later for discussion or just to socialise at the Corner Cupboard.

Coming soon

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.

Previously at WFS

Can you ever

forgive me?

Friday 3 January

UK 2018: 1hr 40m, Cert 15.

A big turn-out, including another three new members, for the first film of the year, which won an approval rating of 51 good, 6 OK and no poor scores, an overall score of 94.7%. And a good attendance too for the post-film discussion.

Stellar performances from Melissa McCarthy and REG. A terrific movie and a thoroughly enjoyable evening – Mike S

Credence of a true story, bleak existence of isolated city dwellers – Bob S.

Richard E Grant was superb, excellent acting and so different to his usual persona – Sue S.

Really well acted. John thoroughly enjoyed it, I thought it was OK. I like the introductions – you can’t please everybody – Sheila M.

Excellent film combining aspects of loneliness, personal affirmation and poverty – Nigel S.