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2021 Programme

27-31 October in-venue | 1-7 November online

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  • Sisters with Transistors
    Thurs 28 Oct, 8PM
    Tom Thumb Theatre
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    The remarkable untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers who embraced machines to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today.
    ★ Documentary
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  • Local
    After Love
    Sat 30 Oct, 2.30PM
    Union Church
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    Set in Dover, a widow discovers her late husband has a secret just twenty-one miles across the English Channel in Calais.
    ★ British ★ Local
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  • Beans
    Sun 31 Oct, 5PM
    Union Church
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    Tracey Deer’s debut follows a 12-year-old Mohawk girl as she balances her experiences of community, activism, and racism during the 1990 Oka Crisis.
    ★ International ★ F-Rated
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  • 100th Anniversary
    Nosferatu Live Score
    Sat 30 Oct, 7.30PM
    Union Church
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    Celebrating 100 years since the release of F.W. Murnau's thrilling mystery masterpiece - live scored by The Cabinet of Living Cinema.
    ★ Live Event
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  • ONLINE
    Philip 21
    1-7 NOV
    online
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    An interactive, digital, point of view dating experience from halucid_ Theatre Company, that focuses on interracial dynamics regarding relationships, love, and microaggressions.
    Interactive Film
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  • Salty Popcorn's Film Quiz
    Sun 31 Oct, 1PM
    VENUE TBC
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    All are welcome to come and test their cine-knowledge and be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes.
    Live Event
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  • ★ FAMILY
    Family Haunted House Diorama Workshop
    Sat 30 Oct, 10AM
    Union Church
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    A haunted house diorama workshop for adults and children, led by folk horror graphic novelist Hannah Eaton.
    ★ WORKSHOP
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  • Shorts: In Two Minds
    Thurs 28 Oct, 6PM
    Tom Thumb Theatre
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    A selection of drama, animation and comedy films exploring personal transformations often unseen by those around us.
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  • Shorts: Passing Ships
    Fri 29Oct, 6PM
    Union Church
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    A dark & humorous programme of shorts exploring the transient relationships of strangers.
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  • OPENING NIGHT
    Shorts: From This Point
    Wed 27 Oct, 6PM
    Union Church
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    This year's local short films open the festival, exploring the small and often radical impact we can have on the world and each other.
    ★ Local Films
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  • Shorts: Truth Be Told
    Sat 30 Oct, 12PM
    Tom Thumb Theatre
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    A programme of short documentaries unearthing hidden pasts and untold stories.
    ★ Documentary
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  • FREE ENTRY
    Shorts: Artist Moving Image
    Sat & Sun, 12-6pm
    The Margate School
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    A double bill of artist moving image & experimental works. Pop in-and-out throughout the weekend.
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  • Jumbo
    Fri 29 Oct, 8pm
    Union Church
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    A seductive, surreal love story that transcends humankind, taking objectum romance to dizzying new heights.
    ★ International ★ F-Rated
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  • OPENING NIGHT
    Sweetheart
    Wed 27 Oct, 8PM
    Union Church
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    A quirky coming-of-age love story set against the backdrop of a British coastal holiday park.
    ★ British ★ LGBTQ+
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  • Unapologetic
    Sat 30 Oct, 12.30PM
    Union Church
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    Unapologetic captures a tense and polarizing moment in Chicago’s fight for the livelihood of its Black residents.
    ★ International ★ Documentary
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  • CLOSING NIGHT
    Last Orders
    Sun 31 Oct, 7PM
    Union Church
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    Michael Cain and Bob Hoskins star as a group of old friends who make a special journey in the wake of their friend's death, to delivering his ashes to the sea. Filmed in Margate.
    ★ British ★ 20th Anniversary
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