The society is run by volunteers who are members of either the Main Committee or the Programme Sub-Committee (PSC).

  • Main Committee – Manages the running of the society. At least one member of the main committee is a member of the PSC.
  • Programme Sub-Committee (PSC) – Select the films for the new programme, write the screening notes, and delivers the introduction prior to a screening.

We would welcome more help so if you are interested, please talk to one of us.

Main and PSC Committee Members

Anthony Pickavance

Founder Chairman

Anthony Pickavance

Dieter Shaw

Chairman, Progamme Licences, Sourcing Films & PSC Member

  • Best song:Born Free’ by John Barrie and Don Black 1968 Best Song Oscar winner. A spot-on stunner that lifts and defines this film.
  • Favourite use of imagery in film:   ‘The Long Day Closes’ Director Terence Davies 1992. A uniquely honest film with long, languid tracking shots and fluid, dreamlike creation of the central character’s childhood. The excellent lighting also needs a mention.
  • Best casting:  Audrey Hepburn ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. 1961. Blake Edwards (Director) and Henry Mancini (Music). I simply can’t think of any other actress for this role which Miss Hepburn made her own.

Dieter Shaw

Patrick Dunster

Treasurer & PSC Member

  • Favourite use of imagery in film: the use of water in Fatal Attraction
  • Best casting: Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl
  • Most moving film scene: The end of Manon des Sources

Patrick Dunster

Gill Minikin

Secretary

Three things I like about the society are:

  • A comfortable and very pleasant auditorium, with a glass of wine beforehand
  • Such a variety of great films – some which I didn’t know existed
  • A cinema so near home that I can even walk to it.

Gill Minikin

Angus Laidlaw

PSC Chairman

I have always been interested in the cinema and still think it is the best medium of entertainment.

My wife and I enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and facilities provided by the NFTS and the pleasant and friendly people who we’ve met since joining.

Angus Laidlaw

Nicola Crowther

Front of House Manager

Three things I like about the society are:

  • It’s local and convenient.
  • It shows films I probably wouldn’t usually go and see and yet I am rarely disappointed by them
  • It is something I can do with my husband and then discuss later.

Nicola Crowther

Roselle Beard

Website, Marketting, Communication & PSC Member

Heather Thomas

PSC Member

  • Favourite use of imagery in film: Death in Venice (1971); The Painted Veil (2006). Love of Westerns – big skies, wildness and dust.
  • Best casting: Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  • Best music: The Godfather (1972)

Heather Thomas

Michael Hammett

PSC Member

  • Favourite use of imagery in film: The evocation of post WW2 Vienna in Carol Reed’s The Third Man (1949)The sound track music is perfect too.
  • Most moving film scene: Timothy Spall’s hopeless despair in Mike Leigh’s Secrets and Lies  (1996)
  • Favourite dance routine:  Gene Kelly’s famous solo in  Singin’ in the Rain  (1952)

Michael Hammett