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FESTIVAL GUESTS: DIRECTOR OF "MAUDIE", AISLING WALSH; ANDY GENT, HEAD PUPPET MAKER OF "FANTASTIC MR FOX"; AND PRODUCER OF THEIR FINEST, STEPHEN WOOLLEY, COMING IN PERSON TO THE REX
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SOLD OUT EVENTS: ANDY GENT PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOPS 23/10/17 >> DOUGH 25/10/17 >> THE DRESSMAKER 25/10/17 >> ETCHES CLAYMATION WORKSHOP 26/10/17 >> STOP FRAME ANIMATION WORKSHOP 28/10/11
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Parched - an uplifting drama

Parched - an uplifting drama

"Attentive writing and sturdy performances, the director’s characters are so compellingly realized that it’s easy to succumb to the film’s hopefulness" Nick Schager, Variety.
Parched is a poignant, hard-hitting Indian film designed to inspire women’s empowerment. Set against the backdrop of a rural village run by male chauvinists, the drama focuses on three women who become friends and then activists in their own quest for liberation.

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Director Aisling Walsh will introduce Maudie at The Rex

Director Aisling Walsh will introduce Maudie at The Rex

Director of Maudie, Aisling Walsh, will be introducing the film and taking part in a Q&A after the screening at The Rex Cinema on Friday 27th October. Maudie is the true story of the Canadian self-taught artist Maud Lewis, who was severely disabled by arthritis. The film has been praised for outstanding performances by Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke.


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Like Father, Like Son: Gripping Family Drama

Like Father, Like Son: Gripping Family Drama

"When Kore-eda’s film screened in Cannes, it prompted the loudest reactions yet from the habitually noisy crowd: rippling laughter throughout, sustained applause at the close, and a steady refrain of goosey honks as attendees cleared their tear-streaming noses." Robbie Collin, Film Critic, The Telegraph

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My Life as a Courgette

My Life as a Courgette

Described as "Ken Loach for kids" by it's debut Swiss Director Claude Barras, this Oscar nominated family film will break the hearts of audiences but will quickly become a personal favourite.





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What's on over October Half Term

What's on over October Half Term

Come to The Rex on Sunday 22nd October to see Andy Gent talk about behind the scenes on his work with Wes Anderson on "Fantastic Mr Fox" and see props and puppets used in the making of the film. Tickets selling fast!

Plus you can watch "Ice Age 5: Collision Course" at The Etches or try something more grown up with "My Life as a Courgette".




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The MESSENGER takes flight in the UK

The MESSENGER takes flight in the UK

"You will be impressed with the beautiful images of THE MESSENGER and by its compelling stories. You will wonder why are we doing this to the planet? This powerful film will convince many about the need to act for migrant bird conservation across the globe". Carles Carboneras, RSPB. We are pleased to share the great news that THE MESSENGER opens in UK Cinemas on Thursday the 26th of October at the Rex Cinema during the Purbeck Film Festival in Wareham. Includes Q&A plus demonstration of the Biotrack 'geo-locator' tracking device...

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Producer Stephen Woolley in person at The Rex

Producer Stephen Woolley in person at The Rex

Academy Award-nominated and Bafta-winning producer Stephen Woolley is coming in person for the closing screening of Their Finest on Sunday 29th October. It will be a golden opportunity for anybody interested in film, particularly British film, to listen to discussions and ask questions about the workings of the industry, the work of the film producer and Stephen Woolley’s eventful career.

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WIN A LUXURY LODGE BREAK IN PURBECK

WIN A LUXURY LODGE BREAK IN PURBECK

Burnbake Forest Lodges and Purbeck Film Festival have teamed up to offer you the chance to win a four night midweek break for up to six people. Pick up your competition entry card at one of our events.


Winner will be posted on this website and www.burnbakelodges.com on 1st November 2017.

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DURLSTON CASTLE - FINE FOUNDATION GALLERY

DURLSTON CASTLE - FINE FOUNDATION GALLERY

Friday, 13th to Sunday, 29th October, from 10.30am to 5pm daily. Visit our supporting exhibition of film



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THE ETCHES COLLECTION, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life

THE ETCHES COLLECTION, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life

This year we are proud to announce the Festival's collaboration with The Etches Collection....



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