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After due consideration of the change in status for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and the advice received from medical authorities and guidance from the Cinema for All central organisation, it is with great regret that we have taken the decision to cancel the viewing days due to be held at both Bath and Lostwithiel.
The next viewing day will now be the Autumn one, date and location to be confirmed. We are hoping to bring this forward slightly from its traditional time of late November – whilst still avoiding school holidays – and to build on the hard work that had already gone into the Spring event. However, we haven’t considered this in any great detail at this point in time. We shall, of course, keep you updated.
Please accept our apologies for any disruption caused but we felt that this was the correct course to take given all the circumstances.
- Category: Events
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PRE-RELEASE SCOOPS FOR SW SPRING VIEWINGS
The line-up of titles for Cinema for All South West’s Spring Viewings in Bath and Lostwithiel has broken all previous records by featuring no less than three new releases currently, or about to be, screened in cinemas.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire opened only a couple of weeks ago and is already attracting large and enthusiastic audiences on the South West’s art-house circuit. So, the South West Group is delighted to be able to offer Community Cinemas in our area a chance to preview this exceptional Cannes Festival winner. The Spring Viewing line-up also includes the Georgian drama And Then We Danced and System Crasher a powerful German movie, both scheduled to open in Bristol’s Watershed cinema later this month. A triple coup for the SW Group!
On Sunday 22 March the Eastern event will be held at Widecombe Social Club, Bath.
On Sunday 29 March Lost in Film will host the Western event in Lostwithiel, Cornwall.
More details now updated in the FSW-Newsletter-2020-03.pdf.
This includes all the details you need for the forthcoming viewing days in Bath and Lostwithiel together with booking forms. All you now need to do is decide which venue you’d like to attend and then whizz your application forms – and payment – to Andy Hastie. Please note that, because we’re after the most current films, the schedule is not absolutely buttoned-down and so includes a couple of standbys in case we don’t get our first choices. Whichever we get it will be a great day and we hope to see you at one of the venues.
Other late news – Rebecca Ellis, a Cinema for All trustee, is to introduce new Block Bookings title, Rocks, at the Bath event.
- Category: News
113 delegates from 24 Societies enjoyed Batcombe’s legendary hospitality with great food and films. The highest-scoring films were the feel-good The Peanut Butter Falcon and the outstanding documentary Honeyland both achieving scores of over 90% accompanied by some great shorts sourced by Chris Baker. We’ve already heard that some groups have shortlisted both The Peanut Butter Falcon and Bait for their forthcoming seasons, while Transit and Aniara were the most divisive titles of the day, one delegate describing the latter as “absolutely brilliant” while others were less convinced!
We will continue to monitor the take-up of the featured titles by South West-based member groups – please let us know if you will be programming any of them (including the shorts). Full details of the audience reaction scores are shown below.