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Demain (Tomorrow) (2015) 
Runtime: 118mins   Rating:
Filmmakers Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion travel worldwide to investigate concrete solutions to environmental and social... Read More
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The Rex, Wareham
Thu 19th Oct 19:15

Howards End (1992)
Runtime: 140mins   Rating: PG
Helen Schlegel falls for Paul Wilcox, but is rebuffed. Her sister Margaret becomes friends with his mother, who promises her the family house, Howards End. Unfortunately, after her death, the will disappears and it appears the inheritance will disappear. Until the widower, Henry Wilcox, becomes attracted to... Read More
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Creech Grange Country House
Wed 18th Oct 19:00

Le Quai des Brumes (1938)
Runtime: 91mins   Rating:
Jean (Jean Gabin) is an army deserter who arrives in Le Havre, France, planning to leave the country on one of the many ships anchored there. He gets distracted in the foggy port city, however, when he falls in love with the lovely Nelly (Michèle Morgan). Jean faces some sinister competition, as Nelly is caught between the influence of her overbearing godfather (Michel Simon) and a petty gangster (Pierre Brasseur). Jean wants to skip town with Nelly, but tempers are escalating... Read More
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NOIR NIGHT

The Rex, Wareham
Wed 18th Oct 18:00

Le Samouraï (1967)
Runtime: 105mins   Rating:
Hit man Jef Costello (Alain Delon) goes through an elaborate set of rituals before carrying out a hit on a nightclub owner. Always thorough and cool in his job, Costello is disconcerted to discover a witness to the killing, the club's female piano player. But before he can act, the police arrest him in a sweep of suspects. Released when the main witness does not come forward, Costello goes from being the hunter to the hunted, trailed by the determined police as well as his crime... Read More
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NOIR NIGHT

The Rex, Wareham
Wed 18th Oct 20:15

Purbeck Shorts 2017
Rating: TBC
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The Rex, Wareham
Fri 20th Oct 19:15

Silver Linings Playbook
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: 15
Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months is a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet-and to... Read More
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Purbeck Film Festival in collaboration with Diverse Abilities, hosts our second annual red carpet gala evening in the Bournemouth Hilton Ballroom, courtesy of Hilton, Bournemouth.

Includes welcome drink followed by delicious food from Koh Thai Tapas, speeches and introduction to the film.

Hilton Hotel Bournemouth
Tue 17th Oct 18:30

The Beach (2000)
Runtime: 119mins   Rating:
The desire to find something real -- to connect with something or someone -- is what drives Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio), a young American backpacker who arrives in Thailand with adventure on his mind. Etienne (Guillaume Canet) and Francoise (Virginie Ledoyen) join him on an adventure to "The Beach," a mystical paradise. However, this paradise is less than... Read More
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Koh Tai Tapas hosts welcome drink and canapes before introduction and screening. Thai snacks and drinks available for purchase during film, bar open for coffee and drinks after film.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DOORS OPEN FOR DRINKS/CANAPES AT 6.30PM, FILM AT 7.30PM.

Koh Lounge
Mon 23rd Oct 19:30

The Endless Summer (Bruce Brown, 1966)
Runtime: 95mins   Rating: TBC
They call it The Endless Summer, the ultimate surfing adventure, crossing the globe in search of the perfect wave. From the uncharted waters of West Africa, to the shark-filled seas of Australia, to the tropical paradise of Tahiti and beyond, two California surfers, Robert August and Mike Hynson, accomplish in a few months what most people never get to do in a lifetime…they live their dream. Director Bruce Brown created a film so powerful it has become a timeless masterpiece that continues... Read More
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After an afternoon's surfing in Kimmeridge Bay, join us to warm up with chillie and rice and a special screening of this cult surfing film. Pay bar open from 5pm to 6pm, followed by an introduction and Q&A before the film.

The Etches Museum of Jurassic Marine Life
Thu 19th Oct 17:00

The Messenger
Runtime: 90mins   Rating:
Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to the streets of New York, THE MESSENGER brings us face-to-face with a remarkable variety of human-made perils that have devastated thrushes, warblers, orioles, tanagers, grosbeaks and many other airborne... Read More
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Special Guest Q&A: After an introduction to the film from Biotrack, the film screening will be followed by a demonstration of the tracking devices used to collect information about the birds.

The Rex, Wareham
Thu 26th Oct 20:15

Theatre of the Wandering West by the Cabinet of Living Cinema
Rating: LIVE
Following the sell out performance at last year’s festival, Cabinet of Living Cinema return with another live music performance, accompanying animation and film. The Theatre of the Wandering West is a moving story of love and loss, set in Kafka’s Prague. Wedding minstrels, song-writers and poets were fascinated by the allure of the itinerant theatre, among them Millie and Emanuel Chissick who ran away to join the theatre, heading as far as New York or Buenos Aires. This performance retells this... Read More
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Durlston Castle, Swanage
Thu 19th Oct 19:30

Their Finest
Runtime: 117mins   Rating: 12A
A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the... Read More
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The Purbeck Film Festival is delighted to welcome Stephen Woolley, one of Britain's finest producers, for the closing screening of Their Finest (see p45). Stephen's film production CV embraces Mona Lisa, Interview with a Vampire, Made In Dagenham, The Company of Wolves, Michael Collins, The End of the Affair, Back Beat, Scandal, The Crying Game, Carol and many more. At present he is working on two films: on Chesil Beach and Colette and Stephen's most recent production The Limehouse Golem, starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke and Douglas Booth, is being released on 1st September in the UK.

It will be a golden opportunity for anybody interested in film, particularly British film, to listen to discussions and saks questions about the working of the industry, the work of the film producer and Stephen Woolley's eventful career. He is a man of unshakeable optimism, which is perhaps, they key ingredient of success in movie making. We are honoured to have him close our festival.

The Rex, Wareham
Sun 29th Oct 18:15

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