Seaside Special

Jens Meurer’s funny, bittersweet and loving documentary visits the town of Cromer, Norfolk as it prepares for its annual end-of-pier variety show during the summer of 2019.

★★★★
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Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

★★★★ Jeremy Arblaster, Filmhounds

★★★★ The Sunday Times
★★★★ Filmuforia
★★★★ Filmhounds
★★★★ The Morning Star
★★★★ The Indiependent

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A love letter to Britain from our friends in Europe, Jens Meurer’s funny, bittersweet and loving Seaside Special visits the town of Cromer, Norfolk as it prepares for its annual end-of-pier variety show during the summer of 2019.

With the show due to be performed twice a day for three months, we meet the performers, the team pulling it together, and the townsfolk who will flock to each show day after day. In the background Brexit is hitting its stride, and as we see the talent and the passion driving the show, we also witness a microcosm of a Britain in flux.

All shot beautifully on 16mm film, Seaside Special is affectionate and funny filmmaking reflecting the eccentricities of classic English entertainment while the country sets out to leave its European neighbours.

Released in the UK from Friday 10th November 2023

  • Director: Jens Meurer
  • Year: 2023
  • Country: Germany
  • Duration: 93 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Production company: Instant Film
  • Cert: 12A

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JUNE

East Ruston Village Hall  |  Friday 21st June

Bungay Film Club  |  Tuesday 25th June

 

JULY

Wivenhoe Film Theatre  |  Tuesday 16th July

 

 

PREVIOUS SCREENINGS

PREVIEW The Light Cinemas, Thetford  |  From Thursday 9th November (+ Director & cast Q&A Thursday 9th November)
PREMIERE Arc Cinemas, Great Yarmouth  |  From Friday 10th November (+ Director & cast Q&A Friday 10th November)
The Light Cinemas, Wisbech  |  From Friday 10th November (+ Director & cast Q&A Saturday 11th November)
Picturehouse Cinema City, Norwich  |  From Friday 10th November
Exeter Picturehouse  |  From Friday 10th November
Picturehouse The Little Theatre, Bath  |  From Friday 10th November
Ealing Picturehouse, London  |  From Friday 10th November
Regal Picturehouse, Henley  |  From Friday 10th November
Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Southampton  |  From Friday 10th November
HOME, Manchester  |  From Friday 10th November
Jam Jar Cinema, Whitley Bay  |  From Friday 10th November
Abbeygate Cinema, Bury St. Edmunds  | From Friday 10th November
Zeffirellis, Ambleside  |  From Friday 10th November
Bertha Dochouse, London  |  Sunday 12th November (+ Director & cast Q&A) SOLD OUT
The Courtyard Cinema, Hereford  | Monday 13th – Monday 27th November
Merlin Regal Movieplex, Cromer  |  From Friday 10th November (+ Director & cast Q&A Wednesday 22nd November) SELLING FAST
The Light Cinemas, Cambridge  |  From Friday 17th November (+ Director & cast Q&A Tuesday 21st November)
Picturehouse Duke Of Yorks, Brighton  |  From Friday 17th November
Hebden Bridge Picture House  | From Friday 17th November
Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Southampton  | From Friday 17th November
Aldeburgh Cinema (Aldeburgh Documentary Festival)  |  Saturday 18th November (+ Director Q&A)
Picturehouse Cinema City, Norwich  |  Sunday 19th November (+ Director & cast Q&A)
LUXE Cinema, Wisbech  |  From Monday 20th November (+ Director & cast Q&A Monday 20th November)
Watermans, Brentford  |  From Friday 24th November
Picturehouse Cinema City, Norwich  | From Friday 24th November EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND
Merlin Regal Movieplex, Cromer  | From Friday 24th November EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND
Elite Cinema & Theatre, Asbourne  |  Saturday 25th – Wednesday 29th November
Arc – Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees  | Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th November
Firstsite, Colchester  |  From Friday 1st December
Picturehouse Cinema City, Norwich  | From Friday 1st December EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND
Merlin Regal Movieplex, Cromer  | From Friday 1st December EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND
Aldeburgh Cinema  | Saturday 2nd December & Wednesday 20th December
The Electric Palace, Harwich  |  Sunday 3rd & Monday 4th December
Towner, Eastbourne  |  From Saturday 9th December
Bonington Theatre, Nottingham  |  From Friday 8th December
Plough Arts Centre, Torrington  |  Tuesday 12th December
Picturehouse Cinema City, Norwich  |  Wednesday 13th December EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND
Electric Palace Cinema, Hastings  |  Thursday 14th December
Merlin Regal Movieplex, Cromer  |  From Friday 15th December EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND
Cromer Pier Theatre  |  Sunday 17th December, 7.30pm (+ Director & cast Q&A) SELLING FAST
Electric Picture House, Wooton-under-Edge  |  Sunday 17th & Wednesday 20th December
Stamford Arts Centre  |  Monday 18th December
Filby Village Hall  |  Tuesday 19th December
Picturehouse Cinema City, Norwich  |  Wednesday 20th December EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND
Chapter, Cardiff  |  Friday 22nd – Thursday 28th December
Parkway Cinema, Barnsley  |  Wednesday 27th December
Leiston Film Theatre  |  Wednesday 3rd January
Parkway Cinema, Barnsley  |  Wednesday 3rd January
Kino-Teatr, St Leonards-on-Sea  | Sunday 7th January
Phoenix Cinema, Oban  | From Friday 5th January
Luxe Cinema, Wisbech  |  Monday 15th January BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Kinokulture, Oswestry  |  Wednesday 17th January
Rio Cinema, Dalston, London  | Wednesday 17th January
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough  |  Thursday 18th January
Diss Corn Hall  |  Wednesday 24th January
Walsingham Parish Hall  |  Tuesday 30th  January
Phoenix, Leicester  |  Sunday 11th – Thursday 15th February (Sunday 11th – director Q&A)
Wells Maltings  |  Saturday 2nd March
Thornham Parish Hall  |  Friday 15th March
Wimbledon Film Club (Curzon Wimbledon)  |  Tuesday 19th March
King’s Lynn Community Cinema  |  Thursday 21st March
Lansdowne Film Club, Stroud  |  Sunday 7th April
Shotesham Trinity Hall  |  Friday 12th April
Atrium Cinema, North Walsham  |  Friday 26th April
Shouldham Village Hall  |  Friday 26th April

 

 

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★★★★
“Vivid and richly affectionate.”

Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian

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