Wells Festival of Film
Welcome to 3 days celebrating 'Heroes' on film.
This years dates are Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April 2019.
The box office is now open for all the events below.
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The times below are the start of the main film, adverts and trailers are shown before the times stated
The Kid Who Would Be King [PG]
mild threat, scary scenes, violence, language BBFCinsight
Feature Length 120 minutes
Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure. Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he's just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical sword in the stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Sir Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.
Contains very mild threat and violence
Feature Length 103 minutes
Tickets £5.20 each.
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
Includes a special introduction by Darren Cavanagh The Very Creativegan Film Director who worked on Disney’s marketing campaign for the film and will reveal the secrets behind making a great film trailer.
Pick Of The Litter [PG]
mild bad language BBFCinsight
Feature Length 81 minutes
Adults £7.20, Children £6.20. £1.50 per ticket to Guide Dogs For The Blind
Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind, the ultimate canine career.
Cameras follow these pups through a two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm.
Along the way, the dogs meet a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.
Sanctum 3D 
Contains strong language BBFCinsight
Feature Length 108 minutes
The 3D action-thriller Sanctum follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire has explored the South Pacific's Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank's team-including 17-year-old son Josh and financier Carl Hurley are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?
strong violence, sexual threat BBFCinsight
Feature Length 107 minutes
A daring English reporter speaks to an old freedom fighter, who reveals his past and involvement during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation struggle. Shongram is a romantic drama set during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war.
They Shall Not Grow Old 3D 
bloody injury detail, images of real dead bodies BBFCinsight
Feature Length 150 minutes
On the centenary of the end of First World War, Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) present the World Premiere of an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you had never seen it.
This special presentation will see members of the local Royal British Legion in attendance.
Ex-Dominatrix: A True Story 
Feature Length 135 minutes
Tickets £10 each and includes Q&A after the film with the Director.
Voila Films presents a fascinating feature-length documentary entitled “Ex-DOMINATRIX A TRUE STORY”.
It tells the true-life story of Ira who is a truly unique heroic woman. She’s a hedonist, devoted mother, Dominatrix and healer. To all her clients, she was priceless. Until one fateful session, cost her everything.
Discover her transformational true story from bondage to beyond. Prepare to be surprised, moved and inspired by Ira’s untold story, her infectious humour, domination adventures and secret true life tales.
Directed by local vegan film director Darren Cavanagh, who spent 6 years making the film and raised over £52k on crowdfunding to complete it and who has been working in the film industry for over 25 years.
He will present this exclusive screening in Wells and be in attendance to do Q&A after the screening.
The film premiered in London and Amsterdam in 2018.