Brought to you in collaboration between the Whitaker and The Boo. We’ve selected some great films for you, showing across the weekend, all on our theme of migration.
We’ve everything from classic comedies to hard hitting documentaries on topical themes. We’ve got fun films for children, a movie with a tie-in two course meal, and also a chance to chat with one of the directors. Our oldest film was made a century ago, our latest just last year, but all of them share the power to provoke thought, laughter, and tears in the way only the best cinema can.
What's On at the Whitaker
Friday 20th October
Nibbles and opening drinks reception in the Whitaker Gallery
Film Starts 7pm
THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS
(suggested donation £3)
Music is a universal language but all these musicians have been uprooted They travel the world and perform with the orchestra , keeping their traditions alive but we gradually discover their own individual stories. Dir: Morgan Neville 2015 USA 96 mins
Saturday 21st October
3pm – 4.30pm
FREE FILM EVENT
A thought provoking afternoon of wonderful stories & films, about inspirational individuals and terrible issues that are important to see and experience.
Our selection of Amnesty International short films, deals with different aspects of the movement of refugees, individuals and groups, with some discussion and evaluation of current political posturing welcomed after the viewing.
THE ORANGE TREE
In the form of an observational, reflexive documentary this short film spends time with independent volunteers on the island of Lesbos, Greece, and refugees that have made their way to Piraeus harbour in Athens from their home countries.
PLUS meet the Director Sion Evans Berry
Pre-Film 2 Course Dinner
Main | Paella
Dessert | Spanish Tart
Film starts 7.30pm
£5 pp entry
THE OLIVE TREE
In Valencia ancient olive trees are sold for high prices and one family affected by the economic crisis, cash in their heritage tree to a German company. The Grandfather is distraught and his free spirited granddaughter hatches a plan to bring the tree home. DIR: Iclar Bollain 2016 100mins
Sunday 22nd October
Film Starts 4pm
£5 pp entry
An African boy arrives as a refugee in the French port. He forms an unlikely friendship with a local ageing bohemian with surprising consequences for them both. Whilst it does not skirt the political issues it is essentially a celebration of community
Dir: Aki Kaurismaki 2011 89 mins