2023-24 Archives

Chariots of Fire

film posterUK 123mins cert PG

19th April 2024

It is based on the true story of two British athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice.

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The Great Escaper

film posterUK 96 mins Cert 12A

5th April 2024
The Great Escaper is based on a true story that made national news about pensioner Bernard Jordan who in 2014, absconded from his care home in Sussex to attend the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France.

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The Courier

film posterUSA 111mins Cert 12A

15th March 2024
In this true-life Cold War spy thriller, unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) becomes entangled in one of the greatest international conflicts in history.

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Members' Choice

USA 122mins Cert 15

1st March 2024

Each season TFS members may vote for one film to be shown at the Members' Choice screening on 1st March 2024.

The most popular choice was Where the Crawdads Sing

Where The Crawdads Sing 52 Votes, The Duke 47 Votes, Once 29 Votes, A Beautiful Mind 19 votes, Fargo 13 Votes

The options for this season were:

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The Quiet Girl


film posterIreland 96mins Cert 12A

16th Feb 2024 with Post Film Discussion
Set in rural Ireland in the 1980s. Nine-year-old Cait is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with relatives for the summer.

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Groundhog Day

film posterUSA 101 mins Cert PG

2nd Feb 2024 with Post Film Discussion
On February 2nd, Phil, a cynical television weatherman, goes to Punxsutawney for the annual Groundhog Day event. As he wakes up the next morning, he realises that he is reliving 2nd February over and over.

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Their Finest

film posterUK 117mins Cert 12A

19th Jan 2024
Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information as a “slop” scriptwriter charged with bringing “a woman’s touch” to morale-boosting propaganda films.

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Official Competition

film posterSpain 114 Mins Cert 15

5th January 2024 with Post Film Discussion

Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, and Oscar Martínez star in this ingenious, icy behind-the-scenes satire of movie making. Finding his legacy lacking in prestige, a billionaire tycoon decides to finance a great work of cinema.

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Mrs. Harris goes to Paris

film posterUK 115 Mins Cert PG

15th December 2023

In 1950s London a widowed cleaning lady (Lesley Manville) falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, deciding she must have one of her own.

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The Rocket

film posterLaos 100 Mins Cert 12A

1st December 2023

After his Laotian village is levelled to make way for a dam, a 10-year-old boy leads his family and two new friends on a perilous journey to find a new home.

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She Said

film posterUSA 129 Mins Cert 15

17th November 2023 with Post Film Discussion

A testament to the power of investigative journalism. The New York Times journalists Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor publish a report that exposes sexual abuse allegations against a powerful Hollywood producer.

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The Outfit

film posterUSA 106 Mins Cert 15

3rd November 2023
From the Academy Award-winning writer of The Imitation Game (Graham Moore) comes The Outfit set in Chicago in the 1950s. A gripping and masterful thriller in which an English tailor (Mark Rylance)

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Lunana: a Yak in the Classroom

Bhutan 109 mins Cert PG

20th October 2023 with Post Film Discussion
A young teacher in modern Bhutan shirks his duties while planning to go to Australia to become a singer. As a reprimand, his superiors exile him to the most remote school in the world

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Michael Clayton

posterUSA 112 mins Cert 15

6th October 2023

Former prosecutor Michael Clayton (George Clooney) works as a "fixer" at a corporate law firm, and takes care of his employer's dirty work.

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Upcoming Films

TFS 2023-24 Season

End of Season

The 2023-24 season has now finished.

The Topsham Film Society (TFS) was established in 2004 and has shown more than 200 films. It is run on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of the local community by a committee of volunteers.
We show films in Matthews Hall on two Fridays each month during a season that usually runs from October to March and includes a minimum of 12 films.

Films shown include; contemporary, classic, foreign language, and local interest films. There are two screenings of each film; matinees begin at 3pm and all films (including those in English) are subtitled, and evening showings begin at 7.30pm.

A list of films screened by TFS can be found by clicking the More Info tab and selecting the relevant archive.

The next season begins on Friday 4th October 2024. Information about the films in the 2024-25 programme and a membership application form can be found on this website from August onwards.