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The 2021 Autumn Phoenix has risen!

Leaflet coverWe are screening the Best of World Cinema again from Wednesday, 13 October. We have 9 films for the Autumn including some of those we had to postpone from our 2019/20 programme. Indeed, The Farewell, still illustrated here, will be our Christmas film. We will, of course, be taking appropriate measures to respect the ongoing health and well-being of our Members and volunteers.

Our programme for this 2021 Autumn Season is shown in our Diary below. We will be selecting the programme for the rest of 2021/22 during the Autumn. Our past membership have been wonderful in supporting our 2021/22 restart and we look forward to welcoming new members.

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 anticipate offering about 30 films for the Full Membership cost of around £80, which 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.

Films are shown at on Wednesdays at Union Films Cinema and start promptly at 8pm. We do not show trailers or advertisements. Southampton University Students Union cinema has 225 comfy, fully-raked seats, cinema-standard digital projection with surround sound. During the current pandemic there will be some socially-distanced seating available. We show the films in the best format available, with their original soundtrack plus English subtitles, when appropriate. We provide film notes and ask everyone to score the film and comment on it afterwards.

We look forward to you coming and enjoying what we believe to be the best contemporary films from around the world.


2021/22 Programme

Our film diary so far is below. More details about the films are in our flyer.

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

Remember that the films start promptly at 8pm unless otherwise stated.

Autumn 2021
13 Oct Nomadland (87%)
20 Oct La Belle Epoque (84%)
27 Oct The Father
3 Nov Sorry We Missed You
10 Nov Portrait of a Lady on Fire
17 Nov Rocks
24 Nov Ammonite
1 Dec Mr Jones
8 Dec The Farewell

Our recent closure publications
1 April 2021 Newsletter C-10
1 May 2021 Newsletter C-11
31 May 2021 Newsletter C-12
1 July 2021 Newsletter C-14 (C-13 went missing)
31 July 2021 Newsletter C-15
29 August 2021 Newsletter C-15A
31 August 2021 Newsletter C-16
2 October 2021 Newsletter C-17


JAP 21 October 2021