The tense war thriller KAJAKI. The True Story, which won a load of five-star plaudits, is getting special screenings in Cornwall.
A new cinema along with more unique festivals that combine music, art, film and food are in store at the Exeter Phoenix, with a wedge of cash to increase its facilities.
Now in its fourth year of fringe arts festivities, the Arts on the Move Festival extravaganza at Exeter’s Poltimore House is gearing up to include film in its creative offering, and calling for submissions.
Torquay’s Norman McNamara took the world by storm with his Purple Angel Campaign, which raises awareness about dementia related illness. Now a new documentary aims to take the message further, and there’s a kickstarter campaign you can contribute to.
Plymouth’s Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s screenplay for the Foreign Language Oscar nominated film Ida ‘comes up with original angles on the legacy of the Holocaust in Poland”, says the BBC’s assessment.
There are few actors who could be more mesmerising than Deborah Kerr. So imagine the mesmerising Kerr being mesmerised! Couple this with creepy kids, Michael Redgrave and list of screenwriters which includes Truman Capote. That’s what Jack Clayton‘s 1961 film The Innocents is all about – plus the whole haunting thing.
Both watching and making films can be a creative and challenging release, and that sense of seeing what you’ve had a hand in on the big screen (or any screen for that matter) can be hard to beat. Couple that with a live performance, and you’re onto something special. This is just what’s going to happen in Bath when a group of young carers not only make a film, but perform a live soundtrack accompaniment to its screening.
You can’t swing a cape without hitting some superhero or another, but now Captain America himself, Chris Evans, is battling emotions rather than baddies in the new offbeat romantic comedy (that’s romcom to you), Playing it Cool.
The intriguing exhibition Art & Soul: Victorians and the Gothic exhibition at Exeter’s RAMM has spawned a series of gothic film screenings, accompanied by introductory talks.
Monday night movie experiences have to be one of the best ways to start the week. And when you see a film about the blurry lines between a real and imagined life at the end of mystery tour, the rest of the week will fade into a drab mire of a purely constructed reality.
It starts with climate change confusion and ends with intergalactic triumph, the sci fi camp of 1980’s ‘gliterball of day-glo lunacy that is Flash Gordon’ is a pleasure to behold. Especially when the Mondo Monday crowd are pulling the levers and twisting the dials as they circle to land their cinematic showdown on your psyche.
A replica of the titular maze in The Maze Runner is due to be created entirely out of chocolate fingers and built to the actual size of the model featured in the film to celebrate the film’s DVD and Blu-ray release.
Othello (which we’re unreliably informed was called The Big O by some geezer from Stratford) will be screened live via satellite from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s in Statford Upon Avon onto the big screen at the Exeter Picturehouse.
Beautiful and inspiring, Dartmoor can also be rather chilling – the dark moors, the cold wind, the isolation (not to mention the ponies!). That atmosphere of Dartmoor that has inspired Bafta winning filmmaker Peter Nicholson to set his film Dartmoor Killing on the famous South West moor.
If you fancy running your own neighbourhood cinema there’s no time like the present, and the new BFI Neighbourhood Cinema site is there to help you on your way.