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The Adventure Travel Film Festival, Sherborne

If you're the adventuring type, vicariously or otherwise, camping out at a Dorset girls' school for this delightfully homespun event will be no great challenge. On screen, there are bizarre and obscure travel films from the past 80 years: there's paragliding across Canada; canoeing down the Congo; around the world on a penny farthing; hitch-hiking across the Us; motorbiking through muddy Siberia with Polish devil-worshippers (really). Away from the screen, sample the smoked squirrel at the roadkill cookout.

Sherborne Girls School, Fri to 20 Aug

Mexfest, London

The familiar and the unexpected mix in this cinema-based celebration, which highlights the traditional features of Mexican culture – music, food, wrestling – alongside the less traditional ones, such as vintage sci-fi B-movies. There's still a distinctly local flavour to the latter, hence Santo Vs The Martian Invasion, with its masked-wrestler hero, or the brilliantly titled The Aztec Mummy Vs The Human Robot. »

- Steve Rose

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