Festive Films at FACT
Find out what films are showing at FACT this Christmas.
22 December 2010Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat, come into the warmth and enjoy a film at FACT!
It's A Wonderful Life (12A) SHOWING ON CHRISTMAS EVE
One of the most popular and enduring films ever made; Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life is a gloriously sentimental testament to homely small-town moral values. Masterfully crafted, the film opens with angels discussing George Bailey (James Stewart), a man so beset with problems that he contemplates a Christmas-time suicide. As George prepares to jump from a bridge his guardian angel Clarence Oddbody intervenes and shows him how badly Bedford Falls would have turned out without his good deeds. James Stewart gives one of his finest, most affecting performances and the film looks better than ever in its new restoration.
It's A Wonderful Life is arguably the best known, and most loved Christmas film of all time. Warning: Book early to avoid disappointment. Book your tickets here.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (U)
Adapted from C. S. Lewis's cherished children's novel, The Voyage of The Dawn Treader is the next chapter in the cinematic Narnia saga. Following on from 2005's The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and 2008's Prince Caspian, the film sees Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to the magical land of Narnia with their cousin Eustace, where they join Prince Caspian on an epic voyage across the high seas on the royal ship, The Dawn Treader. After encountering all manner of mystical creatures and a band of lost warriors, the gang come to the edge of the world, where their adventure truly begins. Acclaimed British filmmaker Michael Apted (Amazing Grace) takes the story to enchanting new worlds, making Voyage of The Dawn Treader the perfect family adventure this Christmas.
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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (15)
In this alternative Christmas story, something evil is stirring in the depths of Lapland's Korvatunturi Mountains in the week before Christmas. 486 metres underground, a team of American geologists have come across something utterly mystifying: a 65-foot wall of sawdust. This is no natural phenomenon, but a thick blanket concealing a terrifying secret buried centuries ago by the nearby villagers. Meanwhile the time of the annual reindeer hunt arrives but the herds do not: all the reindeer, inexplicably, have been viciously slaughtered. Young local boy Pietari is convinced he knows what’s really going on: Santa Claus has come to town, and he’s not bearing gifts or spreading good cheer.
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