Dir: Ava DuVernay – USA – 128mins (12A)
SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.
We are delighted to be screening this new film, which was shot in Cornwall and the Director, Harry Mcqueen will be here for a Q&A after the screening.
Synopsis: When Harvey (Harry Macqueen) hears that his old friend Lola (musician Lori Campbell) has been forced to return home after years abroad he arranges to take her away for a weekend to the Cornish seaside cottage where they spent so much of their youth.
England. 1985. Jennifer Rush tops the charts and big hair is all the rage. But Britain’s youth are restless. They have no work, no money, no hope. And in the seaside town of Penzance in Cornwall, a group of mates decide to do something about it. When two of them embark on a charity bike ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End, what could possibly go wrong?
The tale is classic Grimm’s – darkly sweet, funny and deeply magical, featuring the finest shadow-puppets in the West, performed to live music. A teenage boy, believed to have been born lucky, embarks on a journey to the underworld and back. A brutal King, a deathly ferryman, a narcissistic Lucifer, and a host of wise-women, curses, enchantments and courtly delights this is Grimm’s darkness at its best.
Dir: Stephen Daldry – UK/Brazil – 114 mins (15)
Winner of the top prize at the Rome Film Festival, Stephen Daldry’s compelling and uplifting drama features wonderful performances from its young Brazilian cast and has drawn comparisons to Slumdog Millionaire.
Three young boys live in a garbage dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, where they spend their days searching for items they can use or sell.
The beginning of a journey starting in Falmouth Docks, using Shed 53 as a studio and the start of an artistic relationship between two painters.
In 2014, the 75 metre mural created by Artists Vicki Gillow and Juliet Walshe for Falmouth Docks was unveiled. As you look at the mural, unconventionally, the narrative starts on the far right with the cliff, industrial waterways, the Docks and the workers going about their daily business.
Tim Lake and Joe Morris return to the Poly for another joint exhibition following three successful shows in 2013 and 2014. Joe Morris is an artist who makes beautiful abstract artworks using the unusual medium of tadelakt, a traditional form of lime plaster from Morrocco. Tim Lake is a potter based in Penryn.
This current series of photographs by Emily Dymond taken on a two week trip to Italy at the beginning of 2015 aims to be an honest account of the moments and scenes observed on her travels.
‘I am drawn to the charm and beauty that can lie hidden in simplicity and through my photography hope to capture an honest reflection of a moment in time, be it a person, a place, or an abstract form’
Media Studies Students from Falmouth School have chosen a season of six classic childrens’ films,aimed at young audiences – plus another chance to see Sing-a-long FROZEN – to be screened over the Easter holidays at 11am Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, with Frozen screening on Saturday morning.
A celebration of the stars of a golden age of cinema in an intimate evening of storytelling, performance, presentations and most importantly film.
In these salons we will celebrate the relationship between glamorous filmic art that challenged the audiences of its day ...more
Come for a pre-show drink in our new bar, with wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Open 30 minutes before each performance and for interval drinks. To book a private function please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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