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LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA: FREE SECOND SHORT PREVIEW SCREENING ANNOUNCED

LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA: FREE SECOND SHORT PREVIEW SCREENING ANNOUNCED

Due to the popularity of this short preview event, we are pleased to announce that a second screening will now take place on Tuesday, 29 October at 6pm at the Rex Cinema.

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Dramatic Documentaries

Dramatic Documentaries

Documentaries have risen from the fiction film’s poor relation to becoming flagship cultural events, around which genuine social change can occur. This year the PFF has a number of documentaries, click read more to read on....

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An original take on kids entertainment

An original take on kids entertainment

If your prefer something more thoughtful and educational for your family entertainment, the film festival is where to look.  We can offer you the chance to see films that will transport you and your family across the world with ...

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Festival Alert - New Special Guest Announced!

Festival Alert - New Special Guest Announced!

We are thrilled to announce that Dame Janet Suzman will be joining Christopher Miles at the ME Research charity screening of Priest of Love on Sunday 20th October.

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Themes of Crossing Borders

Themes of Crossing Borders

The theme of a border is emphasised in a number of films such as Styx, where a group of African refugees meet a lone yachtswoman in their attempt to discover a new life in Europe. Read below for other films that fall under this theme.


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Themes of Music

Themes of Music

Films with much loved melodies and memorable rhythms, but which also remind us of the difficulties and dangers of stardom and global success. See the 7 films within our theme of music by clicking below on read more.





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Themes of the Environment

Themes of the Environment

Ecological sustainability is fast becoming the key concern of the 21st century and three of our films reflect this. Leonardo DiCaprio’s timely précis Before the Flood, deals with the complex concerns involved in global warming. Blue offers a beautiful hymn to the sea whilst warning us of the dangers of oceanic pollution, and The Biggest Little Farm portrays an uplifting story of an incredibly self-sustaining project in California.

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Themes of the Sea

Themes of the Sea

Films that give prominence to the sea make up one of our four themes this year, four of these films can be seen at Durlston - a recently refurbished castle overlooking the sea on the Jurassic Coast. A more perfect venue would be harder to find. Take a look at the films relating to the sea by clicking on read more.

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A warm welcome to our new venues for 2019

A warm welcome to our new venues for 2019

We are pleased and proud to welcome some new venues to this year's Purbeck Film Festival and we are excited to present these to you, with a great selection of films to choose from...

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FAMILY FILM TO OPEN THIS YEAR'S EVENTS BEFORE MAIN FEATURE

FAMILY FILM TO OPEN THIS YEAR'S EVENTS BEFORE MAIN FEATURE

We are delighted to announce a special FILM PREVIEW (by kind courtesy of Parkland Pictures) of The Biggest Little Farm, to open our 23rd Purbeck Film Festival. Join us on our opening day, Saturday, 19 October 2019 at 6pm, for this wonderful, vibrant and compelling family-friendly documentary which is to screen before our evening feature at 8.30pm. We would like to extend our thanks to Lotek for sponsoring this event screening.

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