Cult Classics

Cult Classics

We are super excited to *officially* announce our new 'Season of Cult Classics' at  Newlyn Filmhouse!

Following the success of The Godfather, Cabaret and Get Carter earlier this year, we continue with a season of classic films, many restored and re-released, so you have the opportunity to enjoy these on the big screen.


Event Key:

  • SO Sold Out
BBFC Rating: (15)

The Harder They Come 50th Anniversary

The Harder They Come 50th Anniversary
  • 120mins | BBFC Rating: (15)

Now Playing

The Jamaican cult film classic, The Harder They Come turns 50 this year. The film was written, produced, and directed by film-maker Perry Henzell and starred reggae artist Jimmy Cliff as Ivan the rebel reggae singer set on a getting into the fiercely competitive music industry. Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman, Toots Hibbert, Prince Buster, Leslie Kong also star in the film. The reggae soundtrack is legendary and was said to have “brought reggae to the world.” It included Jimmy Cliff, Toots & The Maytals, Desmond Dekker, The Slickers, The Melodians, and Scotty.
BBFC Rating: (12A)

Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas
  • 150mins | BBFC Rating: (12A)

Showing from Sat 20 Aug

With his outsider's view of America, Wim Wenders ( Wings of Desire, Alice in the Cities ) transforms Paris, Texas into a haunting tale of loss, redemption and the ties that bind families together, and is arguably Wenders' greatest achievement. Starring Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell and Nastassja Kinski. Beautifully shot by Robbie Müller, Sam Shepard's beguilingly simple story is stunningly realised by Wenders, whose stark imagery is accompanied by Ry Cooder's acclaimed score. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival and the Best Director prize at BAFTA in 1985, ‘Paris, Texas’ is rightly regarded as one of the artistic triumphs of contemporary world cinema. “I've seldom seen such a potent combination of superior talents. Watch the first hour of the movie, and what you will see is an unparalleled summation of America as seen by wondering European eyes.” Derek Malcolm