A Simple Favour
Rating: TBC
Mummy blogger Stephanie seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined in her search by Emily's husband..read more
Mummy blogger Stephanie seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined in her search by Emily's husband Sean in this stylish post-modern film noir filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.
An Evening with Steve Ross at Rempstone Hall
Rating: LIVE - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
A superb entertainer and story teller playing Cole Porter, Noel Coward and classics from the golden age. Enjoy a stunning evening with excellent wine, delicious seafood curry..read more
A superb entertainer and story teller playing Cole Porter, Noel Coward and classics from the golden age. Enjoy a stunning evening with excellent wine, delicious seafood curry and famous local ice cream. Saturday 15th September 2018 in the formal drawing room overlooking the gardens at beautiful Rempstone Hall, near Corfe Castle. 7.00pm Food and drinks served 8.30pm Steve Ross in Cabaret. A Purbeck Film Festival event. Hurry limited availability only 50 seats available!
BlacKkKlansman
Runtime: 128mins   Rating: 15
In the early 1970s, with the struggle for civil rights raging on, Ron Stallworth becomes the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, but his..read more
In the early 1970s, with the struggle for civil rights raging on, Ron Stallworth becomes the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, but his arrival is greeted with scepticism and open hostility. Undaunted, Stallworth resolves to make a name for himself and bravely sets out on a dangerous mission to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Posing as a racist extremist, Stallworth contacts the group and soon finds himself invited into its inner circle. As the undercover investigation grows more complex, Stallworth teams up with colleague Flip Zimmerman to take down the organisation whose real aim is to sanitise its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy Award-winning Get Out, BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as bracingly relevant in today's tumultuous world.
Disney's Christopher Robin
Runtime: 104mins   Rating: PG
Working-class family man Christopher Robin encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of..read more
Working-class family man Christopher Robin encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.
Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation
Runtime: 97mins   Rating: U
The monster family embarks on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It's smooth..read more
The monster family embarks on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It's smooth sailing for Drac's Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Runtime: 128mins   Rating: 12A
With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the..read more
With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Pratt and Howard are joined by co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.
Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World's director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the team of filmmakers for this stunning installment. Belén Atienza joins the team as a producer.
Le Sens de la Fête
Runtime: 117mins   Rating:
A hectic wedding party held in an 17th century French palace comes together with the help of the behind-the-scenes..read more
A hectic wedding party held in an 17th century French palace comes together with the help of the behind-the-scenes staff.
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
Runtime: 114mins   Rating: PG
Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again.
Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return..read more
Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again.
Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film’s original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver), the musical comedy will open in Summer 2018.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, producers of the original film. Craymer is also the creator and producer of the worldwide smash-hit stage musical.
Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis and Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as executive producers.
Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Oscar® winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry.
As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Runtime: 147mins   Rating: 12A
The best intentions often come back to haunt you. The sixth instalment of Mission: Impossible finds Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, in a race against..read more
The best intentions often come back to haunt you. The sixth instalment of Mission: Impossible finds Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby join the dynamic cast with Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie returning to take the helm.
Teen Titans Go!
Rating: PG
All the major superheroes get their own movies, everyone but the Teen Titans that is! But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation and be seen as a star instead..read more
All the major superheroes get their own movies, everyone but the Teen Titans that is! But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream.
The Bookshop
Runtime: 113mins   Rating: PG
Set in a small town in 1959 England, it is the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political..read more
Set in a small town in 1959 England, it is the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.
The Children Act
Runtime: 105mins   Rating: 12A
As her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) founders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage..read more
As her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) founders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam (Fionn Whitehead), to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her
The Escape
Runtime: 101mins   Rating: 15
An ordinary woman makes an extraordinary decision which will change her life..read more
An ordinary woman makes an extraordinary decision which will change her life forever.
The Guardians (Les Gardiennes)
Runtime: 138mins   Rating: 15
The Gurdians is a French drama, set during the First World War, in which a woman hires a young orphan to help out on her family's..read more
The Gurdians is a French drama, set during the First World War, in which a woman hires a young orphan to help out on her family's farm.
The Meg
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: 12A
After escaping an attack by what he claims was by a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken..read more
After escaping an attack by what he claims was by a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.
The Seagull
Runtime: 99mins   Rating: 12A
The Seagull is a period drama based on the play by Anton Chekhov in which an actor leaves Moscow to visit her terminally ill..read more
The Seagull is a period drama based on the play by Anton Chekhov in which an actor leaves Moscow to visit her terminally ill brother.


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DIRECTOR'S CHAIR EVENTS AT YOUR LOCAL CINEMA...

REX CINEMA WELCOMES EARL OKIN AND DIRECTOR JOE SNELLING

WHO IS EARL OKIN?

We would like to sincerely thank Earl and Joe for a wonderful and entertaining evening at the Rex.  This captivating documentary, superbly filmed, directed, produced and edited by Joe himself single-handedly, enthralled the audience.  It is an amazing story of a man with so much to give. 

This was only the second ever screening of the film worldwide, which will no doubt soon develop a huge following.  Earl treated the appreciative and applauding audience to an impromptu live performance after an entertaining Q&A to round the evening off.  Travelling down to Dorset especially for us, it was a fantastic opportunity and privilege to meet Earl and Joe and to welcome Hayley Redmond, BBC Producer and Q&A host, back to the cinema. 

If you would like to see Earl perform or to find out about future screenings of this compelling documentary, please contact the Rex and we can forward your details.  Earl will let you know where and when his next performances and screenings will take place.

Look out for future 'DIRECTOR'S CHAIR' events in our programme, on our website and in our social media.

If you missed it, here is a brief biography about Earl:

The unluckiest man in showbiz?  Earl Okin has had opportunities people only dream of, yet few know him.  He has been photographed with the Beatles, has been a guest of Parkinson and Russell Harty, and you have probably seen him on television or performing over the decades, but who is he?  

He was born in January 1947 and is a London-based singer-songwriter, musician and comedian.  Born in Surrey, he lived in Notting Hill from the age of 5, holds a degree in Philosophy and worked as a schoolmaster for 11 years before devoting his life to performing.  He recorded his first single at Abbey Road in 1967 and some of his songs have been covered by Cilla Black, Georgie Fame and Helen Shapiro.

In the 1970s Earl performed as support act in larger venues, starting with folk acts such as Ralph McTell and Fairport Convention, and later opened for performers such Jean-Luc Ponty and Van Morrison.  In 1979 however, he toured with Paul McCartney and Wings as their support and then began to peform at jazz festivals.  This prompted him to pursue his musical career full-time.

In 1981 he appeared on The Parkinson Show and was invited by Nigel Planer to perform at The Comic Strip.  This developed into a second career on the alternative comedy circuit where he remains a headline act.

However, his act continues to be primarily musical and he has never performed stand-up.

In 1983, he began to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe, where he has since performed over 500 shows.

Earl continues to work as a songwriter and jazz singer/musician, with a particular interest in Bossa Nova. He gives concerts and tours his one-man show, a mixture of music and comedy, worldwide. He has performed in New York and other jazz venues.  He has also performed at most major venues in London, including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Wembley Arena.  He is also very much a part of the recent rebirth of interest in the modern take on variety shows.

 


DIRECTOR OF 'ON CHESIL BEACH' VISITED THE REX

We were thrilled to welcome the Director of 'On Chesil Beach' Dominic Cooke CBE to the Rex on Friday, 1st June.  Dominic introduced the film and vividly talked about his directorial debut feature and what it was like to work closely with author Ian McEwan.  Thanks also to Hayley Redmond, BBC Producer for hosting the Q&A, which was very entertaining and insightful.

The event was a great success and enjoyed by a full house and all at the Trust are most grateful to Dominic for joining us and sharing his account of the making of the film. Thank you also to all those who supported the evening.  We all look forward to Dominic's next feature.

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his 2007 Booker-prize nominated novelia, the film analyses the awkward relationship of a young British couple, Florence and Edward, played by Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle.  You can still see the film at the Rex until Thursday, 7 June each evening.

Dominic is a renowned theatre director, TV and film director, and writer.  He directed the 'National Theatre Live: Follies' (2016) and is known for 'The Hollow Crown' (2012); 'Ironbark' and 'On Chesil Beach' (2017).  'On Chesil Beach' is his cinematic debut.

Dominic was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2014 Queen's New Year's Honours List for his services to drama.