FAMILY audiences can head for Shaftesbury Arts Centre tomorrow, Saturday, for a screening of Puss in Boots at 2.30. This animated film is set in the same fairyland as the Shrek films, and tells the story of the sword-fighting cat as he meets up with the green ogre and his mates.
Voiced by Antonio Banderas, Puss is based on the Charles Perrault fairy tale, but with lots of new twists to keep children and parents delighted.
Also at SAC, the Senior Film Club on Tuesday 20th at 2pm will be showing Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas. Everything is possible when you have enough money, and when a sheikh decides he wants to introduce fly fishing to his desert country, a fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realise the dream.
The week's films continue at Shaftesbury next Friday 23rd November with a screening of the controversial Tyrannosaur. A violent and self destructive man finds a chance of redemption when he meets a Christian charity shop worker. Olivia Coleman is magnificent.
Tonight, Friday, at the David Hall in South Petherton you can see Moonrise Kingdom, the story of two young teenage lovers who run away, setting the members of their New England community into turmoil and a flurry of accusations.
This week's Movies at Athelhampton brings The Woman in Black to the house outside Puddletown, for screening on Sunday at 2.30 and repeated on Tuesday 20th November at 7.30. Daniel Radcliffe stars in his first real adult role as the solicitor called to the menacing house on the marshes to unravel a mystery in Susan Hill's chiller.
Next Monday 19th November, Wimborne's Tivoli brings in Ruby Sparks for four days.
A lonely novelist has writers' block, and creates a female character that he thinks might love him. He then wills her into existence in this film starring Paul Dano, Annette Bening and Steve Coogan.
On Tuesday 20th November Wincanton Film Society will be showing In the Time of Butterflies at the PEC at King Arthur's School. Starring Selma Hayek, but is based on a book by Julia Alaras, telling the true story of a woman who dared defy a corrupt dictator, the despotic Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, in the Domenican Republic.
Blandford Film Society shows Win Win at Blandford School on Wednesday 21st November. Paul Giametti and Amy Ryan star in this comedy about a struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach whose misdemeanors come back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of a client he has double-crossed joins the class.
Also on Wednesday, Yeovil's Cinematheque shows The Well Digger's Daughter at the College. Daniel Auteuil's remake of the 1940 classic is beautifully done, and tells the story of a working class girl seduced and abandoned by the son of a local businessman.
At Strode Theatre in Street, audiences can see Barbara next Wednesday. Set in 1980 in East Germany, a doctor who has asked for an exit visa to the West is punished by a transfer to a provincial clinic. Planning her escape via the Baltic with her West German lover, she finds her new boss is sympathetic to her plight ... but is he part of the Stasi network?
Next Friday 23rd November, the film at Strode is To Rome with Love, Woody Allen's latest and set in the Italian capital where a frustrated opera director thinks he has spotted a great talent.
Lovers of the great 1942 Bogart/Bergman classic Casablanca have two chances to see it again on the big screen at The Hub in Verwood next Wednesday 21st November, at 2 and 7.30.
Dorchester Film Society screens Nostalgia for the Light, at the Corn Exchange next Thursday 22nd November. Set in the Atacama Desert in Chile, this film shows the extraordinary contrast of astronomers scanning the heavens from this high and dry desert while women search for the bodies of their loved ones, political prisons "missing" during the regime of Pinochet, in a place that preserves the bodies.
Also on Thursday, you can see the 1988 Cinema Paradiso at Poole's Lighthouse Cinema, screened by the Italian Film Society at 5pm.
This week's Moviola films are the multi award winning silent The Artist at Netherbury tomorrow, Saturday, and Cerne Abbas on Monday 19th.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is at Somerton tomorrow, Saturday, Motcombe on Wednesday 21st, Ditcheat and North Cadbury next Thursday 22nd and Nunney next Friday 23rd November.
Moviola audiences can see War Horse, the Spielberg film of Michael Morpurgo's story at Leigh Village Hall next Monday 19th November, and next Wednesday at Curry Rivel there is a screening of Mao's Last Dancer.
The films at the Odeon in Salisbury from today, Friday to next Thursday 22nd November are Gambit, Madagascar 3, Silver Linings Playbook, Skyfall and Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Odeon Kids on Saturday and Sunday at 11am is showing Nativity and the Senior Screen film next Wednesday at 11am is Total Recall.