Films start at 8pm.
Tickets (£5) on the door from 7.30pm.
A number of tickets are available to pre-book online for each film.
Films are in The Studio at the Queen Mother Theatre (QMT)
Full Programme Dates
May 25 - Girlhood
Jun 17 - Youth
Jun 28 - Brooklyn
Jul 11 - Marguerite
Jul 12 - Old Hitchin On Film
Jul 14 - The Shining
Jul 15 - The Lady In The Van
Jul 16 - "The Man With the Golden Arm - Sinatra on Film" with Paul Ross
Oct 18 - The Lodger with Minima
Supported by ARTS Council of North Hertfordshire
Directed by John Crowley; Screenplay by Nick Hornby
Starring: Saoirse Ronan; Emory Cohen; Domhnall Gleeson; Jim Broadbent; Julie Walters
Set in 1952, the film tells the story of a young Irish woman's emigration to Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance. However, when her past catches up with her, she must choose between the two countries and the different lives they offer.
All tickets can be bought in advance for films during the festival from the festival box office or online. This means there may be fewer tickets on the door.
This is a beautiful period piece set in 1920s Paris about a wannabe opera star who is unfortunately tone deaf. However, her wealth and her entourage allow her to indulge in her love of music while her husband despairs. The story that explores passion, truth, deception, loyalty and betrayal. It's funny too!.
Our yearly showcase of archive material featuring the streets and people of Hitchin in the past. Organised in collaboration with the Hitchin Historical Society come to see how our lovely Hitchin has or hasn’t changed.
A beautifully restored copy of Kubrick’s masterpiece that needs to be seen on the big screen. Enjoy the thrills and chills of Jack Nicholson slowly going mad in an enormous and lonely hotel with his family. Unforgettable images that have made film history, copied in numerous later films. If you haven’t seen it before, you must see it. If you know it, you will enjoy it just as much.
We can’t get enough of Maggie Smith! Based on the true story of Mary Shepherd who lived for 15 years in her van parked outside Alan Bennett’s house in London. Laughter and tears and wonderful performances all around. Note: this is selling fast.
Introductory talk by Paul Ross, Talk Radio presenter, on the screen achievements of Hollywood legend Frank Sinatra followed by a screening of “The Man with the Golden Arm” one of his best but less known silver screen appearances. A controversial film when released, this portrayal of the fight against drug addiction features Frank Sinatra in a role that deserved the many nominations he received for his performance. Great jazz score...
Directed by Otto Preminger; Musc by Elmer Bernstein; Stars Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang (the voice of Top Cat!) Did Brando really want this part?
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino.
Starring: Michael Caine; Harvey Keitel; Rachel Weisz; Paul Dano; Jane Fonda
This is a story of the eternal struggle between age and youth, the past and the future, life and death, commitment and betrayal. Fred a retired composer and conductor vacations at a Swiss spa with his long-time friend Mick. As Mick crafts what may be his final screen play, Fred is given an interesting opportunity.
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) was Alfred Hitchcock’s first major commercial and critical success. Set in a foggy and unsettled London, a Jack the Ripper type serial killer is on the loose. Based on a story by Marie Belloc Lowndes, the film is a masterpiece of atmospheric thriller filmmaking. It contains many of Hitchcock’s subsequent trademark themes, and also features his first recognisable film cameo.
This screening will be accompanied by a new live score from Minima (“one of the leading bands accompanying silent film in Europe” - Robert Rider, Head of Cinema, Barbican Centre, London).
Minimaʼs music is a 21st-Century interpretation of the images of silent film. Formed in 2006, Minima perform in cinemas and art centres, as well as music and film festivals, playing original live soundtracks to silent films.
Minima are a four-piece group, with instrumentation including cello, double bass, baritone and standard electric guitars, mandolin, autoharp, dulcimer, stylophone and drum kit.
Advance booking essential for this intimate event.