Moving Pictures

Dodge Brothers get Hell’s Hinges swinging

ONE of the great silent western movies gets a new score played live by The Dodge Brothers at Bridport’s Electric Palace on Sunday 16th June at 7pm. The screening of the 1916 classic Hell’s Hinges, directed by and starring William S Hart, follows last autumn’s first silent black and white film, Beggars Of Life, screened…

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Seventy years of Lyme Regis on film

AS a film location, Lyme Regis is best known for the iconic scene in The French Lieutenant’s Woman, with a wind-swept and haunted Meryl Streep looking out to sea on The Cobb. But the town has had starring roles in two other films, 70 years apart. A few weeks ago, the national press was full…

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Summer 1993 ends Cinema Obscura season

THE final film of the 2018-19 season for Exmoor’s adventurous Cinema Obscura film society Summer 1993 directed by Carla Simon, on Sunday 14th April at Wiveliscombe Primary School Hall. The film, which is in Spanish Catalan with English subtitles, follows the experiences of six-year-old Frida who watches in silence as the last objects from her…

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Moviola in April

FROM two of the great stars of the early silver screen to a dark drama about a superficially perfect marriage, the Moviola programme for April has some great films on offer. The most popular film in the region is Stan and Ollie, starring an almost unrecognisable Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C Reilly…

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First solo show for Dorset artist

IT would be hard to think of a finer setting for an exhibition of wildlife paintings than the Barn Gallery at Sculpture by the Lakes, at Pallington near Dorchester, where Dorset artist Julie Brunn has her first ever solo show, on until Saturday 6th April. After qualifying with a fine art degree from Birmingham in…

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Seven decades of film projection

AT 82, could John Newcombe be Britain’s oldest cinema projectionist? John has been showing films since 1952 – and at 82 he’s still working regular shifts at Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts. His first break came as a teenage rewind boy in the ABC cinema in Northampton where his job was to physically remove…

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Kitty Macfarlane and more at the David Hall

THE David Hall at South Petherton has an eclectic March programme, continuing with Somerset’s rising folk star Kitty Macfarlane on Saturday 16th March. Kitty’s songs combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries, driven by her own fingerpicked guitar. Handbags and Glad Rags, on Friday…

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