Moving Pictures

New score for gothic classic at the Marine

THE Arranz Ensemble comes to the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on Hallowe’en, Thursday 31st October, playing a newly composed score live for the silent horror film, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror. This classic of the silver screen was first released in 1922 and is based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The significance of Nosferatu was…

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Environmental issues high on Purbeck festival agenda

CLIMATE change and the challenges facing the environment are high on the agenda for this year’s Purbeck Film Festival, with a surprise late addition to the programme, The Big Dry, a 25-minute documentary from ABC television in Sydney, which will be screened at Durlston Park, on 23rd Wednesday, before Blue. The Big Dry focuses on…

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Eco film for Cinema Obscura

EXMOOR’s adventurous film society, Cinema Obscura, has an award-winning Icelandic-Urkainian film, Woman at War, as its October film on Sunday 13th at the usual venue, Wiveliscombe primary school. Halla, a choir conductor and eco-activist, plans to disrupt the operations of a Rio Tinto aluminium plant in the Icelandic highlands, purposely damaging electricity pylons and wires…

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Tasty delights from Screen Bites

SCREEN Bites, the Second Slice, continues the 2019 festival of film and food with Mystic Pizza at Stourton Caundle village hall on Wednesday, 23rd October. This charming and funny film,  charts the lives and loves of three unforgettable waitresses in a little town called Mystic. For sexy Daisy Araujo (Julia Roberts), her sensible sister Kat…

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Dorset’s smallest museum doubles in size

THE cinema museum at the Regent, Christchurch’s Art Deco theatre has been extended, to two rooms, doubling the size of the roof-top miniature museum. The Mayor of Christchurch, Lesley Dedman, formally opened the extension, at a ceremony with fellow town councillors and Regent trustees and staff. The Cinema Museum is located in the projection box,…

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The Dodge Brothers at the Regent

THE Dodge Brothers are coming to the Regent Centre at Christchurch on Sunday 6th October at 7.30pm, playing live to accompany the 1928 silent classic, Beggars of Life, with the greatest star of the silver screen, Louise Brooks. The band’s line-up includes pianist and film historian Neil Brand, and the renowned film critic Mark Kermode,…

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Top dogs on film at Poole and Bath

A NEW film festival should delight dog-lovers everywhere. The Top Dog Film Festival comes to Poole Lighthouse on 3rd October, Bath Komedia on 9th October and Exeter Corn Exchange on 6th November. The Top Dog Film Festival is a collection of canine-inspired short films, all celebrating the unbreakable bond between dogs and humans. From the…

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Father of the Bride

ONE of the great Hollywood comedies, the 1950 Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor film, Father of the Bride, is the nostalgic cinema event for September at Honiton’s Beehive arts centre on Friday 27th at 2pm. The film was remade in 1991 with the manic comedian Steve Martin but the original, which was directed by Vincente…

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Forkbeard at the 10 Parishes Festival

THERE is a rare chance to meet the extraordinary Brittonioni Brothers at this year’s 10 Parishes Festival, when their creators, Forkbeard Fantasy bring their best-known creations to Kingsmead School at Wiveliscombe, on Sunday,15th September at 7.30pm. The evening, in conjunction with Exmoor’s always adventurous film society Cinema Obscura, brings the natty pair of film-makers, with…

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