Moving Pictures

Take your towel to the town hall

THE inventive Where West Begins film programme continues at Wincanton Town Hall on Thursday 25th May with a screen ing of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to celebrate International Towel Day! (We aren’t making this up – see below.*) The evening begins with the film at 6pm followed by a child-friendly pub quiz. The late…

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Celebrating the Sound of Silent

SOUTH Somerset’s new film programme, Where West Begins, celebrates silent film with one of the greatest films of the silent era and a musical that tells the story of the early talkies. Both films are at Hauser & Wirth, Bruton, over the weekend of 13th and 14th May, beginning on Saturday 13th with the Charlie…

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A delicious ode to friendship and music

CUPCAKES, at the Shelley Theatre at Boscombe on Friday 12th May at 8pm, is an entertaining parody of the Eurovision song contest, being screened in Eurovision as a tribute to the international pop contest. It stars Dana Ivgy, Keren Berger and Yael Bar-Zohar as a group of friends in Tel Aviv who gather to watch…

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May on screen at the Rex

THE highlight of May at Wareham’s historic Rex cinema is a screening of The Sense of an Ending, on from Friday 5th to Thursday 11th, with a visit on Saturday 6th by Dame Harriet Walter, one of the stars of the film. The famous Shakespearian actress, who has a home in Dorset, will take part…

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Moviola in May

THE May programme for Moviola, the region’s mobile cinema scheme bringing new and classic films to village halls, includes Oscar-winners, serious drama and a delightful film based on the true story of a homeless busker and an injured cat. Among the Oscar films is the deeply moving Lion, based on the true story of a…

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May films at Poole Lighthouse

POOLE Lighouse cinema’s May programme revisits some of the key events of 20th century history, in both fiction and documentary, beginning from 5th to 11th May with the acclaimed Their Finest. Lone Scherfig directs a first-class British cast, headed by Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy, and also starring Helen McCrory and Richard E…

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The Final Reel at the Shelley

THE Shelley Theatre at Boscombe, one of the most atmospheric venues in the region, hosts a fascinating event, a screening of Coda Films’ The Final Reel, on Saturday 6th May. The Heritage Lottery funded feature length documentary is narrated by the late great Sir John Hurt. It tells the story of how cinemas have developed…

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A Plastic Ocean on screen at Wimborne

IF you are worried about what happens to all those plastic bags and bottles and sprays and netting that Other People just throw away – and you are one of the people who tries to reuse and recycle plastic when you can – you will want to see a new feature-length documentary being screened in Dorset…

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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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