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Panther Panchali

Posted on April 3, 2014

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A coming-of-age tale from 1940s India, with a film score by Ravi Shankur, Pantha Panchali is another rare cinematic treat for film fans. Come along for complimentary food, wine and conversation before the screening.

Uncle Vanya

Posted on February 20, 2014

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A Russian tale of love and death

The Cycle

Posted on December 12, 2013

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A harrowing story of a young man driven by epidemic poverty of his surroundings to become something he despises, The Cycle by Dariush Mehrjui depicts a gritty portrait of Iran under a corrupt Shah’s regime.

Dear John

Posted on December 12, 2013

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A romantic drama from Swedish director Lars Magnus-Lindgren opens 2014’s Spring film season.

Litmus Films: Learning for Real

Posted on April 18, 2013

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How can we enable children to manage risk for themselves? Litmus Films present three short documentaries showing that wrapping children in cotton wool may not be the best preparation for adulthood.

Litmus Films: Ukulele Film Night

Posted on April 4, 2013

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A unique insight into The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain since their ascent to the big time. This promises to be an evening of four-string fun, including the chance to play along to their just-released Live At Sydney Opera House film with on-screen musical notation!

Rook Lane Film Nights – MUDDY RIVER (DORO NO KAWA)

Posted on March 4, 2013

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The children of a war widow living in a houseboat on the river of the title in Osaka in 1950 befriend the son of a local restaurant owner. The film is set against industrial skyline, where the young friends stand in innocent defiance of the social circumstances which bear down upon them.

Rook Lane Film Nights – AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS

Posted on January 29, 2013

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Drawn from Louis Malle’s own childhood experiences in the 1940s, this simple chronicle of childhood friendship is increasingly touched by and reactive to the events of the time in much the same way as its two protagonists encounter them.

Rook Lane Film Night – ONE FROM THE HEART

Posted on January 29, 2013

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An idiosyncratic musical set in Las Vegas in all its 4th July excess – perhaps not what might be expected of this director…

Rook Lane Film Night – THE BLUE KITE (LAN FENG ZHEN)

Posted on January 29, 2013

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A Beijing family’s eye-view of daily life in China in the fifteen years leading up to the Cultural Revolution in 1966. The first in our latest series of Sunday night films at Rook Lane Arts.

Rook Lane Chapel

Available to the community as the perfect setting to showcase skills and artistic talent, this prestigious venue is used for performances and exhibitions.

Around the chapel

Venue Hire

For information on hiring the venue for events/ exhibitions please do not hesitate to contact us directly to discuss available dates & times.

Venue Hire

Wedding Hire

This magnificent Grade I listed building in the heart of Frome, Somerset provides the most elegant and timeless of surroundings for your special day.

Weddings