Themes of the Sea

Blue (PG)

Director: Karina Holden

Documentary | Australia | 2017 | 1hr 16mins



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‘Nuance and complexity sets Blue apart as an environmental documentary. It resists sugar-coating but communicates hope; it simultaneously privileges the scientific and the romantic, the individual and the collective. The images of the ocean’s decay stun us, but so do the many images of its beauty-and these factors become change-making forces in Blue’  The Big Issue Magazine.


Wednesday 23 Oct 7.30pm Durlston Castle BH19 2JL £7.00: £6.00 Bar and ice cream. 

Event sponsor Isle of Purbeck Sub Aqua Club

Saturday 26 Oct 5.00pm Etches Museum Kimmeridge BH20 5PE



5pm:  Doors/bar open and optional museum tour

6pm:  Blue Screening

7.15pm: Chilli & Rice (with veg option) offered by The Salt Pig

8.15pm: Suprise Feature!  (tba)




Home (12A)

Director: Jen Randall  Sarah Outen

Starring: Sarah

OutenDocumentary | UK | 2019 | 1hr 31mins  


Between 2011 and 2015, British adventurer Sarah Outen traversed the globe, 20,000 miles of it travelling by bike, kayak and row boat mostly solo. The trip took its toll, with punishing elements, ticking clock and months of solitude pushing her to the physical and mental brink. Woven out of hundreds of hours of footage, Home intimately and unflinchingly captures Sarah’s expedition towards a true sense of self and emotional acceptance.


Saturday 22 Oct 7.30pm Durlston Castle BH19 2JL

£7.00: £6.00 

Bar and Ice Cream

Director Sarah Outen MBE FRGS will introduce her film and after the screening will talk about her experiences which led to the making of Home.

Event sponsored by J J Moores Swanage


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Last Breath (12)

Directors: Richard da Costa/Alex Parkinson

Starring: Duncan Allcock, Chris Lemons, David Yuasa

Documentary UK 2019 1hr 30min

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A tense, gripping documentary about commercial diver Chris Lemons, who becomes separated from his support vessel in the North Sea when a series of computer malfunctions means that his  ‘umbilical’ is ripped away, leaving him with only 5minutes back-up of gas-- and rescue some 30minutes away. This compelling story often plays out like a thriller as it poses key questions about  what  the zone between life and death  might be and the fear of being utterly alone. 


Friday 19 Oct. 7.30pm Durlston Castle BH19 2JL

£7.00: £6.00 

Bar and ice cream

Local diver Chris Dunkerley will introduce the film and give a Q&A at the end.

Event sponsored by Dorset Water Park 



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The Raft (12)

Director: Marcus Lindeen

Starring: Daniel Giménez-Cacho,  Santiago Genovés, Fe Seymour,  Maria Björnstam, Mary Gidley,  Marcus Lindeen Documentary | UK | 2019 | 1hr 38mins

This superb documentary offers a fascinating study in the dynamics of power and control, particularly in terms of gender. The film reflects upon a controversial 1973 experiment by Spanish-Mexican anthropologist Santiago Genovés in which five men and six women set sail for 100 days on a ramshackle raft called the Acali. The well-intentioned researcher hoped to observe mankind’s dark inclination for violence as the group ventured across the Atlantic Ocean.  It did not go quite as Genovés hoped, yet The Raft shows that the experiment may teach audiences profound aspects of humanity.


Wednesday 30 Oct. 7.30pm Durlston Castle BH19 2JL £7.00: £6.00 Bar and ice cream

Art & Music performance by Saxophonist, Rob Mills and artist, Sharon James 

Styx (12A)

Director: Wolfgang Fischer

Starring: Susanne Wolff,  Gedion Oduor Wekesa,  Kelvin Mutuku Ndinda

Drama Germany 2018 1hrs 34mins Subtitles

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Named after the river in Greek mythology that runs between Earth and the Underworld, Fischer’s riveting thriller brilliantly portrays the moral decision facing us all in light of the ever-escalating refugee crisis. Environmental catastrophe and internecine conflicts are causing various parts of the world to become increasingly uninhabitable, forcing people to seek a new home, only to be confronted with one border wall after another. Are we to let these souls in need drown as a result of xenophobic protocol or should we lend a hand?


Thursday 24 Oct 8.30pm The Rex Cinema BH20 4JX £7.00: £5.50 



We are delighted to have Pat Kelman, of 606 Distribution, to do a Q&A. He has wealth of information and some great stories about the making of Styx.

Patrons' Choice: Sarah and John Wootton



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