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Having officially reopened last month, and with a handful of tentative screenings booked throughout June, Star & Shadow Cinema’s main concern this month is their annual Losing The Plot film retreat, which takes place at Burnlaw, near Allendale in the North Pennines from Friday 15th until Sunday 17th June.

The idyllic sounding weekend retreat encompasses not just film, but camping, walking, food and discussion with a like-minded community of people. So far so hippy, but Losing The Plot also offers up some mighty fine film screenings which deserve further dialogue, including Sebastian Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman, about trans woman Marina and her isolation following the death of partner Orlando. Also being screened is experimental comedy Property Is No Longer A Theft; Andrew Kotting’s new film Lek And The Dogs, inspired by the true story of a man who, aged four, spent two years living on the street where he was adopted by wild dogs (the film will also be screened at the Star & Shadow on Thursday 21st June); Lucrecia Martel’s film Zama, which tackles colonialism in the New World (also screened at Star & Shadow on Sunday 24th June); Meteors, an essay film from Turkey; plus the blockbusting and ground-breaking Black Panther.


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