The Wide Skies Film Festival returns with screenings across the Tyne Valley.
Screenings at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre
Saturday 10 June
3.30pm Mean Girls (2004)
Join us for a tea party to enjoy the ultimate teen comedy movie, starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams and written by Tina Fey.
Raised in the African bush Cody finds that the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the home-schooled 15-year-old enters public high school for the first time.
Running time: 1 hr 37 mins
£6.50 (including tea & cakes)
7.30pm The Barley Mow (BFI documentary)
A fascinating documentary from The BFI and the English Folk Dance & Song Society, served up with a ploughman’s (you’ll have to pay extra for the Allendale beer!). Highlights from this compilation include the alcoholic folk musical Here's a Health to the Barley Mow, Doc Rowe’s speedy sword dancing film and the Padstow Mayday celebration Oss Oss Wee Oss.
Running time: 1 hr 5 mins
£6.50 (including food - ploughmans)
Sunday 11 June
2.30pm The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
John Ford’s award winning film, based on Steinbeck’s classic novel, follows the Joads on an epic journey across the desolate landscape of the Great Depression. A potent drama that is as socially important today as when it was made. An American classic - Rotten Tomatoes 100%.
Running time: 2 hrs 9 mins
7.30pm West Side Story (1961)
Quite simply one of the best musicals ever with 10 Academy Awards. Romeo and Juliet is re-imagined in 1950’s New York with an unforgettable score, exuberant choreography and powerful performances from Natalie Wood, George Chakaris and the rest of the cast. And as a special treat there will be a live warm up from Hexham Community Choir.
Running time: 2 hrs 32 mins