Film events at independent cinemas
On Monday night, Middle-Earth fans across the country were treated to their best glimpse yet of forthcoming dragon-laden caper The Desolation of Smaug. Sarah Deen, our Hobbit in the field, was there – and here’s what she found out about Bilbo’s next adventure.
All Hallows’ Eve approaches, and as usual we’ve been scouring the web for the very best of this year’s spooky film events. From screenings in a church to journeys into the history of horror, read on for our top five film-based Hallowe’en nights out.
In a frankly inspired bit of outreach work, the Royal Observatory Greenwich is planning to punctuate this summer with a series of classic sci-fi screenings accompanied by talks from REAL SCIENTISTS. Like, alien experts and that. Seriously, when did you last hear an idea this good (apart from Best For Film Presents…, that is)? We’ll be hitting this week’s screening of War of the Worlds, and we’ll expect to see you there.
The very first BFF Presents… is less than a month away – and you’re invited! Join us on July 9th for an evening of murder, mayhem and tombolas as we lift the lid on everything from how to get published to whether BFF writers can drink more than normal people (we definitely can).
With the Glasgow Film Festival commencing its 9th year, we sent along two of our Highland based contributors to bring you their verdict on the line-up. Patrick Harley, determined to see an obscene amount of films over a short period of time, will be using what seconds he has spare to provide round-ups as the festival proceeds. Meanwhile when the festival ends, the fun continues, with Steven Neish on hand to select his Best of the Fest – unmissable gems you’ll be rushing to see when they come to a cinema near you. Here’s what happened on Patrick’s first day…
This free screening of Larry Clark’s new film, Marfa Girl at The Book Club in Shoreditch is especially exclusive as it is the only public screening of the film in the UK . Although this is a one-off public screening, you can also watch the small-town Texan film online.
East London’s premiere cinematic nightspot Rich Mix and documentary magicians DocHouse present another one-of-a-kind screening – this time of pioneering Czech film Solar Eclipse. Feeling like you’ll never see the sun again? You need this film in your life.
The renowned Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn is bringing the best of international cinema to London in the build-up to the 2012 Oscars. Nominated and longlisted films from all over the world will be screening for just two weeks before the Academy Awards themselves – make sure you don’t miss out on a seat!