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Films // Coming up

What's on - Mon 22 October~Mon 29 October
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23 October
Tuesday
7:30pm

WW1 // They Shall Not Grow Old

Internationally renowned director Peter Jackson (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings) combines his personal fascination with the period and his Academy Award-winning directorial skills to bring the First World War to life in a way never seen before.

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25 October
Thursday
7:30pm

Canaries with lead actor/producer Q&A

The first wave of an international alien invasion coincides with a New Year's Eve party in a small Welsh village. While the situation is being monitored by a secret government department in the U.S, back in Wales the New Year's resolution on everyone's lips this year is to stay alive. Followed by a Q&A with producer/lead actor Craig Russell.

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29 October
Monday
7:30pm

The Little Stranger

Sarah Waters's ghostly gothic novel is brought to life in a new film starring Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Charlotte Rampling. A fantastic adaptation, beautifully realised by Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson (The Room, Frank).

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30 October
Tuesday
7:30pm

The Shining // Extended Cut

We’re getting in the Halloween spirit with a film chosen by you! One of Kubrick’s most celebrated films - consistently voted the best horror film of all time. This director’s cut version is even more enigmatic and elliptical than the original - so get ready for this masterful and visceral film on the big screen.

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31 October
Wednesday
7:30pm

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

I see you shiver, with antici...pation! Indulge in the raunchiness of Rocky Horror in a night of frolics, fishnets and Frank-N-Furter. But that's not all... expect to be really and truly debauched by the accompanied LIVE FLOOR SHOW - your favourite characters going through all the best musical numbers on stage.

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5 November
Monday
7:30pm

The Wife

Glenn Close gives a truly masterful performance as a woman who has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support those of her husband - until long-kept secrets are threatened to be exposed.

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6 November
Tuesday
7:30pm

Poly Parents // The Wife

PARENT AND BABY SCREENING: Glenn Close gives a truly masterful performance as a woman who has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support those of her husband - until long-kept secrets are threatened to be exposed.

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9 November
Friday
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Cornwall Film Festival 2018: Passes

We are delighted to be hosting the 2018 Cornwall Film Festival: Resistance events from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November 2018. With an exciting programme available as individual tickets, you can also buy Festival Passes that make your cinema going weekend even better value for money. Choose from the popular Weekend Pass or a day pass for either Saturday or Sunday.

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9 November
Friday
6:00pm

CFF // Foxtrot

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, this stunningly shot offering from Samuel Maoz (Lebanon) charts the story of a family who receive tragic news from their son's remote military post.

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9 November
Friday
8:30pm

CFF // Songbird (Alright Now)

Shot on Cornwall’s own university campus in Penryn, Songbird sees Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother, Avengers: Infinity War) take on the hilarious role of ex-Britpop rockstar Joanne, who wakes after a wild night to discover she has drunkenly enrolled at university. Intent on giving her millennial peers a run for their money in the partying department, she’s shocked to learn that they’re more interested in yoga and kale smoothies than the rock and roll lifestyle she’s accustomed to.

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10 November
Saturday
10:00am

CFF // Showcase of Local Filmmaking

A showcase of regional filmmaking talent from entries submitted to the 2018 Cornwall Film Festival Short Film Competition, bringing worthy filmmakers to regional and national attention. Cornwall Film Festival seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous from filmmakers whose short films manifest stylistic boldness, a strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.

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10 November
Saturday
12:00pm

CFF // 2018 Official Selection

A showcase of National and International filmmaking talent, featuring the most innovative and adventurous ideas from filmmakers whose short films manifest stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.

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10 November
Saturday
2:15pm

CFF // On a Knife Edge

The culmination of five years of filming, this remarkable documentary from Jeremy Williams (Restless Flights, Orphans of Burma’s Cyclone) provides a privileged insight into the coming-of-age of a Native American teen, George Dull Knife, as he confronts the challenges of growing up in one of the poorest parts of America amidst a climate of rising tensions and social injustice.

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10 November
Saturday
4:45pm

CFF // Colette

Premiering at Sundance 2018 to rave reviews, this exhilarating period drama stars Keira Knightley (Atonement, Pirates of the Caribbean) alongside Dominic West (The Wire, Appropriate Adult) and Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), in a career-best performance as the groundbreaking French novelist, Colette (best known for Gigi). Intelligent and nuanced, the film depicts Colette’s complex marriage—which includes allowing her work to be published under her husband’s name—and her relationships with women, including Paris’ first documented same-sex kiss on stage. This screening presents a rare opportunity to see Colette ahead of its official release next year.

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10 November
Saturday
7:45pm

CFF // Peterloo

‘One of the defining moments of its age’. On the 16th of August 1819, a crowd of 60,000 peaceful protesters were charged by government cavalry, resulting in an estimated 15 deaths and 700 wounded. Referred to as the Peterloo Massacre, this pivotal tragedy’s legacy includes the foundation of the Manchester Guardian newspaper and the passage of the Great Reform Act through Parliament 13 years later.

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11 November
Sunday
1:00pm

CFF // The Eyes of Orson Welles

Receiving a Special Distinction in the Golden Eye documentary competition at Cannes, The Eyes of Orson Welles sees award-winning filmmaker Mark Cousins (The Story of Film: An Odyssey) dive into the visual world of the legendary actor, director, writer and producer Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, The Lady from Shanghai). Capitalising on exclusive access to hundreds of private drawings and paintings, Cousins has created a unique portrait of this fascinatingly versatile and prolific artist as he’s never been seen before.

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11 November
Sunday
3:30pm

CFF // Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku)

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018 and hailed as among Hirokazu Kore-eda’s (Still Walking; Like Father, Like Son) best work, Shoplifters is a complex drama about a poverty-stricken Tokyo family (Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki, Kairi Jyo and Mayu Matsuoka) who routinely turn to petty thieving to make ends meet.

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11 November
Sunday
6:00pm

CFF: Hannah

Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, Under the Sand, Red Sparrow) won Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her magnificent performance as HANNAH, a woman whose life falls apart as she drifts between reality and denial after her husband’s imprisonment. Beautiful, elegant and heart-breaking film making from Andrea Pallaoro (Medeas). Shot in 35mm it is a wrenching, intimate portrait of someone becoming disconnected from family, friends and society.

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11 November
Sunday
8:00pm

CFF // Fellowship presented to Jane Darke: Filmmaker, Writer and Artist

To top off the weekend, 2018 sees the launch of the Cornwall Film Festival Fellowship—a new award which honours lifetime achievement in the art form of the moving image. We are delighted to announce that the inaugural award will be presented to filmmaker, writer and artist Jane Darke. Jane lives on the North Coast of Cornwall, and her work is about those who live on the North Atlantic fringe and the ocean which pounds at her door.

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13 November
Tuesday
7:30pm

WW1 // The Guardians (Les Gardiennes)

The year is 1915. As World War I rages throughout Europe, the women of Pardier Farm, under the guidance of matriarch Hortense (Nathalie Baye), must grapple with the arduous workload while the men are at the front. Help arrives when the bank in the nearby village sends them 20-year-old labourer Francine (impressive newcomer Iris Bry) instead of the loan they sought to modernise their outmoded equipment. As well as doing her share of the ploughing, reaping and milking, Francine will also prove to be a surprising catalyst for change for the entire household.

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14 November
Wednesday
7:30pm

Wild Cornwall - Out on the Edge

Discover more of the natural beauty and wildlife in our glorious county through the incredibly popular 'Wild Cornwall - Out on the Edge' This screening is in partnership with the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The film has been enjoyed by over 600 people so far and again, filmmaker Ian McCarthy joins us for a question and answer session after the film. Don't miss this beautifully shot, enigmatic and joyous celebration of the Cornish wildlife all around us.

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15 November
Thursday
7:30pm

WW1 // War Horse

A tale of loyalty, hope and tenacity set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War. War Horse begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets-British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter-before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land.

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19 November
Monday
7:30pm

The Children Act

This stately, moving drama follows Fiona (Emma Thompson - never better), a judge who is married to her work - as her own marriage (to Stanley Tucci) flounders, she must decide if Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a 17-year-old with leukaemia, should have a blood transfusion that will save his life - against his Jehovah's Witness beliefs.

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21 November
Wednesday
7:30pm

WW1 // Testament of Youth and Cornish Tommies

Vera Brittain’s beloved and powerful World War I memoir is exquisitely realised in this moving and very timely adaptation. A deft balance of romance and restrained sentimentalism with tough minded human tragedy, this is at once a manifesto of the female experience of war, a sobering account of the loss of a generation, and a brilliant ode to one of our greatest pacifist thinkers. Accompanied by a screening of short film Cornish Tommies.

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26 November
Monday
7:30pm

Comedy Genius // Blazing Saddles

Nearly a whopping forty-five years after its release, Mel Brooks’ brilliant blend of social satire, gleeful stupidity and comic Western is still as thrillingly outrageous as ever. Co-written with another comedy legend Richard Pryor, this is a film that never passes up a chance to point up a cliché and spares nothing or no one along the way.

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27 November
Tuesday
7:30pm

Comedy Genius // Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The first feature film of the legendary Monty Python group takes us on a medieval quest in England, circa 932 A.D. Wise-cracking, sublimely irreverent and jaw-droppingly hysterical, this comedy will bring laughter (and coconuts!) to our lives when we most need a dose of anarchic Python daring.

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29 November
Thursday
7:30pm

WW1 // The Great War - Telling its stories on television with David Parker

How can television possibly convey the nightmare that was the First World War for its fighting troops? TV programme maker David Parker will be talking about and screening two programmes made for local television that tried to achieve just this.

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18 December
Tuesday
6:00pm

CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina

This winter, join in the fun and enjoy your favourite Christmas show in the cinema for the first time ever! The much anticipated annual CBeebies Christmas Show is coming to the big screen for a family-friendly cinema experience. The makers of Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol and Snow Queen will delight audiences this year with the classic tale of Thumbelina.

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WW1 // The Guardians (Les Gardiennes)

The year is 1915. As World War I rages throughout Europe, the women of Pardier Farm, under the guidance of matriarch...

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Flying Scotsman and the Golden Age of Steam

Is there a finer sight than the grace and power of a huge steam locomotive on the move? The award-winning television...

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WW1 // The Great War - Telling its stories on television with David Parker

How can television possibly convey the nightmare that was the First World War for its fighting troops? TV programme...

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