Moon

Film at the Festival

Film has always been an important part of Darlington Arts Festival and this year’s film festival, staged by Darlington Film Club has aa theme around a sense of place.

Tuesday May 2 7.30pm £3
Moon (15) 2009 Moon
Part of Darlington Film Club’s ‘Places’ Film Festival taking place at The Forum Music Centre in Borough Road
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems. ‘Moon’ is a superior example of that threatened genre, hard science-fiction, which is often about the interface between humans and alien intelligence of one kind of other.
Starring Sam Rockwell and directed by Duncan Jones.

Monday May 8 7.30pm £8 adv, £10 on the door
Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell (15) 1974 Frankenstein
Part of Darlington Film Club’s ‘Places’ Film Festival taking place at The Forum Music Centre in Borough Road
Darlington FIlm Club proudly present an exclusive screening of ‘Hammer’s Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’. Last of the Hammer Frankenstein films, this one deals with the Baron hiding out in an insane asylum, so that he may continue his experiments with reanimating the dead, along with inmate Dr. Helder, who has been institutionalised for conducting such experiments.
Following the film, one of the film’s stars, Madeline Smith, will be on stage for a live Q&A.
Madeline is famous for her Hammer roles as well as appearing in ‘Live And Let Die’, ‘’Carry on Matron’ and ‘Doctor At Large’.
A signing & photo opportunity will be available after the Q&A.
http://www.seetickets.com/event/frankenstein-and-the-monster-from-hell/the-forum-music-centre/1065846

Monday May 15 7.30pm £3
The Cucaracha Club (12A) 2016 The Cucaracha Club
Part of Darlington Film Club’s ‘Places’ Film Festival taking place at The Forum Music Centre in Borough Road
Retired British spy, George, is living out his twilight years mostly in a drunken haze, in a town called Torrevieja in Spain, until he is dragged back into the business by a former colleague from MI6. George is enticed by his past and blackmailed into taking on board a case where a crooked Ambassador’s Children are kidnapped and held ransom by an international Group.
Haunted by his past, George is unaware of the intricacies involved in the case and where it will lead. However, George is determined to finally uncover the truth which led to his fall from grace. George is forced to face his demons once and for all and at the same time, ensure the safe return of the Ambassador’s innocent children. George teams up with the most unlikely of characters he has surrounded himself with during his retired years, ultimately making him the almost accidental hero. But can he survive what almost killed him the second time round? A film co-written and starring Darlington’s Billie Anthony Gaddes

Monday May 22 7.30pm £3
Wonderland (18) 2003 Wonderland
Part of Darlington Film Club’s ‘Places’ Film Festival taking place at The Forum Music Centre in Borough Road
In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the centre of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes. Starring Val Kilmer as John Holmes featuring an all-star cast including Dylan McDermott and Carrie Fisher.

Thursday May 25 7pm
An evening with Frankie Abbott
Please Sir! The Movie (PG) 1971 Please SIr
Part of Darlington Film Club’s ‘Places’ Film Festival taking place at The Forum Music Centre in Borough Road
Darlington Film Club proudly present an evening with an old school friend, Frankie Abbott. The Classic TV series hits the big screen. Mr Hedges takes his class on a field trip, with disastrous consequences.
At 9pm, following the ‘Please Sir!’ film, let’s catch up with Frankie Abbott now in the smash hit play –

The Misty Moon Film Society Presents
A Day In The Lives Of Frankie Abbott
A Day in the Lives of Frankie Abbott
What happens when a fantasist with a fading memory recalls events from years ago?
Frankie Abbott now in a care home, is helped by Marion one of the carers to remember.
The fun starts as the mother-smothered, big talking buffoon reverts to a past littered with guns, girls and gangsters.
David Barry played the hapless Frankie Abbott in the 60s and 70s sitcoms “Please Sir!” and “The Fenn Street Gang” and has now written this bitter sweet comedy that follows what has happened to Frankie 40 years on. This will be the first time that David has put on the leather jacket to play Frankie in more than 40 years. David is now a published crime writer and also has a weekly show on a Saturday on Channel Radio called “David Barry’s Imaginarium”.
Anita Graham is playing Marion the carer. Anita is a West End stage star and her TV and film credits include the BBC sitcom “ Terry and June” and “Confessions Of A Window Cleaner”.
The play went to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016 and was awarded a 5 star critically acclaimed review in “The Scotsman” and “The Edinburgh Evening News”.
It also was also in “Arthur Smith’s Top 5 Picks of The Edinburgh Fringe” on BBC 4.The play is 50 minutes long and will be followed by a Q&A with David and Anita.

Tuesday May 30 7.30pm Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club (15) 2013
Part of Darlington Film Club’s ‘Places’ Film Festival taking place at The Forum Music Centre in Borough Road
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. Winner of three Oscars including Leading Actor, Matthew McConaughey, and Supporting Actor, Jared Leto.