MOSTLY BRITISH FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW 2022 DATES
New Films from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and India
March 10-17, 2022
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Individual tickets available next week
Press Release 2016
Welcome to the 8th Annual Mostly British Film Festival February 18-25 at the Vogue, Balboa and Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission theaters. We offer our best-ever slate of 28 films from the UK, Ireland, Australia and India.
Our program includes “A Royal Night Out,” a delightful fantasy (amazingly enough based on a true story) about Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret escaping Buckingham Palace on V-E Day to mingle among commoners, “The Dressmaker” with Oscar nominee Kate Winslet in the title role as a successful fashion designer who returns to the Australian backwater town that once exiled her bent on vengeance, “Strangerland,” an unsettling family drama set in Australia’s Outback and starring Nicole Kidman, “Slow West” with another Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender as a mysterious cowboy in 19th century Colorado and the riveting Indian courtroom drama “Court.”
Mostly British opens on Feb 18 with “Tumbledown,” a romantic drama starring Rebecca Hall as the grieving widow of a folk musician who finds herself confronted by a music scholar (“Saturday Night Live’s” Jason Sudeikis) seeking to be her late husband’s biographer. The two have a chaotic chemistry, gingerly approaching and then retreating from an actual romance.
Our Irish Night includes the family drama “You’re Ugly Too,” starring Aidan Gillen as a convict on leave to take care of his newly orphaned niece. Gillen will participate in a Q & A after the screening. He is best known for playing Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” He also appeared in “The Wire” and “Queer as Folk” and as a Tony nominee for “The Caretaker.”
Documentaries are especially strong this year. You will love “Women He’s Undressed” about the Australian costume designer Orry-Kelly who dressed movie stars of the 1940s and ‘50s, putting Marilyn Monroe in her notorious see-through gown in “Some Like It Hot.” “Dark Horse” is another must-see documentary, the thrilling story of a racehorse owned by working-class people in Wales that defies the odds with multiple wins.
To mark the Academy Awards on February 28, Mostly British is inaugurating a new series at the Balboa of British films that won Oscars or were nominated. Come be thrilled by matinee screenings of these great films: “Rebecca,” “Secrets & Lies,” “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” and “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.”
British Noir Night will feature additional film classics “Night and the City” and “The Long Good Friday,” both exposing London’s underbelly of two-bit crooks and gangsters.
There’s much more—family dramas, romantic comedies, police procedurals and even our first 3D movie (“Enchanted Kingdom 3D”). Our series passes are a great bargain, providing access to all the films and parties. Series and individual tickets are now available at mostlybritish.org