Emma Thompson is appearing in the black comedy Barney Thomspon, November 17 at the Palace Cinemas, Byron Bay.
Emma Thompson is appearing in the black comedy Barney Thomspon, November 17 at the Palace Cinemas, Byron Bay. BANG Showbiz

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.

Family films

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.

Powerful women

  • Queen of the Desert - Sunday, November 8, 6.30pm.

Black comedy

  • Barney Thompson - Tuesday, November 17, 6.45pm

Puppetry

  • 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.



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