Dirt Road to Lafayette

From a novel by the Scottish Booker Prize winner James Kelman and brought to the screen by the director Kenneth Glenaan, BAFTA winner for his work in film and TV. Murdo, 15, and his father, Tom, journey from Scotland to North Alabama to visit their American/Scots relatives after the death of his mother. Murdo isRead More

Distribution Revolution

Interesting times. Warner Brothers have announced that its 2021 slate of new releases, including high profile films, will premiere on their streaming platform HBO Max. Having tried to revive the global box office with the theatrical release of Christopher Nolan’s TENET, they have found the results underwhelming and the new hybrid model of simultaneous streamingRead More

Helping young Film-makers

We have, over the years, raised funds for the NFTS student support fund, Here is a message from Laura Tunbridge (in blue) director of DRAGGED UP: Thank you so much for the additional support you all at the Beaconsfield Film Society have been able to offer Dragged Up. I cannot begin to tell you just howRead More

GOOD THANKS, YOU?

We are proud to announce GOOD THANKS, YOU? formerly called Dark is her Shadow. A film, written & directed by Molly Manning Walker, a graduate of our own  NFTS and supported by the BEACONSFIELD FILM SOCIETY, has been selected for the London Film Festival. Entered in the Best Short Film Category, the winner, decided byRead More

Streaming ‘Children of the Snowland’

EXCITING NEWS On Saturday 17th October CHILDREN OF THE SNOWLAND (PG) – Documentary will be available online exclusively for BFS members Come and Join Us from the comfort of your own home. Introduction by the director Zara Balfour at 7.30pm. Watch the film on your computer or TV at 8pm Discussion Forum 9.45pm Joining instructions willRead More

With much regret…

……with today’s 14,433 confirmed new covid-19 cases, set to double every week, our concerns about our patrons safety and well being  are paramount. Our worsening pandemic situation has also prompted HM Government to advise against all unnecessary activities. .Our response: We will delay opening and re-assess the situation in December.         

Virtual Film Festivals 2020

There will be little or no red carpet this year. At least not at Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Sundance, Toronto and Tribeca. More than 20 Film Festivals are forced to cancel because of coronavirus pandemic, with many, including our own London Film Festival, joining the web under the heading of WE ARE ONE, showcasing features, documentaries, music,Read More

Life Without Cinema

Sadly, the above shot shows our empty cinema. Life Without Cinema is a new tab on our website. Coronavirus has closed all cinemas including the Beaconsfield  Film Society’s and as a small offering to all those suffering from ‘good film deprivation’, the Film Selection Group will supply regular suggestions to help you overcome this quasiRead More