Thursday 22 February, 8pm
Movie Quiz Night (Doors open at 7.30pm)
Come and test your film knowledge in a relaxed atmosphere at the Festival’s opening event. With questions compiled by the Film Club’s own resident Quizmaster, using stills, film clips and soundtracks, it promises to be a great evening.
Friday 23 February, 8pm
Loving Vincent (Doors open at 7.30pm)
Animated Biographical Drama: 2017: Cert 12 : 95 mins
This BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated film is a stunning visual treat. The first ever fully oil-painted feature film brings Vincent Van Gogh’s extraordinary painting style vividly to life. It takes us through the artist’s last days and explores the mystery of his death. Starring: Robert Gulaczyk, Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Saoirse Ronan, Helen McCrory, Chris O’Dowd and directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman.
Saturday 24 February, 9.30am
Exciting morning session for younger people and families (Doors open 9.15am)
Young film makers competition
The winner in each of the Competition’s 3 age group categories (7-11, 12-15 and 16-18) will be announced and their winning entries shown.
We will also be showing Poles Apart (2017: 12 mns).
When a tough female polar bear and an enthusiastic male grizzly bear are brought together by changing habitats and lack of food in a melting Arctic, she has to decide whether the ‘grizzly’ is her food – or her friend. BAFTA 2018 winner for the Best British Short Animation – written, directed and animated by National Film & Television School graduate, Paloma Baeza, as well as Ser En Low.
Special Guest – David Yates
The director of the last four Harry Potter films and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them will be joining us in person to talk about his career in film making and take part in a Q&A session with the audience.
Saturday 24 February, 2pm
Paper Planes (Doors open at 1.30pm)
Children’s Drama: 2015: Cert U: 94 mins
An imaginative tale from Australia about a young boy’s passion for everything that flies and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan. A beautiful, lighthearted and funny film with Sam Worthington and David Wenham – and directed by Robert Connolly.
After the screening, we’ll be holding our very own paper plane flying competition with the audience!
Saturday 24 February, 8pm
Lars and the Real Girl (Doors open at 7.30pm)
Comedy Drama: 2007: Cert 12: 102 mins
Ryan Gosling provides a spectacular tour-de-force as a dysfunctional young man who only begins to blossom when he starts a “relationship” with an expensive life-size doll. When he takes the risk of introducing “Bianca” to the tightly-knit community in which he lives, the “relationship” is met with an unexpected response. Directed by Craig Gillespie, it also stars Emily Mortimer and Paul Schneider.
Sunday 25 February, 2pm
Victoria & Abdul (Doors open at 1.30pm)
Biographical Comedy Drama: 2017: Cert 12: 112 mins
Based on a true story about the controversial relationship between the elderly Queen Victoria and a handsome, young Indian clerk who joins the Royal Household. As their friendship – and the hostility towards it from others – deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. Directed by Stephen Frears, starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard & Tim Piggott-Smith.