Reel to Real began in 2016 as a space in the Stove to share films with big ideas, films that can start conversations, and bring the dialogue from the screen into our everyday.
In 2019, Reel to Real has become a monthly club night open to all, with pre-film dinner provided by The Stove Café, and a space for discussion and conversation over a drink after each screening.
Reel to Real also looks to bring cinema and film to unexpected spaces in the town centre, we have tested cinema spaces in car parks and on the Mill Green as part of Nithraid, and in community centres in NW Dumfries.
We screen a variety of film types including world cinema and independent releases, documentaries, artist films and short film evenings. Films in 2019 have included:
Reel to Real is open to unusual formats, extended events or activities in partnership with or inspired by screenings. If you have an idea for a film screening, or have a film that you would like to screen at the Stove, please get in touch by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.