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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Southend Film Festival

Southend-on-Sea Film Festival 2014

 

The 2014 Southend-on-Sea Film Festival will take place over the first spring Bank Holiday, from Friday 2nd to Monday 5th May. As usual, we will be presenting a diverse programme, everything from classics to the most recent independent productions, with documentaries, World cinema, family favourites, and much more, in between. However, the ‘Really Big News’ (see below) is that we will be presenting, at our Opening Gala, no fewer than three comedy shorts, featuring Peter Sellers, that have been thought lost for over 50 years. This truly historic screening, digitally re-mastered from the original 35mm prints, will take place at the Odeon on Thursday 1st May – and you won’t want to miss it!

In other news, you will see that, next year, we will be at the Park Inn Palace Hotel for all four days of the main festival. Using one, central, location will benefit all, organisers and patrons alike, and the Festival Team and I look forward to welcoming you to ‘SFF 2014’. So please keep checking back here for more ‘Latest News’.

But before then, Southend’s very own specialised festival – Horror-on-Sea – will be held at the Park Inn Palace Hotel in January. You can check this out at www.horror-on-sea.com.

So, whether your taste is for rare Peter Sellers comedies, horror and the macabre, or anything in between, I’ll see you again soon! 



Sunday 27th April

Le Week-End

7:30pm

Palace Theatre

Monday 28th April

SHORT FILMS FROM EAST 15

19:00

East 15 Acting School

Tuesday 29th April

Blue Jasmine

3pm

Leigh Community Centre

7pm

Wednesday 30th April

White Bus Archive Film Night

7pm

TAP

Thursday 1st May

OPENING GALA

7:30pm

Odeon

Friday 2nd May

Fashions of 1934 (1934)

1pm

Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom

Dick Barton: Special Agent (1948)

Royal View Suite

Flying Down to Rio (1933)

3:30pm

Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom

Murder at the Gallop (1963)

Royal View Suite

Lady of Burlesque (1943)

6pm

Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

Royal View Suite

Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure: Otway the Movie (2013)

8:30pm

Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom

The Great Beauty (2013)

Royal View Suite

Saturday 3rd May

Movie Characters at the Royals Shopping Centre

10am - 5pm

Royals Shopping Centre

Tom King talk on Charles Hawtrey (Film: The Ghost of St. Michaels)

1pm

Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom

Wadjda (2012)

Royal View Suite

The Amazing Mr Blunden (1972)

3:30pm

Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom

Populaire (2012)

Royal View Suite

Becoming Redwood (2012)

6pm

Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom

The Snorkel (1958)

Royal View Suite

Bonobo (2014)

8:30pm

Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom

The Heart of Bruno Wizard (2013)

Royal View Suite

Sunday 4th May

Laurel & Hardy Show

1pm

Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom

Taste of Fear (1961)

Royal View Suite

Lad: A Yorkshire Story (2013)

3:30pm

Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom

 The Only Real Game (2013)

Royal View Suite

 Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) Presented by Syd Moore and Daryl
Easlea (Censorship talk)

6pm

Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom

Blancanieves (2012)

Royal View Suite

 Five Pillars (2013)

8:30pm

Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom

Jeune & Jolie (2013)

Royal View Suite

Monday 5th May

Chris Izod presents Essex Connection

1pm

Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom

 Paranoiac (1963)

Royal View Suite

How we used to Live (2013)

3:30pm

Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom

I Wish (2011)

Royal View Suite

Rare Peter Sellers trilogy (1957) Repeat of Gala night Films

6pm

Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom

The Wall (Die Wand) (2012)

Royal View Suite

The Magic Christian (1969)

8:30pm

Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom

Wednesday 7th May

White Bus Archive Film Night

7pm

TAP

Thursday 8th May

“Nifty Fifty” : Southend Student Shorts

6pm

ODEON

Southend-on-Sea Film Festival 2013!

The 2013 Southend Film Festival will run over the first May Bank Holiday, from Friday 3rd May to Monday 6th May. The Gala Night (film to be announced) will be at the Odeon on Thursday 2nd May; public tickets will again be available so you can rub shoulders with the stars. Tickets for Borrowed Time, our Opening Gala, will be £12; all other tickets (including NFA, our Closing Gala) will be £4. We are pleased, in these difficult times, to be able to keep the festival as accessible as possible. There will also be the usual extensive ‘fringe’ events.

Following last year’s great success I’ve been busy sourcing films and special guests for this year’s Southend-on-Sea Film Festival, and I’m delighted to say it has all come together rather well! Given our focus on new British independent films I am delighted that heart-warming drama Borrowed Time will be our red-carpet Opening Gala film, while NFA (‘No Fixed Abode’), which takes a thoughtful look at homelessness and mental health, will be our Closing Gala. In between we’ll be presenting the usual wide range of films, from thrillers, family comedies and classics to World Cinema and documentaries, with plenty of guests and filmmakers in attendance to introduce their films. There’s also an extensive ‘fringe’ festival stretching for a week or so either side of the main event.
The Festival Team and I look forward to welcoming you.


16th March – Festival dates, ticket prices, programme announced
The 2013

Southend Film Festival will run over the first May Bank Holiday, from Friday 3rd May to Monday 6th May. The Gala Opening Night film will be at the Odeon, on Thursday 2nd May. Public tickets will again be available so you can rub shoulders with the stars. These will cost £12 (there are only 100 available so, once they are on sale, don’t delay!); all other tickets (including NFA, our Closing Gala) will be £4. We are pleased, in these difficult times, to be able to keep the festival as accessible as possible. There will also be the usual extensive ‘fringe’ events.


2nd April – Tickets for films at the Palace Theatre now on sale


Tickets are now on sale for all the Festival films at the Palace Theatre and Dixon Studio – a complete list can be found on the theatre’s website at https://southendtheatres.org.uk/Online/default.asp. We hope that tickets will be available from Monday (from the Council’s e-shop) for the Opening Gala and the films at the Park Inn Palace Hotel. The printed Festival brochures should also be available from early next week. Keep checking back for further updates.


4th April – Phil Davis to join us for the Opening Gala!


We are delighted that Phil Davis (Vera Drake/Another Year; TV’s Whitechapel, Silk and Being Human) will be joining fellow stars Theo Barklem-Biggs and Juliet Oldfield – and Festival Patron Ray Winstone – at our Opening Gala presentation of their new film Borrowed Time. Phil and Ray appeared in Quadrophenia back in 1979, so this should be an interesting reunion!






Saturday 27th April


FILM POSTER EXHIBITION OPENS


10:00


Beecroft Art Gallery


Sunday 28th April


HOPE SPRINGS


19:30


Palace Theatre


Monday 29th April


SHORT FILMS AT EAST 15


19:00


East 15 Acting School


Tuesday 30th April


TO ROME WITH LOVE


19:30


Leigh Community Centre


BARBARELLA


19:15


Central Museum


Wednesday 1st May


WHITE BUS ARCHIVE FILM NIGHT


19:00


TAP


Thursday 2nd May


OPENING GALA: BORROWED TIME


19:30


Odeon Cinema


Friday 3rd May


42ND STREET


13:00


Palace Theatre


THE FULL TREATMENT


13:00


Dixon Studio


TOP HAT


15:30


Palace Theatre


MURDER , SHE SAID


15:30


Dixon Studio


LONDON : THE MODERN BABYLON


18:00


Palace Theatre


HAPPINESS ...PROMISED LAND


18:00


Dixon Studio


MY FATHER AND THE MAN IN BLACK


20:30


Palace Theatre


YELLA


20:30


Dixon Studio


Saturday 4th May


FRANKENWEENIE


12:00


Palace Theatre


THE WRONG ARM OF THE LAW


12:00


Dixon Studio


YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN


14:30


Palace Theatre


CHRIS FENWICK PRESENTS : CANVEY SHORTS


14:30


Dixon Studio


RUN FOR YOUR WIFE


17:00


Palace Theatre


AMOUR


17:00


Dixon Studio


SING -A-LONG GREASE


19:30


Palace Theatre


HOLY MOTORS


19:30


Dixon Studio


Sunday 5th May


THE LAUREL & HARDY LAUGHTER SHOW


12:30


Park Inn Palace Ballroom


THE MEXICAN SUITCASE


12:30


Laurel and Hardy Suite


TORTOISE IN LOVE


15:00


Park Inn Palace Ballroom


MANIAC


15:00


Laurel and Hardy Suite


AXED


17:30


Park Inn Palace Ballroom


PETIT NICOLAS


17:30


Laurel and Hardy Suite


WHO NEEDS ENEMIES


20:00


Park Inn Palace Ballroom


THE SILENCE


20:00


Laurel and Hardy Suite


RAILWAY HOTEL ALL -NIGHTER !


20:00


Railway Hotel


Monday 6th May


SOUTHEND CARNIVAL


12:30


Park Inn Palace Ballroom


KNIGHTS OF THE CONTINUUM


12:30


Laurel and Hardy Suite


DOCTOR WHO AND THE DALEKS


15:00


Park Inn Palace Ballroom


SOPOT ANIMATION


15:00


Laurel and Hardy Suite


IN SEARCH OF OUR THROWAWAY HISTORY


17:30


Park Inn Palace Ballroom


BARBARA


17:30


Laurel and Hardy Suite


CLOSING GALA: NFA [NO FIXED AB ODE]


20:00


Park Inn Palace Ballroom


Tuesday 7th May


SLEEPER


19:15


Central Museum


Wednesday 8th May


SOUTHEND STUDENT SHORTS


17:00


South Essex College


WHITE BUS ARCHIVE FILM NIGHT


19:00


TAP

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