GREAT FILMS TO SEA! 3 DAYS OF MOVIE MAGIC COMING TO THE EMBASSY CINEMA ILFRACOMBE APRIL 2018

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NORTH OF THE SUN

Inge Wegge (25) and Jørn Ranum (22) spent nine months of cold, Norwegian winter in the isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote, arctic island by the coast of Northern-Norway, facing nothing but the vast Atlantic Ocean.  There they built a cabin out of driftwood and other cast-off materials that washed up on shore.
2012    Sport / Adventure    46 mins

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A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

The sinking of the Titanic is presented in a highly realistic fashion in this tense British drama. The disaster is portrayed largely from the perspective of the ocean liner’s second officer, Charles Lightoller (Kenneth More). When the doomed vessel hits an iceberg, the crew and passengers discover that they lack enough lifeboats, and tragedy follows. 
1958    Film adaptation / Drama    2h 3m

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A MATTER Of LIFE AND DEATH

Powell & Pressburger’s film is unique. A fantasy about a crashed Air Force Pilot (David Niven) in WWII it is one of the greatest British films of all time, according to the BFI, and it was set, and shot, here in North Devon. It’s quintessentially English & a visually stunning and emotional ride.
1946     Drama / Fantasy    1h 44m

DOUBLE FEATURE - THE GREAT WAR CENTENARY

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PATHS OF GLORY

Based on a true story of a tragic French court martial during the First World War and featuring a harrowing realisation of trench warfare, this was a star vehicle for Kirk Douglas and the first work to mark a young Stanley Kubrick as a director of genius.
1957    Drama  /  Anti-war film    1h 28m

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GALLIPOLI

Archy (Mark Lee) and Frank (Mel Gibson) are two young Australian sprinters who want to join the army. Turned down because they are too young, the pair hop on a freight train to Perth, where they are allowed to join up. They board a troop ship headed to Cairo and after training are sent to the front, where their speed makes them candidates for messengers.
1981    Drama / History    1h 51m

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FRIED GREEN TOMATOES

On one of trapped housewife Evelyn Couch’s (Kathy Bates) Wednesday nursing home visits, she encounters Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy), a colorful old woman who brightens Evelyn’s outlook by sharing tales from her past. As Ninny recounts the exploits of her free-spirited sister-in-law Idgie, owner of a small Alabama café in the 1920s.
1991    Drama/Comedy    2h 17m

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THE BIG CITY (Mahanagar)

Arati (Madhabi Mukherjee) takes a job as a door-to-door saleswoman in Calcutta’s wealthy neighborhoods, in defiance of her traditionally minded husband and his live-in parents. Emulating her Anglo-Indian friend and co-worker Edith who speaks as an equal to the men she encounters on the job, Arati quickly becomes her firm’s top salesperson.
PG    1963    Drama    1h 55m

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DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST

Fans of Beyoncé may already know of the beautiful “Daughters of the Dust” as a key influences on Beyoncé’s “Lemonade”. It’s an incredible, dreamlike film that is also the first movie by an African-American women to be theatrically released (1991). It tells the story of a family descended from slave’s living on an island in the Atlantic Ocean in 1901. 
1991    Indie film/Drama    1h 53m

DOUBLE FEATURE - SUFFRAGETTE CENTENARY 1918-2018

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MAKE MORE NOISE!
Suffragettes in Silent Film

A collection exploring the representation of pioneering women in the first decades of the 20th century. This selection of silent films from the BFI National Archive shows how suffragettes were portrayed on the cinema screen while their battles were still being waged on the streets outside.
PG    2015    Comedy / Documentary    1h 20m

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SUFFRAGETTE

In early 20th-century Britain, the growing suffragette movement forever changes the life of working wife and mother Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan). Galvanized by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Watts joins a diverse group of women who fight for equality and the right to vote.
12A    2015    Drama  /  History    1h 46m