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2019 Programme

“AGAINST THE TIDE”

Dates
All Dates
All Week
Weds 23
Thurs 24
Friday 25th
Saturday 26th
Sunday 27th
  • Feature
    Rafiki
    Thurs 24 Oct | 20:30
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    The Palace Cinema, Broastairs
    Banned in it’s own country, ‘Rafiki’ is an unforgettable highlight of African queer cinema, filled to the brim with rebellion, colour and love.
    ★ F-Rated ★ LGBTQ+
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  • Feature
    Are You Proud?
    Fri 25 Oct | 19:30
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    Tom Thumb Theatre
    Are You Proud? explores the past achievements and future challenges of the Pride celebrations. Part of Margate Pride's festival take-over.
    ★ LGBTQ+
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  • Exhibition
    Margate Time Warp
    All Week
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    Dreamland Margate
    Take a trip through time at our pop-up video archive, exploring Margate on film over the last 100 years. Suitable for all ages. Free Entry.
    ★ Local Film ★ Family
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  • Shorts
    The Sea Belongs To Us
    Sun 27 Oct | 15:00
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    The Margate School (Woolworths)
    A programme of short films exploring our complex relationship with the sea. How are we shaped by the sea and how us our dependance damaging the ocean? Free Entry
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  • Feature
    Exodus
    Sat 26 Oct | 18:00
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    Tom Thumb Theatre
    When a neofascist politician puts immigrants into a ghetto, his adopted son helps the brutally oppressed people fight back. + Director Q&A
    ★ Local Film
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  • Shorts
    A Change Of Fate
    Sun 27 Oct | 18:30
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    Tom Thumb Theatre
    From the young minds who defy the church, to the runaways and the dis-believers, these films playfully rebel against expectation with a hint of magic, mischief and mystery.
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  • Live Score
    Cinesthesia: Live Night
    Sat 26 Oct | 20:00
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    The Margate School (Woolworths)
    A night of immersive cinema with glitchy electronic music, digital art, live visuals and found footage.
    ★ Local Film
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  • Shorts
    Local Shorts: The Unimagined
    Wed 23 Oct | 18:00
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    Tom Thumb Theatre
    From surrealist mobs and missionaries to heartfelt memories, this collection of short films celebrates the wild imaginations of Kent filmmakers. 
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  • Feature
    Scarborough
    Sat 26 Oct | 15:00
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    Tom Thumb Theatre
    A risqué tale of boundaries and consent as two dangerously charged teacher-pupil relationships unfold in the faded grandeur of Scarborough.
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  • Closing Night Feature
    Hail Satan?
    Sun 27 Oct | 20:30
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    Tom Thumb Theatre
    A devilishly funny documentary that blends improbable imagery, self-awareness and religious provocation with a genuine sense of political purpose.
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  • Feature
    Seahorse
    Sun 27 Oct | 16:30
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    Tom Thumb Theatre
    One trans man’s pioneering quest to fulfil an age-old desire: to start his own family. The is the story of the dad who gave birth.
    ★ LGBTQ+
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  • Feature
    Jellyfish (+ short film: Signs)
    Sun 27 Oct | 12:00
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    Tom Thumb Theatre
    The Margate-based story of struggle and strife… and stand up comedy. (+ Short film: Signs by Yero Timi-Biu)
    ★ Local Film
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  • Feature
    Against The Tides
    Sat 26 Oct | 11.30
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    Tom Thumb Theatre
    The story of an extraordinary woman attempting one of the most extreme swimming challenge. As she battles with the dangers of seven seas, her journey takes a dramatic turn.
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