Moving Pictures

Drummer Hodge at the Plaza

DORCHESTER’s 2014 community play Drummer Hodge is being shown in a one-off screening at the town’s Plaza Cinema on Friday 2nd August at 7.30pm.. Set in Dorchester at the end of the 19th century, Drummer Hodge was the story of three local families, the Popes, the Uffens and the Hodges, and the impact that the…

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Moviola in August

SOMETIMES Moviola’s monthly programme is dominated by one or two films – sometimes the choice is wide, and August is one of those. As always in high summer, there are fewer venues and fewer films on offer, a mix of recent releases and family-friendly hits. Mary Poppins Returns has the most screenings, at Hinton St…

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Good luck message from a local Lion King

THE Regent Centre at Christchurch has received a special “Good Luck” roar from the Lion King of the Isle of Wight, to celebrate the upcoming run of Disney’s new Lion King film, on screen at the art deco cinema from 9th to 15th August. “It’s going to be a roaring success!” says 12 year old…

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Christchurch Oscar winner talks about his Lion King

THE visual effects supervisor on Disney’s new photorealistic version of The Lion King will be on home ground when he comes to talk to audiences at Christchurch Regent Centre on Saturday 10th August. Elliot Newman, who was Visual Effects Supervisor on the new Lion King movie, who grew up in Christchurch, watching films like Twister…

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Pick’n’mix Moviola in July

MOVIOLA’s July programme looks like a run-down of the most popular and interesting films of the last six months, with no single film dominating the listings for the rural film project’s village hall and community centre circuit. The most popular films are Mary Poppins Returns and Sometimes, Always, Never – a film starring Bill Nighy,…

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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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