Friday, 28 February 2014

Screeings Of "Lights, Camera...Alhambra"

Keswick Film Club, in partnership with the Alhambra Cinema, has produced a short film to mark the Centenary of the Alhambra Cinema. The film lasts about 30 minutes and features recollections from local people from silent films, the first talkie until the present day.

The film will be screened during the festival (all screenings will take place at the Alhambra) at the following times:

  • Friday 28th February at 6.00pm with the filmmaker Joel Baker 
  • Saturday 1st March at 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 5th March at 2.00pm before The Clouded Yellow
  • Thursday 6th March at 2.00pm before Swallows and Amazons

We would like to thank the funders of the film and the background research:

  • Keswick Neighbourhood Forum
  • Keswick Town Council
  • The Lake District Communities Fund

Friday at the Festival

10 films to choose from today including the multi-award winning The Act Of Killing, the Chaplin classic The Gold Rush and director Charlie Cattrall talking about his film Titus.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

15th Keswick Film Festival Starts Tonight

Pass holders are invited to our opening party at 6:30pm at The Theatre By The Lake. Our first film is Felix at 8:00pm featuring our star guest Dame Janet Suzman. Over the rest of the weekend there are more than 30 films in 7 different themes so we really hope there is something for everybody.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Festival favourite The Rocket added to the programme.

The Rocket
As our brochure went to press we were waiting for confirmation of one more addition to the programme. We're delighted to be able to show The Rocket on Sunday 2nd March, 4pm at The Alhambra. The Rocket has won the audience award at Leeds Film Festival last November and is part of the inaugural Ilkley Film Festival this weekend. The Australian film, but set in rural Laos, has also won the audience award at Sydney Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and the American Film Institute Festival.

Set against the lush backdrop of rural Laos, this spirited drama tells the story of scrappy ten-year-old Ahlo, who yearns to break free from his ill-fated destiny. After his village is displaced to make way for a massive dam, Ahlo escapes with his father and grandmother through the Laotian outback in search of a new home. Along the way, they come across a rocket festival that offers Ahlo a lucrative but dangerous chance to prove his worth.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Stagecoach Bus Offer

We're pleased to be working with Stagecoach to offer cheaper bus travel throughout the Festival. From Thursday to Sunday of the Festival leave the car behind and come on the bus. They are offering reduced tickets on production of a valid Keswick Film Festival ticket or pass.
  •  Adult Explorer- £6 (normally £10.30)
  •  Family Explorer - £15 (£23) 
  •  Group Explorer - £17 (normally £30) 
  •  Honister Rambler ticket for £5 (normally £7)