Wide Skies Films

Wide Skies Films


Our Wide Skies Film programme places cinema at the heart of our communities. Working with our partners at the Queens Hall Arts, Hexham Book Festival and Film Bee and supported by the BFI Neighbourhood Cinema Touring Fund, we provide a regular programme of documentaries, world cinema and special interest films throughout the year and support film clubs and venues in the communities of West Northumberland to increase access to film and encourage the communal viewing and enjoyment of films.

Following on from the success of our first Wide Skies Film Festival in 2016 we are pleased to present another exciting programme of film and linked events between 9th and 18th June 2017 at various venues, starting off by welcoming the amazing pianist Tony Berchmans back to Hexham Abbey on June 9th for a magical evening of silent cinema and improvised piano accompaniment. The festival celebrates cinema in our community working with many community groups from around the area.




I Am Not Your Negro12A

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I Am Not Your Negro

Part of the Wide Skies Programme @ Burnlaw Centre, Whitfield, In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revol...

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Heal the Living12A

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Heal the Living

Heal the Living follows three seemingly unrelated stories that carefully weave together: a French teenager and his friends on a surfing road trip that leads to tragedy; a woman in another town who lea...

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Silent Comedy ClassicsU

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Silent Comedy Classics

Brazilian pianist Tony Berchmans returns to Hexham Abbey to present a trio of silent classics for all the family: Laurel and Hardy in Double Whoopee, Buster Keaton in Cops and Charlie Chaplin in Easy...

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The Lodger - A Story of the London FogPG

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The Lodger - A Story of the London Fog

High point of the Wide Skies Film Festival 2017 - Brazillian pianistTony Berchmans of Cinepiano will return to Hexham Abbey to provide live accompaniment to Alfred Hitchcock’s early classic about a my...

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UPPG

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UP

A favourite Disney/Pixar blockbuster animation comedy about 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen who sets out to fulfil his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America by tying 1000s of ...

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Mean Girls12A

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Mean Girls

Join us at the Queens Hall 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 la...

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The Secret Life of Bees12A

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The Secret Life of Bees

Introduced by Northumberland Domestic Abuse Service (NDAS) and The Secret Life of Bees (2008) is based on the best-selling novel and set in South Carolina in 1964, is the moving tale of Lily Owens a...

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The Barley Mow

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The Barley Mow

A fascinating documentary at the Queen's Hall 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 t...

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A Coffee in Berlin

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A Coffee in Berlin

A German evening at the Forum in partnership with Hexham Town Twinning Association - Jan Ole Gerster's wry and vibrant feature debut A Coffee in Berlin, which swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards, paint...

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The Grapes of WrathPG

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The Grapes of Wrath

At the Queen's Hall - John Ford’s 1940 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 dra...

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Finding Vivian Maier12A

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Finding Vivian Maier

Presented by Hexham and District Photographic Society - Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly to...

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Pat Barker talk with film Stanley & Iris15

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Pat Barker talk with film Stanley & Iris

Pat Barker will be in conversation with Dr Anne Whitehead about her work and will be signing books. This will be followed by a screening of Stanley and Iris, a film loosely based on her early novel Un...

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West Side Story.PG

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West Side Story.

At the Queens Hall - 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 pow...

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Frantz15

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Frantz

Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's...

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Prince of Foxes & author event

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Prince of Foxes & author event

Part of the Wide Skies Film Festival this 1949 swashbuckler, starring Tyrone Power and Orson Welles, is the choice of Richard Anderton, full time freelance writer and Hexham based author of The Devils...

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Losing the Plot Weekend 2017

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Losing the Plot Weekend 2017

AN UNORTHODOX WEEKEND OF CINEMA IN THE WILDERNESS: Star & Shadow Cinema at Burnlaw, Northumberland - Part of the Wide Skies Film Festival. Friday 16 - Sunday 18 June, 2017 Emphasising the collec...

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Losing the Plot 2017 - Saturday screenings

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Losing the Plot 2017 - Saturday screenings

AN UNORTHODOX WEEKEND OF CINEMA IN THE WILDERNESS: Star & Shadow Cinema at Burnlaw, Northumberland SATURDAY 16th JUNE: 11am - A Question of Silence (M Gorris, Netherlands, 1982) 2pm - Limpiadores &...

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