‘Ammonite’ to be shown at Bridport’s From Page to Screen festival

A SCREENING of the film ‘Ammonite’, partially filmed in Lyme Regis, is set to be one of highlights of Bridport’s From Page to Screen festival next month. 

Organisers have announced the films set to be screened during the online version of the three-day festival, which will be held from April 22 to 24.

‘Ammonite’, starring Oscar-winning actress as 19th century palaeontologist Mary Anning, will be one of the highlights of the events and will be available to view from Saturday, April 24 at 7.30pm.

The film, which has just been nominated for a BAFTA in costume design, will go on general release in the UK on April 16.

‘The Father’, starring Anthony Hopkins in a poignant tale of ageing defiantly, will be available from 7.30pm on Friday, April 23.

‘The Mauritanian’, starring Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch, is the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned for years without charge in Guantánamo Bay.

After the film join From Page to Screen curator Edith Bowman in conversation with Mohamedou Ould Slahi, author of the memoir, ‘Guantanamo Diary’, upon which ‘The Mauritanian’ is based, and also the film’s director Kevin Macdonald.

This will be available from 7.30pm on Thursday, April 22.

Other films to be shown include ‘Beats’ and ‘Oliver Sacks’.

Details of the full line-up of films can be found at the event’s online brochure.

You can buy a £20 festival pass, which gives access to all festival screenings. For more information, visit frompagetoscreen.info.

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