Ashburton Arts

Ashburton Arts is our community arts centre. We show films on the last Friday of each month and at other times. Please check the website for our programme.

We're all volunteers and always looking for more. If you can help out, on the night or behind the scenes, please get in touch.

Ashburton Arts is based in the old Methodist Church which was bought by local residents via crowd-funding.

Screenings

Oppenheimer

26/07/2024 at 19:00

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As America's isolation from World War II ends, prominent American theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer finds himself tasked with performing a miracle. Driven by fear, with the Germans having an overwhelming head start on the race to develop the atomic bomb, the Allies begin the ambitious Manhattan Project. With Oppenheimer at the helm, the Los Alamos Laboratory spearheads a top-secret government endeavour to weaponise theory before the Nazis do. However, nothing can prepare the world for the outcome of the greatest scientific gamble in history: a closely guarded, multibillion-dollar military programme to end all war. After all, no one can be trusted with such a devastating weapon of mass destruction--not even geniuses.

Additional Info

Tickets: £9, £7 or £5 - please pay what you can. Available from wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts (10% booking fee) or on the door.

Level access from the street.

Where Is Heaven

30/08/2024 at 19:30

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Maverick soul mates Ged and Dave are on a mission through the winding lanes and hidden tracks of North Devon, to record the lives and experiences of people living without mains electricity. Filming for ten years they capture not only the beauty of this often harsh environment but also the spirit of the wonderful off-grid characters who inhabit it. A diverse collection of people whose stories at first appear meandering tributaries but quickly swell to become an intricate weave of philosophies and vibrant wit, uniting around our common search for happiness. This rich tapestry of personalities, stunning landscapes and the musical accompaniment of Cosmo Sheldrake combine to deliver where is heaven?'s unique and extraordinary soul. Electrically charged with a seductive power not supplied by the National Grid. A perfect antidote to the intensity of life in the modern world.

Additional Info

Tickets: £9, £7 or £5 - please pay what you can. Available from wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts (10% booking fee) or on the door.

Level access from the street.

The End We Start From

29/09/2024 at 19:30

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Jodie Comer stars as a new mother who is forced to seek safety when London is submerged by severe floods, in an intimate and poetic story of motherhood and family survival. A young family is torn apart in the chaos of the floods. As a young woman and her new family try to find their way, the profound novelty of motherhood is brought into sharp focus in this intimate and poetic portrayal of family survival. Starring Jodie Comer, Katherine Watson, Joel Fry, Gina McKee, Nina Sosanya and Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong “In the eye of the storm is Comer, delivering one gut-punch of raw emotion after another, often without uttering a word. She is truly a force of nature.”  Daily Express "Comer’s vulnerability and idealism are authentic as are her determination and a dash of real ruthlessness... She carries everything with unselfconscious strength and style."  Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Additional Info

Tickets: £9, £7 or £5 - please pay what you can. Available from wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts (10% booking fee) or on the door.

Level access from the street.

Swede Caroline

26/10/2024 at 19:30

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As up-and-coming prospect Caroline readies herself for the big championship, the competitive giant vegetable growing world is rocked by scandal when she has her prized marrow plants stolen. With her life turned upside down and desperate for answers, she turns to two private detectives, who are then dramatically kidnapped. Are the events linked? No, of course not. But Caroline thinks they are and the hunt or her missing marrows takes her way beyond the allotments, plunging her into a national corruption scandal that goes all the way to the top! 90% Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes A British mockumentary starring Jo Hartley, Richard Lumsden, Aisling Bea and Fay Ripley. “...the perfectly observed characters and home-grown humour make it impossible not to laugh”  The Sun

Additional Info

Tickets: £9, £7 or £5 - please pay what you can. Available from wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts (10% booking fee) or on the door.

Level access from the street.

Cabaret

29/11/2024 at 19:30

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Cambridge University student Brian Roberts arrives in Berlin in 1931 to complete his German studies. Without much money, he plans on making a living teaching English while living in an inexpensive rooming house, where he befriends another of the tenants, American Sally Bowles. She is outwardly a flamboyant, perpetually happy person who works as a singer at the decadent Kit Kat Klub, a cabaret styled venue. Sally's outward façade is matched by that of the Klub, overseen by the omnipresent Master of Ceremonies. Sally draws Brian into her world, and initially wants him to be one of her many lovers, until she learns that he is a homosexual, albeit a celibate one. Among their other friends are his students, the poor Fritz Wendel, who wants to be a gigolo to live a comfortable life, and the straight-laced and beautiful Natalia Landauer, a Jewish heiress. Fritz initially sees Natalia as his money ticket, but eventually falls for her. However, Natalia is suspect of his motives and cannot overcome their religious differences. Also into Sally and Brian's life comes the wealthy Baron Maximilian von Heune, who has the same outlook on life as Sally, but who has the money to support it. Max is willing to lavish his new friends with gifts and his favors. Around them all is the Nazi uprising, to which they seem to pay little attention or care. But they ultimately learn that life in all its good and particularly bad continues to happen to them and around them. 92% Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes Starring Liza Minella and Michael York

Additional Info

Tickets: £9, £7 or £5 - please pay what you can. Available from wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts (10% booking fee) or on the door.

Level access from the street.

Anatomy Of A Fall

27/12/2024 at 19:30

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The story begins when Samuel is found dead in the snow outside the isolated chalet where he lived with his wife Sandra, a German writer, and their partially-sighted 11-year-old son Daniel. An investigation leads to a conclusion of "suspicious death": it's impossible to know for sure whether he took his own life or was killed. Sandra is indicted, and we follow her trial which pulls the couple's relationship apart. Daniel is caught in the middle: between the trial and their home life, doubts take their toll on the mother-son relationship. 96% Tomatometer score at Rotten Tomatoes Starring Sandra Hüller; Swann Arland “A smart, solidly crafted procedural that's anchored in family drama, Anatomy of a Fall finds star Sandra Hüller and director/co-writer Justine Triet operating at peak power.”  Consensus of the Critics at Rotten Tomatoes "Ultimately, one of the key pleasures of the picture is its uncertainty – the niggling doubts that remain, and the sense that a crucial piece of the puzzle is tantalisingly out of reach."  Wendy Ice The Observer

Additional Info

Tickets: £9, £7 or £5 - please pay what you can. Available from wegottickets.com/ashburtonarts (10% booking fee) or on the door.

Level access from the street.