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We LOVE film!

We are a members only society which celebrates cinema by screening films that are rarely seen on the main circuit, with an emphasis on world cinema. We screen over 20 films on most Tuesdays from September to May at the Borough Hall in Godalming.

Important message:

We have sent out renewal membership emails to our current members; however you can also visit our Membership and Tickets page now where you will find next season's membership form to join us again.

Once we have received the form plus payment from you, the membership secretary will email you to confirm receipt. 

Update on our upcoming 2020 - 2021 season

In light of current Government guidelines and with consideration for the safety of our members, the Committee has decided to continue streaming GFS films for the first half of the new season - at least until Christmas 2020.

Although streaming a film from home can never be the same as being part of an audience, we still want to continue sharing films with our loyal members!

We hope that as things continue to move towards “normal” that we can move back to screening films in the Borough Hall from early 2021. We are in close contact with Waverley Borough Council about their plans for re-opening the Hall for screenings following Public Health England recommendations.

Normally at this time of the year, we would be posting a physical programme to you for the upcoming 14th season. Due to difficulties in obtaining distribution rights, we cannot confirm this season’s line up at this time and therefore cannot produce the usual brochure.

However, we can give you a taster of some of the films we believe we will be able to stream during the first half of the season:

Film

Cert

Category

Director

Country

Year

Length

(min)

Synopsis

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

[Portrait de la jeune fille en feu]

15

Dr/Ro

Cêline Sciamma

France

2019

122

A rich period drama set in France in the late 18th century, the film tells the story of a forbidden affair between two women - an aristocrat and a painter commissioned to secretly paint her portrait.

I Am Not A Witch

 

12A

Dr

Rungano Nyoni

Zambia

2017

93

A funny, provocative and enchanting African tale about an 8-year girl convicted of witchcraft who is brought to live in a penal colony where witches are tethered by ribbons to do hard labour in service of the government.

The Black Hen [Kalo Pothi]

12A

Dr

Min Bahadur Bham

Nepal/

Switzerland

 

2015

90

In a war-torn village in Nepal two boys from different castes bond through their affection for a hen. When the hen is sold by the father of one of the boys, they desperately attempt to raise funds in order to buy it back.

Only You

15

Dr

Harry Wootliff

UK

2018

119

Elena, a cynic, and Jake, a romantic, meet by chance on New Years’ Eve. This is a modern love story about assumptions and expectations between two people who want to start a family.

Andhadhun

12A

Co/Cr/Th

Sriram Raghavan

India

2018

138

In this engaging black comedy, a series of mysterious events change the life of a pianist who unwittingly becomes embroiled in the murder of a former film actor.

The Whistlers

[La Gomera}

15

Co/Cr

Corneliu Porumboiu

Romania

2019

97

Not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a policeman who plays both sides of the law.  He learns a Canary Island ancestral whistling language in order to locate a cache of stolen money.

Rashomon [Rashōmon]

 

18

Cr/Dr/My

Akira Kurosawa

Japan

1950

88

The story of a rape of a bride and the murder of her Samurai husband told multiple times from various points of view in this meditation on human nature.  Winner of an honorary Oscar in 1952 and one of the most influential films of all time.

Ordet

12A

Dr

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Denmark

1955

126

From the great Danish director, this film follows the lives of the Borgen family in August 1925 as they deal with religious inter-familial conflicts.

The Truth

[La vérité}

PG

Dr

Hirokazu Koreeda

France/

Japan

2019

106

A stormy reunion between scriptwriter Lumir (Juliette Binoche) and her famous actress mother Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve) against the backdrop of Fabienne's autobiographical book and her latest role in a sci-fi picture as a mother who never grows old.

In a Better World

[Hævnen]

 

15

Dr/Ro

Susanne Bier

Denmark

2010

113

Anton is a doctor who commutes between his home in an idyllic town in Denmark, and his work at an African refugee camp. In these two very different worlds, he and his family are faced with conflicts that lead them to difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness.

 

Category legend:  Co:  Comedy; Cr:  Crime; Dr:  Drama; My:  Mystery; Ro:  Romance; Th:  Thriller

This season we plan to show 21 films commencing Tuesday 8 September 2020 through to Tuesday 18 May 2021 at the usual time of 7:45 pm (whether "streamed" or "screened").

We will continue to keep you informed as things change during this extraordinary time.

Stay safe!

 

 

 

2019-20

10-Sep-2019
The Dish

Sam Neill stars in this tongue-in-cheek look at how one of the world’s largest radio telescope…

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17-Sep-2019
Dogman

A timid dog groomer living in a poor suburb sells cocaine on the side and stays out of trouble, whil…

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24-Sep-2019
Wajib - The Wedding Invitation

A father and his estranged son must hand deliver his daughter's wedding invitations to each guest as…

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01-Oct-2019
Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben)

Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two c…

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15-Oct-2019
The Conformist (Il conformista)

GFS’s first Bertolucci film, this opens with Marcello in Paris finalising preparations to assa…

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22-Oct-2019
Styx

An emergency doctor (Susanne Wolff) is fulfilling a life-long dream of sailing solo from Gibraltar t…

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29-Oct-2019
The Congress

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with “The Princess Bride”, an aging a…

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05-Nov-2019
Capernaum (Capharnaüm)

While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old Lebanese boy sues his parents …

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19-Nov-2019
The Old Man & the Gun

Based on a true story, Forrest Tucker escapes from San Quentin and carries out a string of heists th…

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26-Nov-2019
Burning (Beoning)

Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighbourhood who asks him to look after her …

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03-Dec-2019
Ruby & Quentin (Tais-toi!)

Ruby (Jean Reno) has one thing in his head - revenge for the killing of the woman he loved. Quentin …

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07-Jan-2020
A Late Quartet

A NYC based classical string quartet, together for 25 successful years, deal with hidden agendas and…

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14-Jan-2020
Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren)

China’s obsession with material goods is explored across three different time periods: 1999, 2…

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28-Jan-2020
Cold War (Zimna wojna)

A love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland, yet keep getting se…

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04-Feb-2020
Queen of Katwe

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the competitive game of chess…

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11-Feb-2020
Buffalo '66

After release from prison, Billy is expected to visit his parents with a wife, who doesn’t act…

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25-Feb-2020
Arctic

A man (Mads Mikkelsen) stranded in the Arctic after a helicopter crash must decide whether to remain…

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10-Mar-2020
Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai)

In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mot…

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24-Mar-2020
The Rider

After suffering a near fatal head injury, talented rodeo cowboy Brady (real life cowboy Brady Jandre…

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31-Mar-2020
Columbus

Jin (John Cho) visits his father, a renowned Korean architect, after he falls into a coma. He meets …

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07-Apr-2020
Primer

A film about four friends who accidentally discover an invention for time travel. This is low budget…

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21-Apr-2020
The Mule

A 90 year old veteran responds to his money troubles by smuggling $3M worth of cocaine for a Mexican…

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05-May-2020
The Guilty (Den skyldige)

A tense claustrophobic thriller in which a police officer takes a call in an emergency call centre f…

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19-May-2020
The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark …

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Programme PDF File

You can download a copy of the PDF of the Programme for this season by clicking the button below.

Programme PDF

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