Holocaust Memorial Day Screenings

For Holocaust Memorial Day we will be screening two powerful films for primary and secondary schools.

1945

1945

Wednesday 16 January, 10am • 1hr 31 mins  •  £3/free for teachers • Hungarian with English subtitles •  12a   suitable for S5-S6 • Social Studies: History, RMPS, English : Literacy, Media Studies • Advisory: infrequent strong language, moderate sex, suicide (suggested by dangling feet)

In the aftermath of the Holocaust, and just before the start of Communist rule, 1945 tells the story of one day in the lives of a group of Hungarian villagers.  As the locals prepare for a wedding, two mysterious strangers arrive at the railway station. Their arrival sends shockwaves through the village, as the townspeople fear the two men are Jews, who have returned to claim back what is rightfully theirs. 

Shot in exquisite black and white, the film exploits the style of the Western to paint a subtle cinematic portrayal of life post WWII, and raises interesting questions about guilt, grief, reckoning and redemption.

Inside Hana's Suitcase

Inside Hana's Suitcase

Tuesday 15 January, 10am • 1hr 28 mins  •  £3/free for teachers • English, Czech and Japanese with some English subtitles •  suitable for P6-S3 • Social Studies: History, RMPS

Based on the internationally acclaimed book, this film blends documentary and drama to tell the poignant story of two children, Hana and George Brady, who were singled out as Jews and sent away from home by the Nazis.  Seventy years later a class of Japanese children receive a package from the Holocaust museum in Germany.  It contains what appears to be Hana’s suitcase, and the children and their teacher begin to unravel Hana’s story.  A moving film which deals with a difficult subject with sensitivity, and explores the wider theme of tolerance.

Watch the trailer HERE

Scots Language and Culture

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

25 January at 10am 2h 4min • £3/free for adults • 15 • suitable for S5-S6 • Advisory: strong violence, sex, sexual violence • Literacy: English, Social Studies: History, Scots language and culture

This Burns Day, come along to see Scottish History adapted to the big screen in this new release. Made a widow at 18, Mary Stewart (Saoirse Ronan) defies expectations and returns to her native Scotland. As she attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England (Margot Robbie), she finds herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. Watch the trailer HERE

STEM Subjects

Science Fair

Science Fair

Tuesday 29 January, 10am • 1h30min  •  £3/free for teachers • English, Portuguese, German with some English subtitles •  PG • suitable for P6-S6 • Science, Technologies, Maths, STEM 

This entertaining and affectionate documentary follows an inspiring group of high school students from around the world as they compete for the top prize at the 2017 edition of the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (IISEF), known as “the Olympics of Science Fairs”.  Come along for and be inspired by their creativity, ingenuity and tenaciousness and find out how your students could compete at the next IISEF through participating in the British rounds of the Big Bang Science Fair.

Watch the trailer HERE

LGBT History Month with Into Film

Moonlight

Moonlight

Wednesday 13 February at 10am 1h 55min • 15 • Suitable for S5-S6 • Advisory: strong language, sex, sex references, drugs misuse • Free • Health & Wellbeing, Social Studies: History, Citizenship, Media Studies

Academy Award best Picture winning Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The film presents three stages in the life of Chiron; his youth, adolescence, and early adult life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up. Watch the trailer HERE

Book tickets HERE via Into Film

International Women's Day

Wadjda

Wadjda

Friday 8 March at 10am 1hr 38 mins • £3/free for teachers • Arabic with English subtitles • PG • Suitable for P6-S4 • Advisory: Mild sex references • Literacy: English, Health & Wellbeing: MESP, Media, Women's Rights, Arabic culture

Wadjda is a movie of firsts. This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of a young girl living in a suburb of Riyadh determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. Even more impressive, WADJDA is the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker. In a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote, writer- director Haifaa Al Mansour has broken many barriers with this uplifting film. With fantastic performances and stunning cinematography, this heartwarming film is an inspiration for anyone who dares to dream big.

Watch the trailer HERE

CPD Workshops for Teachers

We have two exciting CPD opportunities at Belmont in the next term! Brought to us by our friends at Into Film, these are excellent for any teachers who want to use film in the classroom.

Careers in Film

Tuesday 29 January from 16:00 - 18:00

Aimed at upper primary and lower secondary educators, this engaging CPD session gives attendees the chance to learn about roles in the film industry for their young people. For more information or to book your place, click HERE

Wellbeing: Anti-bullying

Wednesday 20 March from 16:00 - 18:00

Increase confidence in tackling conversations around bullying, examining appropriate behaviours through the analysis of on-screen action and using higher order questioning techniques and practical activities, such as character crossroads and conscience alleys. For more information or to book your place, click HERE

For more information or to book places for our screenings please contact me via email – nicola.whyte@belmontfilmhouse.com or call 01224 343513

When making a booking please include:
·        Film Title/ Event name
·        Date of screening/ event
·        Name of school
·        Lead teacher email and mobile number
·        Number of students
·        Number of adults
This will help us process your request quickly and efficiently. Thanks!

Group Discounts

Kids at a screening

We recognise that many teachers are finding it increasingly difficult to bring groups to see films during class time, so to address this we offer 25% off tickets to public screenings at Belmont Filmhouse when bringing a group of ten or more pupils.

This discount applies to concession price tickets for pupils and full  price tickets for accompanying adults – details of our ticket prices for public screenings can be found here. Tickets should be booked through our box office on 01224 343 500

We hope that this discount will allow school groups to attend a range of films at more suitable times. Please note that at public screenings we expect all members of the audience to respect those around them, which includes switching off mobile phones.

Projection Tours

Kids on a projection tour

 

Are your pupils studying cinema or making their own films? Would they like to meet the Belmont projectionist and learn what goes on behind the scenes at a cinema? We can arrange a tour of the projection room and to compliment your visit we also screen a selection of international short animations. The whole visit, including tour and films lasts approximately 1 hour and costs £100 Suitable for school and community groups of up to 33. Advance booking is essential.

Please note that, although we strive to make Filmhouse as accessible as  possible, this tour is of a non-public area of the building which is up a small flight of stairs.  For accessibility needs, please contact nicola.whyte@belmontfilmhouse.com