Moving Pictures

Stars under the stars at Corfe Castle

PURBECK Film Festival’s outdoor cinema Stars Under the Stars weekend returns to Corfe Castle from 25th to 27th August with three fantasy films ideally suited to the fantastic location of the ruined castle. Beauty and the Beast, on 25th August at 8.45pm, is a lavish new version of a fairytale classic, starring Emily Watson and…

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Monster film with a kind heart

A MONSTER Calls, on screen at Salisbury Arts Centre on Friday 17th August at 11am, is a painterly fantasy film with a human heart. Visually dazzling and deeply moving, the film features Sigourney Weaver, Liam Neeson and Geraldine Chaplin, and is based on the novel of the same name by Patrick Ness, who co-wrote the…

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Defending the Holocaust

RACHEL Weisz takes the role of real life campaigner Deborah Lipstadt in Denial, a film which tells the story of the courageous American academic who defended the existence of the Holocaust in a libel trial with the manipulative “historian” David Irving. This powerful film is on screen at Salisbury Arts Centre on Thursday 17th August…

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Summer films at Forest Arts

THREE critically acclaimed films offer varied summer entertainment at the Forest Arts Centre in New Milton during August. On Wednesday 16th, the arts centre has two screenings of Loving, the heart-breaking true story of a mixed-race couple who fought the Supreme Court to be allowed to live together in Virginia in the late 1950s. The…

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Moviola in August

AUGUST is a quiet month for Moviola, with few villages showing films. The most popular film for the month is Viceroy’s House, the story of Lord and Lady Mountbatten in the late 1940s on the eve of Indian independence. Hugh Bonneville plays Mountbatten, the last Viceroy, charged with the delicate process of handing India back…

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August at the Rex

DAYTIME films for children and evening screenings for adults will bring some of the summer’s big movies to the Rex at Wareham in August. From Friday 4th to Thursday 10th (not Sunday 6th) there will be afternoon screenings of the new Cars 3, while the evening film will be the wartime blockbuster Dunkirk. From Friday…

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Hats on for Churchill at the Electric Palace

A NEW film about Winston Churchill; starring the Scottish actor Brian Cox, comes to the Electric Palace at Bridport on Saturday 22nd July as a fund-raiser for the town’s Hat Festival in September. Australian writer-director Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) directs this story of Churchill at a nail-bitingly crucial stage of World War II. There…

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Akong premiere with director at Strode Theatre

STRODE Theatre, Street, has the local premiere of a film about the Tibetan Buddhist master, Chöje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. Akong: A Remarkable Life, will be shown on Wednesday 19th July at 7.30pm, with a question and answer session with the director Chico DSall’Inha. Sumptuously filmed, drawing from archive footage, the film charts Akong’s life against…

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Outdoor cinema at Street

STRODE Theatre, Street, has a weekend of open air cinema in the grounds of The Grange in Clark’s Village on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July. The screenings, which begin at 8.45pm, have been arranged in partnership with the Alfred Gillett Trust. Two titles have been confirmed – the favourite musical Mamma Mia!,…

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