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Our 2018/19 Programme is in development

Leaflet coverOur Film Selection Committee is busy building the programme for the next year. We expect to be able to publish a provisional programme by the end of August. The results of the last Season can be seen below.

If you would like to become a member you can join at any time after September but there is a special offer just now (see below). You can come for just one film, but we hope you'll come for more! We think seeing around 30 films for the Full Membership cost of around £80 is a really good deal.

For those that did not get their early applications in, we have decided to re-open our early early-bird offer until the end of August, but at the slightly increased price of £65. Post your application form with payment by Friday, 31 August. Applications for memberships at the normal prices will start in September.

Students' admission is at Union Films' box office rates. Even cheaper is to become a Student Phoenix Season Member for just £25 or hold a Union Films Premier Pass.

Our films are shown in Union Films Cinema in Southampton University Students Union. This has 225 new, comfy, fully-raked seats, cinema-standard digital projection with surround sound. We show the films in the best format available, with their original soundtrack plus English subtitles, when appropriate. A handout containing credits and further details is provided and we ask everyone to score the film and comment on it afterwards.

Films are shown on Wednesdays and start promptly at 8pm. We do not show trailers or advertisements. Food is available from the Union facilities - notably The Bridge bar and restaurant. Nibbles and drinks are available from Union Films snack counter. The Bars are often open afterwards so you can discuss the films' impact with fellow members.

We look forward to you coming and enjoying what we believe to be the best contemporary films from around the world.

2017/18 Programme

Our film diary is below together with the audience reaction scores for those we have shown. There are also the newsletters that we have published too. More details about the films are in our leaflet.

Details of our previous Seasons can be found in the Past Films section.

Remember that the films start at 8pm.

Autumn 2017
4 Oct The Olive Tree (89%) Newsletter 1
11 Oct Frantz (89%)
18 Oct Graduation (77%) Newsletter 2
25 Oct After the Storm (77%)
1 Nov The Exterminating Angel (62%) Newsletter 3
8 Nov A Man Called Ove (90%)
15 Nov Dancer (92%) Newsletter 4
22 Nov A United Kingdom (90%)
29 Nov Clash (82%) Newsletter 5
6 Dec My Life as a Courgette (82%) Newsletter 6 Quiz Answers Results

Spring 2018
10 Jan The Salesman (86%) Newsletter 7
17 Jan Tanna (88%)
24 Jan The Promise (88%) Newsletter 8
31 Jan Aquarius (73%)
7 Feb Welcome to Germany (88%) Newsletter 9
14 Feb After Love (76%)
21 Feb The Other Side of Hope (82%)
28 Feb The Shepherd (81%) Newsletter 10
7 Mar The Eagle Huntress (93%)
14 Mar Lady Macbeth (77%) Newsletter 11

Summer 2018
18 Apr The Midwife (80%)
25 Apr Berlin Syndrome (68%)
2 May Queen of Katwe (91%) Newsletter 12
9 May It's Only the End of the World (69%)
16 May Audience Members' Choice: The Party (86%)
23 May Harmonium (78%) Newsletter 14 (13th!)
30 May Things to Come (76%)
6 Jun Audience Members' Choice: Hotel Salvation (76%) Newsletter 15
13 Jun The Square (76%)

JAP 15 August 2018