Nobody, but nobody talks like Cary Grant. Not even Captain Scarlet or Tony Curtis. The way nobody talks like that is the central theme to the Bill Douglas Memorial Lecture on the magic of cinema in the 1920s and 1930s.[Read more…] about The magic of cinema, nobody talks like the West Country’s Cary Grant | Free talk at the Bill Douglas museum
Not only does the English Riviera Film Festival have a full to overflowing opening day at Paignton’s Palace Theatre on Saturday, October 27, but the film-related fun continues for two weeks, exploring the depth and breadth of film in the English Riviera cultural enclave.[Read more…] about 2 weeks of film events at the English Riviera Film Festival 2018
You turn up for the tunes, but you stay for chilling suspense of John Carpenter flicks, which are getting dusted off and spruced up for a brand new 4k restoration.[Read more…] about John Carpenter films get a spruce up for Halloween screenings
Say hello, wave goodbye all from the confort of your local cinema-plex because those synth-pop pioneers Soft Cell will be broadcasting their ‘only and last EVER show, as well as their first in 15 years’ live by satellite to a screen near you (check out the map).[Read more…] about Say Hello, Wave Goodbye for One Final Time, as Soft Cell bow out live, by satellite to a screen near you
Cinema can transport us far beyond our wildest imagination, says the blurb for some new vintage sci-fi screenings at the Picturehouse cinemas, which is why filmmakers have always been obsessed with re-imagining outer space.[Read more…] about Re-imagining outer space with Vintage Sundays at Picturehouses
How long is a piece of string? In terms of the RoughCut 60 Second Film Challenge, it is, funnily enough 60 seconds. Scriptwriter Tom Eastwood tied that up with his film The String, which bagged top prize. We caught up with him to find out about his big, big, short film.[Read more…] about Heart of string, Tom Eastwood talks about his Roughcut 60 Second Film Challenge winning film The String
Have beard with travel, or rather in the case of Dan A Beard, search beard, will travel. And fresh from its success in New York, the short film Beard Envy is popping home for the English Riviera Film Festival.[Read more…] about Catch Beard Envy at the English Riviera Film Festival
With so much computing and creative power sitting in your pocket, the question is, are you getting the most of it? But who has the time and/or inclination? To ease those concerns, Cornwall Film Festival
This autumn, Exeter Phoenix is offering two fantastic opportunities for teenagers aged 16-19 to take their first steps into the professional world of filmmaking and exhibition.[Read more…] about Just a love of film needed: 16-19 year olds get film experience
The Exeter Picturehouse has joined the city’s Studio 74 to offer free cinema tickets as part of National Lottery Cinema Day on Sunday, September 30. Check out if your local screening centre is taking part. Here’s what the Exeter Picturehouse picturepeople say…[Read more…] about Exeter Picturehouse opens its doors with free cinema tickets for National Lottery Cinema Day
It’s heart-warming to hear cinema pundit legend Mark Kermode extolling his enthusiasm for The Bill Douglas Museum at Exeter University.[Read more…] about Mark Kermode’s new favourite thing – The Bill Douglas Museum
Mix a super buddy movie with an enlightening road trip, and still you’re nowhere near the fascinating documentary Faces Places, which comes to Plymouth Arts Centre supported by an amazing line-up at the next Reclaim The Frame gig.[Read more…] about Faces Places, film and photos at Reclaim The Frame screening
The best in contemporary artists’ filmmaking will be showcased at venues, including the Exeter Phoenix, across the UK from 10 October -4 December as part of the Film London Jarman Award tour.[Read more…] about Shortlisted artists for the 2018 Jarman Award on UK-wide tour
There’s a special prize on offer for Devon filmmakers amidst the international offerings at the 2018 English Riviera Film Festival.[Read more…] about Special prize for Devon filmmakers in Riviera Film Festival
Exeter Phoenix’s independent cinema, Studio 74, is offering film fans a chance to catch the latest movies for free on Sunday 30 September, as part of National Lottery Cinema Day.[Read more…] about Free cinema tickets on offer at Exeter Phoenix’s Studio 74
Listening to the news and watching the Brexit tragi-farce unfold, you’d think that nobody anywhere in the UK voted to stay in the EU. That’s just another of those myths that seems to be flying around. In fact 48% were unswayed by the mendacious messages of Brexit – some of which were on buses. Those forgotten 48-ers are the focus of the film Postcards from the 48%, which is at Studio 74, Exeter, with a Q&A with the director accompanying one of the screenings.[Read more…] about Remember Brexit? Postcards From The 48% in Exeter
The late September blush of short film that is the Encounters film fest has spawned its first batch of tickets.[Read more…] about Encounters 2018 | First tickets for trend-setting short film fest
The Moment, a Plymouth-based creative studio, has created and produced an animated film which is featuring on the BBC Ideas website.[Read more…] about Plymouth studio The Moment creates animated film for the BBC
“If you could die to save your wife, I’m sure you would,” ends the eerie and compelling trailer to Winter Ridge, which was dug into the darker side of an Exmoor setting and is getting a cinema run that kicks off in Somerset on September 7.[Read more…] about Winter Ridge | South West opening for tense psychological thriller filmed on Exmoor
Brace yourself for The Knockout, a new feature film being shot in Devon, which promises to jab at the emotions through a punchy, kicky, boxy journey (… it features kickboxing).
The Silent Child, bagged the 2018 Academy Award for Best Short Film and is part of a selection of Encounters: Deaf Shorts Showcase short films from the Encounters Film Festival 2017 programme that all represent Deafness not as the main form of conflict but as part of a wider narrative, on at Studio 74 at the Exeter Phoenix.
The filmmakers come from both Deaf and hearing backgrounds and together their work presents a unique representation of the Deaf community in the 21st Century.
This screening will have captioned subtitles and be introduced in British Sign Language.
The programme includes: Swimming in the Desert, Hitch, Nevith the Dragon, The Silent Child, 4, Silent Laughs, The Song for Single (å•èº«æƒ…æŒ), and Signs of an Affair.
The deaf shorts screening takes place on Tuesday, July 17. For times and tickets and more about the films pop over to the Exeter Phoenix site.
The benefits of sitting in a cool, dark room can be often overlooked. Throw in a heap of fab flicks, and you’re really talking! Some people would pay a king’s, queen’s, or democratically elected leader’s ransom for such an opportunity. At Studio 74 in the Exeter Phoenix you can enjoy the dark room plus film privilege for just a fiver. Here’s how they sell it…
Sequels can be tricky, but The Cove 2 seems to have picked up exactly where The Cove finished off, with the same energy, eclectic humour and bizarre world. The Cove 2 is also from the same creative team led by writer director Ryan Martin.
The Plymouth College of Art Pre-Degree Show, featuring work by graduating Pre-Degree (A-Level equivalent) students aged 16 to 19, taking place this week, is free and open to members of the public in the college’s Palace Court campus, on Buckwell Street.
A summer evening spent lounging in Exeter’s Northernhay Gardens watching some of the biggest and the best movies in one of the season’s treats. Which is why the week-long Big Screen In The Park is such a treat. Here’s the blurb…