Here at Alexander’s we absolutely love offering our customers the chance to mix fine wine and dining with some stellar entertainment, which is why we are 100% behind Hinterlands, the brand new rural film festival which comes to Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales this May.

So much so, the curtain raiser event for Hinterlands – which we are hosting at Alexander’s on May 10 and 12 – also marks the official launch of our brand new regular event, the Alexander’s Film Club.

Supporting the launch of the new film club is none other than internationally renowned local film maker and founder of the London and Skipton based Tempo Productions, Piers Tempest, whose most recent production includes the multi award winning, The Wife starring Glenn Close.

Owner of Alexander’s, Susannah Daley said: “We are delighted that Piers and Tempo Productions are supporting the launch of the Alexander’s Film Club with two of their most critically acclaimed films; the feature length documentary, Teddy Pendergrass: If you don’t know me (15) and feel-good film, Oyster Farmer (15).

“As always we’ve added a little magic to the screenings we are hosting, so the incredible, Teddy Pendergrass: If you don’t’ know me which is to be shown on Friday May 10 will be followed by a Soul & Funk Disco, hosted by Grey Myers, a resident DJ for Hedkandi and Ibiza super club, Space. The ticket price of just £17 includes the film, disco and a complimentary ‘Motor City Cocktail’. This is a unique opportunity, as this is the first screening of this highly acclaimed film to take place in the north.

Then on Sunday May 12, the film’s producer, Piers Tempest will join us for the screening of his multi award winning Oyster Farmer, set in rural Australia. The ticket price of just £24 includes the film and talk by Piers and a gourmet Australian BBQ, featuring juniper marinated fillet of kangaroo, created by our very our own Australian chef, Luke Dawson.”

Tickets for these events are limited – so book now to avoid disappointment!

Concessions available.

Here is some further information about the films:

The 2019 Teddy Pendergrass: If you don’t know me, recently premiered at the BFI to great critical acclaim and won the audience award at the Philadelphia Film Festival. The feature length documentary about American R&B artist, Teddy Pendergrass – directed by award-winning director, Olivia Lichtenstein – charts the extraordinary and moving untold story of one of the greatest soul singers of all time.

Nominated for Best Picture at the AFI awards, the 2004 Oyster Farmer, written and directed by Anna Reeves world premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was selected as the opening film of the 2007 Commonwealth Film festival. The film, which is set on the stunning Hawkesbury River, tells the story of Jack Flange who runs away from his big city job and life to the remote region to start again as an oyster farmer in its small rural community.

For information about all the Hinterlands Film Festival events visit: hinterlandsfestival.org.uk

Hinterlands is a Great Place Lakes and Dales (GPLD) initiative, for further information about this HLF/ACE funded programme visit: www.lakesanddales.org

For more information about Tempo Productions visit: tempoproductions.net