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Our 2016/17 Programme comes to a close

Leaflet coverOur last presentation on 14th June 2017 was a French romcom 3 Coeurs as were not able to source Mountains May Depart. What we have shown, with the audience reaction results, is below. We are busily working on our new programme for 2017/18 which we will announce later in the Summer.

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 £70 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 (except where stated) 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.

2016/17 Programme

Our film diary is below. More details about the films are in our leaflet (7M pdf). Remember that the films start at 8pm prompt unless otherwise stated.

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

Autumn 2016
12 Oct Tangerines (90%)
19 Oct Almanya: Welcome To Germany (88%) Newsletter 1
26 Oct Our Little Sister (84%)
2 Nov Hail, Caesar (76%)
9 Nov The Assassin (65%) Newsletter 2
16 Nov Too Late (78%)
23 Nov Rams (80%)
30 Nov Mustang (89%) Newsletter 3
7 Dec Taxi Tehran (71%) Newsletter 4
Friday, 16 Dec Lady in the Van (88%) Quiz (Quiz answers)

Spring 2017
11 Jan I, Daniel Blake (95%)
18 Jan The Second Mother (85%) Newsletter 5
25 Jan Son of Saul (85%)
1 Feb When Marnie Was There (87%)
8 Feb Amy (90%) Newsletter 6
15 Feb A War (91%)
22 Feb Substitute film (88%) Newsletter 7
1 Mar Victim (90%)
8 Mar Julieta (86%) Newsletter 8
15 Mar Dheepan (83%)
22 Mar Chevalier (50%) Newsletter 9

Summer 2017
26 Apr The Daughter (81%)
3 May Embrace of the Serpent (82%) Newsletter 10
Tuesday, 9 May, 7pm Sing Street (93%)
17 May American Honey (67%) Newsletter 11
24 May Hunt for the Wilderpeople (94%)
31 May The Lesson (77%) Newsletter 12
7 Jun Café Society (80%) Last Newsletter
14 Jun 3 Coeurs (64%) Results summary

Audience statistics for 16/17 (15/16)

  • Average audience 155 (140)
  • Total number of admissions 4506 (4084)
  • Average audience reaction 82% (83%)
  • Films shown 29 (31)

JAP 15 June 2017