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Our 2019/20 Programme is underway

Leaflet coverOur Season started with a special showing of The Intouchables for Freshers' Week. It didn't disappoint - yet again gaining a score of 98%. Our next highest was Apollo 11 at 96%. Our programme below contains more details of the films we are featuring.

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.

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
4 Dec no film
11 Dec Styx
18 Dec Le Retour Du Héros

Spring 2020
8 Jan Leave No Trace
15 Jan The White Crow
22 Jan Burning
29 Jan Transit
5 Feb Woman At War
12 Feb The Chambermaid
19 Feb Wajib - The Wedding Invitation
26 Feb Pain And Glory
4 Mar Classic Film: Audience Choice
11 Mar Evelyn
18 Mar Clergy
25 Mar Can You Ever Forgive Me?
1 Apr Balloon

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


JAP 21 Nov 2019