Only one week to go until the official launch of FilmBath Festival 2017!

Find Your Film 2017

Check out this fun animation we’ve been working on in the office to celebrate the 27th FilmBath Festival!

We have lots of fantastic films screening across Bath. Here’s the full schedule, so get your tickets whilst they’re hot.

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FilmBath Pop-up Cinema: Wonder Woman

Last weekend, we put our pop-up screen to the test. Check out the video!

Last weekend, FilmBath Festival put on a fantastic pre-DVD release pop-up screening of Wonder Woman in Springfield Park, Foxhill. Though the rain poured, there was a great community spirit with people bringing tents and setting up camping chairs to watch Gal Gadot and Chris Pine in the superhero epic. Along with our brand new inflatable cinema screen – which we have thanks to funding from Theatre Royal Bath’s Creative Fund and through FilmBath supporters – delicious pizzas and warming coffee, the whole experience was made perfect.

The pop-up screenings offer local families the chance to see films like Wonder Woman and Beauty and the Beast.

As part of my journey working with the festival this year, I got the chance to film the event. Here are some of the highlights:

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Don’t forget that we’ll be in Bath City Farm this weekend, 30th of September, screening Disney‘s latest rendition of the classic Beauty and the Beast. Come along and see our inflatable screen in action.

2015 Reviews: Tangerine

By Joanna van der Veen

A few years ago, halfway across the world at Argentina’s Mar del Plata Film Festival, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tangerine’s director Sean Baker. Back then he’d just released Starlet, an uplifting and touching story about two women getting to know each other despite the vast gap in their ages. I was charmed by Baker and I loved his film – it managed to tell an excellent story whilst taking a non-judgemental and refreshing look at something I knew next to nothing about, the adult film industry. Continue reading “2015 Reviews: Tangerine”

2015 Reviews: Grandma

By Maisie De-Pulford

 

Elle Reid, played by the fiercely magnificent Lily Tomlin, is somewhat of an unruly academic and feminist poet. Majorly misanthropic and in mourning for her recently deceased partner Vi, Elle is struggling with life and struggling to write. When her young granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) turns up at her door one morning pregnant and in need of $630 dollars for an abortion booked for that very afternoon, Elle drops everything. Having cut up her credit cards to make a wind chime, and neither one willing to provoke the backlash of their daughter/mother Judy (Marcia Gay Harden), the only logical thing for the pair to do is jump in the car and hunt down any likely ally Elle can think of – no matter how deep into her past she must go.Paul Weitz’s Grandma is only 78 minutes long but it doesn’t waist a precious second. Fully F-Rated and Bechdel bossing, this little film packs a punch to both the heart and the head. Continue reading “2015 Reviews: Grandma”

2015 Reviews: Güeros

By Charlie Harman

Tomás’s mother can’t handle him anymore. Dropping a water balloon from the top of a building onto a woman pushing her baby in a pram was the final delinquent act that made her send him to stay with his older brother, Federico, a.k.a. Sombra (Tenoch Huerta) in Mexico City. Continue reading “2015 Reviews: Güeros”