10 - 25 October 2014




Film Diary 2014

 
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Please note that EXHIBITION is being screened on Wednesday 22 October at Langton Matravers Village Hall not Thursday as shown in the brochure.




 

 


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The Rex Cinema welcomes actor Freddie Fox
Freddie Fox will be introduing the screening of his latest film
PRIDE
at the Rex Cinema
on
Tuesday 18 November at 6.00pm
Son of Edward Fox and Joanna David, Freddie Fox’s early screen career highlights include roles as singer Marilyn in a biopic about Boy George, King Louis XIII in The Three Musketeers, and Edwin Drood in The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  In 2012, he starred on the London stage as Oscar Wilde's young lover Lord Alfred Douglas in The Judas Kiss, opposite Rupert Everett.

Pride tells the true story of how a group of lesbian and gay activists joined forces with a small Welsh mining community in 1984, supporting them during their darkest hour. With standing ovations at both the Cannes and Toronto film festivals this BAFTA-tipped gem boasts a fine British cast including Freddie Fox, Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, Paddy Considine, Dominic West and rising stars George Mackay and Andrew Scott.

 
"Pride is going to make a serious dent in the upcoming awards season"

★★★★★

Wendy Ide, The Times

"Indescribably wonderful"

★★★★★

Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail

"Shamelessly entertaining, moving and funny... Truly lovely"

★★★★★
Dave Calhoun, Time Out
 
 
Tickets can be bought in advance through the Rex website: www.therex.co.uk or from the Rex Box Office, which is open from 45 minutes before every film screening.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 15:29
 
Short Film Winners
The Purbeck Shorts competition played to a packed Rex Cinema. Judges Rob Dartnall; documentary film maker and academic, Professor Jim Hunter, formerly Arts University Bournemouth, Tiffany Holmes, British Film Institute , Paul Hilton animation expert, AUB and Nick Beaumont, academic, BBC designer and producer deliberated long and hard in selecting the judges’ choices and the audience engaged in lively debate in choosing theirs. The results were;
 
Best Student Film: SHIPPING FORECAST, David Blanche/ Sarah Deane, UK

Audience Award, Best Animation: AGE OF RUST, Alessanddro Matte & Francesco Aber, Italy

Audience Award, Best Short Feature: GROWN UPS, Javier Marco, Spain

Judges’ Award, Best Animation: SHIPPING FORECAST, Blanche/ Deane, UK

Judges’ Award, Best Film 2014: GROWN UPS, Javier Marco, Spain.

The judges commented that Grown Ups exhibited flair, originality, good acting, suspense and Shipping Forecast, beautiful technique combined bravely with a poignant personal story.

Special mention also goes to:

Das Was Bleibt; Felix Ruple, Germany

Bebe a Tout Prix; Guilaume Cliquot, France

Conscription; Nick Ramey, USA
Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014 13:28
 
Launch of the 2014 Festival

The Purbeck film festival got off to a wonderful start with a national premier of Emma Thompson’s film, Effie Grey, introduced by the British screen legend, Edward Fox.

Edward, President of the Rex Cinema and great supporter of the festival, praised the programme saying that even in London you would find it hard to see films of such high quality as those in PFF’s 2 weeks. The 2 galas played to packed houses and the weekend culminated in a wonderful Day in Venice, with John Julius Norwich and director, Christopher Miles. 
Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 09:57
 
Stoborough Village Hall Film Night
The Purbeck Film Festival’s screenings in community venues began last night - Saturday 11 October.

Once again, Stoborough Village Hall was buzzing with a record FULL (and it was) house basking in the warm Italian sunshine for the screening of ‘Under The Tuscan Sun’.

Villagers and visitors alike expressed appreciation of the transformation of the Stoborough village hall into a cinema for the evening. 

Many thanks to Chrissy & Steve Widmer for ‘hosting’ such a successful evening – the wine was excellent and so were The Purbeck Ice Creams!
Last Updated on Sunday, 12 October 2014 12:00
 
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