The Family

The Family – Hellfire@Home

While all cinemas and theatres in the UK are closed due to the lockdown we will be watching movies and theatre performances from the comfort of our living rooms. We’re happy to say that on Saturday 9 May we will be watching The Family.

As part of our new remote festival, Hellfire@Home, we will share links to various movies and theatre performances so we can all watch them together at home. The next film we will be watching is Goodfellas an amazing movie from 2013 directed by Luc Besson.

“The Family”

Saturday 9 May 2020, 8pm

Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Robert De Niro
Released: 2013
Genre: Crime Comedy

Synopsis:
The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the Witness Protection Program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging, as their old habits die hard.

How to watch The Family

Join the discussion

During the movie we will be chatting in the Hellfire Film Festival Facebook Group. Click here to join. We will also be on Twitter throughout. Join the Twitter discussion by using the hashtag #HellfireAtHome.

Goodfellas

Goodfellas – Hellfire@Home

While all cinemas and theatres in the UK are closed due to the lockdown we will be watching movies and theatre performances from the comfort of our living rooms. We’re happy to say that on Saturday 25 April we will be watching Goodfellas.

As part of our new remote festival, Hellfire@Home, we will share links to various movies and theatre performances so we can all watch them together at home. The next film we will be watching is Goodfellas an amazing movie from 1990 directed by Martin Scorsese.

“Goodfellas”

Saturday 25 April 2020, 8pm

Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood
Released: 1990
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Synopsis:
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

How to watch Goodfellas

Join the discussion

During the movie we will be chatting in the Hellfire Film Festival Facebook Group. Click here to join. We will also be on Twitter throughout. Join the Twitter discussion by using the hashtag #HellfireAtHome.

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey – Hellfire@Home

While all cinemas and theatres in the UK are closed due to the lockdown we will be watching movies and theatre performances from the comfort of our living rooms. We’re happy to say that on Saturday 18 April we will be watching 2001: A Space Odyssey.

As part of our new remote festival, Hellfire@Home, we will share links to various movies and theatre performances so we can all watch them together at home. The next film we will be watching is 2001: A Space Odyssey an amazing movie from 1968 directed by Stanley Kubrick.

“2001: A Space Odyssey”

Saturday 18 April 2020, 8pm

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood
Released: 1968
Genre: Science Fiction

Synopsis:
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.

How to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey

Join the discussion

During the movie we will be chatting in the Hellfire Film Festival Facebook Group. Click here to join. We will also be on Twitter throughout. Join the Twitter discussion by using the hashtag #HellfireAtHome.

The Invention of Lying – Hellfire@Home

While all cinemas and theatres in the UK are closed due to the lockdown we will be watching movies and theatre performances from the comfort of our living rooms. We’re happy to say that on Saturday 11 April we will be watching The Invention of Lying.

As part of our new remote festival, Hellfire@Home, we will share links to various movies and theatre performances so we can all watch them together at home. The next film we will be watching is The Invention of Lying an amazing movie from 2009 starring Ricky Gervais.

“The Invention of Lying”

Saturday 11 April 2020, 8pm

Writer/Director: Ricky Gervais
Starring: Ricky Gervais
Released: 2009
Genre: Comedy/Romance

Synopsis:
In a world where lying doesn’t exist, failing script editor Mark Bellison (Ricky Gervais) suddenly develops the ability to bend the truth. Spinning tall tales to get out of trouble and into girls’ pants, his unique ability proves invaluable as the painfully truthful townspeople believe every porkie-pie he utters.

A huge thank you to Ricky Gervais for sharing this event on Twitter.



How to watch The Invention of Lying

Join the discussion

During the movie we will be chatting in the Hellfire Film Festival Facebook Group. Click here to join. We will also be on Twitter throughout. Join the Twitter discussion by using the hashtag #HellfireAtHome.

We are supporting the campaign to provide meals to our dedicated frontline healthcare staff in the NHS. Please consider donating.

Next:

Sausage Party (15)
Directed by: Conrad Vernon
Starring: Seth Rogen
Sunday 12 April 2020, 8pm

Media Enquiries

For all media and press enquiries please contact : Sadie Ingoldby-Spate, Head of Marketing – sadie@hellfirefilmfestival.com.

Kon-Tiki – Hellfire@Home

While all cinemas and theatres in the UK are closed due to the lockdown we will be watching movies and theatre performances from the comfort of our living rooms. We’re happy to say that tonight we will be watching Kon-Tiki.

As part of our new remote festival, Hellfire@Home, we will share links to various movies and theatre performances so we can all watch them together at home. The first of which is Kon-Tiki an amazing Finish movie from 2012.

“Kon-Tiki”
directed by Joachim Rønning
2012

Sunday 5 April 2020, 8pm

Synopsis:
Based on a true story. Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl (Pål Sverre Hagen) suspects that the South Sea Islands were originally colonized by South Americans. In 1947 despite his fear of water and inability to swim, Heyerdahl decides to prove his theory. He and five companions set sail from Peru on a balsa-wood raft built from an ancient design. Their only modern equipment is a radio, and they must navigate using the stars and ocean currents. After three exhausting months at sea, they achieve their goal.



While we are all watching the performance we encourage you to join us in our Facebook Group for a chat.

To visit and chat in our Facebook Group click here

 

We are supporting the campaign to provide meals to our dedicated frontline healthcare staff in the NHS. Please consider donating.

Next:

The Invention of Lying
Written, Produced, Directed and Starring: Ricky Gervais
Saturday 11 April 2020, 8pm

One Man, Two Guvnors – Hellfire@Home

While all cinemas and theatres in the UK are closed due to the lockdown we will be watching movies and theatre performances from the comfort of our living rooms. We’re happy to say that tonight we will be watching One Man, Two Guvnors.

As part of our new remote festival, Hellfire@Home, we will share links to various movies and theatre performances so we can all watch them together at home. The first of which, provided by the National Theatre and their new National Theatre at Home initiative, is One Man, Two Guvnors an amazing production from 2011 starring James Corden.

“One Man, Two Guvnors”
starring James Corden
National Theatre

Saturday 4 April 2020, 8pm

Synopsis:
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall (Corden) becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.



While we are all watching the performance we encourage you to join us in our Facebook Group for a chat.

To watch “One Man, Two Guvnors” click here

To visit and chat in our Facebook Group click here

 

We are supporting the campaign to provide meals to our dedicated frontline healthcare staff in the NHS. Please consider donating.

Next:

The Invention of Lying
Written, Produced, Directed and Starring: Ricky Gervais
Saturday 11 April 2020, 8pm

Hellfire@Home Festival launch

PRESS RELEASE

We are in unprecedented and unknown territory right now. Many countries are in lockdown while in other places individuals are self-isolating in order to stem the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

So what we are doing is launching a new festival specifically for those who are unable to attend events due to the closure of many entertainment buildings.

Hellfire@Home Festival is a brand new film festival where you can attend without leaving your living room.

Over the course of the next few weeks or months we will announce movies that we can all watch together (provided you have it on DVD/Blu-Ray or are streaming it from Netflix/Amazon Prime, etc). While we all watch it we can chat in our Facebook Group and on Twitter. In the group you can also suggest future movies to watch. If there are any free-to-view short films available online please also share them.

We are all in this together so if you have produced a movie, short film or documentary and would like viewers tell us about it.

Films and theatre performances coming up in Hellfire@home Festival:

  • One Man, Two Guvnors – National Theatre (Saturday 4 April)
  • Kon-Tiki (Sunday 5 April)
  • The Invention of Lying (Saturday 11 April)
  • Sausage Party (Sunday 12 April)

We wish you all good health, stay safe, wash your hands and follow your Government’s advice.

Essential Links

Visit the Hellfire@Home Festival page

Visit the Hellfire Film Festival Facebook Group

Visit the Hellfire Film Festival Twitter

Visit the Hellfire Film Festival Facebook Page

It’s Free

Please bear in mind that this new festival is completely free of charge (barring your Netflix, etc, subscription). But Hellfire Film Festival still relies on an income to be able to deliver our programme so if you can spare anything please consider donating to our Website Fund.

Media Enquiries

For all media and press enquiries please contact : Sadie Ingoldby-Spate, Head of Marketing – sadie@hellfirefilmfestival.com.



POSTPONED – Doc Club: Shooting The Mafia (15)

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak Creative Folkestone have closed their venue, Folkestone Quarterhouse, until Tuesday 14 April. As such this event has now been postponed. To read Creative Folkestone’s official statement click here.

Our friends at Violet Pictures are hosting a Doc Club evening at Folkestone Quarterhouse on Wednesday 25 March. Shooting the Mafia is a documentary film directed by Kim Longinotto about Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia and her career documenting the life and crimes of the Mafia in and around Palermo. Battaglia offers a glimpse into life under Mafia rule and those who live through it.



Synopsis:

In the streets of Sicily beautiful, gutsy Letizia Battaglia pointed her camera straight into the heart of the Mafia that surrounded her and began to shoot.

The striking, life-threatening photos she took documenting the rule of the Cosa Nostra define her career.

Shooting the Mafia weaves together Battaglia’s striking black-and-white photographs, rare archival footage, classic Italian films and the now 84-year-old’s own memories to paint a portrait of a remarkable woman whose bravery and defiance helped expose the Mafia’s brutal crimes.

A skype Q&A will follow the screening hosted by Violet Pictures.

Cert: 15

Venue

Quarterhouse
Mill Bay,
Folkestone,
Kent,
CT20 1BN

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Time and date

Tickets

£5 Standard
£4 Creative Folkestone Members/Concessions

To book in person, visit the Quarterhouse box office or call 01303 760750.

This is not a Hellfire Film Festival event
but it is a film event in Folkestone and we’re all about that!

NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?



Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.

Venue

Quarterhouse
Mill Bay,
Folkestone,
Kent,
CT20 1BN

View on map

Time and date

Tickets

£14
£12 Creative Folkestone Members
£12 Concessions

Book tickets online here

To book in person, visit the Quarterhouse box office or call 01303 760750.

This is not a Hellfire Film Festival event but it is a film event in Folkestone and we’re all about that!

Kinky Boots: The Musical

Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, is strutting onto the big screen! With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth.



Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie (Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola (Matt Henry) is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship. This unmissable musical theatre event celebrates a joyous story of British grit transforming into a high-heeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!

‘Hilarious, heartwarming and a hell of a lot of fun’ ★★★★★ Digital Spy

‘A glorious high-kicking romp’ ★★★★ Evening Standard

‘Dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting’ ★★★★ Time Out

‘An absolute hoot of a show’ ★★★★ The Times

 

Where:

Folkestone Quarterhouse
Mill Bay
Folkestone
CT20 1BN

When:

Sunday 9 February, 2pm

Tickets:

Standard £12
Member £10
Concession £10

Book tickets online here

To book in person, visit the Quarterhouse box office or call 01303 760750