Tangent Room, the maths molding, mind-warping, multi-award winning Swedish indie sci-fi is getting a very special one-off screening in Cornwall, followed by a followed by a Q&A with the director Björn Engström.[Read more…] about Tangent Room, Swedish indie sci-fi get Calstock Arts screening
As part of the combo Picturehouse / Empire 30 – the two-film centred orgs hit the troublesome 30s in the same year and have combined for a multi-season of special flicks to share their celebrations. Hold onto your floatables, because next up is a sci-fi season[Read more…] about May the 4th… Picturehouse / Empire sci-fi season lifts off
Academy Award-shortlisted animator Tim Pattinson has been appointed as Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Animation at Plymouth College of Art.[Read more…] about PCA appoints Academy Award-shortlisted Animation leader
After a 10-year hiatus, the ¡Viva! Tour of UK cinemas is back, with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.[Read more…] about ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American film festival in Exeter
Richard Squires explores the outsider, hysterical masculinity, and non-hetero stereotypes in his creative documentary Doozy. Taking Hanna Barbera cartoons and Paul Lynde as a starting point, the film is a visually rich exploration of the issues raised. We were fascinated, so sent our pigeons off with questions about main character Clovis and who is Richard’s fave Hanna Barbera villain, plus more…[Read more…] about ‘Inverts and treacherous homos’: Doozy takes on cartoon villainy
Ecosse Films’ upcoming six-part drama The Trial of Christine Keeler for BBC One, which takes a fresh look at the 1960’s ‘Profumo Affair’, has wrapped following 17 weeks of filming at The Bottle Yard Studios and a host of Bristol locations.[Read more…] about The Trial of Christine Keeler wraps Bristol shoot
As the highly anticipated third Hellboy film is set to hit the screens, it’s refreshing to know that the South West played its part in producing a cult-ish blockbuster.[Read more…] about Hellboy, new sizzler part-shot in the South West
Woo-hoo Birds’ Eye View’s Reclaim The Frame is back and it has extended its reach beyond (the new) Plymouth Arts Centre cinema. The next instalment of the initiative is an event screening of The Kindergarten Teacher, starring Maggie Gyllenhall.[Read more…] about Reclaim The Frame now in Exeter as well as Plymouth!
Brush off your picnic blanket, the Exeter Phoenix has announced that Big Screen In The Park is back this August, bringing outdoor cinema fun to Exeter. The event will take over Northernhay Gardens from 1– 10 August.[Read more…] about Big Screen In The Park is back in Exeter!
Mark Jenkin’s Bait, set in Cornwall, the debut feature from Bristol production company Early Day Films, will have its North American Premiere in New York this week, following critical success at Berlin International Film festival.[Read more…] about Bait: debut feature gets North American Premiere after Berlin
There’s a rare chance to catch a screening of A Cottage on Darmoor with a live performance by Wurlitza at the Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University.[Read more…] about A Cottage On Dartmoor with Wurlitza soundtrack in Plymouth
Films you’ve never seen, in places you’ve never been, intrigue the Craft Cinema people, who explore cinema and geography throughout the country. Their next pop up is at the atmospheric medieval Exe bridge as part of the city’s Mikrofest.[Read more…] about Craft Cinema explore Exe medieval site for Mikrofest screening
This March, the Exeter Phoenix’s independent cinema, Studio 74, welcomes back The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme for a series of six screenings offering you the chance to experience Japan through cinema.[Read more…] about A season of Japanese cinema in Exeter
You’d think that sexism had seen its day. We’re surprised it made it out of the crater that did for the dinosaurs. Sporty sea story Maiden is the documentary of skipper Tracy Edwards and her all-women team in the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. The film is getting a satellite Q&A for International Women’s Day at the Exeter Picturehouse.[Read more…] about Maiden | Inspirational doc with Q&A on Int Women’s Day
Burning, a mystery drama ‘that is so much more than your usual thriller’, is putting some of that ‘much more’ up front at the Exeter Phoenix with 3 giveaways. As if you need enticing to a film that lit up the Cannes Film Festival.[Read more…] about 3 giveaways with Burning at the Exeter Phoenix
The Shextreme Film Tour is bringing highlights of the Shextreme Film Festival to the South West, calling into Cornwall and Devon.[Read more…] about Shextreme Film Tour: a celebration of women in adventure
Dinner and a movie = classic date night. You sit in the dark, maybe have a cuddle and then you both have something to talk about afterwards over dinner and a glass of bubbly. That’s the beauty of a Valentine’s Day film date… or any film date, really.[Read more…] about Snuggle up at the cinema for your Valentine’s Day film date!
A quick round-up of the films and special events that are taking place in Devon and Cornwall for the month of February. Some of the gems, one-offs, Q&As
Capernaum is a gripping tale of living on the edge and struggling. It could also help sharpen your empathy muscles. The multi-award winning film is a hot tip for the Oscars, too. And you can catch it in Exeter.[Read more…] about Capernaum: a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit
The Legend of Jan Tregeagle is a new stop motion animated film from Odd Planet Studios. It’s ‘an exciting retelling of a classic Cornish legend, and the first in a series of tales from deepest, darkest Cornwall’.[Read more…] about A Cornish tale come-uppance and redemption: The Legend of Jan Tregeagle
Actor Katherine Drake is full of surprises when we meet up. Her variety of roles are surprising enough, ranging from comedy to drama; from super-patient girlfriend to money-grabbing sister. But I didn’t expect we’d end up chatting about about Cornish Zombies, or Lady Macbeth. Or that she’s now entered the world of film production.[Read more…] about Fearsome is always fun: Katherine Drake (interview)
Plymouth Arts Centre cinema is reborn in the new location of Plymouth College of Art in what is nothing more than a little miracle.[Read more…] about A little miracle: Plymouth Arts Centre indie cinema reborn
Sitting as a homage to classic silent film plus an inspiration for an Oscar winner, Sidewalk Stories is getting an airing at the Barn, Dartingon.[Read more…] about Sidewalk Stories: influential classic get a screening
‘We will share your story: Freedom through Football’, reads a picture in the trailer to Balls, Barriers and Bulldozers, which is at the Exeter Phoenix with a Q&A. We’d also add film to that.[Read more…] about Freedom through Football… and film… in the West Bank