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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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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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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!

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

View on map

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