Film Festival of the Week: Keswick Film Festival, various venues, Keswick
Friday 15 February 2013
Small as it is, vibrant programming, a lovely setting and engaged films lend this Lake District festival its distinct flavour.
Senses is one of the themes this year, with celebrations of sound including the hearty indie-pop biopic Good Vibrations (above) and Benjamin Britten docu-drama Peace and Conflict; meanwhile, docu-dazzlers Chasing Ice and Nostalgia for the Light will pleasure the peepers.
Education is the other theme, with Sweden's Evil and Germany's The Wave kicking open the classroom doors. A global sweep of films concludes with Ray Winstone taking to the road in the Alzheimer's drama Ashes, while guests include patron John Hurt.
(01768 774411; keswickfilmclub.org/kff/) Thur to 24 Feb
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga