Moving Pictures

Kinetics at New York festival

KINETICS, the film adapted from the stage play of the same name, by the Dorchester-based actor and writer Sue Wyle, is to be shown at the ReelAbilities film festival at New York. The festival, from 26th March to 6th April, has moved entirely online, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the shut-down of…

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Minima, live music for the silent screen

BRISTOL-based quartet Minima specialise in creating live accompaniment to screenings of silent films and there are two chances for Artsreach audiences to enjoy these spellbinding events, at Studland on Saturday 21st March and Alderholt on Sunday 29th. Minima, like the better-known Dodge Brothers with Mark Kermode, bring the excitement of live performance to the magic…

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The longest title

THE March film for Exmoor’s Cinema Obscura is The Sky Trembles and The Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes are not Brothers – described by the film society as “the longest title for a film we have ever shown” – on Sunday 15th at Wiveliscombe Primary School hall. Described by the reviewer in The Guardian…

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For Sama at Wincanton

SOUTH Somerset-based Where West Begins has one of its occasional pop-up film nights on Friday 6th March, International Women’s Day, showing the powerful Syrian documentary For Sama, at Wincanton. The film is described as an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war, “a love letter from a young mother to her daughter.”…

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Lies and Secrets – Moviola in March

THERE is a secretive, criminal edge to the March choice of films being screened by Moviola across this region. Most popular among the recent releases selected by the village and town promoters are Official Secrets, The Good Liar, the Judy Garland biopic Judy and the Daniel Craig country house murder Knives Out. Official Secrets stars…

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Adventures on the edge

MOUNTAIN lovers, thrill-seekers and armchair adventurers can all sit back in the comfort of a local cinema or arts centre and enjoy this year’s programmes from the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The next dates in the FTR  area are at  Bath Komedia on 4th and 5th March. The 2020 tour includes a new selection of…

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

HONITON’s Beehive Centre has a dementia-friendly nostalgic film afternoon on Thursday 27th February, when Bedknobs and Broomsticks will be shown, at 2pm. The classic Disney comedy musical from 1971, directed by Robert Stevenson, stars Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson and combines live action and animation.. It is based upon the books The Magic Bedknob; or,…

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Fighting for her future

A YOUNG mother who faces losing her job because her co-workers will receive a bonus if they vote for her to be made redundant is given a weekend to persuade them to change their minds. The Belgian film, Two Days, One Night, is the February choice for Exmoor’s Cinema Obscura film society, at Wiveliscombe Primary…

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Murnau classic at the Regent

THE Dodge Brothers are coming to the Regent Centre at Christchurch on Sunday 9th February with a special preview screening of City Girl, a classic black and white silent film by FW Murnau, accompanied by a new live score created by the group’s pianist and film music expert Neil Brand. The Dodge Brothers are an…

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