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Now showing at Bridport Arts Centre 9-9A,South Street,Bridport,Dorset DT6 3NR 01308 424204

  • Exhibition On Screen: Renoir: Revered And Reviled
  • Globe On Screen: Twelfth Night
  • The Program
  • When Harry Met Sally...

Exhibition On Screen: Renoir: Revered And Reviled 3 stars

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was instrumental in creating the Impressionist movement and inspired some of the titans of the 20th century including Matisse, Monet and Picasso. Gradually, Renoir grew tired of this style and changed creative course, provoking extreme reactions which continue to the present day. Based on the collection of 181 Renoirs housed at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, this film provides a fresh perspective on Renoir and his work.

  • GenreDocumentary, Special
  • DirectorPhil Grabsky.
  • WriterPhil Grabsky.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration87 mins
  • Official site
  • Release16/02/20016 (selected cinemas)

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was instrumental in creating the Impressionist movement and inspired some of the titans of the 20th century: Picasso collected many of his paintings and he was revered by Matisse and Monet. Gradually, Renoir grew tired of this style and changed creative course, provoking extreme reactions which continue to the present day. Based on the collection of 181 Renoirs housed at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Phil Grabsky's film provides a fresh perspective on Renoir and his work, focusing on these later years when some people were repulsed by the artist's new direction and others were completely seduced by it.

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Tuesday 16th February 2016

Globe On Screen: Twelfth Night 3 stars

Special screening.

  • GenreSpecial
  • DirectorTim Carroll.
  • CountryUK
  • Official site

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Saturday 13th February 2016

The Program 3 stars

Cyclist Lance Armstrong is hungry for success and he approaches controversial medic Michele Ferrari for expert advice. The doctor reveals that Lance will never be a winner of the Tour de France since his rivals have a greater lung capacity: unless he secretly takes part in blood doping, which will allow him to artificially increase the amount of oxygen in his blood system and enhance his power-generating athletic ability.

  • GenreAdaptation, Biography, Drama
  • CastJesse Plemons, Chris O'Dowd, Ben Foster, Guillaume Canet.
  • DirectorStephen Frears.
  • WriterJohn Hodge.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration103 mins
  • Official sitewww.theprogrammovie.com
  • Release16/10/2015 (selected cinemas)

Ben Foster delivers a compelling performance as shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong in this dramatisation of the rise and fall of the Tour de France hero, who was stripped of his titles when he confessed that he had won using performance-enhancing drugs. Armstrong is hungry for success with his team and he approaches controversial medic Michele Ferrari (Guillaume Canet) for expert advice. The doctor reveals that Lance will never be a winner of the Tour de France since his rivals have a greater lung capacity: unless he secretly takes part in blood doping, which will allow him to artificially increase the amount of oxygen in his blood system and enhance his power-generating athletic ability. Using this knowledge, Armstrong spearheads the US Postal team to seven consecutive wins from 1999 to 2005. Sunday Times sports journalist David Walsh (Chris O'Dowd) openly questions Armstrong's superiority and eventually exposes the sophisticated doping regime that gives US Postal an edge over its rivals. When fellow cyclists including Floyd Landis (Jesse Plemons) dare to speak out, Armstrong vehemently denies any wrongdoing until the chorus of disapproval simply becomes too loud.

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Thursday 18th February 2016

When Harry Met Sally... 4 stars

Harry Burns and Sally Albright first meet in the late 1970s. At the time, Harry shares his philosophy about human relationships and affirms his belief that "men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way". Over the course of the next 10 years, their paths cross. With various failed relationships behind them, Harry and Sally decide to be friends but physical attraction gets in the way.

  • GenreComedy, Drama, Romance
  • CastBilly Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby.
  • DirectorRob Reiner.
  • WriterNora Ephron.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration92 mins
  • Official site
  • Release11/12/2015 (selected cinemas)

A welcome reissue of Rob Reiner's oft imitated relationship comedy, penned by Nora Ephron, which is best known for a fake orgasm sequence in a busy diner. Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) first meet in the late 1970s, having both graduated from the University of Chicago. At the time, Harry shares his philosophy about human relationships and affirms his belief that "men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way". Sally disagrees. Over the course of the next 10 years, their paths cross. With various failed relationships behind them, Harry and Sally decide to be friends and spend hours chatting to one another on the telephone. A spark of attraction between the couple forces them to revisit Harry's theory and consider the consequences if they were to end up in bed together.

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Sunday 14th February 2016