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Midlands Spotlight - Derby Film Festival 2016

By midlandsmovies, Mar 25 2016 12:01PM

Derby Film Festival 2016


The third edition of Derby Film Festival arrives in just over a month with another exciting full festival line up for the region. From April 29th to May 8th Derby Quad will be bringing ten days of brilliant preview screenings and guest events as well hosting fantastic one-off events at Derby Cathedral and Derby Museum.


A small number of highlights are picked out below. Please take a look at the full festival line up on the website at: www.derbyfilmfestival.co.uk


FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (PG) - OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW Fri. 29th April 7:00pm

Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) is a New York heiress who has a single dream, to become a famous opera singer, and is not going to let a small matter like her terrible voice stand in her way. Director Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) brings a lightness of touch to this true life tale of perseverance in the face of overwhelming odds.


ROMAN HOLIDAY AT DERBY MUSEUM (U) Sun. May 1st 3:00pm

As part of this year's thematic strand of 'Journeys' the DFF present a screening of a classic romantic comedy. This screening takes place at Derby Museum where the exhibition Joseph Wright And The Lure Of Italy, running March 19th to June 12th, looks at a nation that has long been a place of artistic pilgrimage.


THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME WITH LIVE ORGAN SCORE AT DERBY CATHEDRAL (PG) Sat. 30th April 7:30pm

The atmospheric Derby Cathedral provides the setting for this timeless Cathedral film, famous for Lon Chaney’s classic performance as Quasimodo – the deaf, half-blind bellringer of the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Live accompaniment for this special screening will be provided by Donald Mackenzie, organist of the Odeon, Leicester Square, who will be playing Derby Cathedral’s 1938 Compton organ.


MUSTANG (15) - PREVIEW Sun. 1st May 6:00pm & Mon. 2nd May 8:15pm

In a remote Turkish village Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. Their conduct is viewed as scandalous by the village elders and they are confined to their home whilst their grandmother starts to arrange their marriages. The five girls, who share a common passion for freedom, resist and find new ways of asserting their independence. First time director Deniz Gamze Ergüven drew upon her own adolescent experiences for this much-lauded drama which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars.


SIMON CALLOW IN CONVERSATION Wed. 4th May 7:00pm

Simon Callow made his cinema debut in 1984 in the critically acclaimed Oscar winner Amadeus. He was then BAFTA nominated for his role in A Room With A View and is now in the fourth decade of a hugely successful career that has taken in appearances in some very popular films including Four Weddings And A Funeral and Shakespeare In Love.


FANTASTIQ 6th May to 8th May

The Fantastiq Festival Of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror returns for Derby Film Festival's second weekend. This year's Fantastiq Guest Of Honour will be actress Barbara Shelley who became known as "The First Lady Of British Horror" in the 1960s after appearances in films including Dracula: Prince Of Darkness, Quatermass And The Pit and The Gorgon. Fantastiq will also feature fantastic retrospective screenings as well as previews of great genre movies including Intruders (15), The Call Up (15). Green Room (18).


FESTIVAL PASSES OFFER BIG SAVINGS

Festival Pass: £80 - Allows entry to all events across the full ten days of the festival

Weekend Pass: £50 - Allows entry to all events at the festival Friday April 29th to (Bank Holiday) Monday May 2nd.

Fantastiq Pass: £50 - Allows entry to all Fantastiq and Derby Film Festival events Friday May 6th to Sunday May 8th

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