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We will be back!

Leaflet coverOur 2019/2020 programme had to halt due to the current pandemic health crisis. We paused early to respect the ongoing health of our Members and the volunteers that run Phoenix showings.

There will be no showings until further notice. We hope to show our remaining programmed films later, but no earlier than January 2021.

Our programme for 2019/20 Season is still shown in our Diary below. Members should keep their 2019/20 membership cards in anticipation they'll be useful. In the meantime, we will be producing regular Newsletters.

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 £80 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.


2019/20 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 promptly at 8pm unless otherwise stated.

2020 Closure Publications
8 April It's Phoenix Quiz Time Folks! Quiz Answers
7 July Newsletter C-1
8 August Newsletter C-2
16 August Answers to picture quiz 8 July
4 September Newsletter C-3
5 October Newsletter C-4
5 November Newsletter C-5

Autumn 2019
25 Sep The Intouchables (98%)
2 Oct The House By The Sea (La Villa) (78%)
9 Oct Disobedience (81%)
16 Oct Ash Is Purest White (73%)
23 Oct Colette (87%)
30 Oct Birds Of Passage (86%)
6 Nov Eighth Grade (78%)
13 Nov The Wild Pear Tree (78%)
20 Nov Apollo 11 (95%)
27 Nov Capernaum (95%)
4 Dec no film
11 Dec Styx (87%)
18 Dec Le Retour Du Héros (84%) Quiz Answers

Spring 2020
8 Jan Leave No Trace (89%)
15 Jan The White Crow (89%)
22 Jan Burning (71%)
29 Jan Transit (79%)
5 Feb Woman At War (92%)
12 Feb The Chambermaid (67%)
19 Feb Wajib - The Wedding Invitation (82%)
26 Feb Pain And Glory (87%)
4 Mar Classic Film: The Last Picture Show (86%)
11 Mar Evelyn (82%)
18 Mar Everybody Knows CANCELLED
25 Mar Can You Ever Forgive Me? CANCELLED
1 Apr Balloon POSTPONED

Summer 2020
22 Apr Sorry We Missed You POSTPONED
29 Apr Happy As Lazzaro POSTPONED
6 May Audience Members' Choice: La Belle Époque POSTPONED
13 May Foxtrot POSTPONED
20 May Waru POSTPONED
27 May The Farewell POSTPONED


JAP 5 Nov 2020