Day 6 1/2 - 2pm ~ Thurs 21st
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Alfred L Werker | USA | 1939 | 85 min | Cert U
Basil Rathbone is back in the deerstalker. Nigel Bruce is fab as Watson, George Stucco steals the show as arch-enemy Moriarty, and Ida Lupino shows up, too! The crisp gothic imagery is by Leon Shamroy, who shot South Pacific, Cleopatra
, Porgy and Bess
and The King and I
, and the plot is a humdinger in which Moriarty plans to steal the crown jewels, and tries to dupe Holmes…We can’t wait!
Day 6 1/2 - 7pm
The Fearless Vampire Killers
Roman Polanski | USA/UK | 1967 | 108 min | Cert 15
Middle Europe, one gleaming, snowy night. A professor and his dopey assistant arrive at a village. They are trying to protect a damsel (in distress, of course), but are assailed by vampires. Gorgeous colour, dazzling camerawork, touches of Laurel and Hardy, thrills and spills. Roman Polanski directs and plays the assistant. Like a Chagall painting come to life.
God Gives Nuts, But He Does Not Crack Them
Matt Hulse | UK | 2008 | 6 min | Cert PG
The World Premiere, introduced by director Matt Hulse, of this splendidly quirky Super 8 short, introducing us to James Duthie
, the deaf cyclist from Fraserburgh who cycled into the Arctic Circle in 1951. Matt’s long-anticipated and ‘very, very, very pregnant’ feature project is adapted from Duthie’s journal ‘I Cycled Into the Arctic Circle’.