Cheltenham Film Society (CFS) is a volunteer run film society, which was established in 1945. We show foreign-language and independent films between September and April at the Bacon Theatre in Dean Close School, Cheltenham. Admission is by annual membership subscription, but members may bring guests. We are a member of Cinema for All, the organisation which has been representing the film society movement since 1946. We are also members of the British Film Institute and Film Hub South West.
  • New Season showing of Ali & Ava

    Ali & Ava/Wine and Cheese (13 December 2022) Clio Barnard | UK | 2021 | 15 | 95 mins | Trailer A warm, optimistic film beautifully directed by Clio Barnard. Charismatic landlord Ali, from an Indian immigrant family, meets widowed [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Hit the Road

    Hit the Road (17 January 2023) Panah Panahi | Iran | 2021 | 12 | 93 mins | Persian/English | Trailer A chaotic and likeable family are travelling by car across Iran, at first, we do not know why, but do [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Wild Men

    Wild Men (31 January 2023) Thomas Daneskov | Denmark | 2021 | 15 | 104 mins | Danish | Trailer Martin’s mid-life crisis sees him fleeing from his family in Denmark for a life as a Viking hunter-gatherer in the remote [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Talking About Trees

    Talking About Trees (7 February 2023) Suhaib Gasmelbari | France/Sudan | 2019 | PG | 93 mins | Arabic/English | Trailer A charming documentary. The military coup of 1989 resulted in the collapse of the Sudanese film Industry and the closure [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Homeward

    Homeward (21 February 2023) Nariman Aliev | Ukraine | 2019 | 12 | 96 mins | Ukranian | Trailer A sensitive and well-observed Ukrainian drama. For Mustafa, a Russian speaking Crimean Tatar *, nothing is more important than returning the body [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of The Innocents

    The Innocents (28 February 2023) Eskil Vogt | Norway +++ | 2021 | 15 | 117 mins | Norwegian | Trailer An original and gripping thriller. A family moves to a new area and the two young daughters soon find two [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Clara Sola

    Clara Sola (28 March 2023) Nathalie Alvarez Mesen | Costa Rica/Sweden | 2021 | 15 | 106 mins | Spanish | Trailer Clara lives in a remote Costa Rican village, suffers from curvature of the spine but is regarded as a [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Wheel of Fortune & Fantasy

    Wheel of Fortune & Fantasy (4 April 2023) Ryûsuke Hamaguchi | Japan | 2021 | 15 | 121 mins | Trailer A triptych of short films exploring memory and coincidence. Each one illustrates a deep personal connection between people brought together [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Small Body

    Small Body (18 April 2023) Laura Samani | Italy/Slovenia | 2021 | 12A | 89 mins | Italian/Slovenian | Trailer In 1900 Italy, after suffering a stillborn child Agata embarks on a desperate journey to reach a mysterious sanctuary where [cont'd.]

  • New Season showing of Master Cheng

    Master Cheng (25 April 2023) Mika Kaurismäki | Finland/China | 2019 | PG | 114 mins | English/Finnish/Manadarin | Trailer A Chinese stranger and his son arrive in a remote Finnish village in search of the mysterious “Fongtron”. He takes work [cont'd.]

Latest News

Membership is still available for our 2022-2023 Season

12 August 2022 0

Membership is still available for our 2022/2023 season, and initially please subscribe to our Membership Mailing List and you will receive an invitation/instruction on how to join. Our season subscription is £36 and those aged 16-21 (inclusive) can join for the reduced price of £20. [cont'd.]

Film news

Dave Reynolds: An Appreciation

24 October 2022 0

(Article by John Morrish – Film Cheltenham) I was sad to hear of the death of Dave Reynolds. Dave was a good friend to film in Cheltenham, and took the brave and unusual step of producing his own movies: Louisa: [cont'd.]

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The Eclectic Cinema is the home of Alternative Cinema in Cheltenham. Drawing together different cinematic strands – starting with Early Cinema, Queer Cinema and Weird Films – it aims to develop an unusual and interesting programme of films. The Eclectic Cinema is now open at Cheltenham Playhouse, and tickets are on sale now. Please visit The Eclectic Cinema website for more information.

Charlton Kings Film Society is a non-profit, community-based cinema in Charlton Kings, showing a variety of recent release, classic and foreign films.

Cheltenham  Playhouse is a delightful, intimate community theatre offering film, music and theatre events.