Moving Pictures

Cinema Obscura season ends with Neruda

EXMOOR’s Cinema Obscura film society ends its 2017-18 season with a screening of Neruda and the annual meeting at Wiveliscombe Primary School on Sunday 15th April at 7.30pm. Starring Louis Gnecco in the title role and Gabriel Gael Garcia as the police officer, and directed by Pablo Larrain, the film is set in Chile in…

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The way we were – archive film at Bourton

TREVOR Bailey, founder-director of the Windrose Rural Media Trust and a long-time Bourton resident, is on home ground on Saturday 14th April for an evening of archive and old cine films of life in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. The event, at Bourton village hall, begins at 7.30pm and includes live music by folk singer Amanda…

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New films for April at Strode Theatre

STRODE Theatre at Street is a mecca for movie-goers, not only for the latest big screen sensation but, even more importantly, for those independent or foreign films that never make it to the multiplex cinemas. With two screens, in the main theatre and the studio, Strode is also able to add additional screenings or new…

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Murder, death and other spring delights from Moviola

THERE are few things more loved by the British audience than a proper whodunnit, with a murder of somebody who thoroughly deserves it, and a cast of colourful suspects offering meaty roles for a line-up of A-list actors. Murder On The Orient Express, the most popular Moviola film in April, certainly ticks all those boxes….

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Movie classics celebrate Lighthouse 40th birthday

POOLE’s Lighthouse Centre for the Arts turns 40 this year and to celebrate is turning back the clock with screenings of classic films across four decades, beginning on Friday 30th March with the Vietnam war drama, The Deer Hunter. The films, which will be shown throughout the year, begins with blockbusters from 1978, with all…

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Music meets film at Bristol

FILMIC, at three Bristol venues in April, is an exploration of the creative connections across film and music, with screenings and live music at the Colston Hall, Watershed and St George’s Bristol. The season began at St George’s with a unique immersive sound and vision experience from Hidden Orchestra and Limbic Cinema. It continues on…

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Chinese masterpiece at Cinema Obscura

A CHINESE film which had its premiere in the West in 2015 but has had very few screenings in this country is being shown by Exmoor’s consistently adventurous Cinema Obscura film society at Wiveliscombe Primary School on Sunday 18th March. Mountains May Depart, directed by Jia Zhangke, is set in three different periods, rather like…

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Celebrating the power of women

SOUTH Somerset’s film project Where West Begins has teamed up with PR and women’s empowerment activist Lynne Franks on a programme called Power Of Women (POW), to mark International Women’s Day and 100 Years of the Vote for Women. POW is being led by Lynne Franks, who has just been awarded an OBE for her…

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