We have been presenting films at the Village Hall since September 2016 and in 2017 BLF funded a high-quality 7-speaker, audio-visual system and an installed 3.5m screen. There are no membership requirements and we invite people from Ravensthorpe and surrounding villages to enjoy our varied screenings. Capacity is in excess of 70, but we often fill the room and therefore advise booking tickets in advance.
There are two or more screenings a month from September to June – one mainstream film, one ‘cinephile’ screening and occasional classics. You will find details of how to book – along with a link – on each film page.
We choose the best of the best across diverse genres – typically these showings will be very well received recent films that people may have missed or smash hit older films that people would enjoy seeing again on ‘the big screen’.
These showings are typically foreign language films, documentaries or are of particular cinematographic merit. Often attended by a more committed cinema-goer and film lover, we would recommend you come along as we promise diverse ideas, styles and perspectives with insights into different cultures or ways of life.
Who doesn’t love a classic? We occasionally arrange classic film matinees. Whether you like black and whites, musicals or a good old fashioned western, join us one afternoon.
This film is unique in using oil painted animation of scenes played by recognisable actors to bring to life famous paintings by Vincent van Gogh which are used to tell the story of a friend investigating the mystery of van Gogh’s death. Not just a towering technical achievement but a visual feast.
“groundbreaking homage to Van Gogh - This animated biopic in oils captures every hue of the artist’s maverick genius” (The Guardian)
“You get an indecently rich and visually sumptuous viewing experience that animates some of van Gogh’s most famous paintings.…………….Just watch and enjoy.” (The Times)
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Michael Caine and the late Glenda Jackson bring their A games to this true-life heart-warmer about the 89-year-old second world war Royal Navy veteran Bernard Jordan who staged a "great escape" from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating fallen comrades.
“A moving story and terrific performances from Caine and Glenda Jackson, in her final role, lift this melancholy real-life tale of a pensioner’s escapade in France” (The Guardian)
“A moving and surprisingly nuanced drama offering far more than flag-waving nostalgia. Superb performances from Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson ensure the latter’s final screen role is fittingly dignified.” (Empire)
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Beautifully filmed in Italy’s Aosta Valley, this film follows the four decades long friendship of two very different boys who remain lifelong friends even though life, time, and circumstances, often drive them apart.
“A meditation on our capacity for love shapes this sweeping story of two friends, torn apart by family and life’s journeys but bound by something deeper” (The Guardian)
“This beautifully shot drama transforms an Italian summer of fraternal love into a delicate, decades-spanning exploration of friendship.” (Empire)
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This multi award winning comedy drama from one of cinema’s greatest actor-director duos is heart warming and touching but consistently funny from beginning to end.
“This,………..is a great big warm hug of a movie, immaculately executed and worthy of awards.” (The Times)
“The sympathy, richness and gentleness of this picture are still a marvel: a grownup drama for grownup people.” (The Guardian)
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An emotionally intelligent and gripping award winning courtroom drama with a great central performance from Sandra Hüller. that investigates not only a fall but a marriage.
“A sparkling intellectual thriller that lingers for days.”(The Telegraph)
“Electric Palme d’Or-winning courtroom thriller - A tantalising screenplay keeps the audience guessing in Justine Triet’s gripping French drama.” (The Guardian)
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How to book
Advance booking and payment to reserve places is politely requested.
Online booking and payment can be made by clicking below.
Cash payment can be made by depositing cash at 6 Teeton Road, Ravensthorpe, NN6 8EJ in an envelope marked with your name and the film. To confirm that you will be paying by cash please:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- or telephone Mike & Mo Cobbe on 01604 328822
- or telephone Bob Pike on 01604 771277