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February 1, 2020

Gongs Galore!

It’s award season in the film world. On the 9th of February, the biggest gongs are handed out: the 92nd Academy Awards, aka the Oscars. As usual, the evening will be filled with shocked winners, tears will be flowing (as much as the champagne) and some peo...

July 1, 2019

Nun But The Brave Should Read This!

Nuns have appeared in many films over the years, but perhaps the most bizarre one is about to be shown at The Elgiva this month. Breaking Habits is actually a documentary about a commune of activist nuns running an illegal cannabis fa...

June 1, 2019

Do you feel lucky..?

You should - there are so many opportunities to watch movies on the large screen in the Chilterns, not just at the multiplexes: The Hedgerley Film Club, Jordans Picture House, Vintage Cinema and The Elgiva come straight to mind.

This month, The Elgiv...

May 1, 2019

Those Darling Buds of May!

Our 50th Season comes to a close with, as usual, a mixed bag of films - responses have varied from thumbs up to blowing raspberries. Our favourite three films of the Season were Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

and The Divine Order and...

March 1, 2019

Mad March!

Three days in a row - three amazing films, all showing at The Elgiva in Chesham:


Monday 11th - the stunning docu-drama Touching The Void. Followed on Tuesday 12th by the award-winning Stan & Ollie. (There are discounts for CFS Members for these two film...

February 1, 2019

Subtitles Rule!

Perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of the Film Society is watching movies from all over the world. Whether Japanese or Italian or Danish - you soon get used to the subtitles (and, let’s face it, with some of the mumbling coming out of Hollywood t...

January 1, 2019

It’s A Classic!

Classic films are always a matter of opinion - what makes a classic? How old does a great film have to be before it becomes one? So when we choose our Classic Film, it’s always with a little trepidation…. Sometimes it is a movie everyone has heard of - b...

December 1, 2018

It's Christmas! (As if you didn’t know…)

Festive films are a joy to behold on the big screen and, locally, there are a couple worth mentioning…

Holiday Inn is on, courtesy of The Hedgerley Film Club, on Friday 7th (email for details - hedgerleyfilmclub@gmail.com) … and


November 1, 2018

Strong ladies feature again this month!

We’re showing The Divine Order on the 21st at The Elgiva Theatre.

It’s a Swiss film about women getting the vote in Switzerland in - wait for it! - 1971. Yes, as recent as that.

Women in that country only gained the right to vote in...

October 1, 2018

Strong ladies feature this month!

We’re presenting two amazing films not to be missed. Both feature strong female award-winning performances. The first is A Fantastic Woman which we’re showing on the 3rd.

This movie won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (it has an...

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