A HOST of new and classic films will be shown at the Hinterlands festival due to take place in Skipton next month.

The second Hinterlands International Rural Film Festival will include screenings of films from multi award nominated Nomadland and Minari, to Christopher Smith’s new Skipton-based horror The Banishing, Francis Lee’s romantic drama Ammonite and Jean Cocteau’s timeless masterpiece of cinematic wonder La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast).

Organisers say in-cinema screenings at the Plaza Cinema, will run alongside specially commissioned productions allowing promoters to safely bring the festival to intimate audiences in accordance with government coronavirus restrictions.

The festival is supported by Great Place: Lakes and Dales and is led by artistic director Geoff Bird in partnership with Wild Rumpus, an award-winning outdoor arts organisation.

Geoff Bird said: “The emotive power of film to provoke, entertain, illuminate has ever felt been more vital . The immersive cinema experience of being engulfed in a world not your own, a world of open space and rural landscapes, a world of wonder and possibility is what Hinterlands is all about.”

It will run from May 21 to May 23. Tickets are on sale now at hinterlandsfestival.org.uk