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Films shot locally by film directors born and bred in our region aren’t common place, so when it happens, they really should be championed and celebrated. With Orthodox being one such film, and David Leon the director hailing from Newcastle, Tyneside Cinema’s special screening and question and answer session with the director himself, should be a real treat for local film fans on Thursday 10th March.

With the film starring one of the finest British actors around in Stephen Graham, whose work in This Is England and Boardwalk Empire has launched him to massive success. Orthodox sees him playing the role of an Orthodox Jew who takes up boxing as a means of self-defence; though this leads to him being alienated from his religious community then a series of catastrophic events follow. Filmed on a microbudget, and shot in the North East, hearing David Leon speak about the film is a fantastic opportunity, and one which could both inform and inspire.

Orthodox’s special screening and meet the filmmaker session takes place at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle on Thursday 10th March.

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