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A Tribute to Sean Connery

This month we celebrate the late Sir Thomas Sean Connery, who passed away in October 2020, aged 90. Connery made his uncredited debut in 1954 musical, LILACS IN THE SPRING, and went on to grudgingly enjoy four decades of stardom. Between 1962 and 1967 he played James Bond in five extraordinarily…

We Reopen on January 1st... Happy New Year!

Ipswich Film Theatre is reopening on 1st January 2021. After a long and difficult year the acclaimed independent cinema in Ipswich’s Town Hall is finally reopening its doors with a programme of extraordinary new and classic films to celebrate the breadth of cinema from around the world. The IFT is…

Joseph McBride discusses John F. Kennedy and the 1960 Primary

We are delighted to present an exclusive Q&A with Joseph McBride, who kindly agreed to talk to us as part of our U.S. election season. McBride is a film historian and associate professor in the Cinema department at San Francisco State University. In 1960 he worked on John F. Kennedy’s primary…

A Notice on (Continued) Closure

To all our wonderful customers, On Friday 30th October we were over the moon after being informed by our landlord, Ipswich Borough Council, that essential building works would be completed in time to allow us to meet our revised reopening date of 20th November. As this meant we would be able to…

Join the ‘We are Many’ Live Stream

Ipswich Film Theatre is partnering with the We Are Many movie for a unique live-streamed event marking UN International Day of Peace.  Support us by purchasing a ticket  through our custom link and we will benefit from a share of ticket sale profits. The movie tells the story behind the 2003…

Mounia Meddour’s ‘Papicha’ comes to IFT At Home

Underground discos thud to the beat of dance music as men and women dress to the nines and slip through checkpoints to party the night away. Meanwhile, fingers on triggers, tensions mount between armed police forces and anti-government guerillas. This is Algiers in the 1990’s, and what headstrong…

Eva Riley’s ‘Perfect 10’ comes to IFT At Home

14-year-old Leigh (impressive newcomer Frankie Box) lives with her neglectful father on the outskirts of Brighton. She’s a talented gymnast, training hard for her first competition despite her lack of confidence, some bitchy fellow gymnasts and little money to pay for her fees. When an older…

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