CFS Special Event – Three Great British Films at Cheltenham Playhouse on Sunday April 14th 2024 and tickets are now on sale

To celebrate The Golden Age of British Cinema and the Breakthrough Role of British Stars, we are holding a special event at Cheltenham Playhouse on Sunday April 14th 2024 and showing three films – Beast, ’71 and Lady Macbeth.

Tickets are now on sale at CFS film screenings and can also be purchased online through the TICKET SOURCE link below – the exclusive cost to members is £6/£10 for 2/£14 for three films.

Note: If you are buying tickets for one film, select the Single Film ticket band. If you are buying tickets for two films, select the Two Films ticket band. If you are buying tickets for Three Films, select the Three Film ticket band.

Beastat 2.00pm – Dir: Michael Pearce | UK | 2017 | 15 | 107 mins | Starring: Jessica Buckley, Johnny Flynn | Trailer

Here is an increasingly intense psychological drama which deftly overturns expectations as it dances between fable, modern romance and murder mystery. Somebody is murdering young women on Jersey, and Bergerac is nowhere to be seen. Moll, a troubled young woman under the iron thumb of her controlling mother, meets Pascal, a mysterious loner who saves her when it looks like she might be about to be assaulted. A passionate affair ensues, but is Pascal all he seems? Superb!

’71 – at 4.30pm – Dir: Yan Demange | UK | 2014 | 15 | 99 mins | Starring: Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris | Trailer

In the early days of  the Troubles, a young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and potentially deadly landscape. This brilliant debut film grabs you by the lapels from the off and never lets its grip slacken or pace drop. Yann Demange won Best Director for the film at the British Independent Film Awards.

Lady Macbeth – at 7.30pm – Dir: William Oldroyd | UK | 2016 | 15 | 89 mins | Starring: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton | Trailer

This is not Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth, it is an utterly enthralling depiction of rural North East of England in the 19th century. Katherine is a woman trapped in an arranged marriage, under the control of her vile father–in-law and his morose and dysfunctional son. They spend most of their time away on business and order her to stay indoors at all times. But she, bored beyond belief, thinks not. This riveting film plays like a cross between Wuthering Heights and The Postman Always Rings Twice. Florence Pugh delivers an unforgettable, performance as a chattel bride seeking freedom at all costs.