FILM FESTIVAL III - A JOURNEY THROUGH GENRE: The third Film Festival at Linden Hall Studio!

11 - 13 April 2024 

We are delighted to be hosting the third Film Festival at Linden Hall Studio!

 

After the triumph of our European Film Festival & International Film Festival in 2023, this year we are trying something slightly different. Please do mark your calendars from April 11th to 13th as we present a lineup of five films over three consecutive days...

 

Within this series, we have selected five different films, each of which explore five different and distinct genres of cinema.

 

Each of these masterpieces of cinema embrace all the characteristics of what make a great horror / thriller / comedy etc., and are recognised as being the very best of what is possible to acheieve within those realms. However what pushes them forward, what makes these films some of the greatest works to ever dance the silver screen, is their ability to transcend beyond being simply restricted to that category.

 

Of course each auteur provides all that you would expect of a dusty gun slinger, a tortured star of yesteryear, the desperate convict who needs just one more job... Yet there is more here, more than any other film within these lanes, they seduce you into thinking you are on a particular route and then hit you with a sudden twist, an unexpected thought, a new direction. Creating a film experience which leaves you experiencing laughter and fear, unease and relief, comfort and ease, ever wondering, what next?

 

I hope you enjoy the latest festival at Linden Hall Studio

Myles

 

Myles Corley

Gallery Director

Linden Hall Studio

 

Thursday 11th April - HORROR
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE
Director- Robert Aldrich
1963
2hrs 14mins

 
Jane Hudson is an aging child star left to care for her wheelchair-bound sister Blanche also a former child actress. Blanche plots to get even with her sister for the crash that left her crippled years earlier, whilst Jane devises a way to get rid of her sister.

"lurid melodrama of hate, revenge and murder, a high-class horror film, in the Hitchcock vein, with virtuoso performances from Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, and moments both searing and poignant"
- HOLLYWOOD REPORTER *****
 
Thursday Evening
6pm door open Festive Launch!
Introduced by Film Producer, Caroline Hewitt, at 6:30pm
 

 

Friday 12th April ; CRIME

LE CERCLE ROUGE

Director- Jean- Pierre Melville

1970

2hr 20mins

 

 

After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist.

"Melville's plotting is outstanding; the characters are fully developed in multiple shades of gray; and the dialogue is crisp."

- EASY READER *****

Afternoon Screening

1pm doors open

Screening introduction at 1:30pm

 


 

 

Friday 12th April ; BRITISH

KES

Director- Ken Loach

1969

1hr 53mins

 

 

 

A young boy, who has a difficult life, takes up an interest in falconry when he finds a kestrel. However, the harsh realities of life prove to be too much for the boy and his pet.

 

 "Kes is one of the most astute, engaged films about education and what it takes for kids to be excited about learning or passionate about anything, really, whether in the classroom or roaming the fields with a feathered friend."
- TIME OUT *****
 
Evening Screening
6pm doors open
Screening Introduction by Mark Randle at 6:30pm
 

 
Saturday 13th April: WESTERN
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
Director- Sergio Leone
1968
2hr 55mins
 
 
A railroad tycoon hires a cruel mercenary to kill a man who owns prime estate. But when the man's widow inherits the land, only an outlaw and a mysterious gunslinger can protect her from being killed.
 
"There is something touching and maniacal about the two-and-three-quarter- hour result."
- THE NEW REPUBLIC *****
 
Saturday Afternoon
1pm door open
Screening introduction by Gallery Director Myles Corley at 1:30pm
 

 
Saturday 13th April: COMEDY
DR STRANGELOVE
Director - Stanley Kubrick
1964
1hr 35mins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
An insane American general orders a bombing attack on the Soviet Union, triggering a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
 
"Age has not withered the queasy nightmare of Stanley Kubrick’s nuclear holocaust satire, starring Peter Sellers at the peak of his powers."
- The Guardian ªªªªª
 
Saturday Evening
6pm door open
Screening introduction by Gaurdian Journalist Stephen Bates at 6:30pm
 

 
Each of these films will have a guest speaker to introduce them (TBA), with accompanying literature and a complimentary drink.

The ticket options are variable, with the choice of purchasing tickets to individual screenings (£10) as well as Festival Passes which offer discounts on attending more than one film.

Gold Festival Pass - Admission to all five screenings
- £40
 
Silver Festival Pass - Admission to three screenings
(The gallery will contact you to confirm which three films you would like to see)
- £25

Bronze Festival Pass - Admission to two screenings
(The gallery will contact you to confirm which two films you would like to see)
- £18
 
(Important Notice to Ticket Holders - Tickets are non-refundable/exchangable)

Purchase tickets

Gold Festival Pass (Access to all five films) - Admit 1
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Silver Festival Pass (Access to 3 films) - Admit 1
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Bronze Festival Pass (Access to two films) - Admit 1
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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane - Admit 1
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Le Cercle Rouge - Admit 1
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Kes - Admit 1
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Once Upon a Time in the West - Admit 1
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Dr Strangelove - Admit 1
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