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Lean on Pete
Runtime: 121mins   Rating: 15
MEAL & MOVIE EVENT
Enjoy a 2 course meal, chosen from the night's special film festival menu, in the conservatory bar before the film. Meal booked in advance only through The Grand Hotel on 01929 423353. Ticket includes meal and film. Film only tickets available direct from the Grand Hotel. Lean on Pete is a 2017 British drama set and filmed in Oregan and based on the novel by Willy Vlautin. It follows a 15 year old boy who begins to work at a stable and befriends an ailing... Read More
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Tickets & Info: All tickets must be bought through The Grand Hotel on 01929 423 353.
Enjoy a 2 course meal, chosen from the night's Special Film Festival Menu, in the Conservatory Bar before the film. Meal booked in advance only through the Grand Hotel on 01929 423 353. Grand Hotel, Swanage
Mon 22nd Oct 18:00

Chimes at Midnight (Campanadas a medianoche)
Runtime: 113mins   Rating: U
Patron's Choice: Sarah Crofts

The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa... Read More
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The Rex, Wareham
Mon 22nd Oct 19:15

Moulin Rouge
Runtime: 127mins   Rating: 12A
A unique opportunity to view the film in the beautiful Grade 1 Listed 16th Century Country House, Creech Grange. Norman Hayward has very kindly offered exclusive use of his private cinema. The film will be preceded by a welcoming glass of bubbly and canapés. Limited tickets available, advance booking essential. Also screening at this venue: Tom Jones at 7.30pm on Monday 15th. The year is 1899, and Christian, a young English writer, has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution... Read More
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Creech Grange Country House
Mon 22nd Oct 19:30

All the President's Men
Runtime: 133mins   Rating: 15
Sponsored by Love Cake who will provide delicious cake for this film.

Two green reporters and rivals working for the Washington Post, Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman), research the botched 1972 burglary of the Democratic Party Headquarters at the Watergate apartment complex. With the help of a mysterious source, code-named Deep Throat (Hal Holbrook), the two reporters make a connection between the burglars and a White House staffer. Despite dire... Read More
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The Rex, Wareham
Tue 23rd Oct 11:15

Even When I Fall
Runtime: 93mins   Rating: 12A
The incredible story of Saraswoti and Sheetal, trafficking survivors who reclaim skills that once came at a high cost: they were slaves in Indian circuses, sold as children. Now freed, together they form Nepal's first circus. Price includes welcome drink, two course scrumptious buffet and film. Booking... Read More
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The 29029 Restaurant, Sandford
Tue 23rd Oct 19:00

BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute)
Runtime: 143mins   Rating: 15
Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early... Read More
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The Rex, Wareham
Tue 23rd Oct 19:15

Edie
Runtime: 102mins   Rating: 12A
SPECIAL GUEST Q&A with Director Simon Hunter.

Sponsored by Tom's Field Campsite & Shop

Edie (Sheila Hancock) has spent 40 years trapped in a colourless life in England, tending to her controlling husband (Donald Pelmear) after his stroke. When he passes away and her daughter (Wendy Morgan) tries to send her to a care home, she packs an old camping bag, leaves her life behind and embarks on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven... Read More
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Durlston Castle, Swanage
Tue 23rd Oct 19:30

The Post
Runtime: 116mins   Rating: 12A
In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four US Presidents.
At the time, the Post’s Katherine Graham (Streep) was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee (Hanks), the paper’s volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of... Read More
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Harmans Cross Village Hall
Tue 23rd Oct 19:30

Loving Vincent
Runtime: 94mins   Rating: 12A
“We cannot speak other than by our paintings” Written by Vincent van Gogh in a letter the week before his death

The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by professional oil-painters who travelled from all across Europe to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings, is his... Read More
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St Aldhem's Church
Tue 23rd Oct 19:30

The Old Dark House
Runtime: 72mins   Rating: PG
Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family... Read More
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The Lighthouse Poole
Tue 23rd Oct 20:15

Faces, Places (Visages villages)
Runtime: 94mins   Rating: PG
Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely... Read More
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The Lighthouse Poole
Wed 24th Oct 17:45

Hands Over the City (Le mani sulla città)
Runtime: 101mins   Rating: PG
Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a... Read More
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The Rex, Wareham
Wed 24th Oct 18:00

Darkest Hour
Runtime: 125mins   Rating: PG
Sponsored by Pine Martin Grange

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the... Read More
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Sandford Heritage Hall
Wed 24th Oct 18:15

To Kill A Mockingbird
Runtime: 129mins   Rating: PG
Info: Ring venue for food options and payments. Booking essential. Based on the beautiful classic novel by Harper Lee, this utterly timeless adaptation tells the story of Atticus Finch, a lawyer in depression-era Alabama, who chooses to defend an innocent black man against an undeserved rape charge, while also defending the innocence of his spirited children from the prejudices of their... Read More
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Tickets from The Orchard Café at Holme for Gardens 01929 554 716 ext 3 or email.
Call between 9.00am - 11.30am and 2.30pm - 5.00pm (payment can be done over the phone at these times) or email: Orchard@holmeforgardens.co.uk Holme for Gardens - The Orchard
Wed 24th Oct 18:30

The Truth (La Verite)
Runtime: 130mins   Rating: 15
Dominique Marceau is on trial for the murder of Gilbert Tellier. The counsels duel relentlessly, elaborating explanations for why the pretty, idle and fickle girl killed the talented and ambitious conductor freshly graduated from the conservatory. Was it passion, vengeance, desperation, an accident? The acquaintances of Gilbert testify, as well as Dominique's former lovers, and her sister, Annie, the studious violin player engaged to Gilbert. The evidence they give progressively paints a more... Read More
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The Lighthouse Poole
Wed 24th Oct 20:00

I as in Icarus (I... comme Icare)
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: 12
Sponsored by Humphries Kirk Solicitors and Arbitrators

Conspiracy thriller inspired by the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK. After a fictional president is assassinated, a determined, tough prosecutor investigates the emerging conspiracy behind it. With... Read More
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The Rex, Wareham
Wed 24th Oct 20:30

Stop Frame Animation Workshop with Jessica Mountfield
Rating:
STOP FRAME ANIMATION 'MONSTERSAUR' WORKSHOP WITH JESSICA MOUNTFIELD. Jess is a talented Arts University Bournemouth graduate, working at Karrot - a vibrant BAFTA and Emmy Award Winning London Animation Studio. They have produced animations such as Sarah & Duck (Winner - Kidscreen Awards) and The Snowy Day, and have created idents around The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears! They provide animation services to Channel 5, Amazon and Nickelodeon. Jess also recently completed an internship... Read More
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The Etches Museum of Jurassic Marine Life
Thu 25th Oct 11:00

Monsters Inc
Runtime: 92mins   Rating: U
Loveable Sulley (John Goodman) and his wisecracking sidekick Mike wazowski (Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, it's the monsters who are scared silly, and it's up to Sulley and Mike to keep her out of site and get her back home (Dir. Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich, USA, 2001, 1 hr 32 mins) Tickets here on the website, from the PFF box office at the Rex... Read More
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The Etches Museum of Jurassic Marine Life
Thu 25th Oct 14:30

The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet)
Runtime: 96mins   Rating: PG
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black... Read More
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The Lighthouse Poole
Thu 25th Oct 17:45

AlphaGo
Runtime: 90mins   Rating: TBC
SCREENING BY KIND COURTESY OF PRODUCER, SUBMARINE PRODUCTIONS

On March 9, 2016, the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea. The best-of-five-game competition, coined The DeepMind Challenge Match, pitted a legendary Go master against an AI program that was still learning to play the world’s most complex board game. AlphaGo chronicles a journey from the backstreets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of Google DeepMind in London, and, ultimately, to... Read More
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The Rex, Wareham
Thu 25th Oct 18:00

Loving Vincent
Runtime: 94mins   Rating: 12A
“We cannot speak other than by our paintings” Written by Vincent van Gogh in a letter the week before his death

The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by professional oil-painters who travelled from all across Europe to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings, is his... Read More
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Tickets from The Orchard Café at Holme for Gardens 01929 554 716 ext 3 or email.
Call between 9.00am - 11.30am and 2.30pm - 5.00pm (payment can be done over the phone at these times) or email: Orchard@holmeforgardens.co.uk Holme for Gardens - The Orchard
Thu 25th Oct 18:30

Crowhurst
Runtime: 103mins   Rating: 12A
1968: An inexperienced sailor enters a round the world race which he fears he won't be able to complete yet alone win. In order to save his dignity, he decides to cheat to come last but things don't go according to... Read More
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Durlston Castle, Swanage
Thu 25th Oct 19:30

Manifesto
Runtime: 95mins   Rating: 15
Preview Screening plus private view of Tate Modern artworks and live on-stage conversation with director Julian Rosefeldt and leading cultural critic.
From acclaimed visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, “Manifesto” features two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett in 13 distinct, must-see vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements. From anchorwoman to homeless man, from Pop Art to Dogma 95, a chameleonic Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as... Read More
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The Lighthouse Poole
Thu 25th Oct 20:00

Cold War (Zimna wojna)
Runtime: 88mins   Rating: 15
Patron's Choice: Karen Wright

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched, set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and... Read More
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The Rex, Wareham
Thu 25th Oct 20:15

My Pure Land
Rating: 15
Three women must take up arms to defend their land from the men who want to take it from... Read More
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The Rex, Wareham
Fri 26th Oct 18:00

Finding Your Feet
Runtime: 111mins   Rating: 12A
Finding Your Feet is an upcoming 2017 comedy-drama directed by Richard Loncraine from an original screenplay by Nick Moorcroft and Meg Leonard. The film stars Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie and Joanna... Read More
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Corfe Castle Village Hall
Fri 26th Oct 19:30

The Florida Project
Runtime: 112mins   Rating: 15
Supported by Borough of Poole and Hamworthy Friday Film Nights

Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moonee’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her... Read More
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Hamworthy Library
Fri 26th Oct 19:30

Carnage
Runtime: 79mins   Rating: 15
Carnage is a razor sharp, biting comedy centered on parental differences. After two boys duke it out on a playground, the parents of the "victim" invite the parents of the "bully" over to work out their issues. A polite discussion of childrearing soon escalates into verbal warfare, with all four parents revealing their true colors. None of them will escape the... Read More
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The Old Stables - Swanage
Fri 26th Oct 19:30

Get Out
Runtime: 104mins   Rating: 15
Halloween Horror! Sponsored by Conker Spirit: Free welcome glass of Conker Spirit on arrival to calm your nerves!

In Universal Pictures' Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend's family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his... Read More
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Durlston Castle, Swanage
Fri 26th Oct 19:30

In The Fade
Runtime: 106mins   Rating: 18
Patrons' Choice: Sarah & John Wootton

After the death of her family in a terrorist attack, Katja’s life falls apart. Her friends and extended family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Katja struggles as she endures the trial against the two suspects: a young couple... Read More
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The Rex, Wareham
Fri 26th Oct 20:15

Stop Frame Animation Workshop with Richard Haynes
Rating: LIVE
Led by special guest Richard Haynes who is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in BA (Hons) Animation Production at the Arts University Bournemouth and whose work includes Roary the Racing Car, Postman Pat, Shaun the Sheep, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! and Early Man. Learn how to animate a character from modelling clay and film it in a spooky backdrop. Please bring along a memory stick as it may be possible to download your animation on the day. 10am - 2pm | Age 8 years and... Read More
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Durlston Country Park Learning Centre, Swanage
Sat 27th Oct 10:00

A Fantastic Woman
Runtime: 104mins   Rating: 15
Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. They are in love and planning for the future. After celebrating Marina's birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion. The doctors and Orlando's family don't trust her. A woman detective... Read More
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The Rex, Wareham
Sat 27th Oct 18:00

In Between (Bar Bahar)
Runtime: 103mins   Rating: 15
Patrons' Choice: Steve and Gabrielle Peskin

Purbeck Film Festival Closing Gala event with Special Guests Olivia Hetreed (Girl With A Pearl Earring) and Andy Paterson (The Railway Man). Introduction and Q&A after the film screening.

Andy Paterson was born in 1960 in the UK. He is a British Film Producer and Assistant Director, known for the Railway Man (2013), Girl With A Pearl Earring (2003) and Burning Man (2011). He is married to Olivia Hetreed.
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The Rex, Wareham
Sat 27th Oct 20:15

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