‘FEBRUARY FILM FESTIVAL’
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd inclusive
A mini film festival, ‘Supported by the Sir John Hurt Film Trust’ at ‘The Venue’ Holt Community & Arts Centre, featuring films connected with Norfolk &/or East Anglia.
Yes, you could, of course, just sit at home and watch most of these films on DVD, but there is something about watching a film in
company, about sharing an experience – be it laughter, horror, joy, love or surprise – that is special. And something about seeing films on a big screen that adds to the experience and occasion. So, as an
antidote to February’s cold and dreary days, and long-drawn-out
evenings with too much time spent in our own company, why not come and share the joy of cinema, with congenial company and
reasonably priced food and refreshments available.
~~~~~ Friday the 21st ~~~~~
6.00pm – Opening Reception with drinks and finger food.
7.15pm – Interview with Jonathan Blagrove by Anwen Hurt.
With a refreshment break followed by
8.30pm – 10.00pm ‘The Final Reel’ (directed by Jonathan Blagrove), 1hr 42mins
A feature length documentary about our love affair with cinema.
~~~~~ Saturday the 22nd ~~~~~
10.30am – 12.30 – ‘Lucy Lavers – Return to Dunkirk 75 years on’
(directed by Jeremy Brettingham)
with a pre-film discussion, about the project, between Jeremy Brettingham and Simon Garnier (Trustee of Rescue Wooden Boats)
After years of neglect, Lucy Lavers was restored in time to take part in the 75th Anniversary Return to Dunkirk;
12.30pm – 2.00pm – Lunch – Soup and cheese scone or quiche and salad.
2.00 pm – 4.00pm – ‘Drowning by Numbers’ (directed by Peter Greenaway) (18) 1hr 58mins
A film, centred on three married women, each of whom successively drowns her husband. The film was shot in and around Southwold.
4.00 – 5.00pm – Tea and cake available
5.00pm – 7.00pm – ‘In Love with Alma Cogan’ (written and directed by Tony Britten) (12a) 1hr
The film revolves around, Norman, played by Norfolk resident Lloyd Pack, a world-weary manager of a pier theatre in a seaside resort. And features a cameo by another Norfolk resident, Sir John Hurt.
7.00 – 8.00pm – Crowd pleasing curry available
8.00pm – 10pm – ‘Widow’s Walk’ (15) (2019) (written and directed by Alexandra Boyd) 1h 37min
A ghost story set in rural Suffolk, the film depicts an emotional and supernatural journey through connected lives, death and war.
~~~~~ Sunday the 23rd ~~~~~
11.00am – 1.15pm – ‘Akenfield’ (a film made by Peter Hall) (12) Film 1hr 38mins
‘Akenfield Revisited’ 39 mins
Based loosely on the book Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village by Ronald Blythe, the film is a work of fiction, filmed mostly at weekends when the cast of local people were available.
1.00pm – 2.30pm Sunday Lunch (to be booked in advance)
2.30pm – 4.30pm – ‘All The King’s Men’ (directed by Julian Jarrold) (15) 1hr 49 mins
A feature-length World War I drama starring David Jason, based on the story of the ‘Sandringham Company’. The battalion suffered heavy losses in action at Gallipoli and a myth grew up later that the unit had simply disappeared;
4.30 – 5.30pm – Tea and cake available
5.30pm – 7.30pm – ‘The Go Between’ (directed by Joseph Losey) (PG) 1hr 58mins
available on the door or in advance from The Venue (Hold Community and Art Centre), Osokozi, Tess Ainley, Watson’s and Thoughtful Expressions:
£5.00 per film or £30 for a weekend book of 8 tickets.
Food and refreshments will be available, before and between film showings, throughout the weekend, so no need to even leave the venue.