Merlin Cinemas offer a chance to see some interesting films that rarely make it outside of the big cities, whether they are foreign language, cutting edge, contemporary or controversial releases. The Penwith Film Society films are shown on a Sunday at the Savoy Penzance and Wednesday at the Royal St Ives. The Alternative Phoenix films are shown on Thursdays at the Phoenix Falmouth.
We are pleased to announce that the Regal, Redruth is also now offering Alternative Regal and the films in this season will show on a Monday.
The Penwith Film Society membership can now also be used at the Phoenix Cinema, Falmouth.
Show times will be published in the main cinemas’ listings in the week leading up to the play week. To visit the Penwith Film Society website click here
Take a look below for the fantastic line up:
Nicholas was 13 the day he disappeared (June 13, 1994). He would have been 16 and 8 months when he was reported found in Spain (October 7, 1997)... In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive, thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems. The boy bears many of the same distinguishing marks he always had, but why does he now have a strange accent? Why does he look so different? And why doesnt the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? Its only when an investigator starts asking questions that this strange tale takes an even stranger turn... -- (C) Indomina
This film will be showing between 16/06/13 and 20/06/13.More Info & Trailer
Caesar Must Die
Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlinale, Paolo and Vittorio Tavianis Caesar Must Die deftly melds narrative and documentary in a transcendently powerful drama-within-a-drama. The film was made in Romes Rebibbia Prison, where the inmates are preparing to stage Shakespeares Julius Caesar. After a competitive casting process, the roles are eventually allocated, and the prisoners begin exploring the text, finding in its tale of fraternity, power and betrayal parallels to their own lives and stories. Hardened criminals, many with links to organised crime, these actors find great motivation in performing the play. As we witness the rehearsals, beautifully photographed in various nooks and crannies within the prison, we see the inmates also work through their own conflicts, both internal and between each other.
This film will be showing between 23/06/13 and 27/06/13.More Info & Trailer
You Aint Seen Nothin Yet (vous Navez Encore Rien Vu)
From beyond the grave, celebrated playwright Antoine dAnthac gathers together all his friends who have appeared over the years in his play "Eurydice." These actors watch a recording of the work performed by a young acting company, La Compagnie de la Colombe. Do love, life, death and love after death still have any place on a theater stage? Its up to them to decide. And the surprises have only just begun
This film will be showing between 30/06/13 and 04/07/13.More Info & Trailer
A Late Quartet
When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet receives a life changing diagnosis, the groups future suddenly hangs in the balance: suppressed emotions, competing egos, and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration. As they are about to play their 25th anniversary concert, quite possibly their last, only their intimate bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy. Inspired by and structured around Beethovens Opus 131 String Quartet in C-sharp minor, A LATE QUARTET pays homage to chamber music and the cultural world of New York.
This film will be showing between 07/07/13 and 11/07/13.More Info & Trailer
Aging rock group use a young fresh faced punk band to front new recordings to fool the music industry.
This film will be showing between 14/07/13 and 18/07/13.More Info & Trailer