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Mystery Film (18)

No Friday night plans? Sit back, relax and let us pick the perfect film to kick off your weekend.

In the age of streaming services and their endless back catalogues of film and TV, we’re almost overrun with entertainment choices. Many of us feel burned out from the options available to us, and watching at home brings little of the magic we love and miss at the cinema.


Can you relate? Then join us for a mystery film screening – where we’re dedicated to putting the adventure and excitement back into watching films. No one knows what the film will be before it begins – so all you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the film we’ve curated for you. Go on, let a little mystery into your life…

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Friday 23 Apr 20218:00pm Book Now

Suffragette + Misbehaviour (12A)

Blossom Film Festival presents a double bill of Suffragette and Misbehaviour – empowering films chronicling the growth of two women’s rights movements.

Blossom Film Festival presents a double bill of Suffragette and Misbehaviour, both empowering films chronicling the growth of two women’s rights movements. They give us cause to reflect on where we came from and where we’re going – and the unfortunate ongoing relevance of women’s struggles today.


6.30pm SUFFRAGETTE (12A)


★★★★ – Empire


Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep lead an all-star ensemble that showcases the growth of the suffragette movement at the turn of the 20th century, and the successes, tragedies and risks that came along with it. But the greater the risk, the greater the reward – and what the suffragettes sought to achieve would change the world for women forever. This poignant portrayal brings the challenges of the suffragettes to a modern audience, revolving around struggles for justice that remain relevant over one hundred years later.


Dir: Sarah Gavron

UK/France 2015, 1hr 46mins


8.30pm MISBEHAVIOUR (12A)


★★★★ – Guardian


The year is 1970 and in London, the Miss World competition is coming up – but the Women’s Liberation Movement is poised to oppose it. This is a story brilliantly told through the perspectives of two women in opposing situations: Sally Alexander (Keira Knightley), who helps the movement gain traction and popularity, and Jennifer Hosten (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a contestant from Grenada who aspires to become the first black pageant winner. Just as the suffragette movement represents one wave of feminism, a new wave was dawning in the ‘70s and it culminated in a single dramatic night. A drama with wit and charm that many didn’t get to watch on the big screen due to COVID-19 – this is a must-see.


Dir: Philippa Lowthorpe

UK/France 2020, 1hr 46mins

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Saturday 24 Apr 20216:30pm Book Now

Hunt For The Wilderpeople (12A)

A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the New Zealand bush.

★★★★★ – Empire


"★★★★ – a big-hearted picture full of small, understated moments of magic" – Observer


By acclaimed director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit), Hunt for the Wilderpeople tells the tragically funny story of an orphan named Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) and his reluctant foster father (Sam Neill) who, after a tragic accident, become the target of a nationwide manhunt whilst in the heart of the New Zealand bush.


This is a uniquely hilarious and emotionally endearing slice of cinema with an appeal that transcends generations. Fun fact: it's based on the book “Wild Pork and Watercress” by Barry Crump.

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Sunday 25 Apr 202112:00pm Book Now

Protest on Screen (18)

This four-week course takes a look at cinema’s role in the social changes of the 20th and 21st centuries – from women’s suffrage and the early civil rights movement, to the more recent Black Lives Matter and climate action protests.

Lights, Camera, Revolution! Since the advent of cinema, we have seen an acceleration of our society’s evolution – in particular, movements challenging injustices and prejudice, from women’s suffrage and the early civil rights movement, to the more recent Black Lives Matter and climate action protests.


Over the course of four weeks, we’ll explore how film has contributed to and reported on these movements.


Course breakdown:


Week 1:  The Times They Are A Changing – early cinema and social change

Week 2:  Between the Wars – how the world’s view of war affected protest cinema

Week 3:  We Will Not Be Moved – civil rights in the movies

Week 4:  The New Normal – protest cinema of today


Using Zoom, the course will deliver expert tuition, film clips and group discussion – all in the comfort of your own home.


Places can be booked online only. Access details will be sent to participants by email the day before the first session.

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Tuesday 27 Apr 20217:00pm Book Now

Film School (18)

Award-winning filmmaker and director Keith Allott leads the 2021 edition of our annual 8-week practical introduction to filmmaking, taking you step by step all the way from pre-production planning through to the final edit of your film.

Award-winning filmmaker and director Keith Allott (Badshoes Film) leads the 2021 edition of our annual 8-week practical introduction to filmmaking, taking you step by step all the way from pre-production planning through to the final edit of your film.


We will look at using the camera and what shot types cause what effects with an audience; capturing good audio and treating it; editing, edit pacing and the effects it has; and how music can change the mood of your film completely.


Course Breakdown:


Week 1:  Intro to filmmaking and the course

Week 2:  Planning and pre-production

Week 3:  Using the camera

Week 4:  Shot types and mise-en-scene

Week 5:  Capturing audio

Week 6:  Editing and post-production

Week 7:  Post audio and music

Week 8:  Entering film festivals and final recap


The course will be delivered online via Zoom, offering expert tuition in the comfort of your own home.


Places can be booked online only. Access details will be sent to participants by email the day before the first session.

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Thursday 6 May 20217:00pm Book Now

World Cinema (18)

Following the success of our 2-week Introduction to World Cinema course back in January, tutor Kenton Hall returns with a new 4-week course that travels the world via cinema, looking for the crossover points between universal humanity and cultural diversity.

Following the success of our 2-week Introduction to World Cinema course back in January, tutor Kenton Hall returns with a new 4-week course that travels the world via cinema, looking for the crossover points between universal humanity and cultural diversity.


In the UK, English language cinema – either homegrown or, most often, from the United States – fills a large portion of our film diet. In this course, we’re going to explore the rest of what the world has to offer.


Course breakdown


Each week will concentrate on a region of the globe and highlight mainstream films and indie gems alike.


Week 1:  North

Week 2:  South

Week 3:  East

Week 4:  West


Using Zoom, the course will deliver expert tuition, film clips and group discussion – all in the comfort of your own home.


Places can be booked online only. Access details will be sent to participants by email the day before the first session.


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Wednesday 9 Jun 20217:00pm Book Now