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Barrow’s Cooke’s Cinema Screening: Boyhood(pg)

FILM fans have the chance to see a groundbreaking, Oscar-winning feature film at the Cooke’s Cinema in Barrow later this month (30th April), alongside a free screening of a short film produced by local filmmaking talent.

Boyhood is showing at the community-led cinema at the Cooke’s Studios on Abbey Road on Thursday 30th April, costing just £2.50 for admission. Beginning at 7.30pm, director Richard Linklater’s 2015 coming of age drama allows the audience to see a young man’s journey to adulthood in real time, as the movie was uniquely filmed with the same actors over a period of 12 years.

The main feature will be preceded at 6.30pm by a free, premiere screening of Autumn Veil, a short made by a team of 16-to-19-year olds from across Cumbria who took part in the BFI Film Academy with Signal Film and Media during 2014-15. The film tells the story of a disenchanted young man whose outlook on life is transformed by a chance encounter with an elderly allotment keeper. The young filmmakers will be on hand to answer questions about their experience making the piece, which they shot in December with professional actors and crew mentors following a series of training workshops in scriptwriting, production, camera and sound.

Cooke’s Cinema coordinator Rachel Capovila said: “The short film is set in the community garden at Ford Park in Ulverston, which made a great backdrop – the film looks fantastic and the story is tender and moving.

Refreshments and a bar are available on site. Booking is advised – please call 01229 838592 or email To see listings for forthcoming films and to book online see the website