sunday 11 june
THE LAUREL & HARDY LAUGHTER SHOW
12.00 PM : PARK INN BY RADISSON PALACE BALLROOM : TICKETS £7.00
In a very special show, Roger Robinson, of Southend’s Laurel & Hardy group, will introduce a screening of Atoll K (1951). This poignant full-length feature, their final screen appearance, has Stan inheriting a tropical island. It should have been a fond farewell, but the comedians were in poor health. Then the film was severely edited before release. But now, it has been fully restored, and its reputation has duly been enhanced. This is a rare chance to see the complete film where it belongs, on the ‘big screen’!
+ ANGORA LOVE
21m : Director Lewis R Foster
A stray goat wanders away from a pet store and attaches itself to Laurel and Hardy after they kindly feed it doughnuts. Forced to bring it back their rooming house, they have a hard time hiding it from their increasingly suspicious landlord!
This was Laurel & Hardy's final silent film. It was released late in 1929, by which time most Hollywood studios had already converted to sound productions. And, if it sounds familiar, the plot device, whereby the Boys had to conceal an animal from their landlord, was revisited by them in the sound era with Laughing Gravy (a dog) and The Chimp (you know what...).
Angora Love will be presented on 16mm (with accompanying music soundtrack).
Spain : 1h 40m : 2021 : Subtitles : Certificate '15'
Directed by Mariano Cohn & Gaston Duprat
12.00 PM : PARK INN BY RADISSON PALACE ROYAL VIEW SUITE : TICKETS £7.00
A billionaire businessman in search of fame and social prestige decides to make a unique, groundbreaking film. He hires the best of the best, but their egos quickly get in the way! Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, truly ‘the best of the best’, but not the best of friends, star in this hilarious comedy.
RARE TREASURES FROM THE WHITE BUS FILM ARCHIVE
Presented by Chris Izod
2.30PM : PARK INN BY RADISSON PALACE BALLROOM : TICKETS £7.00
The White Bus Film Archive is home to some 3,000 reels of 16mm film. As regulars at our Wednesday screenings will know, alongside our collection of feature films there are documentaries, short films, cartoons and other items from all ages and all genres. In this special presentation, local historian Chris Izod, having delved deep into the Archive, will introduce a selection of the most tantalising, remarkable and unusual films. Be prepared to be amazed!
COMPARTMENT NO. 6
Finland : 1h 47m : 2021 : Subtitles : Certificate '15'
Directed by Juho Kuosmanem
2.30PM : PARK INN BY RADISSON PALACE ROYAL VIEW SUITE : TICKETS £7.00
A young Finnish woman, escaping a love affair gone wrong in Moscow by boarding a train to the Arctic port of Murmansk, is forced to share the long ride, and a tiny sleeping car, with a Russian miner. This unexpected encounter leads the occupants of Compartment No. 6 to face the truth about themselves. This powerful drama deservedly won the Grand Prix at Cannes.
GERRY AND SYLVIA ANDERSON ON FILM
5.00PM : PARK INN BY RADISSON PALACE BALLROOM : TICKETS £7.00
Super-fan Mark Joseph is back with another triple bill of shows from three iconic TV series: Terrahawks (at 40!) (Expect the Unexpected [rare extended edition!]/1983), Joe 90 (See You Down There/1969) and Thunderbirds (The Uninvited/1965) – all presented on glorious 16mm film! So do join Mark for a further truly unique presentation.
ARE THEY HOSTILE?
UK : 1h 40m : 2023 : Certificate '12'
Directed by Mark Williams
5.00PM : PARK INN BY RADISSON PALACE ROYAL VIEW SUITE : TICKETS £7.00
This gritty feature-length documentary takes a look at the Punk, New Wave and Indie music scene in Croydon between 1977 to 1980. Bands being profiled include The Bad Actors, The Straps, The Daleks, The Marines, Case & Johnny Moped, and Croydon music legend Griff Griffiths. It's a universal story that can, at long last, be told!