...are, miraculously, all contained within the 56 pages of our latest programme. (Though, admittedly, if you want to know anything about the aforementioned film festival beyond simply its dates, you’ll need to go to www.edfilmfest.org.uk on or after 10am on the 23 May!)

Yes, it’s our annual Bumper [early] Summer Double Issue, packed with more films than I care to mention (again). There’s a lot in it for sure. It’s a bit daunting, I know. Take it slow. Take an hour. Savour it, one page of great films at a time. There’s so much in it, I had to apologise to the staff for giving them so much work to do. But, don’t tell them, I couldn’t really care less… your cinematic pleasure comes first! (It’s OK, they think that too.) But, it’s like the fella said, quantity is never a substitute for quality – that’s why we’ve got that covered too. You will, of course, want to find that out for yourself…

Cries and Whispers - Ingmar Bergman

We’re entering the second half of our significant Bergman retro (that is, Ingmar), and I’m very hopeful we can continue attracting such healthy audiences (though one or two of you did look a little peaky, if I’m honest) as the season progresses. So far audience numbers have been very encouraging indeed. Also inside is a timely season of films dealing with events in Europe in 1968, our Sergio Leone retro concludes, British New Wave mainstay Woodfall Films are celebrated,

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box gets reissued (and we’ve thrown in a few others of his as well), 40 Years of Filmhouse countdown to 1978 hits the golden years of 1999 to 1992, sax legend Tommy Smith takes up the programming reins as our latest House Guest, and our Italian Film Festival returns in its 25th edition! And I’ve not even mentioned any of the new releases – Lean on Pete, On Chesil Beach, Edie, Jeune Femme, Redoubtable, Filmworker, That Summer, Studio 54

Rod White, Head of Programming