Schools Screening: Take One Action Film Festival - The Breadwinner + Q&A

The Breadwinner

Thursday 15 October, 1pm • 1h30min, £3/free for teachers, Cert 12A, suitable for S2+, Global Citizenship, Social Studies (Modern Studies), Literacy & English, Health & Wellbeing (PSE)

Produced by Angelina Jolie, this Oscar nominated animation, from the team behind The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, tells the captivating story Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When Parvana's father is arrested, her mother is left alone to care for their three children.

As women are banned from going out in public without a man, Parvana disguises herself as a boy so that she can venture out and earn money for her family. Beautifully made and deeply thought provoking, this film offers up many issues for discussion, and carries important messages about female empowerment, resilience and creativity. Watch the trailer here

This event will include a post-screening discussion for pupils with a special guest.

 

Schools Screening: Ayúdame a Pasar la Noche / Help Me Make It Through the Night

Help Me Make it Through the Night

Thursday 1 November • 10am • 1h30min, £3/free for teachers, Spanish with English subtitles, suitable for S3+, Modern Languages: Spanish

This award winning Mexican feature is a bittersweet comedy drama about a family at a breaking point. Dad kicks Mum out of the house because of her gambling addiction, the older child’s fiancée wants to cancel their wedding and the youngest struggles to keep the entire unit together by whatever means necessary. Will a life-threatening accident help mend the rifts and bring this broken family back together? Watch the trailer here

 

Schools Screening: The Finishers (De Toutes Nos Forces)

The Finishers

Thursday 8 November, 10am • 1h26min, FREE SCREENING, French with English subtitles, suitable for S1-S6, Modern Languages: French

Julien is 17 and has cerebral palsy. His father, Paul, is a celebrated athlete. They don’t always see eye to eye. Then Julien convinces his father to sign them up for an upcoming Ironman race. That’s 2.4 miles of swimming, then 112 miles of cycling, followed by 26 miles of running! Will this impossible challenge help reconnect father and son? Will they manage to complete the race?

Come along to this screening and find out. Inspired by a true story. Watch the trailer here

 

Into Film Festival - November

Into Film logo

From 13-22 November, the Into Film Festival returns to Belmont Filmhouse, inspiring young people to watch, understand and discuss film in new and creative ways. The Into Film Festival makes a trip to the cinema easy to organise, with a curriculum-focused programme, complementary resources and free tickets for all educators and young people. T

ickets go on sale on Thursday 6 September, and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To find out more about the screenings and to book your place visit Into Film.

Group Discounts

Kids at a screening

We recognise that many teachers are finding it increasingly difficult to bring groups to see films during class time, so to address this we offer 25% off tickets to public screenings at Belmont Filmhouse when bringing a group of ten or more pupils.

This discount applies to concession price tickets for pupils and full  price tickets for accompanying adults – details of our ticket prices for public screenings can be found here. Tickets should be booked through our box office on 01224 343 500

We hope that this discount will allow school groups to attend a range of films at more suitable times. Please note that at public screenings we expect all members of the audience to respect those around them, which includes switching off mobile phones.

Projection Tours

Kids on a projection tour

 

Are your pupils studying cinema or making their own films? Would they like to meet the Belmont projectionist and learn what goes on behind the scenes at a cinema? We can arrange a tour of the projection room and to compliment your visit we also screen a selection of international short animations. The whole visit, including tour and films lasts approximately 1 hour and costs £100 Suitable for school and community groups of up to 33. Advance booking is essential.

Please note that, although we strive to make Filmhouse as accessible as  possible, this tour is of a non-public area of the building which is up a small flight of stairs.  For accessibility needs, please contact nicola.whyte@belmontfilmhouse.com