Curry & Film- A Street Cat Named Bob

Enjoy a curry at Shimla followed by your film:

 

Dir. Roger Spottiswoode, UK, 2016

 

Lovely, uplifting feel good film based on James Bowen's own story as a London street musician and recovering drug addict who is saved by a stray ginger cat.

Please book in advance.  Tickets available from Shimla or online.

Requiem for the American Dream

Dir. Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P Scott, Denmark, 2015

 

Absolutely gripping series of likely to be last conversations with America's most important and influential political philosopher, Noam Chomsky, with a vision of a society in accelerating decline and an urgent call to wake up to the power of corporations and the super-wealthy.

Keeper of the Flame

Dir. George Cukor, US, 1942

 

Real curiosity that ventures into Citizen Kane territory and presages the rise of Trump. Journalist Spencer Tracey reports on the life of a recently deceased super-patriot who wanted to be president, and builds a relationship with his widow, Katharine Hepburn. 

 

 

Last of the Summer Wine & Talk

Screening of an episode from the very first series of the TV series in 1973, starring Michael Bates. Plus talk by Dr Lynne Hibberd, Leeds Beckett University, whose research (with Dr Zoe Tew-Thompson), looks at way the programme affected collective memories of the Holmfirth.

Hell or High Water

Dir. David Mackenzie, US, 2016

Harking back to the great American films of the seventies, Jeff Bridges at his best in this taut, tense modern cops and robbers thriller with wonderful dialogue that has the feel of a western in a land of economic.

The Blue Lamp

Dir. Basil Dearden, UK, 1950

 

Newly remastered, this crime thriller centred on new police officer Andy Mitchell, his mentor, George Dixon, and young criminal hooligan, Dirk Bogarde, was immensely popular. The first film to look at the day-to-day activities of the police, it remains an interesting social document of the times.

 

Love & Friendship

Dir. Whit Stillman, Ireland, France, 2016

 

Witty, sophisticated version of Jane Austen's novella, Lady Susan, starring a deliciously racy Kate Beckinsale that makes for a hugely pleasurable costume drama. One of the best films of the year.

Moonlight

Dir. Barry Jenkins, US, 2016

The highly acclaimed Oscar winner is an insightful, compassionate and heartrending character study of a young black boy growing up in Miami. A genre-defying film that is visually splendid and brilliantly crafted.

In memory of Karen Summers Eight Days a Week (The Beatles) & Jab Jab

A special event in memory of long time committee member of the festival team and great film enthusiast Karen Summers, who passed away shortly after last year's Festival. Profits will go to the charity Bloodwise.  

Innocent, optimistic days, memories of the early sixties flood back in this wonderfully entertaining compilation of live footage and interviews chronicling the concerts of The Beatles, Karen's favourite group. 

Little Devil

Dir. Max Barber, UK, 2014

Multi-award-winning Brit Indie comedy drama in which a mischievous disabled girl (marvellously played by Samantha Ranka) absconds to London to find love but hooks up with a washed up male escort.

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