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Our 2018/19 Programme commences

Leaflet coverOur new programme is below and leaflets can be found in local venues. You can can also download the leaflet if you cannot find one near you! An audience of 147 enjoyed our first film of the Season on 3 October 'A Fantastic Woman' (84% rating). We look forward to seeing you at our further presentations.

If you would like to become a member you can join at any time. 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 or less is a really good deal.

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.


2018/19 Programme

Our film diary is below. 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 unless otherwise stated.

Autumn 2018
3 Oct A Fantastic Woman (84%) Newsletter 1
10 Oct In the Fade (89%)
17 Oct In Between (86%) Newsletter 2
24 Oct 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)
31 Oct Mountains May Depart
7 Nov Journey's End
14 Nov Filmworker
21 Nov Rock'n Roll
28 Nov Loveless
5 Dec no film
12 Dec The Breadwinner
19 Dec I Got Life

Spring 2019
9 Jan Cold War
16 Jan Redoubtable
23 Jan Insyriated
30 Jan Smiles of a Summer Night
6 Feb The Rider
13 Feb Leaning into the Wind
20 Feb Happy End
27 Feb My Blind Date with Love
6 Mar Apostasy
13 Mar Shoplifters
20 Mar Under the Tree
27 Mar Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
3 Apr I am Not a Witch

Summer 2019
1 May The Nile Hilton Incident
Tues 7 May 7pm The Wife
15 May Audience Members' Choice
22 May All the Wild Horses
29 May C'est la Vie
5 Jun The Heiresses


JAP 18 Oct 2018