Bait
Runtime: 89mins   Rating: 15
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER MARK JENKIN WILL INTRODUCE THE FILM AND GIVE A Q&A AT THE END. We are also privileged to welcome the film's producers, who will join Mark on the..read more
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER MARK JENKIN WILL INTRODUCE THE FILM AND GIVE A Q&A AT THE END. We are also privileged to welcome the film's producers, who will join Mark on the stage.
Martin is a fisherman without a boat, his brother Steven having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour. Stubborn and devoted to his fishing roots Martin's clashes with rich London tourists set the wheels of conflict in motion. One of the most creative films of the year, Cornish writer and director Mark Jenkin tussles with the politics of empathy, class and change in this gripping and original drama. Shot entirely on an analogue, clockwork 16mm camera Jenkin developed his film by hand to create scratches and glitches, lending a harsh and primitive but totally engaging look to his film, resulting in a style unlike anything else in modern cinema. “Square frames of startling simplicity and beauty” Jessica Kiang. Variety “A genuine modern masterpiece” Mark Kermode “Ravishing cinema” Demetrious Matheou. Screen Daily
Abominable
Runtime: 97mins   Rating: U
DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio's co-production Abominable takes audiences on an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan..read more
DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio's co-production Abominable takes audiences on an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes. When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him "Everest" and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one step ahead of Burnish (Eddie Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) to help Everest get home. Abominable is written and directed by Jill Culton (Open Season, Monsters, Inc., Toy Story 2) and is produced by Suzanne Buirgy (Kung Fu Panda 2, Home). Peilin Chou of Pearl Studio also produces. The film is executive produced by Tim Johnson (Over the Hedge, Home, ANTZ), Frank Zhu (Checked In, Lotus Code) and Li Ruigang (Kung Fu Panda 3, The Taking of Tiger Mountain) and is co-directed by Todd Wilderman (Trolls, The Croods).
Ash Is Purest White
Runtime: 133mins   Rating: 15
Qiao (Zhao Tao) lives in a depressed mining town. Her boyfriend, Bin (Liao Fan), is a dashing gangster who works for a corrupt property developer. After his boss is murdered, Bin..read more
Qiao (Zhao Tao) lives in a depressed mining town. Her boyfriend, Bin (Liao Fan), is a dashing gangster who works for a corrupt property developer. After his boss is murdered, Bin ascends in rank within the Jianghu (a criminal brotherhood) and finds himself vulnerable to rival hostilities. When Bin and Qiao are arrested, she makes a fateful decision: she takes the blame to save Bin. After five years in prison, she emerges to find her world has transformed. Her former associates have moved into legitimate businesses, while Bin has found another woman. Qiao seeks revenge, but, more importantly, she searches for a new identity in a changing China — a search that will take her to Three Gorges Dam and toward a powerful revelation.
Benjamin
Runtime: 83mins   Rating: 15
A rising young filmmaker, who uses his relationships as material for his films, is thrown into emotional turmoil by a burgeoning romance and the upcoming premiere of his second..read more
A rising young filmmaker, who uses his relationships as material for his films, is thrown into emotional turmoil by a burgeoning romance and the upcoming premiere of his second feature.
SPONSORED BY MONKEY WORLD, APE RESCUE CENTRE
Birds of Passage
Runtime: 126mins   Rating: 15
During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the..read more
During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.
PATRON'S CHOICE: KAREN WRIGHT
Capernaum
Runtime: 110mins   Rating: TBC
Q&A EVENT: ROBIN MUKHERJEE, AWARD WINNING SCREEN WRITER OF LORE, AUSTRALIA'S OSCAR ENTRY, WILL INTRODUCE THE FILM AND LEAD A Q&A DISCUSSION AFTER THE FILM.
SPONSORED BY..read more
Q&A EVENT: ROBIN MUKHERJEE, AWARD WINNING SCREEN WRITER OF LORE, AUSTRALIA'S OSCAR ENTRY, WILL INTRODUCE THE FILM AND LEAD A Q&A DISCUSSION AFTER THE FILM.
SPONSORED BY THE ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH
A politically-charged fable, featuring mostly non-professional actors, about a child who launches a lawsuit against his parents.
Downton Abbey
Runtime: 122mins   Rating: PG
The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th..read more
The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
Free Solo
Runtime: 100mins   Rating: 12A
SCOTT TITTE, NATIONALLY RENOWNED AND KEY GOVERNMENT CONSULTANT ON ROCK CLIMBING, WILL INTRODUCE THE FILM AND GIVE A Q&A AT THE END.

SPONSORED BY BATTENS..read more
SCOTT TITTE, NATIONALLY RENOWNED AND KEY GOVERNMENT CONSULTANT ON ROCK CLIMBING, WILL INTRODUCE THE FILM AND GIVE A Q&A AT THE END.

SPONSORED BY BATTENS SOLICITORS

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of MERU, comes FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold,as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot 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. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.
Happy as Lazzaro
Runtime: 128mins   Rating: 12A
SPONSORED BY DA VINCI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO

This is the tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded,..read more
SPONSORED BY DA VINCI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO

This is the tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their isolated pastoral village Inviolata is dominated by the terrible Marchesa ­­Alfonsina ­de ­Luna,­the­ queen­ of­­ cigarettes.­ A loyal bond is sealed when Tancredi asks Lazzaro to help him orchestrate his own kidnapping. This strange and improbable alliance is a revelation for Lazzaro. A friendship so precious that it will travel in time and transport Lazzaro in search of Tancredi. His first­ time ­in­ the ­big­ city,­ Lazzaro ­is ­like­ a ­fragment­ of the past lost in the modern world.
I'm Going Home - Je Rentre A La Maison
Runtime: 89mins   Rating: PG
Actor Gilber Valence, 76, is shaken by the death of his wife, daughter and son-in-law in a car crash. Now offered flashy TV show roles he feels it's time to retire. Avoiding..read more
Actor Gilber Valence, 76, is shaken by the death of his wife, daughter and son-in-law in a car crash. Now offered flashy TV show roles he feels it's time to retire. Avoiding even a hint of morbidity or sentimentality, Oliveira's film creates the steady pulse of life in the beautiful city of Paris viewed through the eyes of a character who, in spite of tragic loss and increasing decrepitude, knows in his bones that he is one of the luckiest men alive.

INTRODUCTION BY DEBORAH PAIGE, THEATRE DIRECTOR AND EXPERT ON ACTING FOR SCREEN.
Lawrence: After Arabia – Short Preview Event
Runtime: 90mins   Rating:
SHORT PREVIEW EVENT: Director Mark Griffin will introduce and show a 20 minute preview of his new film, to be released May 2020, followed by a short Q&A. This is a great..read more
SHORT PREVIEW EVENT: Director Mark Griffin will introduce and show a 20 minute preview of his new film, to be released May 2020, followed by a short Q&A. This is a great opportunity to follow the making of a film and its post-production finessing.
This is the story of the last years of the life of T.E. Lawrence - Lawrence of Arabia - a scholar, writer, soldier and reluctant hero. Retiring to his cottage in Dorset he hopes to escape his past but is pulled into political intrigue. While he has powerful friends, with his uncompromising manner he has made dangerous enemies. ​

As they plot against him he dies in a tragic motorcycle accident. However, with such enemies was his untimely death an assassination and cover up by the British Secret Service?
Leave No Trace
Runtime: 108mins   Rating: PG
A father and his 13 year-old daughter are living in a paradisiacal existence in a vast urban park in Portland Oregon when a small mistake derails their lives..read more
A father and his 13 year-old daughter are living in a paradisiacal existence in a vast urban park in Portland Oregon when a small mistake derails their lives forever.
Pain and Glory (Dolar y Gloria)
Runtime: 113mins   Rating: 15
Pain and Glory tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his..read more
Pain and Glory tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one's own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.
Priest of Love
Runtime: 95mins   Rating: 15
SPECIAL CHARITY GALA EVENT IN AID OF M.E. RESEARCH UK

We are delighted to welcome Christopher Miles, The Director, who is kindly bringing this film to our festival..read more
SPECIAL CHARITY GALA EVENT IN AID OF M.E. RESEARCH UK

We are delighted to welcome Christopher Miles, The Director, who is kindly bringing this film to our festival and will give an introduction before the screening.

D.H.Lawrence and his wife Frieda left England a hundred years ago today, and the film shows not only the life this brave writer and remarkable woman led from then on by revealing their real friends, lovers and critics, but how the many places in which they lived influenced his writing and painting - it was never a quiet life!
The evening begins at 7.30pm, doors open at 6.45pm and tickets are £10 (and include a glass of wine).

WITH HUGE THANKS TO THE NOT JUST SUNDAES COMMUNITY CAFE AND THE SALT PIG FOR HOSTING A PRIVATE RECEPTION FOR THE DIRECTOR.
Purbeck Shorts Competition - Short Films
Rating: TBC
Purbeck Shorts Evening - International Short Film Competition 2019

One of our main aims is to offer a prominent showcase for the work of talented new directors from..read more
Purbeck Shorts Evening - International Short Film Competition 2019

One of our main aims is to offer a prominent showcase for the work of talented new directors from all over the world.

For the 8th year running we are holding our Short Film Competition (for films of 10 minutes or less).

Prizes are awarded both by the audience and by the judges who come from local film schools, the BFI or the media industry.

This exciting, interactive evening is a firm favourite with audiences, who get a chance to debate what makes a good film.

Kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual Wessex
Royal Ballet: Swan Lake (Encore)
Runtime: 200mins   Rating: LIVE
Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in..read more
Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.
Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.
Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky's first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky's score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa's royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov
Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (Encore)
Runtime: 180mins   Rating: LIVE
A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and..read more
A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers. First choreographed to Tchaikovsky's great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adage as Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess.

The Royal Ballet's landmark staging was revived for the Company's 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006.

The designs by Oliver Messell, one of the greatest stage designers of the 20th century, were restored and updated for this production by Peter Farmer. The rich evocations of the baroque opulence of a royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the colourful characters in this famous fairytale make this Sleeping Beauty a spectacle like no other.

Royal Ballet: Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III - Encore
Runtime: 180mins   Rating: LIVE
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world..read more
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage
Royal Ballet: Coppélia - Encore
Runtime: 150mins   Rating: LIVE
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and..read more
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family
Royal Ballet: Marston & Scarlett (World Premieres) - Encore
Runtime: 150mins   Rating: LIVE
Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her..read more
Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme.
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni - Encore
Runtime: 210mins   Rating: LIVE
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger, and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging..read more
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger, and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite.
Royal Opera: Fidelio - Encore
Runtime: 150mins   Rating: LIVE
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by..read more
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.
Royal Opera: La Bohème - Encore
Runtime: 150mins   Rating: LIVE
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias,..read more
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Runtime: 89mins   Rating: PG
SILVER SCREEN EVENT - SPONSORED BY LOVE CAKE
TICKETS INCLUDE A CUP OF TEA OR COFFEE, AND DELICIOUS TRAY BAKE FROM LOVE CAKE.

The 1960s saw the screen debuts..read more
SILVER SCREEN EVENT - SPONSORED BY LOVE CAKE
TICKETS INCLUDE A CUP OF TEA OR COFFEE, AND DELICIOUS TRAY BAKE FROM LOVE CAKE.

The 1960s saw the screen debuts of a trio of British actors who would achieve international stardom, have lifelong stage and screen careers, and become national treasures. O'Toole in 'Lawrence', Courtney in 'Long Distance Runner' and the late, great Albert Finney in tonight's film. How better to celebrate the late Albert's distinguished acting life than to revisit and enjoy his first compelling starring role as Arthur Seaton.
Styx
Runtime: 96mins   Rating: 12A
SPECIAL EVENT: WE ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME PAT KELMAN OF 606 DISTRIBUTION WHO WILL JOIN US TO INTRODUCE THE FILM AND TO HOLD A Q&A AFTER THE SCREENING. PAT HAS A WEALTH OF..read more
SPECIAL EVENT: WE ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME PAT KELMAN OF 606 DISTRIBUTION WHO WILL JOIN US TO INTRODUCE THE FILM AND TO HOLD A Q&A AFTER THE SCREENING. PAT HAS A WEALTH OF INFORMATION AND SOME GREAT STORIES ABOUT THE MAKING OF STYX.

Premiering at the Berlinale, where it opened the Panorama Special section, STYX is a work of unrelenting intensity and technical brilliance. ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented world and must make a momentous decision. Aptly named after the mythological river that separates the living from the dead, STYX is an astute modern-day parable of Western indifference in the face of marginalized suffering. Carrying practically the entire film, Wolff is riveting as a woman pushed to her physical, psychological and moral limits.
Systemsprenger
Runtime: 118mins   Rating:
*SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING, COURTESY OF 606 DISTRIBUTION*

DON'T MISS THIS STUNNING AND IMPACTING DOCUMENTARY BEFORE THE FILM'S MAIN RELEASE LATER THIS..read more
*SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING, COURTESY OF 606 DISTRIBUTION*

DON'T MISS THIS STUNNING AND IMPACTING DOCUMENTARY BEFORE THE FILM'S MAIN RELEASE LATER THIS YEAR

"It has been quite some time since I have been so invigorated and inspired by a film's level of craft, storytelling and acting'. Eternality Tan.

SPONSORED BY COFFEE SALOON

Bernadette, or Benni as she prefers to be known, is a delicate-looking girl with unbridled energy. She is a ‘system crasher’. This term is used to describe children who break every single rule; children who refuse to accept any kind of structure and who gradually fall through the cracks in Germany’s child and welfare services. No matter where this nine-year-old is taken in, she is booted out again after a short time. And that is exactly what she is after, because all she wants is to be able to live with her mother again: a woman who is totally unable to cope with her daughter’s incalculable behaviour.
Made from her own multi-award-winning script, Nora Fingscheidt has created an intense drama about one child’s overwhelming need for love and security and the potential for violence that this engenders. At the same time, the film depicts the tireless attempts of educators and psychologists who use respect, trust and confidence to create a way forward for children who threaten to destroy others and themselves as a result of their unpredictable outbursts.
Taste Of Others (Le Gout Des Autres), The
Runtime: 112mins   Rating: 15
FRENCH DOUBLE BILL:

SPECIAL EVENT: INTRODUCED BY FRENCH ACTOR LAURENT LUCAS

THIS IS A DOUBLE BILL, THOUGH TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT SEPARATELY FOR THE..read more
FRENCH DOUBLE BILL:

SPECIAL EVENT: INTRODUCED BY FRENCH ACTOR LAURENT LUCAS

THIS IS A DOUBLE BILL, THOUGH TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT SEPARATELY FOR THE FILMS. THE TASTE OF OTHERS IS SCREENING AT 6.00PM, BEFORE THE LATER PART OF THE DOUBLE BILL, 'THE SCILIAN CLAN', SCREENING AT 8.30PM AT THE REX, WHICH WILL ALSO BE INTRODUCED BY LAURENT.

Nominated for an Oscar, The Taste of Others is delightfully smart and wears its intelligence so lightly. Films about taste are not often made by Hollywood, perhaps because it would so severely limit the box office to require the audience to have any. We are down there at the level where we instrinctively make judgements based on taste, style and judgment. There's no right or wrong here. It's just that your taste defines the kinds of people who want to share it with you. Roger Ebert.

TICKET PRICE INCLUDES A GLASS OF WINE.

PATRON'S CHOICE: ANDREW WHITE
The Biggest Little Farm
Runtime: 91mins   Rating: PG
SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING, COURTESY OF PARKLAND PICTURES

ORGANIC FARMER JAMES ODGERS, WHO CONDUCTED A MASTERFUL INTERVIEW WITH DAME MAGGIE SMITH AT THE FESTIVAL 3 YEARS..read more
SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING, COURTESY OF PARKLAND PICTURES

ORGANIC FARMER JAMES ODGERS, WHO CONDUCTED A MASTERFUL INTERVIEW WITH DAME MAGGIE SMITH AT THE FESTIVAL 3 YEARS AGO, WILL COMMENT ON THE FILM AND GIVE A Q&A.

SPONSORED BY LOTEK

The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and their beloved dog when they make a choice that takes them out of their tiny L.A. apartment and into the countryside to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature.

The film chronicles their near decade-long attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees, hundreds of crops, and bringing in animals of every kind– including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster. When the farm’s ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, and to survive they realize they'll have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.
The Candidate
Runtime: 129mins   Rating: 15
Manuel (Antonio de la Torre), an influential regional vice-secretary who had everything in his favour to take the leap into national politics, becomes trapped in a struggle for..read more
Manuel (Antonio de la Torre), an influential regional vice-secretary who had everything in his favour to take the leap into national politics, becomes trapped in a struggle for survival after a leak involves him in a corruption scandal.
The Divide
Runtime: 78mins   Rating: 12A
Q&A EVENT: ANNETTE BROOKE, FORMER MP FOR DORSET AND POOLE, WILL INTRODUCE THE FILM AND WILL LEAD A Q&A AFTER THE SCREENING.

The Divide tells the story of 7..read more
Q&A EVENT: ANNETTE BROOKE, FORMER MP FOR DORSET AND POOLE, WILL INTRODUCE THE FILM AND WILL LEAD A Q&A AFTER THE SCREENING.

The Divide tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in the modern day US and UK - where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. By plotting these tales together, we uncover how virtually every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor.
The Divine Order (Die Göttliche Ordnung)
Runtime: 96mins   Rating: 12A
PATRONS' CHOICE: SARAH SPEAKMAN-JONES AND LEE JONES

Housewife Nora lives with her husband, two sons and father-in-law, but if she wants to work she would..read more
PATRONS' CHOICE: SARAH SPEAKMAN-JONES AND LEE JONES

Housewife Nora lives with her husband, two sons and father-in-law, but if she wants to work she would require her husband’s permission. Fighting such an outmoded notion, Nora starts campaigning for women’s right to vote and becomes a hero as she overthrows the status quo. The Divine Order has delighted audiences internationally and was Switzerland’s 2018 Oscar contender.
The Goldfinch
Runtime: 149mins   Rating: 15
Thirteen year old New Yorker Theo Decker's life is turned upside down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and, confused, in the..read more
Thirteen year old New Yorker Theo Decker's life is turned upside down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and, confused, in the rubble of the tragedy, he steals a priceless piece of art known as The Goldfinch. The movie follows his life following this turn of events and the loss of his mother.
The Kitchen
Runtime: 103mins   Rating: 15
The gritty, female-driven mob drama "The Kitchen," from New Line Cinema and BRON Creative, is written and directed by Andrea Berloff, who was nominated for an Oscar for the..read more
The gritty, female-driven mob drama "The Kitchen," from New Line Cinema and BRON Creative, is written and directed by Andrea Berloff, who was nominated for an Oscar for the original screenplay for "Straight Outta Compton." "The Kitchen" stars Melissa McCarthy ("Bridesmaids"), Tiffany Haddish ("Girls Trip") and Elisabeth Moss ("The Handmaid's Tale") as three 1978 Hell's Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp ax to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia’s matters into their own hands—proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition…literally.
The Mustang
Runtime: 96mins   Rating: 15
Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program..read more
Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program. There, he rediscovers his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.

SONSORED BY BURNBAKE
The Sicilian Clan
Runtime: 113mins   Rating: 15
FRENCH DOUBLE BILL:

SPECIAL EVENT: INTRODUCED BY FRENCH ACTOR LAURENT LUCAS

THIS IS A DOUBLE BILL, THOUGH TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT SEPARATELY FOR THE..read more
FRENCH DOUBLE BILL:

SPECIAL EVENT: INTRODUCED BY FRENCH ACTOR LAURENT LUCAS

THIS IS A DOUBLE BILL, THOUGH TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT SEPARATELY FOR THE FILMS. THE SICILIAN CLAN IS SCREENING AT 8.30PM AFTER THE EARLIER PART OF THE DOUBLE BILL, 'THE TASTE OF OTHERS', SCREENING AT 6.00PM AT THE REX, WHICH WILL ALSO BE INTRODUCED BY LAURENT.

A Wonderful Morricone score, and a masterful set of performances from Alain Delon as the jewel thief and cold blooded killer, Jean Gabin as the moody mafia boss, and Lino Ventura as the dogged detective. Crisp directing and tight acting provide a thrilling and very satisfying heist movie which is one of the highest grossing French films of all time.
As they say, 'they don't make them like that any more...'
This is a great opportunity to see three great French film stars at their peak.

TICKET PRICE INCLUDES A GLASS OF WINE.

PATRON'S CHOICE: ANDREW WHITE
The Souvenir
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: 15
Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) is a young film student struggling to find a firm direction in life when she meets the seemingly unwavering and decisive Anthony (Tom Burke). The two..read more
Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) is a young film student struggling to find a firm direction in life when she meets the seemingly unwavering and decisive Anthony (Tom Burke). The two immediately take to one another and an intense romance blossoms between them. However, as the relationship develops it becomes clear that Anthony is not being honest about all aspects of himself and Julie slowly discovers that they could have potentially devastating consequences for them both. One of Britain’s most unique filmmakers Joanna Hogg (Archipelago, Unrelated) presents a deeply personal examination of her own youthful experiences in this beautifully crafted, Martin Scorsese produced portrait of self-discovery, The Souvenir.
The White Crow
Runtime: 127mins   Rating: 12A
SATURDAY, 26 OCTOBER AT 7.30PM
Lytchett Matravers Village Hall, BH16 6DF
KINDLY SPONSORED BY KEVIN BROWN SOLICITOR

TUESDAY, 29 OCTOBER, 11AM AT THE REX -..read more
SATURDAY, 26 OCTOBER AT 7.30PM
Lytchett Matravers Village Hall, BH16 6DF
KINDLY SPONSORED BY KEVIN BROWN SOLICITOR

TUESDAY, 29 OCTOBER, 11AM AT THE REX - SPECIAL SILVER SCREEN EVENT
Tickets at the Rex for the Silver Screen include a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of delicious tray bake, kindly sponsored by Love Cake.

The incredible true story of legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev is brought vividly to life by Academy Award®-nominee Ralph Fiennes and BAFTA winning screenwriter David Hare. From Nureyev’s poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his nail-biting escape from the KGB and defection to the West at the height of the Cold War, The White Crow is a gripping, revelatory look at a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.
Three Identical Strangers
Runtime: 96mins   Rating: PG-13
In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover..read more
In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why.
Vita and Virginia
Runtime: 110mins   Rating: 12A
It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia..read more
It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.
Wajib
Runtime: 96mins   Rating: 15
Abu Shadi (Mohammad Bakri) is a divorced father and a school teacher in his mid-60s living in Nazareth. After his daughter’s wedding in one month he will be living alone. Shadi..read more
Abu Shadi (Mohammad Bakri) is a divorced father and a school teacher in his mid-60s living in Nazareth. After his daughter’s wedding in one month he will be living alone. Shadi (Saleh Bakri), his architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help his father to hand-deliver the wedding invitations to each guest, which is the local Palestinian custom. As the estranged pair spend the day together, the tense details of their relationship come to a head challenging their fragile and very different lives.
Woman at War
Runtime: 101mins   Rating: 12
Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her..read more
Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.


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REX IN THE PARK - OUTDOOR SCREENING AT THE PRIORY HOTEL THIS THURSDAY EVENING...

Sainsbury’s in Wareham will be hosting an Open Air Cinema Night, showing “Back To The Future” on Thursday 12th September, at The Priory Hotel in Wareham.

There will be Pop Corn, Hot Chocolate, Hot Dogs, Hot Beverages and of course Sweets.

This is to continue to Support The Rex Cinema, the Oldest Cinema in England, to raise funds for an accessible ramp and accessible toilets!

 
If you’d like an evening under the stars, by the riverside, wrapped up in blankets whilst watching an absolute classic and sipping on a yummy Hot Chocolate, book your tickets at The Rex’s website or in Wareham Sainsbury’s Store!
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Book on-line at www.therex.co.uk
(no booking fee)
Tickets £10 Adult - £5 Child