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Haltwhistle Film Project

Inspiring People and Communities Through Film



It’s all over the place

         Screening near you for over 20 yearshome

If you would like us to screen near you email: haltwhistlefp@btopenworld.com or tel: 01434 320360

NEXT FILM – Tues 25th Feb 2020

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NB: Premiered at Sundance in 2019. Not the Turkish one – we’ll be getting that later in the year.

wild tales posterSTCC Oct to Dec 2019

Wild Rose

Tues 25th June

The Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Bicyccle Thieves

Bicycle Thieves is a 1948 Italian drama film directed by Vittorio De Sica. The film follows the story of a poor father searching post-World War II Rome for his stolen bicycle, without which he will lose the job which was to be the salvation of his young family.  On best film lists everywhere.


Cold War (2018)

Tuesday April 30th Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, the story follows a musical director who discovers a young singer, exploring their subsequent love story from the late 1940s until the 1960s.


Pictures from our off-grid screening of 1937’s Things to Come at Haydon Bridge’s Old Church – fine venue


Programme Jan-April 2019

STCC Jan to A;p 2019

 Previously on South Tyne Cinema Circuit….Here are just a few of the films we have screened over the last 20 years

STCC Oct Dec 2018 corrected

September film was Lean on Pete ( Andrew Haigh 2017)

Scroll down for programme April-July

April 24th 2018

Notes on Blindness (2016)

Dir. Peter Middleton and James Spinney. 3 BAFTA nominations “…superb documentary by Peter Middleton and James Spinney…as entertaining and inspirational as its subject.” (Guardian)



May 29th 2018

Lost in Paris (2017

Dir. Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon.  If haven’t seen a film by Gordon and Abel before you’re in for a particular treat. …a clever, funny and distinctly unworldly comedy with an insouciant line in visual humour.” (Guardian)



NOW ON – July 3rd   2018

Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri (2017 )

 Dir. Michael McDonagh. Oscars, Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson – heaven. Funny, brutal and breathtakingly beautiful.”(Empire)


July 31st 2018

Happy End (2017) Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke’s satanic soap opera of pure sociopathy “ (Guardian)

Happy End

Previously on South Tyne Cinema Circuit….



The Girl from Paris 

Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer

30th Jan 2018 – General Havelock, Haydon Bridge. Book:  01434 684345 Doors open: 7:00pm Food then Film about 7:45 £8:50 food and film, £3:00 film only

On 19th December our Christmas screening, The Holly and the Ivy (1952) with Ralph Richardson and Celia Johnson had just the right amount of Christmas angst and plot resolution.  Suggestions for next year already coming in!

Tuesday Nov28th  (2016) –


 At the 74th Golden Globe Awards  won Best Motion Picture – Drama and was nominated in five other categories.


October 24th


2016 American period drama film directed by and starring Denzel Washington and written by August Wilson, based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning play 


Phantom poster final OCT



Programme February – May 2017

All at General Havelock, Haydon Bridge 7:00pm – Meal and food: £8. Film only: £4 

Meal first - film about 7:30pm   Call     01434 684376 to book.

February 28th    

Brooklyn (2015)


A romantic drama based on Colm Tobin’s 2009 novel of the same name. Set in 1951 and 1952, the film tells the story of a young Irish woman’s immigration to Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance. When her past catches up with her she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within them for her. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Jim Broadbent, Domnall Gleeson and Julie Walters.

March 28th

La Famillie Bélier (2011)

La Famille Belier

A captivating new star is born in La Famillie Belier, Eric Lartigau’s fabulous, heart-felt comedy hit about a young girl whose close bond to her hearing-impaired family is challenged by the discovery of an extraordinary talent for music.

April 18th

Rams (2015)


In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them – their sheep.

May 16th

Jadoo (2013)


A food-feud family comedy feature film set in Leicester telling the story of two brothers, Raja and Jagi, who are both chefs, but fall out catastrophically. They set up rival restaurants, on opposite sides of Belgrave Road in Leicester.

Just a few of the more recent screenings from STCC over the last 15 years…

Jan 10th Haltwhistle Comrades Club 7:30

Salt of the Earth


Academy Award nominated film about one of the world’s greatest photographers and environmentalists, Sebastiao Selgado. A deeply considered documentary study, co-directed by Wim Wenders and the photographer’s son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. 

Full programme for screenings at The General Havelock will be up shortly

 Wide Skies Film Festival

South Tyne Cinema Circuit @ The General Havelock

All screenings at The General Havelock, Haydon Bridge. 7pm – Meal first film after.  Meal and Film £8, Film only £4. Bookings: (01434) 684376

19th December 2016


Christmas in Connecticut (Peter Godfrey)1945 Rotten Tomatoes 88% Hard-boiled, domestically incapable New York reporter Barbara Stanwyck has to host a real Christmas dinner to match the ones in her column, at her Connecticut ‘farm’ for a returning war hero. What could possibly go wrong?

South Tyne Cinema Circuit  present as part of

Wide Skies Film Festival

7pm Tues 14th June

Film and meal £8 – General Havelock Inn, Haydon Bridge 


(A. Sissako, France/Mauritania, 2014 94mins 12) Drama. £8 ticket for meal and film.

Friday 29th April

The Lunchbox

Winner – Grand Rail d’Or 2013
Can you fall in love with someone you haven’t met ?
Doors open 7pm @
The General Havelock, Haydon Bridge

Food and Film £8

Chef (2014)

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family
Friday 26th Doors open 7pm @
Film & Food:    The General Havelock – Haydon Bridge

OK!  We surrender…

 It’s A Wonderful Life

…will screen at The General Havelock in Haydon Bridge on Thursday 3rd December. Merry..er…

Turns out It’s a Wonderful Life has not so wonderful licensing rules.  We showed The Bishop’s Wife  instead – Wonderful.

In November we screened Inside Out  to a horde of children for the Haltwhistle Carnival Committee at The Comrade’s Club – great fun.

Previously, on STCC…

We screened: September 10th – General Havelock, Haydon Bridge –  Film 7:30pm food from about 7pm……if you missed it make sure you see it somewhere else soon
citizenfou2CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). TRAILER

HFP and STCC with South Tyne Sustainability – We ran a great series including some award-winning documentaries (double-click image to enlarge) in the spring and early summer





Late addition to main programme:

Our Man in Havana – General Havelock, Haydon Bridge, 25th September

MAY DEC Flyer Front 2014

27th September 2016


Angels’ Share (Ken Loach 2013) Cannes Jury Prize 2013  Rotten Tomatoes 88%  “…a surprisingly delightful, uplifting comedy that successfully blends a charming story of redemption with bits of dark humour and a social message.”

25th October 2016


Lady in the Van (Nicolas Hytner 2015) Rotten Tomatoes 100% Maggie Smith plays a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Alan Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

29th November 2016


Jiro Dreams of Sushi (David Gelb 2013) Soundtrack Philip Glass Rotten Tomatoes 99%“Beautiful, thoughtful, and engrossing, Jiro Dreams of Sushi should prove satisfying even for filmgoers who don’t care for the cuisine.”


MAY DEC Flyer Back 2014

email:  haltwhistlefp@btopenworld.com
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