Winner of the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British director, writer or producer

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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. The summer season brings simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point, with tragic consequences.

Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s Bait is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing unwelcome change.

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6 March
Flicks in the Sticks (Bedstone & Hopstone)
St Austell Arts Centre

8 March
Sawbridge Memorial Trust

9 March
East Cork Cine Club
The Maltings, Wells By Sea

10 March
Regal Theatre Minehead

12 March
Lyth Arts

14 March
Flicks in the Sticks (St Marys Hall)
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Torpoint Community Cinema

16 March
Louth Film Club

20 March
Kirkby Stephen VH

21 March
Regal Film Club, Fordingbridge

22 March
Odyssey St Albans

23 March
The Maltings

24 March
Queens Hall Arts Centre Hexham
Totnes Cinema

25 March
Source Arts Centre

26 March
Foyle Nerve Centre

27 March
Shipham Film Society
Sinema Sadwrn

28 March
Storyhouse Chester

29 March
Holmfirth Film Festival

30 March
Blackstairs Film Society
Phoenix Leicester


7 April
Droichead Arts Centre

18 April
Towner Art Gallery

19 April
Malmesbury Film Society

22 April
Elgiva Chesham
Tiverton Film Club

From 23 April
Whirled Cinema

23 April
Hayle Film Club
Langley Film Box


5 May
Glor Arts Centre

6 May
Grampound Film Club

19 May
Wimbledon Film Club

29 May
Platform Cinema


26 June
New Dot Cinema


06 July
Screen St Ives

Bait (2019)

Bait (2019)


3 September
End of the Road Festival

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