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Alexander Petrov

Cinema Manager / PhD Electrical Engineering

Supervise the cinema and set the direction

Hello there. This is my fifth year with the cinema and third on committee. First film I volunteered was Maleficent and since then I’ve grown to love what we do. It has been a great experience so far and I will never look at a commercial cinema the same way. Favourite films: The Dark Knight Trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1 & Vol.2, Interstellar, The Great Gatsby, The Martian, Black Hawk Down, Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049.

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James Eastham

Front of House Manager / Mechanical Engineering

FoH Manager

Hi, I'm James and I am the Front of House Manager for Union Films. This is my third year as committee and I am responsible for managing all the volunteers. I am in the forth year of my engineering degree and am currently doing a year in university. If you have any questions on volunteering or getting involved, just get in touch. Favourite films: I have so many but a few that spring to mind are Sully, Arrival, The Lego Movie, Hidden Figures and Deadpool!

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Alexander Darrell

Volunteer Officer / Film and History

Volunteer Officer

Hi, I'm Alexander and i'm the Volunteer Officer for Union Films. This basically means I sort out the rotas for each screening, sort out any drop-outs, introduce new volunteers to the cinema and generally make sure the volunteers are satisfied. So if you have any questions regarding the cinema or how to get involved, feel free to ask away! This is my second year at the cinema and first on committee. Favourite Films: When Marnie Was There, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, A Clockwork Orange, Casablanca, Lincoln, Before Sunrise, La Dolce Vita

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Andrew Scrivins

Communications Manager / BSc Computer Science

Ensure good communication

Hi, I'm Andrew, I study Computer Science and I am the Communications Manager for Union Films. Predominately I handle communications within the society and from the society to the outside world. Favourite Films: Pulp Fiction, American Beauty and The Big Lebowski or anything by Christopher Nolan or David Fincher.

About the committee

The committee are a team of 4 who coordinate the running of the cinema. Each member has their own area of responsibility, and will work to make sure their part of Union Films runs smoothly. They are also involved in the planning and production of special events, as well as deciding on the main line up for each season.

If you have any questions or concerns, they are always happy to hear from you!

How do I join?

Every year during the Summer term, an Annual General Meeting is held in the cinema. This is an opportunity to reflect on how the year has gone, and consider the strengths and weaknesses of Union Films. It's also where the committee for next year are elected, and you'll have a chance to run!

Nominees normally have to prepare a short manifesto and speech for their chosen position(s), and may then be asked a few questions. The rest of the audience then vote, and if you win, you're in!

The AGM may not be the only chance to get on the committee. If a committee position becomes vacant during the year, an EGM may be held to fill it.

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