Our Next Viewing Session…


LISKEARD on 14 APRIL – arrangements as planned

Many apologies for the last-minute cancellation of Sunday’s viewing session at South Petherton. We realise a few were seriously inconvenienced but believe it was the right decision, given the number of emails we received early on Sunday morning from groups who couldn’t get to the venue and in light of the subsequent worsening weather conditions
Thanks to the amazing efforts of Cliff Keating and his colleagues at Petherton Picture Show, we have managed to re-schedule the first of our spring viewing sessions at the same venue for Sunday 8 April.

Now….your urgent action needed please!

If you were booked for the original date of 18 March, we need to know as soon as possible whether you will be attending on 8 April:
* To confirm your booking as it stands, simply e-mail Andy Hastie with the name of your organisation/delegates
* To amend your original booking (i.e different delegates/dietary requirements) – complete the South Petherton booking form (see panel below right)with the amended information and post or scan/e-mail to Andy.

New bookings: if you weren’t booked for the 18th, but want to attend on 8th April you will be very welcome! – complete the booking form (below right) in the usual way

Please note the deadline for South Petherton confirmation/re-booking/new booking is 4th April at the very latest.

The deadline for Liskeard bookings is 9th April
Details about films in the programme and venues below.
Please get in touch if you need any other information




(Italy, 2016, Cert 15)
This Oscar®-nominated romantic drama, directed by Luca Guadagnino (I am Love), is set in a beguiling Tuscan landscape in the summer of 1983, and explores the exhilaration and heartbreak of first love.
“Graceful, heartfelt and infused with a generous spirit, this is a rare and lovely drama.” Allan Hunter, Daily Express



(USA, 2017, Cert 15) ** South Petherton only
Genre-busting and Oscar®-nominated, Jordan Peele’s directorial debut is about the experiences of a young black man when he is introduced to his white girlfriend’s parents – by turns tense, funny and terrifying…
“…a brilliantly mischievous, unsettling movie.” Nigel Andrews, Financial Times



(USA, 2017, Cert 15) ** Liskeard only
Moonie, a precocious six-year-old, and her ragtag friends live in the shadows of Disneyland. Their summer is filled with childhood wonder and adventure, while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
“Full of compassion and curiosity about its characters’ fragile lives….” Kate Stables, Sight & Sound



(India, 2016, Cert PG)
Faced with his stubborn father’s untimely demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi, a middle-aged businessman is left with no choice but to drop everything and escort him on the journey.
“A leisurely, wise, and ultimately affecting meditation on the benefits of letting go.” Trevor Johnston, Time Out



(Israel, 2016, Cert 15)
Maysaloun Hamoud’s debut feature film is a complex, moving drama about three young Palestinian women who attempt to balance faith and tradition with their modern lives in the heart of Tel Aviv.
“Beautifully shot with a great soundtrack and three characters you’ll want to remain friends with.” Caitlin Quinlan, Little White Lies



(UK/Poland, 2017, Cert 12A)
This feature-length oil-painted animation — the first film of its kind — explores the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks.
“….a breathtaking homage to van Gogh. There has never been a film like it.” Neil Smith, Total Film



(Afghanistan/France, 2017, Cert 15)
Sonia Kronlund’s funny and affectionate documentary is a portrait of veteran Afghan film maker Salim Shaheen – actor, producer, director and creator of more than 100 films.
“….riveting and hilarious.” Mark Kermode


Download the booking form for the venue you want for information about how to book

You can pay by cheque – details on the booking form – or on-line, direct to the BFFS South West bank account –
Bank name: HSBC
Sort Code: 40 09 19
Account No: 82664402 .

Please identify your transfer by “PETH” or “LISK” as appropriate.

Please note: this event is not open to the public, but anyone who is a member of the organising committee of any community cinema/film society that is signed up with Cinema for All or C Fylm is welcome to attend.

Scroll down the page for information about the venues.


Sunday 8th April – David Hall, South Petherton

Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5AA
We are delighted to be returning for the fourth time to South Petherton as guests of Petherton Picture Show, where, as on previous occasions, films will be shown in the David Hall and the nearby Blake Memorial Hall.
Alan Wilson of Petherton Picture has put together some helpful information for delegates on the society’s website here.
How to find the venue: South Petherton lies just off the A303, between Ilchester and Ilminster. Exit the A303 at the eastern end of the Ilminster bypass, turning north along Hayes End. Turn left at the second mini roundabout down Knapp Hill (Shown as Harveys Rd on Google map). At the bottom of the hill you will see a free car park on your right. The David Hall is the tall gothic church just to your left as you leave the car park entrance – you will have passed it as you reached the junction.
Catering: As usual, the ticket price includes lunch, offering a choice of a meat, vegetarian and vegan option; please make the choices of your party clear on the application form. There will also be refreshments throughout the day including the renowned PPS cakes!

Saturday 14th April – Liskerrett Community Centre, Liskeard

Varley Lane, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 4AP
We’re looking forward to the first Viewing Session in Liskeard, where our hosts will be Liskerrett Community Cinema. The community centre is one of Carn to Cove’s venues and we are pleased to be collaborating once again with Claire Marshall and her team from Cornwall’s performing arts scheme who are the organisers of the C Fylm network of 32 film clubs in the county.
How to find the venue: Liskeard lies on the A38 between Bodmin and Plymouth. Leave the A38 to head into the centre of the town. The Community Centre is in Varley Street, at the western edge of the Cattle Market car park. There is also limited parking capacity at the venue itself – please only use this if you have restricted mobility.
Catering: The Centre’s Hub Café is known for its delicious vegetarian menu and vegan and gluten-free alternatives are available. Please make clear on the application form the numbers of your party opting for vegetarian or vegan. There will be two vegetarian dishes available at lunchtime as well as refreshments throughout the day including cakes.