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Still a few films to see in our 2018/19 Programme

Leaflet coverOur 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! Our Summer session is underway and our Early-Early Bird offer for 2019/2020 memberships is now open. Pick up a form at one of our showings or visit our Memberships page.

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) (75%)
31 Oct Mountains May Depart (77%) Newsletter 3
7 Nov Journey's End (93%)
14 Nov Filmworker (71%)
21 Nov Substitute film (65%) Newsletter 4
28 Nov Loveless (82%)
5 Dec no film
12 Dec The Breadwinner(85%) Newsletter 5
19 Dec I Got Life (84%) Quiz Answers

Spring 2019
9 Jan Cold War (88%) Newsletter 6
16 Jan Redoubtable (73%)
23 Jan Insyriated (91%) Newsletter 7
30 Jan Smiles of a Summer Night (76%)
6 Feb The Rider (83%) Newsletter 8
13 Feb Leaning into the Wind (77%)
20 Feb Happy End (75%) Newsletter 9
27 Feb My Blind Date with Love (86%)
6 Mar Apostasy (82%) Newsletter 10
13 Mar Shoplifters (87%)
20 Mar Under the Tree (78%) Newsletter 11
27 Mar Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (93%)
3 Apr I am Not a Witch (70%)

Summer 2019
1 May The Nile Hilton Incident (83%) Newsletter 12
Tues 7 May 7pm The Wife (88%)
15 May Audience Members' Choice: A Private War (94%) Newsletter 14 (no 13!)
22 May All the Wild Horses (88%)
29 May C'est la Vie
5 Jun The Heiresses


JAP 23 May 2019