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Southend Film Festival Thursday, 25 May - Monday, 29 May 2017

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Park Inn, Southend-on-Sea

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KursaalThe White Bus Ltd is delighted to welcome you to the ninth annual Southend-on-Sea Film Festival, the largest film festival in Essex.

We are especially pleased to be bringing more ‘lost’ film to your attention! Following our presentation of the Peter Sellers films in 2015, our Opening Gala will showcase previously ‘lost’ footage of our town’s famous Kursaal amusement park. As a local lad who well remembers the Kursaal in its heyday, I am particularly delighted to be presenting this to you. And, if you can’t get a ticket for the Opening Gala, we’ll be repeating the show on Monday 29th May.

We are also delighted that, for the first time, we’ll be presenting two shows using ‘real’ film: Yet another previously-thought lost film, the second reel of Laurel & Hardy’s classic comedy The Battle of the Century and a very special Gerry Anderson show.

Alongside these exciting shows we are taking our customary look at new British films. This year, these include the outstanding features My Feral Heart, Common People and BitterSuite, some wonderful documentaries and our Closing Gala, the amazing fantasy comedy AmStarDam .

Of course, none of this would be possible without the support that you, and our sponsors, provide, and we thank you all most sincerely.

The Festival Team and I look forward to welcoming you to the Southend-on-Sea Film Festival.

Paul Cotgrove : Festival Director


The Southend Film Festival, organised by The White Bus Ltd, takes place during May each year. It is the largest film festival in Essex, featuring over forty films and showcasing a variety of short films. The main Festival this year runs from 25 to 29 May 2017 at the Park Inn Hotel on the seafront in Southend-on-Sea. There is also a Fringe Festival which runs from 14 May to 4 June at various venues around Southend. Full details of both the main and fringe festival and descriptions of all films can be found at Southend Film Festival.



How Do I Book?

Choose your film(s) from the list below - you can get more information on each film, and details of the short film(s) with each main feature, from Southend Film Festival - then click on tickets in the top right hand corner and select your film(s).

Regular tickets cost £5.00 + booking fee/VAT of £1.92. Gala Opening ticket cost £25.00 + £7.24 booking fee/VAT

Film Programme

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Opening Gala - 8.00pm - doors open 7.30pm

The Lost Films of the Kursaal, Southend-on-Sea

+ Sunday by the Sea
+ How to Kill a Dog - World Premiere

Venue: The Odeon, London Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1TJ

Ticket includes black tie pre-film reception from 6.30pm in the Victoria Shopping Centre, and after show party at the Park Inn Hotel on the seafront.

Kursaal 2

Friday, 26 May 2017

1.00pm Down Argentine Way
USA 1h 29mins - 1940 Certificate U

Venue: Park Inn Palace Ballroom

1.00pm Miss Robin Hood
UK 1h 16mins - 1952 BW Certificate U

Venue: Park Inn Royal View Suite

3.30pm Roberta
USA 1h 46mins - 1935 BW Certificate U

Venue: Park Inn Palace Ballroom

3.30pm Genevieve
UK 1h 26 mins - 1953 Certificate U

Venue: Park Inn Royal View Suite

6.00pm A Place to Go
UK 1h 26 mins -1964 BW Certificate 12

Venue: Park Inn Palace Ballroom
+ The Envelope and Blanks

6.00pm Jour de Fete
France 1h 10 mins - 1949 Subtitles BW Certificate U

Venue: Park Inn Royal View Suit

8.30pm Tales from The Two Puddings
UK 1h 19 mins - 2016 Certificate 12

Venue: Park Inn Palace Ballroom
+ Eight Rounds Rapid: ‘I Like It’
+ Baby You’re the Best

8.30pm Julieta
Spain 1h 39 mins - 2016 Subtitles Certificate 15

Venue: Park Inn Royal View Suite
+ Love Somehow

Saturday, 27 May 2017

1.00pm Comrades in Arms
Aspects of the Soviet Union during the Second World War
Veterans of the Arctic Convoys will be invited to this very special presentation
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session
Venue: Park Inn Palace Ballroom

1.00pm Things to Come
France-Germany 1h 22 mins - 2016 Subtitles Certificate 12

Venue: Park Inn Royal View Suite
+ Paradis

3.30pm Common People
UK 1hr 26 mins - 2013 Certificate 12

Venue: Park Inn Palace Ballroom
+ My Life as a Witch

3.30pm The Most Beautiful Day
Germany 1hr 53 mins - 2016 Subtitles Certificate 12

Venue: Park Inn Royal View Suite

6.00pm A Night at the Cinema
A selection of short films from local cinema historian Roy Dilley
Venue: Park Inn Palace Ballroom

6.00pm Bittersuite
UK 1hr 10 mins - 2016 Certificate 12

Venue: Park Inn Royal View Suite
+ Soldier Bee
+ Live Feed

8.30pm My Feral Heart
UK 1hr 23 mins - 2016 Certificate 12
Venue: Park Inn Palace Ballroom
+ Cerebra
+ The Referendum of Gibraltar

8.30pm The Unknown Girl
France 1h 53 mins - 2016 Subtitles Certificate 15

Venue: Park Inn Royal View Suite
+ One in a Million

Sunday, 28 May 2017

11.30pm Gerry Anderson - On Film!
Venue: Park Inn Palace Ballroom

1.00pm The Woods Movie
UK 1h 23 mins - 2015 Certificate 15

Venue: Park Inn Royal View Suite
+ Long Drive Home
+ Head

3.30pm The Go Between
UK 1h 56 mins - 1971 Certificate PG

Venue: Park Inn Palace Ballroom

3.30pm Marshland
Spain 1h 45 mins - 2014 Subtitles Certificate 15

Venue: Park Inn Royal View Suite
+ And Then God Said

6.00pm Team America Special Edition
USA 1h 38 mins - 2004 CERTIFICATE 18

Venue: Park Inn Palace Ballroom
+ Centigrade

6.00pm We Must Be Dreaming
Brazil-Belgium 1hr - 2016 Subtitles Certificate U

Venue: Park Inn Royal View Suite
+ Connected Seeds

8.30pm Jazz on a Summer's Day
USA 1h 25mins - 1959 Certificate PG

Venue: Park Inn Palace Ballroom
+ The Trickster

8.30pm Sita Sings the Blues
USA 1h 22 mins - 2008 Certificate PG

Venue: Park Inn Royal View Suite
+ Shopping

Monday, 29 May 2017

1.00pm The Laurel and Hardy Laughter Show
Venue: Park Inn Palace Ballroom

1.00pm The Lives of Others
The Moving Theatre - UK 50 mins
40 Years Behind the Plough - UK 59mins
Venue: Park Inn Royal View Suite

3.30pm The Lost Films of The Kursaal, Southend-on-Sea
Venue: Park Inn Palace Ballroom
+ Sunday by the Sea

3.30pm Mustang
Turkey 1h 37 mins - 2015 Subtitles Certificate 15

Venue: Park Inn Royal View Suite
+ Wish You Were Here

6.00pm Never Turn Your Back on Sparks
Israel-Germany-Netherlands-USA-UK
- 56mins 2014 Certificate 12
Venue: Park Inn Palace Ballroom
+ The Weird World of Molly Brown

6.00pm Victoria
Germany 2hr 18 mins - 2016 Subtitles Ceritifcate 15

Venue: Park Inn Royal View Suite

8.30pm Closing Gala AmStarDam
UK 1hr 45mins - 2016 Certificate 18

Venue: Park Inn Palace Ballroom
+ Meadow Lane
+ Catford Jesus



Principal Sponsors

With the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery


Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea
The Victoria Southend
Pier View Self Catering Luxury Apartments
Visit Southend
BTMK Solicitors
Southend BID
Genting Club Westcliff
Southend Alternative City of Culture 2017

Supporting Sponsors

AGH Event Bars
Beecroft Art Gallery
Brera PR and Marketing
C2C
Celebrating 125 Years of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Essex Limos
Focal Point Gallery
Grosvenor Casino Southend
Piano Pavilion
The Arlington Rooms
The Cultural Engine
The Old Waterworks
South Essex College
S
outhend-on-Sea Borough Council



FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

On some films. All film classifications are shown on the website

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can call us on 07981 824283 or e-mail us at info@southendfilmfestival.com

Is my ticket transferrable?

Yes. If you are unable to use your tickets, you can pass them on to someone else.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes.

What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds except where screenings are cancelled.

The name on the ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes: one ticket admits one person.

Is food and drink available at the venue?

Yes. There is a restaurant and bar/lounge.

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