May - June 2019
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The Mule, Sunday 23 June
A YEAR OF FILM AT BRIDPORT ARTS CENTRE
Over 9,000 Tickets sold
Over 250 new customers experiencing film
Film screenings averaging 50% attendance throughout the year Themed seasons including: Fashion, Shakespeare & French cinema
This year we have had a bumper year at the Arts Centre showing more films than ever, as requested by popular demand. The BFI have made us one of their Film HUB venues, which means that we get the pick of some ‘off-the-wall’ films such as Burning, Shoplifters and Utoya. We want to work alongside the Electric Palace to increase the offer, rather than compete. Many thanks to the marvellous resident Bridport Film Society for using the venue to screen even more throughout the year to its members. To join for 2019/20 look online for more details www.bridportfilmsociety.co.uk
£6 Breakfast movies includes a pastry and hot drink
£5 Bridport Arts Centre Members £4 Film Society Members this is for film only and
excludes Live Screenings
£3.50 Young Programmer £3
Under 25s BAC Stage members Look out for special £2.50 screenings of children’s films
There is a £1.50 booking fee on all transactions. Members exempt
BREAKFAST MOVIES Come along to our 11am screenings and get a free hot drink and pastry with every ticket purchased.
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Wednesday 24 â€“ Sunday 28 April 2019
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MAY THURSDAY 2
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (15) | 1998 | 2h 3m | 11am DIRECTED BY | John Madden STARRING | Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush Romantic comedy set in London in the late 16th century: Young playwright William Shakespeare struggles with his latest work “Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter”. A great fan of Shakespeare’s plays is young, wealthy Viola who is about to be married to the cold-hearted Lord Wessex, but constantly dreams of becoming an actress. Women were not allowed to act on stage at that time (female roles were played by men, too), but dressed up as a boy, Viola successfully auditions for the part of Romeo. Soon she and William are caught in a forbidden romance that provides rich inspiration for his play.
THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER (12A) | 2018 | 1h 36m | 7.30pm DIRECTED BY | Sara Colangelo STARRING | Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal, Ato Blankson-Wood Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a forty-year old married kindergarten teacher living in Staten Island who is terminally bored with her banal middle-class existence. When she becomes convinced that her five-year-old student is a budding poetic genius, she decides to nurture his talents in a reckless and questionable manner.
MANON DES SOURCES (PG) | 1989 | 1h 53m | 2pm DIRECTED BY | Claude Berri STARRING | Yves Montand, Emmanuelle Béart, Daniel Auteuil SUBTITLED A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father’s land caused his death years earlier.
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BATTLE OF THE SEXES (12A) | 2017 | 2h 1m | 11am DIRECTED BY | Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris STARRING | Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough In 1970, Billie Jean King and Gladys Heldman confront Jack Kramer, who has organized a tennis tournament where the top prize for women is one-eighth of the men’s prize, despite equal ticket sales. King and Heldman threaten to start their own tour but Kramer won’t alter the terms, citing the inferiority of women’s tennis. When Billie Jean, Julie Heldman, Valerie Ziegenfuss, Judy Dalton, Kristy Pigeon, Peaches Bartkowicz, Kerry Melville Reid, Nancy Richey, and Rosie Casals sign on as the “Original 9” players of what becomes the Virginia Slims Circuit, Kramer bans them from tournaments organized by the US Lawn Tennis Association.
FREE SOLO (12A) | 1h 40m |..2pm DIRECTED BY | Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi STARRING | Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin A stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock... the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Academy Award 2019 & BAFTA 2019 award for Best Documentary
THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME (15) | 2018 | 1h 38m | 11am DIRECTED BY | Keith English STARRING | Tony Way, Mark Addy, Sheridan Smith Based on Jo Brand’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name, The More You Ignore Me is a warm, comedy drama focusing on the life of an unconventional family in 1980s rural England. The film focuses on Gina, a young mother, whose efforts to be a loving mother and wife are undermined by her declining mental health.
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(15) | 2018 | 1h 59m | 11am & 7.30pm DIRECTED BY | Yorgos Lanthimos STARRING | Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. Academy Award 2019, Golden Globe & BAFTA – Best Actress
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THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (12A) | 2018 | 1h 45m | 2pm DIRECTED BY | Eli Roth STARRING | Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro A Lewis Barnavelt, after losing his parents, is sent to Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan. He discovers his uncle is a warlock, and enters a world of magic and sorcery. But this power is not limited to good people: Lewis learns of Isaac Izard, an evil wizard who constructed a magical clock with black magic, as long as it exists it will keep ticking, counting down to doomsday. He died before he could finish the clock, but he hid the clock in his house, where Uncle Jonathan now lives. Now Lewis and Jonathan must find the clock before it finishes its countdown and ends the world.
MINDING THE GAP (15) | 2018 | 1h 33m | 7.30pm DIRECTED BY | Bing Liu STARRING | Keire Johnson, Bing Liu, Zack Mulligan Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship. Winner of the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (15) | 2018 | 2h 4m | 11am & 7.30pm DIRECTED BY | Josie Rourke STARRING | Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.
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THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN (12A) | 2018 | 1h 33m | 11am & 7.30pm DIRECTED BY | David Lowery STARRING | Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
WILD ROSE (15) | 2018 | 1h 40m | 2pm DIRECTED BY | Tom Harper STARRING | Julie Walters, Jessie Buckley, Craig Parkinson Rose-Lynn Harlan is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of prison and reunited with her son and daughter, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Roseâ€™s mother Marion, on the other hand, has had a bellyful of her worthless nonsense. Forced to take strict responsibility, Rose gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house.
ALL IS TRUE (12A) | 2018 | 1h 41m | 11am DIRECTED BY | Kenneth Branagh STARRING | Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as a husband and father.
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BABETTE’S FEAST (PG) | 1987 | 1h 43m | 7.30pm DIRECTED BY | Gabriel Axel STARRING | Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel SUBTITLED In a remote 19th-century Danish village, two sisters lead a rigid life centred around their father, the local minister, and their church. Both had opportunities to leave the village: one could have married a young army officer and the other, a French opera singer. Their father objected in each case, and they spent their lives caring for him. Many years later their father is now deceased - they take in French refugee, Babette Hersant, who agrees to work as their servant. After winning the lottery, Babette wants to repay the sisters for their kindness and offers to cook a French meal for them and their friends on the 100th anniversary of their father’s birth. It proves to be an eye-opening experience for everyone. This film is part of the Bridport Food Festival 2019
THE MULE (15) | 2018 | 1h 56m | 2pm DIRECTED BY | Clint Eastwood STARRING | Clint Eastwood, Patrick L. Reyes, Cesar De León Clint Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well, so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him.
ALL ABOUT EVE (PG) | 1950 | 2h 18m | 11am DIRECTED BY | Joseph L. Mankiewicz STARRING | Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders An ingenue insinuates herself into the lives of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theatre friends.
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SHOPLIFTERS (15) | 2018 | 2h 1m | 7.30pm DIRECTED BY | Hirokazu Koreeda STARRING | Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behaviour. The younger and the older of the household are in on the act.
THE RAFT (12) | 2018 | 1h 37m | 2pm DIRECTED BY | Marcus Lindeen STARRING | Daniel Giménez Cacho, Maria Björnstam, Mary Gidley In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human behavior. Although the project became known in the press as ‘The Sex Raft’, nobody expected what ultimately took place on that three month journey.
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The Importance of Being Earnest Wednesday 1 May | 11am Tickets £12 recorded live from the Vaudeville Theatre in London.
Royal Opera House present the Christopher Wheeldon Trio Thursday 16 May | 7.15pm Tickets £17.50
STARRING | Sophie Thompson, Jeremy Swift, Fiona Button, Pippa Nixon & Stella Gonet
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake Saturday 25 May | 7.30pm Tickets £10.00 Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake stars Will Bozieras The Swan/ The Stranger, Liam Moweras The Prince and Nicole Kaberaas The Queen. Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s beloved tale is ‘still original, still unmissable’ ( Metro), a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.
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FILM DIARY MORNING 11AM
MAY THURSDAY 2
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE MANON DES SOURCES
BATTLE OF THE SEXES FREE SOLO
THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME
THE FAVOURITE THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS
THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
MINDING THE GAP MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
JUNE THURSDAY 6
THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN WILD ROSE
ALL IS TRUE
BABETTEâ€™S FEAST THE MULE
THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN
ALL ABOUT EVE
SHOPLIFTERS THE RAFT
Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3NR
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