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
Sunday 5 April 2020, 8pm

Hellfire@Home Festival launch

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. 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.

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

Visit the Hellfire@Home Festival page

Visit the Hellfire Film Festival Facebook Group

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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.

POSTPONED – Doc Club: Shooting The Mafia (15)

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

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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

Royal Opera House Live: The Sleeping Beauty

A classic of Russian ballet, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.



Venue

Quarterhouse
Mill Bay,
Folkestone,
Kent,
CT20 1BN

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Time and date

Tickets

Standard £14
Concessions £12
Creative Folkestone Member £12

Book Tickets

Book 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!

The Souvenir (15)

A shy film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man. She defies her protective mother and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.



“The director confirms her status as a modern visionary with a deft, distinctive and deeply personal story of young love” ★★★★ The Guardian

Venue

Quarterhouse
Mill Bay,
Folkestone,
Kent,
CT20 1BN

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Time and date

Tickets

Standard £5
Concessions £4
Creative Folkestone Member £4

Book Tickets

Book 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!

Announcement: Hellfire HORRORfest

As you are no doubt aware the submissions deadline for the Hellfire HORRORfest came and went as did the date for the the event itself. Neither actually happened. Here’s why.

The co-founder/executive director and host of the event, Gary Ingoldby-Spate, has been quite seriously ill for several months and was due to undergo spleen removal surgery in October. However following further tests he was given an unwanted diagnosis weeks before he was due to have the surgery. Gary was diagnosed with a form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. As such he is now undergoing a harsh treatment of immunotherapy and chemotherapy and is currently not in the best of health. He should improve in the coming months and fingers crossed will be in full remission soon. However as is the nature of cancer, treatment and results aren’t straight forward so until he has further tests in the next couple of months it would be foolhardy to make arrangements to rearrange the dates.

As such, all submitted films are still being considered but being completely honest due to Gary’s health and being the main selector of the films he hasn’t watched them all yet. He is slowly watching them when he has his good days and will hopefully get through them all in the coming weeks.

Once Gary receives positive test results the date for the event will be arranged.

We apologise for keeping this all quiet but as you can imagine it has been a very tough time for Gary and his family so in the interest of privacy we haven’t told you the whole story until today. Gary, his family and the whole Hellfire team thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult time.

 

Booksmart (15)

Academic overachievers Amy and Molly thought keeping their noses to the grindstone gave them a leg up on their high school peers. But on the eve of graduation, the best friends suddenly realize that they may have missed out on the special moments of their teenage years. Determined to make up for lost time, the girls decide to cram four years of not-to-be missed fun into one night. A chaotic adventure that no amount of book smarts could prepare them for.

“Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is a funny, filthy, female-fronted competitor to Superbad that boasts its own distinctive style.” The Guardian

Venue

Quarterhouse
Mill Bay,
Folkestone,
Kent,
CT20 1BN

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Time and date

Tickets

Standard £5
Concessions £4
Creative Folkestone Member £4

Book Tickets

Book online here.

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

Dare you take the challenge?

We are excited to announce there are just over two months until the very first Hellfire HORRORfest. Folkestone’s first major film festival takes place on Saturday 26th October 2019. Read more