Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Biopics, Comedy, Drama
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are two of the most recognisable names and faces in the history of British cinema, and together they made up one of the all-time great double-acts. Arguably the world’s most famous screen pairing at the height of their success, this biopic follows their latter career days in 1953. Several years after the duo’s last film, with their celebrity status on the wane and the nation still recovering after the devastating effects of World War Two, Laurel and Hardy embark on a tour of the UK to help boost publicity for an upcoming project. Appearing in seaside towns and music halls all across Britain, there’s initially little interest in their performances, though a spree of local appearances soon capture the public’s attention. But as they head towards their big London finale, Hardy’s ill health threatens to derail their comeback. ‘Stan & Ollie’ is a poignant, affectionate tale of two genuine screen icons.
Activities to support engagement, debate and reflection for primary titles in the Language & Creativity strand of the Into Film Festival.
Activities to support engagement, debate and reflection for secondary titles in the Language & Creativity strand of the Into Film Festival.
Comic shenanigans from the legendary double-act, who here travel to the Wild West and run into problems with a cunning bar owner.
5–11 years 65 mins
Chaplin's first 'talkie' was also the first major anti-fascist film of its era portrayed through slapstick and satire, with a touching message.
7+ years 120 mins
Essential introduction to silent comedy giant Buster Keaton, full of unbelievable stunts and endless slapstick, featuring eight of his short films.
7+ years 180 mins
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Also in cinemas is period-drama 'Colette', with inventive cyber-thriller 'Searching' released on DVD.
Reading time 2 mins
Watch our virtual talk with Sarah Gavron in full, as she speaks to hundreds of young people to offer careers advice and discuss representation in cinema.
Viewing time 40 mins
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