Film season
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Every year the Festival hosts a themed film programme featuring much-loved classics. The theme of this year’s season is ‘music’ and we have a wonderful programme lined up. Tickets now available.

Buy tickets for all 5 Festival Film Season films shown at St Ives Arts Club in one transaction for only £25!

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Sunday 15th September
Film Season: West Side Story (PG)
7.30pm (doors open 7pm), £6, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Directors: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, 1961. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris. Leonard Bernstein’s 1957 Broadway musical West Side Story was made into a dynamic film and tells the story of Tony and Maria, ill-fated lovers trying to cross the divide of racism and hate.

Monday 16th, Monday 23rd September
Memories of Barbara, Ben and the St Ives Modernists
10.30 – 11.30am, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
In this fascinating film, Sir Alan Bowness tells how he first came to St Ives and his memories of the St Ives artists in the 1950s and 1960s, especially Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost and Roger Hilton.

Monday 16th, Monday 23rd September
The Woman He Scorned
8.30pm, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
A black and white 1929 feature film shot in St Ives about a prostitute, a lighthouse keeper and a murderer. It caused locals to riot at the time of filming. Starring legendary screen goddess Pola Negri. With an introductory talk by Shanty Baba.

Tuesday 17th, Tuesday 24th September
Giorgio de Chirico and the Metaphysical Dreamscape
5.30pm, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Shanty Baba’s acclaimed animated documentary exploring the dreamscape of these hugely influential metaphysical paintings. Full of enigmas, deserted plazas, melancholy, shadows and stories. A painter who faked his own work and in his later life befriended Andy Warhol.

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Tuesday 17th September
Film Season: Jailhouse Rock (U)
7.30pm (doors open 7pm), £6, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Director: Richard Thorpe, 1957. Starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler and Mickey Shaughnessy
Jailhouse Rock is probably the best Elvis film, a musical drama full of charm and grit which catches Elvis’s raw magnetism and energy.

Tuesday 17th, Tuesday 24th September
How to Survive a Cornish Horror Film
8.30pm, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
24 Cornish horror films sliced and diced by Shanty Baba to create a feature length tongue in cheek survival guide to help you make it all the way to the end credits and still be alive! From “Plague of the Zombies” to “Straw Dogs” Funny, frightening and definitely lifesaving!

Friday 20th September
Film for Friday
10am – 5.20pm, last entry 5pm, Free with admission, Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach.
A different film throughout the day every Friday in September, celebrating aspects of the collections, temporary exhibitions and the art of St Ives.

Amadeus

Friday 20th September
Film Season: Amadeus (PG)
7.30pm (doors open 7pm), £6, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Director: Milos Forman, 1984. Starring Tom Hulce, F. M. Abraham and Elizabeth Berridge.
This is an opulent tale about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart seen through the eyes of his disciplined rival Antonio Salieri.

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Tuesday 24th September
Film Season: The Last Waltz – The Band (U)
7.30pm (doors open 7pm), £6, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Director: Martin Scorsese, 1978. Starring The Band, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson.
The Last Waltz is a celebratory farewell concert of The Band, after 16 years on the road. The Last Waltz has been hailed as the greatest documentary concert film ever made.

Wednesday 25th September
No Holds Barred: Matthew Lanyon 1951-2016
1 – 2.15pm, £5.50, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Documentary film maker Barbara Santi and Judith Lanyon are making a film about the life and art of the late Matthew Lanyon, second son of Peter Lanyon. View sequences and take part in a discussion highlighting unprecedented access to the artist’s original archive material and interviews with friends, family, critics and collaborators.

Thursday 26th September
Pilchards: A Brief History of the Cornish Sardine
10.30 – 11.30am, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
This beautiful award-winning documentary by British director Ray Bird tells the story of the pilchard fishing industry in Cornwall and the part it played in St Ives cultural heritage, charting the glory days of its success and later decline, to its resurgence today.

Thursday 26th September
Pacific
6 – 7pm, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
A one hour film by Sax Impey derived from a sailing trip of over 5000 miles, from Panama to Chile via the Galapagos and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in 2018. Sax Impey’s show ‘Pacific’ is at Anima Mundi Gallery, St Ives.

Friday 27th September
Film for Friday
10am – 5.20pm, last entry 5pm, Free with admission, Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach.
Throughout the day every Friday in September, celebrating aspects of the collections, temporary exhibitions and the art of St Ives.

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Friday 27th September
Film Season: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (PG)
7.30pm (doors open 7pm), £6, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Director: Jim Sharman 1975. Starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O’ Brian and Nell Campbell. This is an Outrageously absurd tongue-in-cheek, horror meets sci-fi rock & roller goody, totally kitsch and absolutely unforgettable, be warned!
We’re giving a prize for the best Rocky Horror outfit so feel free to dress up … or just feel free!