The society has cancelled all the screenings for April and will in mid April decide on the programme for May.
During late March the committee members had a number of email discussions about arrangements for the current and the next season. A number of ideas were floated about possible methods for selecting films for the 2020/211 season for which we would normally have had meetings in April and May. We also considered options for reimbursing members for their loss incurred by the cancellation of films in the current season. One idea put forward appeared to solve most of our difficulties and has been accepted as the way forward.
The current season is to be extended to the end of this year with a break over the summer to mid October. We will then show some or all of the cancelled films in the period up to Christmas. The 2021 season will be a short one January to June with prices pro-rota to a normal season. We would then hopefully be back to our usual arrangements with the 2021/22 season starting in October 2021
The start of the 20/21 season has been deferred to January 2021 and the committee will not start selecting films for that season until August. People submitting suggestions before the end of July will be entered into the raffle for a free full membership for the season. Suggestions should be sent via the contact page of this website.
A serious problem for the Society
Due to the covid-19 situation there has been no progress on this problem and it is unlikely to receive attention before spring 2021
The Society's Newsletter
Weekly during the season and monthly in the summer the society sends out an email newsletter with a detailed review of the next film to be screened together with other useful and interesting information. If you do not receive the Newsletter but would like to please follow the link in the footer of this page to register your interest.
The current and some earlier newsletters can be downloaded here. The Guardians, The Heiresses, Covid-19, Rosetta & Maborosi, Disobedience
The 2019/20 season - our 50th anniversary
The Open Film Society first started showing films in late 1969. To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we are re-showing ten films from previous seasons in five double bills spread throughout the programme. We have chosen to show films by some of the directors whose films have featured most frequently in past seasons. All of the directors chosen have had at least six films previously shown by us, and in particular we are showing films by the three directors whose films appeared most often, namely Woody Allen (22 films), Pedro Almódovar (14) and Ken Loach .
The printed leaflet
A PDF file of printed leaflet for the 2019/20 season may be downloaded by clicking on the ’50’ at the bottom of this page.