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’. We plan to show the film at the end of the season in April or May.
Members of the committee worked so hard to ensure that the October screenings were as safe as possible. From the feedback of members who came and committee duty stewards it appears that not only did people feel safe but very much appreciated the society operating again. Since then circumstances have significantly changed. In October we were in Tier 1, afterwards we have had lockdown and are now in Tier 2
This was an extremely difficult decision to make, balancing personal freedom for audience members to decide for themselves whether or not to attend a screening with those of the community at large.
Although Covid regulations would allow a screening at Matthews Hall. It was felt by the majority of the committee that the Covid risk to the audience, duty stewards and the Topsham community was too high. Also if anyone attending the screening tested positive then all audience members and those on duty would have to isolate for two weeks over the Christmas season.
We now hope to open the season with The Peanut Butter Falcon on 8th January. We expect that for most, if not all, of the season only current members will be able to come to screenings.
The TFS committee would like to wish everyone well and you have a very good Christmas. Daron Murrell Chair TFS

Upcoming Films

The Personal History of David Copperfield

film posterThe Personal History of David Copperfield 2019 UK 2hr

December 18th 2020 Postponed until 23rd April 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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The Peanut Butter Falcon

film posterThe Peanut Butter Falcon 2019 USA 1hr 37min

January 8th 2021 Postponed

A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, it tells the story of Zak (Gottsagen), 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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Beautiful Boy

film posterBeautiful Boy 2018 USA 2h 1min

January 22nd 2021 Postponed

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

January 29th 2021 Postponed

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

February 5th 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 Nai Nai herself

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The Shape of Water

film posterThe Shape of Water 2017 USA 2hr 3min

February 19th 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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Transit

film posterTransit 2018 German/French 1hr 42min

February 26th 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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Woman at War

film posterWoman at War 2018 Iceland 1hr 41min

March 5th 2021

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

March 19th 2021

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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Members' Choice

film posterMembers' Choice

March 26th 2021

Each season TFS members may vote for one film to be shown at the Members' Choice screening, which this year will be on March 26th 2021.

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Bait

film posterBait 2019 UK 1hr 29min

April 2nd 2021

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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C'est la vie!

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

April 16th 2021

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

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