Summer is here and amongst the many exciting blockbusters, you will find astonishing little gems such as the ones below.
Featuring work by Marion Grierson, Ruby Grierson, Brigid ‘Budge’ Cooper and Mary Beales, Kay Mander, and Sarah Erulkar, The Camera Is Ours showcases work by early British female documentary-makers. Marion & Ruby Grierson are none other than father of documentary-making John Grierson’s sisters. Made between 1935 and 1967, the films explore life by the seaside, the role women took during the war, the reality of maternity in the ‘40s, the everyday lives of working-class women, and what was all the hype in 1970s cuisine.
Throughout the school holidays, we will be offering daily family screenings of recently released films, starting with the first big screen outing of the beloved Belcher family in The Bob’s Burgers Movie. Fans of the show can expect everything they love about the Belchers and co., and if you’re new to Bob’s Burgers, you won’t be able to help falling under the family’s irresistible charm. Expect chaotic business ideas, a murder mystery, and infinitely hummable tunes.
Son of acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, Panah Panahi makes his debut feature with Hit the Road, a dramedy guaranteed to leave your heart warm and full. Following a family of four and their dog on an emotional road trip with constant live entertainment from their youngest son, Hit the Road is simply a masterpiece of dealing with heavy subjects without falling into over-sentimentality. Instead, Panahi delivers a sublime family portrait that celebrates hope and the innocence of youth in an ever-hostile environment.
Wim Wenders’ unforgettable Paris, Texas returns to the big screen this month. Featuring Harry Dean Stanton in one of his best performances, this unusual western explores love and loss as a man attempts to come to terms with his past and his grief. Poetic, moving and visually arresting, Paris, Texas is a cinematic masterpiece and what a treat to experience it once again in the cinema.
Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things – each other and volcanoes. Sara Dosa’s touching documentary, Fire of Love, explores the couple’s wonderful love story and their astonishing career and legacy. With breath-taking archival footage of the Kraffts’ work, Dosa shows us how the couple’s dangerous research changed our lives forever and what it meant to them to do it all together. With its arresting imagery, Fire of Love is truly meant to be seen on as big a screen as possible.
Hope to see you there,