Film and music collide in new big screen season

Iconic scene from The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night
Iconic scene from The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night
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Film makers have used music to compliment and illustrate their ideas for decades, and this summer The Dukes have compiled a season of films that put music centre stage.

Artists from The Beatles to Pulp will be celebrated on celluloid with a series of eight events reflecting a wide variety of musical tastes.

The season kicks off on June 6 with a screening of The Coen Brothers’ latest film Inside Llewyn Davis(15) following a folk singer struggling to get his big break in 1960s Greenwich Village.

A live by satellite question and answer session with Matt and Tom Berninger follows a screening of Mistaken For Strangers(15) on June 14.

In 2010, rock band The National were about to embark on the biggest tour of their career and lead singer Matt Berninger invited along his brother and budding horror filmmaker Tom. He captured not only the band’s tour but also his own struggles living in his brother’s shadow.

American Interior(12A) on June 23 sees fiction, fantasy, myth and music collide in a playful documentary from Super Furry Animals front man Gruff Rhys.

This film follows Rhys as he plays a concert tour and retraces the steps of fabled Welsh explorer John Evans.

Jersey Boys(cert TBC) is the big screen version of the worldwide hit stage musical about Sixties band The Four Seasons. Directed by Clint Eastwood, it will be screened from July 11-17.

Pulp(Cert TBC) is an inventive documentary following the iconic Nineties band on their comeback tour in 2012 and is screened on July 11 and 12.

The weird and wonderful musical comedy film very loosely based on North West character Frank Sidebottom returns from June 1-5 and on July 21.

The season concludes with a digitally restored version of A Hard Day’s Night(U) on July 18 and 22 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles seminal film debut.

Tickets are priced £6/£5.