friday 9 june
THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
USA : 1h 32m : 1953 : Certificate 'U'
Directed by Richard Sale
1.00PM : PARK INN BY RADISSON PALACE BALLROOM : TICKETS £7.00
In this delightful musical comedy, stage-and-night club star Jeannie Laird, proud to have bought her first home, encounters next door neighbour, comic-strip artist Bill Carter when smoke drifts over from his garden. Charging round to bawl him out, Jeanie soon changes her tune when she meets him – and his ten-year old son Joe. June Haver and Dan Dailey sparkle in the lead roles in this charming film.
UK : 1h 24m : 1954 : BW: Certificate 'U'
Directed by Anthony Kimmins
1.00PM : PARK INN BY RADISSON PALACE ROYAL VIEW SUITE : TICKETS £7.00
If you never thought you would see festival favourite Margaret Rutherford running a brothel, well, you haven’t met her as Aunt Clara! When a wealthy old man dies, he leaves his holdings, including a gambling den, a crooked pub – and the brothel! – to his equally eccentric niece. She vows to ‘clean up’ these establishments, but then has some explaining to do when she is caught up in a police raid!
USA : 1h 38m : 1940 : BW : Certificate 'U'
Directed by Norman Taurog
3.30PM : PARK INN BY RADISSON PALACE BALLROOM : TICKETS £7.00
Male dance team Johnny and King are down on their luck, while Clare is a big Broadway star. Owing to a case of mistaken identity, King, rather than Johnny, is offered the chance to be Clare's dancing partner in a new Broadway show. Complications ensue! This effervescent MGM musical is notable for being the only on-screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell. It features music by Cole Porter, including the sublime ‘Begin the Beguine’.
THE TRUTH ABOUT SPRING
UK-USA : 1h 38m : 1965 : Certificate 'U'
Directed by Richard Thorpe
3.30PM : PARK INN BY RADISSON PALACE ROYAL VIEW SUITE : TICKETS £7.00
Tommy Tyler, a rugged Caribbean sailor, and his tomboy daughter, Spring, are searching for buried treasure. Young William joins them and helps when they encounter some dangerous rivals. Tommy then takes on an even more daunting situation: playing match-maker between William and a decidedly reluctant Spring! John Mills and his daughter Hayley have great fun in the lead roles!
THE LEATHER BOYS
USA : 1h 43m : 1964 : BW : Certificate '15'
Directed by Sidney J Furie
6.00PM : PARK INN BY RADISSON PALACE BALLROOM : TICKETS £7.00
Married before they really know each other, Reggie and Dot quickly begin to drift apart. Then Reggie meets fellow motorcyclist Pete, and begins to explore his own identity. This drama, still powerful today, perfectly captures the atmosphere of the 60s biking scene, including scenes at the Ace Café.
GAS, INSPECTOR PALMU
Finland : 1h 34m : 1961 : BW : Subtitles : Certificate '12'
Directed by Matti Kassilla
6.00PM : PARK INN BY RADISSON PALACE ROYAL VIEW SUITE : TICKETS £7.00
Inspector Palmu’s Error was one of the hits of last year’s festival – and the good Inspector is back in another comedy mystery from the acclaimed series! A rich widow is found dead of gas poisoning. It looks like an accident, but our hero suspects otherwise. Great fun!
SO YOU WANNA BE A ROCK'N ROLL STAR?THE KURSAAL FLYERS: 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
UK : 1h 20m : 1976 : Certificate '15'
Directed by Mark Kidel
8.30PM : PARK INN BY RADISSON PALACE BALLROOM : TICKETS £7.00
Formed in our very city in 1973, The Kursaal Flyers hit the big time with their iconic song ‘Little Does She Know’. This fascinating BBC documentary set out to uncover ‘the grit behind the glamour’ of a rock and roll band, and followed the Flyers on a three week tour, filming ‘in the raw’, on stage and behind the scenes.
Introduced by music critic, author and DJ Daryl Easlea, who will be doing a Q&A with members of the band following the screening.
WHEN NIGHT FALLS ON THE REEPERBAHN
Germany : 1h 35m : 1967 : Subtitles : Certificate '15'
Directed by Rolf Olsen
8.30PM : PARK INN BY RADISSON PALACE ROYAL VIEW SUITE : TICKETS £7.00
In this powerful drama the son of a rich family produces LSD for criminals who use the drugs to subdue young girls that they then procure to old men. But when one of the girls dies, the police investigate and the scheme spirals out of control – and no one is safe!