News

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

The Personal History of David Copperfield

film posterThe Personal History of David Copperfield 2019 UK 2hr

17th September 2021

The Personal History of David Copperfield is a comedy-drama film written and directed by Armando Iannucci, based on the 1850 Victorian era novel by Charles Dickens.

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Transit

film posterTransit 2018 German/French 1hr 42min

8th October 2021

As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski) flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying.

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Beautiful Boy

film posterBeautiful Boy 2018 USA 2h 1min

22nd October 2021

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heart breaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan.

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Harriet

film posterHarriet 2019 USA 2hr 6min

5th November 2021

HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes.

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The Farewell

film posterThe Farewell 2019 USA/China 1hr 40min

19th November 2021

The Farewell is a funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie. Billi a headstrong Chinese-American returns to Changchun, when beloved grandmother Nai Nai has been given weeks to live, she struggles to cope with the family decision not to tell her

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The Shape of Water

film posterThe Shape of Water 2017 USA 2hr 3min

3rd December 2021

From master story teller Guillermo del Toro comes an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of the Cold War era. The film received many awards, including 13 Oscar nominations, winning Best Picture and 3 other Oscars.

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

film posterThe Peanut Butter Falcon 2019 USA 1hr 37min

17th December 2021

A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, it tells the story of Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school.

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Woman at War

film posterWoman at War 2018 Iceland 1hr 41min

7th January 2022

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But, behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain.”

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Rabbit Proof Fence

film posterRabbit Proof Fence 2002 Australia 1hr 34min

21st January 2022

Phillip Noyce's film is based on a book by Doris Pilkington, telling the story of the experiences of her mother, Molly, her aunt Daisy and their cousin Gracie. The young girls were torn from their families by government officials and transported some 1,000 miles to a training school.

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Parasite

film poster
Parasite 2019 South Korea 2hr 12 min

4th February 2022


Winner of four Oscars including Best Picture. A dark comedy exploring the symbiotic relationship between two very different families, where mishaps eventually lead to disaster. Chosen by TFS Members

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C'est la vie!

film posterC'est la vie! 2017 French 1hr 57min

18th February 2022

Wedding planner/caterer Max is staging a wedding at a 17th-century chateau, when things go terribly out of control. 

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Bait

film posterBait 2019 UK 1hr 29min

4th March 2022

Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin (Edward Rowe) is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, holiday-homes and stag parties to his harbour village. 

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Extra Films

 

Extra Films 18th March & 8th April

Two bonus films will be screened in addition to our regular season of films

Films to be decided.

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