Moving Pictures

From Vanuatu to … Bridport

BRIDPORT-based writer and graphic designer Claire Shilton went on impulse to visit some remote islands in the South Pacific – she will be a the arts centre on Thursday 26th October to talk about her travels to Vanuatu. She says: “The Brexit thing had happened, Trump was now in power and I was burnt out,…

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Oscar-winning Iranian film at Cinema Obscura

EXMOOR’s adventurous film society, Cinema Obscura, will be showing the Oscar-winning Persian film, The Salesman, on Sunday 15th October at the usual venue, Wiveliscombe Primary School, at 7.30. Directed by Asghar Farhadi, in English and Persian, with English subtitles, The Salesman won the Academy Award as Best Foreign Language film at the 2017 Oscars. Forced…

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Savouring food and film with Screen Bites

THIS year, Dorset’s Screen Bites Food Film Festival celebrates its “Bakers Dozen,” 13 years of bringing delicious gems of world cinema to village halls around the region, with local food producers and farm shops offering tastings and sales. It’s a unique formula – not only the country’s only food film festival but believed to be…

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Moviola in October

REAL life personal stories and public events dominate the themes of the October films on the Moviola circuit – Indian independence and the bloodshed of Partition, the Second World War and the space race. Unsurprising, giving the theme and the cast, Their Finest is the most popular film of the month. The story of a…

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Their Finest at Bruton

BRUTON’s At The Chapel shows screenwriter Gaby Chiappe’s critically acclaimed film, Their Finest, on Thursday 12th October at 7pm. Starring Gemma Arterton as a scriptwriter in London in 1940, with Bill Nighy as a vain, ageing film star, it’s a witty, touching and uplifting story about the making of a World War II propaganda movie….

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October films at Poole Lighthouse

OCTOBER is the month of the Dorset film festivals – both Screen Bites Food Film Festival and Purbeck Film Festival run for the second fortnight – but Poole’s Lighthouse Arts Centre has a busy programme of films for all the family. From Friday 6th to Thursday 12th October, the big film is Victoria and Abdul,…

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Hitchcock and Kokoro at Bournemouth

BOURNEMOUTH’s new music ensemble Kokoro will be playing live to accompany a screening of Blackmail, a classic silent Hitchcock thriller at Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, on Sunday 15th October at 8pm at Pavilion Dance. The event is the closing event of the first annual Short Sounds Film Festival, celebrating the sound of cinema …

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Fantasy fish and plastic beach at Bournemouth

BOURNEMOUTH’s always inventive Arts by the Sea Festival offers some wild and witty watery adventures at this year’s seventh annual festival, from 14th to 21st October. With a theme of Plastic Beach, to highlight the serious environmental concerns about plastic pollutions in the oceans, the festival offers a line-up that ranges from fantastic fantasy fish…

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