Moving Pictures

New look at cult fim with GoGo Penguin

GOGO Penguin returns to the Colston Hall in Bristol on Tuesday 25th April to perform their ownscore for Godfrey Reggio’s film Koyaanisqatsi, inspired by Philip Glass’s original music. The powerful conjunction of music and image resonated so much with GoGo P that in 2015 they composed a new score, generating a contemporary dialogue with Reggio’s…

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Film and memories at Cerne Abbas

WINDROSE Rural Media Trust, and Cerne Historical Society are putting on an evening of archive film and audience participation at Cerne Abbas village hal on Saturday 22nd April. Windrose is a West Country-based charity which has been collecting oral history for 30 years and has an extensive collection of audio and film recordings. The films…

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From Page to Screen – books in the cinema

BRIDPORT’s unique literature and film festival, From Page to Screen, returns from 19th to 23rd April, with a compelling selection of film adaptations of books over the past half century, including some recent Oscar winners. This year’s festival has been curated by Nick Marston, the chairman of the theatre, film and television department at Curtis…

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Komedia screening for Bath’s community film

BATH’s Komedia comedy, film and music venue will host the first preview screening of The Day That Broke, a community feature film involving nearly 200 local people that has been created on location over 100 days in Bath and Bristol. The screening is on Wednesday 19th April. For this ambitious project Theatre Royal Bath’s Engage…

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Life on the levels at Strode

STREET is surrounded by the harsh and beautiful landscape of the Somerset Levels, so there is no more appropriate venue for the south west premiere of The Levelling than Strode Theatre where this powerful new film will be shown on 21st April at 7pm. Following the death of her brother Harry, trainee vet Clover (Ellie…

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Mountain high! Adrenaline rush on tour

THE thrill of mountain skiing, climbing, hang-gliding and other extreme sports can induce an adrenaline rush in the most sluggish and sofa-bound of us – so the Banff Mountain Film Festival is the perfect answer for the armchair adventurer, and on 25th April it is coming to Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre for the first time. The…

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Let the Right One In on screen at Wincanton

GET your teeth into Let the Right One In, one of the finest vampire movies of recent years when Where West Begins brings this neighbourhood cinema project screening to Wincanton Town Hall on Easter Monday, 17th April, at 6.30pm. As always with the Where West Begins programme, there will also be additional features, including a…

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Plays, Persia and poets on screen at the Rex

ONE of the masterpieces of American playwright August Wilson, an acclaimed new Persian film and a biographical film of the great American poet Emily Dickinson are on the April programme at the Rex cinema in Wareham. Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Oscar winner Viola Davis, is on screen from 4th to 6th April. A drama…

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Cult film Withnail & I at Wincanton

ONE of the most popular films of the late 20th century, Bruce Robinson’s cult tragicomedy Withnail and I will be shown at Wincanton Town Hall on Saturday 8th April from 6.30pm. The screening is part of Where West Begins’ neighbourhood cinema programme, and the evening will include a talk by actor Scott Handy, who is…

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Viceroy’s House at Wimborne’s Tivoli

A BIG film with big themes, that needs to be seen on a big screen, Viceroy’s House, the story of the end of Empire in India and the tumultuous process of Partition, is at the Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne, from 3rd to 6th April. In the years immediately after the Second World War, the final Viceroy…

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