Post Film Discussion 20th January 2023


‘Gods Own Country’- post film discussion 20 Jan 2023

A lively discussion with 16 participants took place after the evening performance of this gritty but tender film.

The conversation ranged widely. We talked about the interaction between the characters, landscape, weather and animals. We discussed how the two men’s relationship developed in this lonely, wild setting, growing from visceral emotion to tenderness. We explored the story of trying to keep the family farm, and themselves, afloat in a modern world.
It was interesting to discuss the Director’s use of the camera and script, as well as how he managed the authenticity of the actors’ performances.

Follow the link below to an interview with the director Francis Lee and the Romanian actor Alex Secareanu.
Broader themes were discussed around acceptance of difference in a rural setting, visual-spiritual references, loneliness, the love story between the two men, and ultimately the question as to whether it was a hopeful film. All agreed that it was a beautiful film.


January 2022 News

January 2022 News

Happy New Year

The TFS committee has decided to postpone all films screenings in January. Unfortunately one of our February films, C'est La Vie, is no longer available.

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August 2021 News

Topsham Film Society will screen FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS on FRIDAY 27th August as part of Topsham Town Fayre week and in keeping with the Topsham Charter Day’s theme of FISH & SHIPS. 

All proceeds from these screenings will be donated to Topsham Community Association.

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June 2021 News

Topsham Film Society has decided to start the new season earlier than normal as you might have missed seeing great films, on the big screen, with other people around you! 

Our first film The Personal History of David Copperfield will be screened on 17th September 2021.

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March 2021 News

Topsham Film Society’s committee has decided to cancel this season of films.
We have worked hard to try to make this season work and this has been an extremely difficult decision to make. As you know, we had been hopeful that we could screen postponed films at a later date in the spring.

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December News 2020 Update

Unfortunately the TFS committee has decided to postpone all 3 films scheduled to be screened in January. We plan to show The Peanut Butter Falcon, Beautiful Boy and Harriet at some stage in April or May 2021.

December News 2020

Unfortunately the TFS committee have decided to postpone the screening of David Copperfield on 18th December. I know this will be disappointing for many members who were looking forward to seeing this excellent film and enjoying a bit of ‘normality’.

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November 2020 News

After considerble thought and planning we have decided that Topsham Film Society’s new season of twelve films will start on Friday 18th December with a wonderful film The Personal History of David Copperfield.

In these unpredictable times many film societies have cancelled their seasons altogether. This was an option we considered but there was extremely positive feedback from attendees at our trial film screenings in October. The Covid safety measures put in place were praised and the opportunity to watch a film with other people during this difficult period was very much appreciated.

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September 2020 News

Topsham Film Society will start film screenings in October
In July we asked our members to indicate if they would attend a film screening in Matthews Hall in October.

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June 2020 news update

TFS has been screening films for over 15 years, during that time we have shown nearly 200 films. Recent circumstances have given us the free time to watch more films than normal. These days there are thousands of films available on DVD or at the click of a button.
What to watch? The film critics have drawn up lists of their favourite films.
BUT we thought you might appreciate a list based on the views

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March News Update

Cancelled AGM and screening of Green Book on March 20th

Both Screenings on March 27th have been postponed

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February News

AGM on 20th March and Special Screenings on 27th March

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July News

Publicity material for the new season is at the printers.

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Upcoming Films

TFS 2023-24 Season

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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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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