Keswick Film Festival Fringe

Keswick Film Festival kicks off with its own fringe event on Saturday 11th February with a special programme of 4 films at The Alhambra. Designed as a community event, admission to each film will cost just one penny.

Why the entry fee of one penny? Well Keswick film festival is asking "A Penny for Your Thoughts"’ - the final 3 films that day have been chosen by top film critics Matt Glasby, Karen Krizanovich and Ali Catterall as their favourite films of all time. You can see their introductions below and by writing a short review, you could win tickets for a festival screening the following weekend.

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Keswick Film Festival has always tried to put on a film for family audiences and this year it starts the Fringe day.

Family Film

Kubo and the Two Strings
Kubo And The Two Strings
11am - Alhambra

Kubo and the Two Strings, an animation that is getting rave reviews, with the voice of Kubo played by Art Parkinson – Rickon Stark in Game of Thrones.

“With utmost care applied to its every shot, the adults will be marvelling as much as the youngsters.”

Jacob Stolworthy Independent

Critics' Choices

2pm - Alhambra Airplane!

Non-stop gags and dubious taste in Karen Krizanovich's choice. Roger, Roger. Do we have clearance, Clarence?

4pm - Alhambra If....

Matt Glasby has chosen this classic film set in a British public school, with Malcolm McDowell in his first big screen role – compare and contrast with The Browning Version at the Festival.

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Theatre of Blood
6:15pm - Alhambra Airplane!

Ali Catterall has chosen this comedy horror about murder in the Critics' Circle, starring Vincent Price, Diana Rigg and just about every other British actor from the 1970s that you could name.

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This is binge cinema at its best, nostalgia and a lot of laughs and we hope, in great company. To add to the experience and to keep you going throughout the afternoon, our friends at Woodstone Pizza will have slices sizzling hot and ready in the breaks in between films – just order in the foyer.

Staying in Keswick for the Festival?

Keswick Film Festival has joined forces with Sally's Cottages, an award-winning holiday cottage company run by people that love the Lake District and Cumbria, with an office just across the road from our beloved Alhambra Cinema.

Over 260 beautiful holiday cottages in and around Keswick.

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All programme and film details are correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.