The six titles for the Bath Viewing have been confirmed by Cinema for All Booking Scheme and will be screened in the Widcombe Social Club in two venues.  Further details of the exciting programme are as follows:


Winners_poster.jpgWharf Room


BERGMAN ISLANDA fascinating film-within-a-film from writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve starring Tim Roth and Vicky Krieps set on Ingmar Bergman’s once-home.

AFTERSUNDirector Charlotte Wells and lead actor Paul Mescal both won awards in this year’s BAFTAs for this original and understated father-daughter coming-of-age movie.

WINNERSHassan Nazer's enchanting valentine to film – and specifically Iranian filmmakers – follows two kids from a small Iranian village who find a famous statuette in rural Iran.  Big hit at the recent Cinema for All Conference.


Queen of GloryWaterside Bar


ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHEDGripping documentary following the career of photographer Nan Goldin and her crusade against the Sackler pharma family responsible for the US opioid crisis.

ALCARRÀS - Carla Simón's award-winning story of a family of peach farmers in Catalonia struggling to make ends meet in the face of their landlord’s plans to sell the land.

QUEEN OF GLORY - A charming indie comedy-drama from actor-turned-director Nana Mensah set in the Ghanaian-American community in the New York Bronx.


The application forms and further details of the Viewing Day including catering and car parking have been sent out to member societies in two emails.  Further copies of the application form can be obtained by clicking here. Follow the instructions at the bottom of the form on how to complete and return the form.

Widcombe_social_club_inside.jpgAs announced in our last posting, the Widcombe Social Club in Bath is the venue for the South West Group’s Spring Viewing on the 16th of April and the latest news is….

  • The six titles to be shown have been selected and will shortly be confirmed - Aftersun, Alcarras, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, Bergman Island, Queen of Glory, Winners.
  • Details of this attractive programme of new releases, all available for member societies’ new seasons, will be circulated shortly.
  • Tickets will be priced at £18 for early-birds and £20 for those applying later. The day will include a hot lunch (meat and vegetarian options) and tea and coffee during the day.  A pay bar will also be available.
  • Tickets are limited to six Film Society committee members per film society and will be on a first come first served basis.
  • There will be no Covid-specific restrictions in place although hand gel will be available.  Mask wearing will be at your own discretion.
  • The application form and the date for early-bird bookings will be sent to societies. If your Society or Community Cinema is not receiving emails from the SW Group, please contact the Membership Secretary, Andrew Fairhurst, via CONTACT US.

Aftersun poster 367 545download.gifAs Andrew says: “Hopefully you’ll all be as excited as we are that we have now got to this point after a fairly traumatic preceding three years.  Many thanks for your patience and I look forward to seeing you all.  Phew!”


As the metaphorical – if not actual – storm clouds start to clear the SW committee has turned their collective mind to hosting a viewing day.  At present we are looking at a number of dates in March 2023 and will let you know more as soon as the date and location are confirmed.  Current thinking is to follow the format of previous years with in-person viewing only of six films across two screens at a single location.  More to follow in due course!  Hopefully, this will be as exciting to you as it is to us.

WidcomeSocialClubAfter two cancellations due to the Covid pandemic in 2021 and 2022, the popular South West Spring Viewing is going ahead on Sunday 16th  April. 
The venue is the Widcombe Social Club, described as “Bath’s best wharfside arts centre”with two screening rooms allowing six new releases to be pre-viewed in the Day.

Full details of six films selected and application forms for the event will be available in March.  Book the date now!



Cheltenham IFF has been cancelled and we are currently looking at the possibilities for an online version of the festival for the same time, 25th - 31st May, if we can find a streaming platform that can provide the back-end and get the agreement of at least some of the sales agents.


With that mindset engaged, here's an online version of the programme for the cancelled Spring Viewing Session:

Click HERE for film notes.


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or  Amazon Prime Video
or  Sky Store
THE PUBLIC  n/a at the moment.
or  BFI Player
or  Curzon Home Cinema
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