Gems of the crown
RETURNING for its third year, the BBC First British Film Festival has announced a line-up showcasing the best and brightest in films from the British Isles.
Featuring 28 titles, the program captures the magic, unique humour, romance, traditions and new-age vitality of British culture.
Films that cater for the whole family include:
- Get Santa, starring Jim Broadbent, a heart-warming family adventure about a father and son's bond and the true magic that Christmas can bring.
- Shooting for Socrates, a joyous underdog soccer story about following your dreams, set against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup in troubled Belfast, Ireland.
- Elstree 1976, a documentary about the very beginnings of the Star Wars franchise in humble Elstree, Northern London. This documentary is a fascinating account that delves into 10 on-screen extras' lives.
- Queen of the Desert - Sunday, November 8, 6.30pm.
- Barney Thompson - Tuesday, November 17, 6.45pm
- Supermarionation - Tuesday, November 3, 6.30pm
Hit TV series on screen
- Spooks - Friday, November 13, 6.45pm
At Palace Cinemas, Byron Bay, 108 Jonson St until Wednesday, November 18.