On Screen, at Home

By Bella Pallett

A compelling love that tumbles down a violent path, a sceptic and a believer go ghost hunting, a businessman on a mission to realign his moral compass in Italy, the groundbreaking magazine that shaped British culture or a classic Western masterpiece; whatever you like, these new film releases are bound to captivate whether you can get to the cinema or you are watching from home.

In the new feature film, A Brixton Tale, the emotional story of compelling love finds a wealthy vlogger drawn to a handsome, shy youth from the Barrier Block housing project who is the centre of her documentary.

Exploring issues such as racism and class whilst confronting inequality, the gripping tale is raw and authentic. As they fall in love, their relationship with each other and the camera leads them down a dangerous and violent path.

The official FDA critics’ screening of A Brixton Tale is on Monday 13th September, with the film opening in cinemas from Friday 17th September.

In the hilarious new docu-comedy, The Parapod- A Very British Ghost Hunt, the Podcast pioneer Ian Boldsworth, a hard-wired sceptic, goes head to head with comedian Barry Dodds, a life-long believer, to discover the truth about the supernatural.

On this road trip, the pair find themselves exploring haunted locations including the underground labyrinths of Edinburgh on a rollercoaster of conflict and hilarity.

Whether you are a sceptic or a believer, join them on a journey of true discovery, emotional turmoil and hilarious conflict as the pair face a growing sense of desperation to find proof of the supernatural. The Parapod- A Very British Ghost Hunt is coming to cinemas this September and will also be on VOD from the 27th of September so that you can enjoy the cinematic experience at home.

In the new feel-good drama, From the Vine, Mark Gentille, a downtrodden man played by Joe Pantoliana, experiences an ethical crisis as he goes through a major humiliation in business and returns to Italy.

In the beautiful village of Acrenza, he is shocked to discover the vineyard where he grew up is overgrown and unkempt. To try to recalibrate his moral compass, he has the idea to bring the overgrown property back to life and to start producing wine again. He convinces the various citizens of Acrenza to help in the seemingly never-ending task by promising a share in the business if it is a success.

The charming, feel-good drama From the Vine, is being shown in cinemas from the 10th of September. You can also immerse yourself in the story of your own home as it will be available for Digital Download from the 13th of September.

The new documentary, Picture Stories, explores Britain’s best-selling magazine during the Second World War, focusing on its life and legacy the story is told by its photographers, writers and editors.

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Picture Post revolutionised the picture magazine and showed Britain to the British in a completely new and innovative way using the freedom of new camera technology.

By capturing the lives of ordinary people, candid and unposed, Picture Post was able to change the face of post-war Britain through their powerful and socially committed stories that flourished as they looked ahead to post-war life providing a sense of normality and hope for Britain.

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UK screenings of Picture Stories will take place from the 15th of September and will also be available on Digital Download from the 27th of September in case you want a quiet evening at home to watch the documentary.

This November, Eureka Entertainment is set to release Sergio Corbucci’s Western masterpiece, The Great Silence, presented on Blu-ray for the first time. The brilliant and violent vision of an immoral and honourless West is considered by many to be the best and most influential Westerns ever made.

The vicious Loco leads a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters on an unforgiving, snow-swept frontier as they prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. Only a mute gunslinger named Silence stands between the innocent refugees and the corrupt killers. But the lines between right and wrong are not always clear, and in this harsh world, good does not always triumph.

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