12 - Suitable for 12 and over

Festival Films at VENUE TBC

Sat, 20/05/2017 - 7:00pm

Dir. George Englund, US, 1971 

Dr Lee Brought is back to introduce to the first and only Electric Psychedelic western with two gunfighters who experience surreal visions on their journey through the West. Music from Country Joe and the Fish and the James Gang.

Now being held at Hot Banana

Sat, 20/05/2017 - 7:30pm

Dir. Denzel Washington, US, 2016

The Pulitzer-winning play becomes a Great American Film in the hands of director/actor Denzel Washington. Multi-award winner, brilliant acting from Viola Davis and spellbinding language in a drama of 1950s' working-class Afro-America.

Sun, 21/05/2017 - 5:15pm

Dir. Makoo Shinkai (Japan 2013 46mins 12)

Stunning anime film about a high school student who skips school to sketch in a rainy garden.

Showing as a part of the outdoor theatre experience at the Old Bridge Hotel.

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 2:00pm

Dir. Peter Middleton & James Spinney, UK, 2016

A sensitive, thought-provoking and creative BAFTA-nominated documentary that charts writer and theologian John M. Hall's loss of sight. It is both moving and inspirational as Hall's grasps the specifics of his disability.

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:00pm

Curry at Shimla followed by your film:

Dir. John Carney, Ireland, UK, 2016

Coming of age comedy-drama about a Dublin teenager who forms a band to impress a girl. Crowd-pleasing, hugely-enjoyable, heart-melting, exhilarating film with a great '80s soundtrack.

Tickets available from Shimla or online.

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:30pm

Dir. Laurie Anderson, US, 2015

Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson reflects on her relationship with her dog, Trivia (and her mother), in a dreamlike way that is both a paean to love and a philosophical meditation. It is also terrific.

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 2:00pm

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.

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 3:00pm

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. 



Wed, 24/05/2017 - 7:00pm

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. 


Plus excellent short documentary of hugely popular 1970s' Huddersfield funky-reggae band who didn't get the break they deserved. Largely filmed at their reunion at the Picturedrome's 2015 Summer Ska Splash.



Wed, 24/05/2017 - 7:00pm
Sold Out

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.

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 7:30pm

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.

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 7:30pm

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.

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 7:30pm

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.

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 7:00pm

Dir. Joseph Dorman and Oren Rudavsky, USA, Israel, Palestine, 2015


It may not seem possible given its highly controversial nature but this is an engrossing, balanced and intelligent documentary with archival material and interviews by award-winning directors on the tortured history of Zionism and its impact on Arabs and the Israel-Palestine issue.

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 7:30pm

Dir. Maurice Elvey, UK, 1927

The original silent classic melodrama celebrating working class leisure life in the mill town of Hindle and on a trip to Blackpool with innovative and wonderful cinematography. Accompanied live on the piano by local silent film specialist Jonathan Best.

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 12:00pm



All welcome - ladies and gents!


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Dir. Amma Asante, Czech Rep, UK, USA, 2015


Botswana's Prince Khama shocks the world when he marries a white woman in London. A true, crowd-pleasing story of love and tolerance told with conviction and warmth with superb central performances from David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 3:00pm

Dir. Rosemary Myers, Australia, 2017


Really charming Australian coming-of-age drama that is surreal, offbeat and big-hearted in the style of Wes Anderson. A little gem that signposts Director Myers and teenage actress, Bethany Whitmore, as talents for the future.

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 7:30pm

Dir. Asghar Farhadi, Iran/France, 2016

Best Foreign Film Oscar winner. One of the world's best directors with a potent, intelligent and suspenseful plot, turning the mysteries of personality into a gripping and disquieting drama.

Tue, 19/12/2017 - 7:00pm

Dir. Kriv Stenders, Australia 2017, 85mins 12)

Glorious true(?) tale of a 13 year old boy and his dog in the Australian outback. Beautifully photographed with great set-pieces and excellent performances from Jason Issacs and Bryan Brown, this prequel to the original Red Dog hit film will make grown ups cry.  (A must-see for anyone who watched Red Dog at Upperthong Village Hall during film festival week 5 years ago!)

 Advance tickets available online - or pay on door.

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 7:30pm

Dir. Martin MacDonagh (US/UK 2017 115mins 12)

Multi-Oscar winning film with a great central performance from the ever reliable Frances McDormand as the plucky and stubborn vigilante who confronts the police and exacts cinder-black revenge for the tragedy of her daughters' death by erecting three billboards to her grief and rage.

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 7:30pm

Dir. Petra Vople (Switzerland 2017, 97mins 12)

Unbelievably, Swiss women did not have the vote in 1970, then a demur housewife in a small time village decided to get political and win the vote for women. This fictionalised entertaining crowd-pleaser delivers a genuine and rousing sense of sisterhood in Switzerland's entry to the Oscars.

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 1:00pm

Dir. Dorota Kobiela/Hugh Welchman (Poland/UK/US 2017, 94mins 12)

Oscar nominated, the world's first entirely painted feature is a labour of love and creativity. An awe inspiring and stunning visual animated life of the artist Vincent van Gogh.

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 7:30pm

Dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite (US 2017, 112mins 12)

Known as Megan Leavey in the United States, this turned out to be one of the big films of the year which audiences absolutely loved. The uplifting true story of a young female Marine (Megan Leavey played by Kate Mara) and her combat dog with whom she develops a unique bond. After 100 successful missions, both were wounded by IED explosions in Iraq (2006). Leavey was awarded the Purple Star but what happened next leaves everyone in tears.

Sun, 27/05/2018 - 2:00pm

Dir. Alexandra Dean (US 2017, 90min 12)

Very enjoyable and intriguing documentary about the beautiful Austrian-born Hollywood actress infamous for her marriages and affairs (JFK) who was also a brilliant scientist who just happened to co-invent wireless technology in the 1940s.

Sun, 27/05/2018 - 7:00pm

Dir. Steven Spielberg, (US 2017, 117mins 12)

A nuanced and brilliant performance from multi Oscar winner Meryl Streep as Kathrine Graham, the first female publisher of a major US newspaper (Washington Post), and the attempt with her editor (Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee) to publish during the Nixon era the Pentagon Papers, the secret government documents on the Vietnam war leaked by Daniel Ellsberg. Entertaining and entirely relevant to our times.

Sun, 27/05/2018 - 7:00pm

Dir. Aaron Sorkin (US 2017, 140mins 12)

A force-of-nature performance from Jessica Chastain in the Bafta nominated true story of Molly Brown, the glamourous former Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker games before being arrested by the FBI. Scorching dialogue from Sorkin in his directorial debut.

Sun, 27/05/2018 - 7:30pm

Dir. Martin Provost (France 2017, 117mins 12)

Two outstanding performances from two of France's greatest actresses, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, as the still wild but dying former mistress of her father and the inhibited and hurt daughter, now a midwife, who meet again after thirty years. A moving film of warmth, depth and emotion that is entirely a pleasure.

Sun, 24/02/2019 - 7:00pm

(Dir. Agnes Varda, France 2017)



Simply wonderful and utterly compelling as two artists go on a playful road trip across France in the classic nouvelle vague spirit. The life affirming film of the year.




Fri, 07/06/2019 - 2:00pm

Based on a George Simenon novel, this is a beautifully crafted, superbly acted shadowy film noir of great power. A middle aged man falls for his neighbour only to be framed for murder by her lover. Remastered and re-released, Duvivier's first film back in France after working in Hollywood is an indictment of mobs and collaboration.

Dir. Julien Duvivier (France 1946 91mins 12)

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