Moving Pictures

Monmouth at Lyme Regis

PREPARATIONS for the 2017 community play at Lyme Regis continue with a screening of Comrades on Thursday 23rd March. The 1986 film, directed by Bill Douglas (his last film), depicts the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs who created an early form of trade union and were arrested as a result in 1834. The film features…

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From Sex in the City to A Quiet Passion

SEX in the City star Cynthia Nixon dons corsets and buttoned-up Victorian modesty rather than the latest New York fashions for her starring role in A Quiet Passion, a new film about the American poet Emily Dickinson which gets a pre-release screening at Bridport’s Electric Palace on Saturday 25th March at 7pm. The film, which…

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On the home front in Wimborne

A FILM and performance at Wimborne’s Royal British Legion on Friday 17th March looks at life in Dorset on the home front in World War One, through the eyes of five women. Tommy’s Sisters, set in 1916, tells the moving story of life on the home front through the experiences of four very different women…

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Good times, bad times at Strode Theatre

GLAMOUR and gorgeous locations set the tone for the comedy The Time Of Their Lives, which gets a charity screening at Strode Theatre, Street, on Sunday 12th March at 3pm. Determined to gate-crash her ex-lover’s funeral at a French hideaway, former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes her London retirement home with the help of…

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He Named Me Malala – at Cinema Obscura

MALALA Yousafzai was already famous in her native Pakistan when Taliban gunmen tried to assassinate her. The shooting, and her miraculous survival, led to her being known as the most famous teenager in the world. Her story is told in He Named Me Malala, a documentary being shown by Exmoor’s Cinema Obscura at Wiveliscombe Primary…

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Youth films premiere at Strode Theatre

FILMS by 20 young performers and film-makers from across Somerset will be given their first screening at Strode Theatre, Street, on 11th March from 6pm. The short films getting their world premiere have been created by students with the Youth Cinema Foundation in Bruton and Glastonbury. They include a number of micro shorts which have…

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Viceroy’s House at the Rex

A LAVISH new film by Gurinda Chadha depicting the seismic changes in India at the time of Partition is being shown at the Rex at Wareham from 17th to 23rd March. Viceroy’s House stars Hugh Bonneville as Earl Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, Gillian Anderson as Countess Mountbatten, with Manish Dayal as Jeet and…

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From La La Land to India at Poole

THERE is an exotic and exciting programme of films at Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre cinema in March, including several of this year’s Oscar-winners. The month starts with screenings of Loving, the story of an inter-racial marriage in 1950s Virginia, on until 6th March, and Lion, another film based on a true story of an Indian…

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