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Get cosy this winter with films at the library

Libraries across Devon are continuing their must-see film programme this year, with ‘Films at the Library’.

Screened by Libraries Unlimited throughout February, the line-up includes award-winning films starring Emma Thompson, Peter Dinklage, Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hanks among others. From recent blockbusters to film shorts and anime, there’s something for audiences of all ages.

Eight libraries will be running the screenings, which include Oscar and BAFTA Award-winners, between Wednesday 1st and Tuesday 28th February.

‘Films at the Library’ will take place in Barnstaple, Braunton, Crediton, Dawlish, Exmouth, Newton Abbot, South Molton and St Thomas. Full details are available on the Libraries Evolve website.

The festival is organised by Evolve through Libraries Unlimited, with support from the BFI Film Audience Network with funds from the National Lottery. Evolve is funded by Arts Council England and Exeter City Council.

Olivia Desborough, Programme Co-ordinator at Libraries Unlimited said: “Last year we hosted two film festivals, in March and November, bringing a cinema experience to local libraries. We are delighted to be making these screenings a regular feature, continuing this February with another varied, inspiring and accessible programme. Feedback from customers has been really encouraging, and people say they enjoy the atmosphere and homely feel of their library film screenings. It’s a low-cost option to get out of the cold and enjoy a fantastic film in great company.”

Tickets cost £3 and are on sale online through Libraries Unlimited Eventbrite, or in person at each library.

Films screening in local libraries this February:

Belfast (12A), 2022

Belfast is the humorous, tender and intensely personal story of one boy’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s. 

Brian and Charles (PG), 2021

Meet Brian – a lonely, luckless inventor who takes on his most ambitious project yet. Enter Charles – Brian’s extraordinary masterpiece – an artificially intelligent robot made from odds and ends.

Cyrano (12A), 2022

Award-winning director Joe Wright envelops moviegoers in a symphony of emotions with music, romance, and beauty in Cyrano, re-imagining the timeless tale of a heart-breaking love triangle.

Death on the Nile (12A), 2022

In ‘Death on the Nile,’ Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian adventure aboard a glamorous river steamer descends into a terrifying search for a murderer when an idyllic honeymoon is shattered by violent deaths.

Edie (12A), 2018

To try and overcome a lifetime of bitterness and resentment, an older lady decides to climb a mountain in Scotland.

Elvis (12A), 2022
The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Starring Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge, Tom Hanks. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.

Encanto (PG), 2021

The tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto.

Garden of Words (12A), 2013

Anime directed by Makoto Shinkai. A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

Good Luck To You, Leo Grande (15), 2022

Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson), a retired schoolteacher and widow, is yearning for some adventure, some human connection, and some sex. Good sex.

Into Film shorts, curated in collaboration with Peccadillo Pictures

(14 yrs+), 2018

A programme of shorts chronicling aspects of the youth LGBT experience in Britain and around the world. Recommended for those 14 years and over (includes images that some may find disturbing).
 

The Lost King (12A), 2022

The life-affirming true story of a woman who refused to be ignored and who took on the country’s most eminent historians, forcing them to think again about one of the most controversial kings in England’s history.
 

The Phantom of the Open (12A), 2021

The extraordinary story of an ordinary man, ‘The Phantom Of The Open’ is an uplifting and moving comedy drama about pursuing your dreams and shooting for the stars, no matter what hand you’re dealt.

Weathering with You (12A), 2019

Anime directed by Makoto Shinkai. Hodaka, a high-school boy runs away to Tokyo and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day. Then one day, Hodaka meets a bright and strong-willed girl who possesses a strange and wonderful power to manipulate the weather.

A network of 54 libraries in Devon and Torbay, and four Devon mobile libraries, are run by Libraries Unlimited, an independent staff and community owned charity. Join up for free by filling in the online form. Join the Library – Devon (devonlibraries.org.uk) or Torbay (torbaylibraries.org.uk). Follow Libraries Unlimited on Facebook.

For further information and full contact details please visit our web page librariesunlimited.org.uk.