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The Jungle Bunch
Runtime: 97mins   Rating: U - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
The Jungle Bunch is the fun and exciting tale of Maurice, a penguin who was raised in the jungle and thinks he’s a tiger! When two penguins from his Antarctic homeland come in..read more
The Jungle Bunch is the fun and exciting tale of Maurice, a penguin who was raised in the jungle and thinks he’s a tiger! When two penguins from his Antarctic homeland come in search of “The Great Tiger Warrior” to defend their colony from an invading herd of walruses, Maurice assembles a misfit team of jungle friends: Fred, the musical warthog, Batricia, a bat who’s afraid of the dark, Miguel, a sweet but simple gorilla, and Gilbert, a terrified tarsier. Together they set out on a mission to save the penguins’ home and end up on an adventure they’ll never forget.
My Life As A Courgette
Runtime: 66mins   Rating: PG - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
From director Claude Barras comes Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated film, My Life as a Courgette, a story that stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart..read more
From director Claude Barras comes Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated film, My Life as a Courgette, a story that stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart and that critics call "nothing short of a miracle!" (The Hollywood Reporter). After a family tragedy, 9-year-old Courgette is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange and, at times, hostile environment. But with the help of Raymond and his newfound friends, Courgette learns to trust and love again as he searches for a new family of his own in a film that soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
Runtime: 115mins   Rating: - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
A man and a woman have a romance while on a cruise from Europe to New York. Despite being engaged to other people, both agree to reunite at the top of the Empire State Building in..read more
A man and a woman have a romance while on a cruise from Europe to New York. Despite being engaged to other people, both agree to reunite at the top of the Empire State Building in six months. However, an unfortunate accident keeps her from the reunion, and he fears that she has married or does not love him anymore.
The Jungle Bunch
Runtime: 97mins   Rating: U - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
The Jungle Bunch is the fun and exciting tale of Maurice, a penguin who was raised in the jungle and thinks he’s a tiger! When two penguins from his Antarctic homeland come in..read more
The Jungle Bunch is the fun and exciting tale of Maurice, a penguin who was raised in the jungle and thinks he’s a tiger! When two penguins from his Antarctic homeland come in search of “The Great Tiger Warrior” to defend their colony from an invading herd of walruses, Maurice assembles a misfit team of jungle friends: Fred, the musical warthog, Batricia, a bat who’s afraid of the dark, Miguel, a sweet but simple gorilla, and Gilbert, a terrified tarsier. Together they set out on a mission to save the penguins’ home and end up on an adventure they’ll never forget.
Land of Mine
Runtime: 100mins   Rating: 15 - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
As World War II comes to an end, a group of German POWs - boys rather than men - are captured by the Danish army and forced to engage in a deadly task: to defuse and clear land..read more
As World War II comes to an end, a group of German POWs - boys rather than men - are captured by the Danish army and forced to engage in a deadly task: to defuse and clear land mines from the Danish coastline. With little or no training, the boys soon discover that the war is far from over.

Inspired by real events, LAND OF MINE exposes the untold story of one tragic moment in Denmark's history, written and directed by Martin Zandvliet.
The Jungle Bunch
Runtime: 97mins   Rating: U - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
The Jungle Bunch is the fun and exciting tale of Maurice, a penguin who was raised in the jungle and thinks he’s a tiger! When two penguins from his Antarctic homeland come in..read more
The Jungle Bunch is the fun and exciting tale of Maurice, a penguin who was raised in the jungle and thinks he’s a tiger! When two penguins from his Antarctic homeland come in search of “The Great Tiger Warrior” to defend their colony from an invading herd of walruses, Maurice assembles a misfit team of jungle friends: Fred, the musical warthog, Batricia, a bat who’s afraid of the dark, Miguel, a sweet but simple gorilla, and Gilbert, a terrified tarsier. Together they set out on a mission to save the penguins’ home and end up on an adventure they’ll never forget.
Sonita (2015)
Runtime: 90mins   Rating: PG - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
A young Afghani refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music after her family tries to sell her into a..read more
A young Afghani refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music after her family tries to sell her into a marriage.
The Messenger
Runtime: 90mins   Rating: - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
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..read more
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 music-makers. On one level, THE MESSENGER is an engaging, visually stunning, emotional journey, one that mixes its elegiac message with hopeful notes and unique glances into the influence of songbirds on our own expressions of the soul. On another level, THE MESSENGER is the artful story about the mass depletion of songbirds on multiple continents, and about those who are working to turn the tide. In ancient times humans looked to the flight and songs of birds to protect the future. Today once again, birds have something to tell us. SPONSORED BY BIOTRACK who will be demonstrating their cutting edge tracking equipment after the screening.
The Jungle Bunch
Runtime: 97mins   Rating: U - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
The Jungle Bunch is the fun and exciting tale of Maurice, a penguin who was raised in the jungle and thinks he’s a tiger! When two penguins from his Antarctic homeland come in..read more
The Jungle Bunch is the fun and exciting tale of Maurice, a penguin who was raised in the jungle and thinks he’s a tiger! When two penguins from his Antarctic homeland come in search of “The Great Tiger Warrior” to defend their colony from an invading herd of walruses, Maurice assembles a misfit team of jungle friends: Fred, the musical warthog, Batricia, a bat who’s afraid of the dark, Miguel, a sweet but simple gorilla, and Gilbert, a terrified tarsier. Together they set out on a mission to save the penguins’ home and end up on an adventure they’ll never forget.
The Admiral
Runtime: 124mins   Rating: 15 - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
The story of admiral Aleksandr Kolchak who remained faithful to his oath to the Russian Emperor and fought against the Bolshevik rule after the 1917 October..read more
The story of admiral Aleksandr Kolchak who remained faithful to his oath to the Russian Emperor and fought against the Bolshevik rule after the 1917 October Revolution.
Maudie
Runtime: 116mins   Rating: 12A - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the..read more
An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.
The Jungle Bunch
Runtime: 97mins   Rating: U - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
The Jungle Bunch is the fun and exciting tale of Maurice, a penguin who was raised in the jungle and thinks he’s a tiger! When two penguins from his Antarctic homeland come in..read more
The Jungle Bunch is the fun and exciting tale of Maurice, a penguin who was raised in the jungle and thinks he’s a tiger! When two penguins from his Antarctic homeland come in search of “The Great Tiger Warrior” to defend their colony from an invading herd of walruses, Maurice assembles a misfit team of jungle friends: Fred, the musical warthog, Batricia, a bat who’s afraid of the dark, Miguel, a sweet but simple gorilla, and Gilbert, a terrified tarsier. Together they set out on a mission to save the penguins’ home and end up on an adventure they’ll never forget.
The Informer (1929)
Runtime: 183mins   Rating: - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
The Informer is a 1929 British Part-talkie drama film directed by Arthur Robison and starring Lya De Putti, Lars Hanson, Warwick Ward and Carl Harbord. The picture was based on..read more
The Informer is a 1929 British Part-talkie drama film directed by Arthur Robison and starring Lya De Putti, Lars Hanson, Warwick Ward and Carl Harbord. The picture was based on the novel The Informer by Liam O'Flaherty.
Aquarius (2016)
Runtime: 146mins   Rating: 18 - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, vows to live in her apartment until she dies after a developer buys all of the units around..read more
Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, vows to live in her apartment until she dies after a developer buys all of the units around her.
The Jungle Bunch
Runtime: 97mins   Rating: U - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
The Jungle Bunch is the fun and exciting tale of Maurice, a penguin who was raised in the jungle and thinks he’s a tiger! When two penguins from his Antarctic homeland come in..read more
The Jungle Bunch is the fun and exciting tale of Maurice, a penguin who was raised in the jungle and thinks he’s a tiger! When two penguins from his Antarctic homeland come in search of “The Great Tiger Warrior” to defend their colony from an invading herd of walruses, Maurice assembles a misfit team of jungle friends: Fred, the musical warthog, Batricia, a bat who’s afraid of the dark, Miguel, a sweet but simple gorilla, and Gilbert, a terrified tarsier. Together they set out on a mission to save the penguins’ home and end up on an adventure they’ll never forget.
Their Finest
Runtime: 117mins   Rating: 12A - Purbeck Film Festival Screening
A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the..read more
A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.
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Loving Vincent
Runtime: 94mins   Rating: 12A
“We cannot speak other than by our paintings” Written by Vincent van Gogh in a letter the week before his death

The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to..read more
“We cannot speak other than by our paintings” Written by Vincent van Gogh in a letter the week before his death

The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by professional oil-painters who travelled from all across Europe to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings, is his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious death.
Top Hat
Runtime: 101mins   Rating: U
One of the best of the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musicals, Top Hat centers on a typical mistaken-identity plot, with wealthy Dale Tremont (Rogers), on holiday in London and..read more
One of the best of the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musicals, Top Hat centers on a typical mistaken-identity plot, with wealthy Dale Tremont (Rogers), on holiday in London and Venice, assuming that American entertainer Jerry Travers (Astaire) is the husband of her friend Madge (Helen Broderick) -- who's actually the wife of Jerry's business manager Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton). Complicating matters is Dale's jealous suitor Beddini (Erik Rhodes), whose motto is "For the woman the kiss -- for the man the sword." Beddini is disposed of by some last-minute chicanery on the part of Jerry's faithful valet Bates (Eric Blore), paving the way for the happy ending everyone knew was coming from the opening scene. The Irving Berlin score includes "Cheek to Cheek," "Isn't it a Lovely Day?," and the jaunty title song. The charisma of the stars, the chemistry of the supporting players, the white-telephone art direction of Van Nest Polglaise, the superlative choreography by Astaire and Hermes Pan, and the effervescent direction of Mark Sandrich all combine to make Top Hat a winner. Originally released at 101 minutes, the film was for many years available only in its 93-minute reissue form; it has since been restored archivally to 99 minutes.
Loving Vincent
Runtime: 94mins   Rating: 12A
“We cannot speak other than by our paintings” Written by Vincent van Gogh in a letter the week before his death

The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to..read more
“We cannot speak other than by our paintings” Written by Vincent van Gogh in a letter the week before his death

The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by professional oil-painters who travelled from all across Europe to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings, is his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious death.
The Mountain Between Us
Runtime: 103mins   Rating: 12A
Stranded on a mountain after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must work together to endure the extreme elements of the remote, snow-covered terrain. Realizing that help is not..read more
Stranded on a mountain after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must work together to endure the extreme elements of the remote, snow-covered terrain. Realizing that help is not on the way, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing each other to survive and discovering their inner strength.
Wind River
Runtime: 110mins   Rating: 15
An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American..read more
An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Victoria and Abdul
Runtime: 112mins   Rating: PG
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a..read more
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
Wind River
Runtime: 110mins   Rating: 15
An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American..read more
An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Maudie
Runtime: 116mins   Rating: 12A
An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the..read more
An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.
The Party 2017
Runtime: 71mins   Rating:
Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband..read more
Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions. From acclaimed British filmmaker Sally Potter and featuring a star studded cast that includes Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Timothy Spall, this witty, sharp and very funny new comedy will be an unmissable date for everyone’s diary.
NT Live: Follies
Runtime: 210mins   Rating: 12A
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the..read more
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George. Start time: 7pm
Murder on the Orient Express
Rating: 12A
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling..read more
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.
The Death of Stalin
Runtime: 106mins   Rating: 15
The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci. In..read more
The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci. In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive. A film that combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring, The Death of Stalin is a Quad and Main Journey production, directed by Armando Iannucci, and produced by Yann Zenou, Kevin Loader, Nicolas Duval Assakovsky, and Laurent Zeitoun. The script is written by Iannucci, David Schneider and Ian Martin, with additional material by Peter Fellows.
Blade Runner 2049
Runtime: 163mins   Rating: 15
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of..read more
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.