Saturday, 29 February 2020

Saturday at Keswick Film Festival

Make the most of your leap day by choosing from 11 very different films including the first screening of Ken Russell's Dance Of The Seven Veils in 50 years. 

Friday, 28 February 2020

Friday at Keswick Film Festival

It's the first full day of the Festival and there are 9 films to choose from including 3 films that have yet to be released in the UK. Students from Carlisle College are taking over the Theatre Studio for an afternoon of multi-media performances, this year taking inspiration from the films of Tilda Swinton as part of our Patron's Legacy Project.

Thursday, 27 February 2020

The 21st Keswick Film Festival Starts Tonight

The doors of the Alhambra will be open from 7pm for people to collect their passes and tickets for the Opening Night films. At 7:30pm things will get underway with Mike Tweddle’s new short film, The Curator featuring Derek Griffiths. Our feature length opening film has already been a hit on the festival circuit and we're delighted that writer-director Richard Heap will be here to introduce The Runaways and answer questions after the film. We'll then be moving down to The Lion for the Pass Holders' Party, a great opportunity to meets other people making the most of the weekend of fantastic film.

Monday, 24 February 2020

Ticket Only Admission For Parasite

Notice to Passholders

Demand for the screening of Parasite is high and we have just released a small number of additional seats for booking by passholders – contact the Theatre by the Lake Box Office, by phone or in person, to reserve your seat.

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Booking Recommended For Parasite

Our screening of Parasite is understandably popular and is likely to sell out any day now. If you are a Pass Holder and have not yet booked a free ticket, you should do so as soon as possible by contacting the Theatre By The Lake Box Office (017687 74411).

Having said that the alternative that evening, Dance of the Seven Veils will be well worth watching. See this weekend’s Observer to find out more! Lisi Russell’s interview for Radio 4s The Film Programme is available on the BBC Sounds app, which will further whet the appetite.

For those local to the area, if it makes a difference to your film choice, The Alhambra will be screening Parasite from 7th March.

Opening Night Films

Our opening night is only a week away. We'll be starting with  Mike Tweddle’s short film The Curator starring none other than Derek Griffiths “The Curator leads a lonely life. His whole life’s work has been art and his gallery. But his life is at a crossroads and his facade of knowledge, knowing and complacency is turned upside down following the most innocent of encounters. Can he cast aside all that he has believed in and see the world from anew?”

Anyone who saw White House Farm on TV will relish seeing Mark Addy again in The Runaways, alongside Tara Fitzgerald and rising star, Molly Windsor. It's the story of three children (and two donkeys) crossing the North York moors to find their estranged mother and avoid 'The Social Services'. We are thrilled that writer-director Richard Heap will be joining us to introduce the film and hold a Q&A after the screening.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

The Warmer Climes of Keswick Film Festival

The Festival is almost here and as Storm Dennis batters us, we can think about those warm dry hours ahead as KFF takes us across the world to some warmer climes – the heat of India in Tumbbad and The Run; the humidity of the Philippines in The Kingmaker or Australia with The Nightingale and the dry heat of the middle east in For Sama and Derrière les Fronts. It was pretty hot by the look of it when Dance of the Seven Veils was filmed in Keswick all those years ago. OK, so it rains during Parasite but we can live with that!

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Pass Holders' Party

After our opening films we'll be heading down to The Lion (previously The Golden Lion) for the Pass Holders' Party. A great opportunity to meet up with other festival goers and talk about the films coming up over the weekend. It's open to anybody with a pass, so make sure you have yours and make the most of the festival.