The annual International Film Festival at the Torch Theatre in Milford Haven is in full swing and with Hunky Dory (15), Kicking Off (15) and Mustang (15) all yet to come, March is going to be a busy time for Pembrokeshire cinema lovers.
Directed by Marc Evans, Hunky Dory (15) shown on Wednesday, March 1, sees the long hot British summer of 1976 where Viv (Minnie Driver) leaving London and her thespian aspirations, to work as a drama teacher in the local high school of her south Wales home town. Determined to fire up her hormonal, apathetic teenage charges, she sets about staging a rock musical based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest for the schools end of year show. This film features Minnie Driver, Kristian Gwilliam and Adam Byard.
Ticket prices for the showings on Wednesday, March 1 are full £6.40; concession £5.00 and midweek matinee are £4.30.
The following day on Thursday, March 2, Kicking Off (15), featuring Warren Brown, Greg McHugh, Alistair Petrie and Danielle Lineker, will see football fans in their element.
Despite a mare of a season, loyal fans Wigsy (Warren Brown) and Cliff (Greg McHugh) join the thousands of adoring supporters each Saturday in the terraces to sing and cheer their boys to victory.
But today is different. Today is important. Win: they stay up. Lose: they go down. In the dying moments of the match, unbelievable elation as their team score is immediately followed by unbelievable deflation as the Ref (Alistair Petrie) disallows the goal.
This, compounded by a moody goal at the other end, sends the losing supporters into a rioting frenzy. Disenfranchised by the impotency of the rioting hooligans to cause any real change, but determined to right this injustice, Wigsy and the more reluctant Cliff inadvertently form their own two-man firm….and kidnap the referee.
Tickets for this midweek Thursday matinee at 2.00pm of Kicking Off (15) are £4.30 and £6.40 for the evening, concession £5.00.
At the end of March, a foreign language film starring Tunes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Erol Afsin will be shown called Mustang (15).One of the Oscar nominees for best foreign language film, Mustang is in turn funny, distressing and redemptive hailing a brand new directorial voice in the shape of Deniz Gamze Ergüven.
It is the end of the academic year and five sisters play at the beach with their male schoolmates. This act causes a scandal and before long they are imprisoned in their own home and prepared for marriage. The sisters, driven by the same desire for freedom, fight back against the limits imposed on them.
The film will be shown at 7.45pm on Sunday, March 26. Please note that this film will be spoken in Turkish with English subtitles. Tickets priced at full £6.40, concession £5.00.
For tickets, contact the Torch Theatre website on: www.torchtheatre.co.uk / (01646) 695267. You can now print your own tickets at home, so there will be no need to queue at the Box Office.
Make an evening of it and pre-book your theatre meal with our newly refurbished Café Torch.