Those beezer folks at the Exeter Picturehouse are offering D+Cineastes another chance to see a coupla excellent recent releases with a strong Devon connection as part of their South West Connections thingy.
One of the best documentaries of the last few years, Deep Water proved a hit when first screened in December. It tells the story of amateur yachtsman Donald Crowhurst and his ill-fated (ie, chuffing bonkers) attempt to win the first solo round the world non-stop yacht race in his purpose-built boat.
Crowhurst set sail from Teignmouth in October 1968 and was quickly beset by problems – to say the least! Deep Water will be showing at the Picturehouse from January 29 until February 1.
Screening the following week, on February 7 and 8, is the award-winning Brothers Of The Head, a haunting fictional rockumentary, about two exploited brothers, conjoined twins, who shake things up with their fierce, visceral live performances. Y’know, a bit like Right Said Fred.
In the film, the brothers are from East Anglia, but the two lead actors, Harry and Luke Treadaway, real-life twins (but not conjoined), actually hail from Crediton. That’s interesting, ain’t it?
See tomorrow’s Arthouse Roundup for booking details and screening times.
Posted by Thin White Duke