Dedham Film festival

for people who love film

2 - 17 October 2015

DEDHAM EAST BERGHOLT LANGHAM POLSTEAD and WIVENHOE

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Village Film Festival 2015

The Salt of the Earth (2015) - Directors Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastiao Salgado has been traveling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity.  He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvations and exodus.  He is now embarking on the ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Friday 2nd October - The Nottage Maritime Institute Wivenhoe


The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013) - Director Isao Takahata

An elderly bamboo cutter discovers a tiny princess inside a glowing bamboo stalk in this gorgeous hand-drawn folktale from the legendary Studio Ghibli. The Film will be introduced by Writer on Animation and Lecturer in Film Studies James Clark.(A concession price of £3.00 is available for ... Full Details >>

2.30 pm - Saturday 3rd October - The William Loveless Hall Wivenhoe


The Spirit of the Beehive (1975) - Director Victor Erice

Young Ana is captivated by the screening of James Whale's "Frankenstein" in her village cinema.  She becomes convinced that the monster survived and is hiding nearby.  The film will be introduced by Writer and Psychologist Sydney Bayley who will also lead a Q&A session after the ... Full Details >>

5.00 - Saturday 3rd October - The Nottage Maritime Institute Wivenhoe


Still Alice (2014) - Director Richard Glatzer

Alice Howard, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Saturday 3rd October - Langham Community Centre


X + Y (2015) Director Morgan Matthews

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.The Telegraph describes this story of an autistic algebra whiz as:  an emotional knockout which consistently avoids cliche in ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Saturday 3rd October - The William Loveless Hall Wivenhoe


My Accomplice (2014) - Director Charlie Weaver Rolfe

My Accomplice is an off-beat comedy about falling in love, set in Brighton, featuring songs and live performances from local bands, an ill-starred search for the village of Wivelsfield, the personal politics of perestroika in the wide context of David Hasselhoff, apricot flapjacks, abruptly ... Full Details >>

3.00 pm - Sunday 4th October - The Nottage Maritime Institute Wivenhoe


Avengers - Age of Ultron (2015) - Director Joss Whedon

When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron,  things go horribly wrong and its up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.This screening is the choice of, and is being screened by Langham's Youth ... Full Details >>

5.00 pm - Sunday 4th October - Langham Community Centre


Timbuktu (2015) Director Abderrahmane Sissako

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives - which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith - abruptly disturbed.(A concession price of £3.00 is available for under 18s - see TICKETS) ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Sunday 4th October - The Nottage Maritime Institute Wivenhoe


Leviathan (2014) Director Andrey Zvyagintsev

Unflinching and beautiful in equal measure, this Cannes award winner is a striking attack on corrupt politics set on Russia's legendary northwest coastline. ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Friday 9th October - The Constable Hall East Bergholt


Selma (2014) Director Ava DuVernay

This unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr Martin Luther King Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal rights in the face of violent opposition.  The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Friday 9th October - The Duchy Barn Dedham


Force Majeure (2014) - Director Ruben Ostlund

During a lunch on a ski holiday in the French Alps, a family find themselves staring down an avalanche.  In the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular.Rated his own favourite film of the last year by film critic Nigel ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Friday 9th October - The Assembly Rooms Dedham


Luminaris (Short film)

This clever animated time lapse short film by Juan Pablo Zaramella is a joyous mixture of movement and romance, set in a world where lightness appears in all its meanings for a man who is inspired to change his destiny.  Winning the Audience Award at the New York Short Film Festival in ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Friday 9th October - The Constable Hall East Bergholt


A Most Wanted Man (2015) Director Anton Corbijn

When a half-Chechen half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community laying claim to his father's ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest.  As the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this ... Full Details >>

2.30 pm - Saturday 10th October - The Assembly Rooms Dedham


A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014) Director Roy Anderson

Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes.(A concession price of £3.50 is available for under 18s - see Tickets) ... Full Details >>

2.30 pm - Saturday 10th October - The Duchy Barn Dedham


Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) - Directed by Steven Spielberg

A classic '70s science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and is slightly burned from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an official explanation for what he saw and ... Full Details >>

2.30 pm - Saturday 10th October - The Constable Hall East Bergholt


Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) Director Thomas Vinterberg

A classic Thomas Hardy (novel) of Victorian England, where the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer;  Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood a prosperous and mature bachelor.A star studded cast of Carey ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Saturday 10th October - The Assembly Rooms Dedham


Withnail and I (1987) Director Bruce Robinson

Sixties London:  two down-on-their-luck actors, Withnail and Marwood, (the young and beautiful - Richard E Grant and Paul McGann) find solace in drink and other substances. Seeking respite from their uneventful lives they escape up north to Penrith to Withnail's uncle's stone cottage. Faced ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Saturday 10th October - The Duchy Barn Dedham


The Imitation Game (2014) - Director Morten Tyldum

The compelling story of the life of Alan Turing, the Enigma codebreaker who helped turn the tide of WW2 by building one of the first recognised computers.  His manic approach to his research and work, lead to challenges and changes within the dynamics of the team working alongside him at Bletchley ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Saturday 10th October - The Constable Hall East Bergholt


The Bigger Picture (Short Animation Film)

The Bigger Picture is an animation film by Daisy Jacobs made with life size drawn figures in a real world.  She won the BAFTA for best Short Animation Film 2015.  This short will be shown before the main feature "The Imitation Game" and at other screenings and venues throughout the ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Saturday 10th October - The Constable Hall East Bergholt


Dark Horse (2015) - Director Louise Osmond

An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working man's club who decide to take on the elite "sport of kings" and breed themselves a racehorse.The group make an alliance with a dream to win, and that is just what they do with the renowned  jumper "Dream ... Full Details >>

2.30 pm - Sunday 11th October - The Assembly Rooms Dedham


Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) Director Louis Malle

A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War 2 until a new student arrives.  He becomes the roommate of the top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.(A concession price of £3.50 is available for under 18s - see ... Full Details >>

2.30 pm - Sunday 11th October - The Duchy Barn Dedham


My Life as a Dog (1985) Director Lasse Hallstrom

Ingemar lives with his brother and his terminally ill mother.  He may have a rough time, but not as bad as Laika - the Russian dog sent into space......  He gets sent away to stay with relations for the summer, and while there, he meets various strange characters, giving him experiences that ... Full Details >>

2.30 pm - Sunday 11th October - The Constable Hall East Bergholt


Head Over Heels (Short Animation Film)

Highly acclaimed time-lapse animation by writer/director Timothy Reckart, "Head over Heels" was nominated at the 2013 BAFTA and Oscar Awards.  A delightful story of opposition and contradiction where love conquers differences of gravitational extremes."Head over ... Full Details >>

2.30 pm - Sunday 11th October - The Constable Hall East Bergholt


Frank (2014) Director Lenny Abraham

When Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank...... Sundance Festival winner this year, an absurdly ridiculous comedy with an outstanding performance by Michael Fassbender and Frank.(A ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Sunday 11th October - The Constable Hall East Bergholt


London Road (2015 ) - Director Rufus Morris

Written as a play, and originally staged at the National Theatre, London Road documents the events of 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women.  The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Sunday 11th October - The Assembly Rooms Dedham


The Phone Call (Short Film)

This compelling and moving short film was made and directed by Mat Kirkby and stars Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent.  "The Phone Call" won the Best Short Film at this years Oscars.This short will be shown prior to "Frank" and at other screenings and venues throughout the ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Sunday 11th October - The Constable Hall East Bergholt


Battle of Britain (1969) - Director Guy Hamilton

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain this 1969 film is being shown with the great music composed by William Walton, and conducted by Malcolm Arnold, the rejection of which by Hollywood, in favour of a pedestrian score by Ron Goodwin, marred the original release of the film. The ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Friday 16th October - Polstead Village Hall


Tales of Beatrix Potter (1971) - Director Reginald Mills

Sir Frederick Ashton is regarded as one of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century.  His ballet "Tales of Beatrix Potter" was created in 1971 and features five of Beatrix Potter's most well-loved stories with other favourite characters making guest appearances.  Members of ... Full Details >>

4.00 pm - Saturday 17th October - Polstead Village Hall


Ex Machina (2015) - Director Alex Garland

From acclaimed writer/director Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine) comes Ex Machina, a chilling vision of the not-too-distant future of artificial intelligence. In the mountain retreat of a gifted internet billionaire, a young man takes part in a strange experiment: testing an artificial ... Full Details >>

7.30 pm - Saturday 17th October - Langham Community Centre