Wednesday 19 April

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gaslight (pg)


pg, 1940, 84 mins

DIRECTOR Thorold Dickinson

WRITERS Patrick Hamilton


STARS Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Frank Pettingell

Venue – Bridport Arts Centre

Twenty years ago, old Mrs. Barlow was killed in her home at 12, Pimlico Square for her priceless rubies. The murderer searched the whole house without finding them, then disappeared. The house has been empty since then, but now Paul and Bella Mallen move into the apartment. Bella Mallen suffers from forgetfulness and nervousness – at least that is what her husband tells her. An elderly horse wrangler, B.G. Rough worked as a policeman twenty years ago and still remembers the unsolved case. He notices that Mr. Mallen looks just like Louis Barre, Mrs. Barlow’s nephew. And why does Mr. Mallen mysteriously leave every night just to go into the apartment next door, no. 14?

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Their Finest (12A)


12a, 2016, 117 mins

DIRECTOR Lone Scherfig

STARS Gemma Arterton,  Sam Caflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Richard E. Grant

ORIGINAL NOVEL Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans


Venue – The Electric Palace

London, 1940: fledgling screenwriter Catrin Cole (Arterton) joins the Ministry of Information’s Film Division and starts working on a propaganda movie.


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i am not your negro (pg)


In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of this manuscript.

Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America.

PG, 2016, 95 minutes

<em>DIRECTOR </em>Raoul Peck

<em>STARS </em>Samuel L. Jackson

<em>NOVEL </em><em>Remember This House</em> by James Baldwin

<em>SCREENPLAY </em>James Baldwin Raoul Peck

Venue – Bridport Art Centre

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In The Heat Of The Night (12a)


12A, 1967, 109 mins

DIRECTOR Norman Jewison, Sidney Poitier

STARS Rod Steiger

ORIGINAL NOVEL In the Heat of the Night by John Ball

SCREENPLAY Stirling Silliphant

Venue – Bridport Art Centre

Winner of five Oscars in 1968, including Best Picture. 

They call him Mr Tibbs! Sidney Poitier excels as a detective who faces racism while working on a murder case.

Jewison’s hard-hitting murder mystery is entertaining, atmospheric and insightful. In the Heat of the Night won five Oscars® in 1968, including Best Picture, Best Actor (for Rod Steiger), Best Screenplay and Best Editing. One of the key reasons for the film’s success was Sidney Poitier, who is devastatingly charismatic as Philadelphia homicide detective Virgil Tibbs. Tibbs arrives in a small Southern backwater to visit his mother but becomes embroiled in a murder investigation when he’s picked up by the local police simply for the ‘crime’ of being black. When Tibbs’ profession is confirmed, he’s teamed with a racist redneck sheriff (Steiger) to help with the investigation – a riveting partnership that reflects the era’s desperately strained race relations.