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PURBECK FILM FESTIVAL IN HARMANS CROSS
The Harmans Cross Village Hall Management Committee is again supporting and hosting the Purbeck Film Festival, the UK’s largest rural film festival now in its 17th year, on two evenings this year. On Wednesday 16 October, we are showing this year’s UK release Django Unchained (Certificate 18) and on Tuesday 22 October we have the 1949 British black comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets (U).
Wednesday 16 October is Tarantino Night in Harmans Cross! Set two years before the American Civil War, this latest film from Quentin Tarantino ranks as one of his best. A superb central performance by Jamie Foxx as former slave Django, bent on rescuing his wife from slavery, and contending with ChristophWaltz's bounty hunter. ‘This is Tarantino’s most giddily entertaining film since Pulp Fiction’ said the Daily Mirror, ‘ultra-violent, brimming with his trademark humour and with an achingly cool soundtrack, it’s the QT of old – bold, audacious and devil may care.’ Awarding the film 5 stars, The Guardian critic reckoned ‘Quentin Tarantino makes a dizzy return to form with a horribly funny slavery western – and Samuel L Jackson is extraordinary as the ultimate Uncle Tom.’
In stark contrast on 22 October comes the black & white recently digitally remastered Kind Hearts and Coronets starring Alec Guinness (as eight members of the D'Ascoyne family) and Dennis Price. The film is listed in Time magazine's top 100 films and the British Film Institute’s Top 100 British films. Rated as ‘Outstanding’ in The Radio Times Guide to Films, it adds: ‘arguably the finest of the Ealing comedies...it has a deliciously witty script that slips smoothly between the dastardly deaths in the guise of a self-satisfied memoir...the picture is elevated to greatness by the playing. Obviously Alec Guinness merits every superlative lavished on a performance of astounding versatility and virtuosity. But let’s not forget Dennis Price as the ceaselessly inventive killer and Joan Greenwood and Valerie Hobson as the vamp and the vestal in his life, who are brilliant.’
The doors and the Residents’ Club’s licensed bar will be open from 6.45pm and the film will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6.00 each and are available from the SPAR shop at Moonfleet Garage in Harmans Cross and Discover Purbeck in South Street, Wareham. A limited number of tickets are available on the door and online at . There is an interval when Purbeck Ice Cream will be available for sale and the bar will re-open. The films will finish at around 10.30pm and 9.30pm respectively. They both promise to be very enjoyable evenings.
Nigel Edmonds, Village Hall Management Committee
Purbeck Film Festival
At Harmans Cross Village Hall
Tickets £6 - see details below