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Our New 2015/16 Programme Commences

Leaflet coverOur first film of the new Season was on Wednesday, 30 September. Our film diary is below and the leaflet giving further details about our programme is available (6M pdf).

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 over 30 films for the Full Membership cost of around £70 is a really good deal! You can apply for Full Membership now or on the night you visit us. There is an 'Early Bird' deal available until 28 September!

Students' admission is at Union Films' box office rates. Even cheaper is to become a Student Phoenix Season Member for just £30!

Our films are shown in Union Films Cinema in Southampton University Students Union. This is a fully-raked 320-seat cinema with 35mm and 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 7.30pm except where stated: 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.

2015/16 Programme

Our film diary is below. As we show the films the reaction score are added together with access to the Newsletters. More details about the films are in our leaflet (6M pdf).

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

Autumn 2015
30 September Samba (84%) Newsletter 1
7 October Charlie's Country (83%)
14 October La French (The Connection) (84%) Newsletter 2
21 October Still Life (86%) Newsletter 3
Monday 26 October Diplomacy (84%)
28 October Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) (89%)

SOUTHAMPTON FILM WEEK 31 October - 8 November
Monday, 2 November Macario (84%)
Wednesday, 4 November Leviathan (79%)

11 November The Salt of the Earth (96%)
18 November The President (85%) Newsletter 4
25 November Stations of the Cross (81%)
2 December Timbuktu (82%) Newsletter 5
9 December Pride (94%) Quiz + Film clips (This is a large 1GB mp4 file!), Answers

Spring 2016
6 January Queen and Country (85%)
13 January Clouds of Sils Maria (64%) Newsletter 6
20 January Marshland (89%)
27 January Phoenix (82%)
3 February Theeb (87%) Newsletter 7
10 February The Wonders
17 February The Tribe
24 February Dark Horse
2 March An Autumn Afternoon
9 March Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
16 March London Calling 2014 (shorts compilation)

Summer 2016
20 April 45 Years
27 April Winter Sleep
Tuesday 3 May 7pm with Union Films Girlhood
11 May Pelo Malo
18 May Audience Choice
25 May The Lobster
1 June Mystery Road

JAP 4 Feruary 2016