Jazz At The Movies in Cheltenham

Cheltenham Film Society will host a special event this May, showing four films inspired by music, encompassing an early musical, two thrillers and a rarely-seen documentary.

See The Talented Mr Ripley as part of Jazz At The Movies.
See The Talented Mr Ripley as part of Jazz At The Movies.

Film and music fans are in for a treat this spring, when Cheltenham Film Society hosts Jazz At The Movies, a one-day presentation of four films that were inspired by music.

Taking place at Cheltenham Playhouse on Saturday 5 May 2018, there’s the chance to see a rarely-seen documentary, two thrillers, and an early musical, with the anticipated event being held to coincide with the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Let’s Get Lost – from 11.30am

Let’s Get Lost is a documentary about jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker, featuring a compelling series of interviews interspersed with film from Baker’s earlier life, along with some more modern performances.

Lift to the Scaffold – from 3pm

A classic thriller, Lift to the Scaffold, is a story of scheming, romance and murder, following Florence Carala and her lover Julien Tavernier, an ex–paratrooper who plans to murder Florence’s husband – but things take a complicated turn.

Stormy Weather – from 5.30pm

Stormy Weather features a host of musical numbers, tap routines and famous songs, telling the story of a dancing great Bill Williamson, who reminisces about his career and relationship with singer Selina Rogers.

The Talented Mr Ripley – from 8.15pm

With an all-star cast spanning Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, the thriller tells the tale of Tom Ripley, who embarks on a journey of deceit in Italy.


Jazz At The Movies


Saturday 5 May 2018


Films run from 11.30am, 3pm, 5.30pm and 8.15pm


The films cost £7, with discounts on multiple bookings


(01242) 522852

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