Discovery Screens Film Festival - at libraries across Devon this March!

Fri 18 Feb 2022

Discovery Screens Film Festival - at libraries across Devon this March!

Eleven libraries will screen a range of films for audiences across the county at their local libraries, including Barnstaple, Crediton, Cullompton, Dawlish, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Seaton, South Molton, St Thomas and Tavistock libraries. The festival closes on Friday 25th March.

There’s something for everyone, with tickets for just £3 / £2 concessions each. Tickets are limited so book yours here

Selected works showing include wide-ranging British and international titles, from heart-warming to heart-breaking stories, with award-winning performances and direction. The film festival offers exceptional films, away from the big screens, and we can't wait to see you at one of the showings.

Films include:

Another Round (12) - 2020

Four teachers embark on an experiment where they each sustain a certain level of alcohol intoxication during their everyday life, and as a result their working experiences are turned upside down.

The Breadwinner (12) - 2017

In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy to provide for her family in this powerful animated drama.

Days of Bagnold Summer (12) - 2019

Sue and her son Daniel face the prospect of six long weeks in summer, after Daniel’s trip to see his father in Florida is cancelled. Based on Joff Winterhart’s award-winning graphic novel, the film shows an epic war of wills as mother and son face private tragedies and pursue personal passions.

The Father (12) - 2020

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages, as he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality. Featuring Olivia Colman and an Oscar winning performance from Anthony Hopkins.

Minari (12A) - 2020

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their American Dream. Amidst the instability and challenges of a new life in the Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and the meaning of home.

Nomadland (12) - 2021

Following the economic collapse of a town in rural Nevada, Fern packs her van and explores an unconventional life in the vast landscape of the American West. The film won Frances McDormand the Oscar for Best Actress, and Chloé Zhao the Oscar for Best Director making her the first woman of colour to receive the accolade.

Pride (15) - 2014

Set in the summer of 1984 Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there’s a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.

Rocks (12) - 2020

A young teenage girl finds herself struggling to take care of herself and her younger brother, in this British coming-of-age drama. After being abandoned by their single mother with no choice but to live out on the streets and try to avoid being taken into social services.

Rose Plays Julie (15) - 2021

In this intimate exploration of identity, trauma and power, a young woman seeks out her birth mother. This inadvertently triggers a string of events which change both their lives, in this unsettling story that compellingly confounds expectations.

Sound of Metal (15) - 2020

Punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When told his condition will rapidly worsen he thinks his music career is over, and his life with it. His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) check the recovering heroin addict into a secluded sober house for the deaf. They hope it will prevent a relapse and help him adjust to his new situation, but his new community accepts him just as he is.

Sweetheart (15) - 2021

A socially awkward, environmentally conscious teenager named AJ is dragged to a coastal holiday park by her painfully 'normal' family, where she becomes unexpectedly captivated by a chlorine smelling, sun-loving lifeguard named Isla.