Lights, camera, action!

The Isle of Wight can boast several film festivals, as well as a handful of film societies and interest groups.

We have many filmmakers living and working on the Island, taking inspiration from their surroundings. With two mainstream cinemas and several venues showing arthouse films, there is something for everyone.

Billy Childish – Two Days and Counting

Billy Childish – Two Days and Counting

You might remember my excitement at the beginning of Jan when I learnt of the imminent arrival of Billy Childish on the island. Well … the time has come, and from this weekend you too

Thursday, 26th January, 2006 8:14pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Bombon el Perro

Bombon el Perro

Ventnor Film Society presents Bombon el Perro (certificate 15, 98 mins) at The Ventnor Winter Gardens on Tuesday 24 January 2006 at 7.30pm. Juan is an unemployed fiftysomethng mechanic who is given a top-breed

Monday, 23rd January, 2006 10:40pm

By Sally Perry

Freshen Up Your Weekend at The VYCC

Freshen Up Your Weekend at The VYCC

The new year brings some cracking entertainment for Ventnor’s freshest (if you’re 13-19 years old) with new sessions at the Youth Centre planned for this term. More details will follow, but just to get your

Sunday, 15th January, 2006 10:22pm

By Sally Perry

Wild Billy Childish and the Chatham Super8 Cinema

During his residency at The Quay, there’s a chance to see the very rare screening of films, videos and documentary work by and about Billy Childish. More info at the Quay Website. Don’t miss

Thursday, 5th January, 2006 8:44pm

By Sally Perry

Shopping Trolley 2006

Shopping Trolley 2006

The Shopping Trolley Crew will be returning to Quay Arts for another night of art, video, music, dance and plenty of the unexpected. Previous events have been hugely successful with the last culminating in a

Thursday, 5th January, 2006 1:02pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Mash @ The Quay

A night of experimental electronic music and video with Ergo Phizmiz and Martha Moopette. This is a free event, starts at 7pm and finishes around 10.30pm. The last one was ace, so this is sure to

Tuesday, 3rd January, 2006 10:01am

By Sally Perry

The Motorcycle Diaries

The Motorcycle Diaries

Ventnor Film Society presents The Motorcycle Diaries (certificate 15, 128 mins) at The Ventnor Winter Gardens on Tuesday 10 January 2006. Based on the journals of Che Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado, this

Tuesday, 13th December, 2005 11:06am

By Sally Perry

Sideways At The Botanic Gardens

Sideways At The  Botanic Gardens

Don’t forget that tonight, the Ventnor Film Society will be showing Sideways at the Ventnor Botanic Gardens. It’s glorious, it’s bittersweet and it’s a comedy of male friendship and midlife crisis. The next film will be

Tuesday, 13th December, 2005 12:03am

By Sally Perry

Sideways

Sideways

Ventnor Film Society presents Sideways (certificate 15, 123 mins) at the Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre on Tuesday 13 December 2005. This glorious, bittersweet comedy of male friendship and midlife crisis is a delight. The

Tuesday, 13th December, 2005 12:03am

By Sally Perry

Let’s Do The Numa Numa

Let’s Do The Numa Numa

Ok, this is supposed to be a blog about Ventnor, but sometimes I come across stuff that I simply have to share. Simon has been delving around in google video and keeps sending me

Wednesday, 7th December, 2005 11:00am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Comme une Image

Comme une Image

Ventnor Film Society presents Comme une Image (certificate 12, 111 mins) at the Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre on Tuesday 29 November 2005. Lolita, is the sensitive, overweight grown-up daughter of Etienne, a celebrated and

Tuesday, 1st November, 2005 9:10pm

By Sally Perry

A Fond Kiss

A Fond Kiss

Ventnor Film Society presents A Fond Kiss (directed by Ken Loach) at the Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre on 15 November 2005. Casim is a second generation Pakistani from Glasgow, working as a DJ, whose devout

Tuesday, 1st November, 2005 9:00pm

By Sally Perry