2019-20 ProgrammeWelcome to our 30th year of screening the best of world cinema here in Bradford on Avon.
The films are selected from top-scoring 'member's choices', together with award winners from the international film festivals.

 

Buy a TicketClick on any red TICKET> link below a film. Your e- ticket will be sent to your email address - please present this ticket for admission (print or mobile phone).
Standby tickets can be bought on the door from 7.30pm.- subject to availability. Please note that we must follow UK film classification (BBFC) age restrictions. These are shown alongside each film.



F-Rated - a new feature at BOAFS

This indicates a film with a woman as Director or Scriptwriter - a Bath Film Festival initiative, now widely adopted. The ultimate motivation of the F-rating is to influence studios & producers to fund talented female film-makers & also to improve the huge gender pay differentials between actors.

 

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI6th September 2019

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Martin McDonagh, 2017
English (US), 115 min, 15
After months since her daughter’s murder with no culprit found, a mother tackles the police head-on by erecting three large accusatory billboards on the outside of town.
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Sponsored by:
Bradford on Avon Town Council

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SHOPLIFTERS20th September 2019

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Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018
Japanese, 121 min, s/t, 15
A petty thief and his son encounter and take in a young homeless girl. Though poor, they all live together happily enough until an unforeseen incident tests the bonds that unite them.
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Sponsored by:
Piha
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THE WIFE4th October 2019

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Björn Runge, 2017
English, 99 min, 15
Long married to a highly-accomplished novelist, his award of a Nobel Prize throws into relief the compromises and betrayals that his talented wife has made and suffered over the years.
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Sponsored by
U3A

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A FANTASTIC WOMAN18th October 2019

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Sebastián Lelio, 2017
Spanish, 102 min, s/t, 15
Chilean drama in which a transgender woman struggles to adapt after the death of her boyfriend, coping not only with her own grief but also the outright hostility from her partner’s family.
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Sponsored by:
Strawberry Blue

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BORDER1st November 2019

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Ali Abbasi, 2018
Swedish, 110 min, s/t, 15
Fantasy drama in which a female customs officer who seemingly can smell guilt confronts a mysterious man who attracts her but challenges her abilities for the very first time.
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Sponsored by:
Ex Libris

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THE HEIRESSES15th November 2019

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The Heiresses
Marcelo Martinessi, 2018
Spanish, 96 min, s/t, 12A
Two long-term friends, women from wealthy families, fall upon hard times. One is imprisoned for fraud, the other finds
liberation in running her own taxi service and living life anew.
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Sponsored by:
Vitality Day Spa

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PIN CUSHION6th December 2019

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Deborah Haywood, 2017
English (UK), 82 min, 15
Moving to a new town, close pair mother Lyn and daughter Iona form friendships as best they can but when these friendships turn sour, the pair retreat into fantasies and lies.
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Sponsored by:
BoA Preservation Trust

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GREEN BOOK13th December 2019

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Peter Farrelly, 2018
English (US), 127 min, 12A
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South, using the eponymous tome as his guide.
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Sponsored by:
Canal Trust Cafe

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THE WHITE CROW10th January 2020

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Ralph Fiennes, 2018
Eng/Rus/Fr, 124 min, s/t, 12A
Biographical drama following the first trip to the West of the iconic Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev and his famed defection to the West, despite the efforts of the KGB.
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Sponsored by:
Twinning Association

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ISLE OF DOGS24th January 2020

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Wes Anderson, 2018
English (US), 97 min, PG
In this masterful stop-motion animation, a canine flu outbreak leads to a quarantine island for all dogs. A boy looking for his own dog there joins forces with a canine troupe to expose a government conspiracy.
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Sponsored by:
Doghouse

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MARCELLO MARCELLO7th February 2020

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Denis Rabaglia, 2008
Italian, 97 min, s/t, u/c
In the tradition of his village, to get the girl of his dreams Marcello has to provide a gift to her father. This comedy follows his efforts to secure a suitably impressive gift.
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Sponsored by:
Ravello

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BLACKkKLANSMAN28th February 2020

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Spike Lee, 2018
English (US), 132 min, 15
Based on the true story of the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department, determined to make a name for himself, he bravely agrees to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.
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Sponsored by:
Church Street Practice

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SUMMER 199313th March 2020

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Carla Simón, 2017
Spanish, 96 min, s/t, 15
In this autobiographical film, six-year-old Frida struggles to get over her mother’s death even though she is living with her uncle’s family in the beautiful countryside. Slowly, she learns to live again.
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Sponsored by:
Orton Jewellery

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LEAVE NO TRACE27th March 2020

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Debra Granik, 2018
English (US), 106 min, 12A
A father and his teenage daughter are living off-grid in Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered and both are put into the care of social services, they set off on a harrowing journey back to their Eden.
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Sponsored by:
Brighterside

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THE GUARDIANS3rd April 2020

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Xavier Beauvois, 2017
French, 132 min, s/t, 15
Period drama about the other WW1 conflict, away from the mud and the bullets: the battle of wills on the home front, as its characters struggle to maintain a family farm in western France.
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Sponsored by:
Travel Options 4U
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Programme

Programme

We show 15 films from September to April.

 

Membership

Membership

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Sponsors

Sponsors

Find out about our sponsor organisations.

 

Location

About Us

Accessibility, location and our volunteers.

 

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