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Bait

Saturday 1 February 2020

Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin (Edward Rowe) is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village. Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using 100ft rolls of black and white Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s Bait is a timely and poignant new film.

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Bar opens 6:30 A.M.
Starts 7:30 P.M.
Advance £6.00
On the door £7.50
Age Rating 15
Duration 89 mins

10% off for members

Unreserved Seating

Tickets available in person from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres and over the phone on 01297 442138.

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Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin (Edward Rowe) is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village. Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using 100ft rolls of black and white Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s Bait is a timely and poignant new film.

Bait is a 2018 feature film shot on16mm B&W film and processed by hand. Captured in Cornwall, it tells a stark story rooted in local culture and community, and how these marginal places are facing up to a changing world. From writer/director Mark Jenkin and Early Day Films, Bait is a hand crafted monochrome expression of a life under threat.

how the film was made

Bait was captured on a1976 16mm clockwork Bolex camera, using100ft rolls of B&W Kodak stock – giving a maximum 28 seconds per shot.

Shot with a single lens for a consistency of aesthetic.

A total of 130 rolls or 13,000 ft of film was hand-processed using an antique Bakelite rewind tank.

“A genuine modern masterpiece”

– Mark Kermode