Thursday, 28 February 2019

It All Starts Today

The clock is counting down. Whether you are en route to Keswick, arriving over the weekend or are already here, we look forward to welcoming you to the 20th Keswick Film Festival.

If you are around on Friday please try and find time to visit the Theatre's Studio to see what students from Carlisle College have put together for the The Patron's Legacy Project. Based around the legacy of John Hurt, who was patron of the festival before he passed away, students were given the task of watching six of Hurt’s films over the Christmas break and from this they drew upon inspiration for designs and ideas which developed into artwork such as fashion outfits, fine art sculptures to short reel films and even a poem recital.

We hope you enjoy a great weekend of film and thank you for your support.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Programme Addition: Prevenge

With Alice Lowe joining us for the screening of Sometimes Always Never it seemed like a great opportunity to show Prevenge the film she wrote, directed and starred in while 7 months pregnant.

Described as a "pitch black, wryly British comedy" Prevenge follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree that's as funny as it is vicious. It's her misanthropic unborn baby dictating Ruth's actions, holding society responsible for the absence of a father.

The screening will be at 14:30 on Saturday 2nd March in the Theatre's Studio. Joint tickets to see both Prevenge and Sometimes Always Never for just £10 are on sale from the Theatre by the Lake.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Alice Lowe to guest at Keswick Film Festival

We are thrilled to announce that Alice Lowe, one of the stars of Sometimes Always Never will be joining us for the screening on Saturday 2nd March at the Theatre by the Lake. Alice will be holding a Q&A after the screening, with Director Carl Hunter.

Alice is no stranger to Keswick. She starred in and co-wrote the wonderful black comedy Sightseers, released back in 2012, which featured the Pencil Museum as a key location in her character’s bizarre and murderous adventures. Since then she has been a regular face on both the small screen (Inside Number 9, Hang-ups) and the big screen, notably as writer, director and star of Prevenge.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Programme Changes: Maria By Callas

Unfortunately we are no longer able to show Carmilla but in it's place we have a UK preview of Maria By Callas - the first film to tell the life story of the legendary Greek/American opera singer completely in her own words. Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs-nearly all of which have never been shown to the public -the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become one of the greatest artists of all time.

Friday, 8 February 2019

20th Anniversary Souvenir Brochure

The digital version of our 20th Anniversary Brochure is now available on our website. The printed version is nearly ready and should be available from the the Alhambra, Theatre By The Lake, libraries and assorted coffee shops around Keswick soon.