Moving Pictures

A sense of place

TAWAI is a word that conveys a sense of oneness with their place, in the language of the Penan people of Ba’Puak in the Borneo rainforest. It is also the name of a powerful documentary being shown at Bridport Arts Centre on Thursday 1st March at 7.30pm. Bruce Parry first met the Penan people while…

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Rex films in March

A NEW multi-Oscar-nominated film and a classic Oscar winner are two of the highlights at Wareham’s Rex Cinema in March – The Shape of Water has 13 nominations for Academy Awards, and Casablanca won three Oscars. There are two Oscar nominations (Best Picture and Best Actress) for The Post, on at the Rex from Sunday…

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A shamanic journey through the Amazon

EMBRACE of the Serpent, the February film choice for Cinema Obscura, Exmoor’s film society, shown at Wiveliscombe Primary School, on Sunday 18th February is the multi-award-winning Embrace of the Serpent, A profound fable of colonialism, shamanic ritual, corruption, spirituality and self-discovery, the film tells two stories 30 years apart, both featuring Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman…

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Welcome to the Marine jungle!

HALF-TERM events at the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis have a Jungle Book theme, with craft workshops and a screening of the classic Disney film on 15th and 16th February. From 10.30am on Thursday 15th, local artist Jessame Coulson will lead an art workshop related to themes and characters in Kipling’s classic. This is a…

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A new way of seeing

PHIL Grabsky, one of the producers of Vincent Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing, will be coming to Bruton’s At The Chapel venue on Saturday 17th February to introduce a screening of this popular Exhibition On Screen programme. Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of…

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Be our guest at a beautiful singalong

THE phenomenal success of singalong films is now an established success story and there are two half-term Singalonga Beauty And The Beast screenings at the Regent Christchurch on Tuesday 13th, the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, on Wednesday 14th and Salisbury City Hall on Friday 16th. The latest film, with all the favourite songs from the original…

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Adrenalin thrills with Banff Mountain Festival

YOU can climb mountains, ski down vertical couloirs, row across the Atlantic, explore the deepest rainforest or abseil down rocky gorges – OR … you can book into one of the Banff Mountain Film Festival screenings, which start in our area at Poole’s Lighthouse Theatre on 21st and 22nd February. As a wimpy armchair adventurer,…

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Varied programme for Watchet Festival

THE second Watchet Film Festival, from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th February has something for all tastes, from adventure and travel films to dinosaurs to a classic musical, all being shown at  Knights Templar School, Watchet. The opening event, on Thursday 8th at 7pm is an evening of travel and outdoor adventure films, introduced by…

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Where West Begins half term events

WHERE West Begins, South Somerset’s community cinema project, has a series of film events for children and young people during half term, from 13th to 16th February. The aim, says Where West Begins founder Penny Nagle, is to “get them out of the house and into something different over half term.” The programme ranges from…

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Risque wartime drama boost for charity

WAREHAM Inner Wheel Club has a charity event at the town’s Rex Cinema on Wednesday 7th February at 2.30pm, showing the Second World War drama, Mrs Henderson Presents, in aid of The Chesnut Nursery at Poole. Based on the true story of the Windmill Theatre and the show that never closed throughout the Blitz, it…

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