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Purbeck Film Festival

Written by Robyn Tatchell on

If you’re a fan of the incredible double Oscar winning actress Dame Maggie Smith then this is the event for you because Dame Maggie is coming to the isle of Purbeck!

As part of the Purbeck film festival there will be two special events titled firstly ‘Maggie in film’ in which you can watch her Oscar winning performance in ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ meeting the actress herself afterwards. And ‘being Maggie’ in which there will be another opportunity to meet the actress, have a light lunch and then have a screening of the Oscar winning ‘Gosford Park’. This promises to be an unforgettable and amazing experience for anyone that attends.

But the Purbeck film festival isn’t just about Dame Maggie Smith, there are also plenty of other events and film screenings as well. From Cinemas, village halls and even Churches there is plenty of opportunity to watch an amazing film in an amazing location.

There are films of every genre from nearly every decade of film. Whether you prefer older films such as the Oscar winning ‘The African Queen’ or more recent films such as the romantic Oscar nominated film ‘Brooklyn’ there is something for you. Perhaps you would enjoy a Feel good film such as ‘Eddie the Eagle’ or a tense thriller like Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’. There are Kids Films, the 2016 live action Disney adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book’ is showing at Corfe Castle Model Village, Films for adults such as the internationally successful film ‘Trainspotting’. You name it the Purbeck film festival has it! There is literally something for everyone.

In addition this year the Purbeck film festival has teamed up with the Dorset charity Diverse Abilities, with the aim of raising awareness of disability and the role of the arts and film in helping to improve lives. They will be hosting a special event at the Hilton Ballroom where there will be dinner followed by the Critically Acclaimed heart-warming  French film ‘The Intouchables’ about surviving with a disability.

The Purbeck film festival is always a sensational event; it’s the longest running UK rural Film festival and this year it looks to be even better, so be sure to book your tickets before they sell out.  

Robyn Tatchell

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