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By midlandsmovies, Sep 6 2019 01:07PM



TELFORD FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR ITS SECOND EDITION


TELFORD FILM FESTIVAL

6 SEPTEMBER – 20 OCTOBER 2019

#TFILMFEST19


Telford & Wrekin Council and Flatpack Projects have announced the programme for the 2nd edition of Telford Film Festival, taking place this autumn.


Launched last year as part of the celebrations for Telford’s 50th birthday, the festival will return from 6 September to 20 October 2019 and treat audiences to a host of special screenings and events all over Telford. From ghost trains, brass bands and sing-alongs to silver screen classics there promises to be something for everyone.


Highlights of Telford Film Festival 2019 include:


The festival kicks off in style with two outdoor Sunset Cinema screenings in Telford Town Park – the foot-stomping celebration of Queen, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (6 September) and a sing-along version of the dazzling feel-good musical, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (7 September).


The Dale End Park yurt will host two nights of ABBA-tastic fun with a screening of MAMMA MIA! (17 September), followed by the sequel MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (23 September) the following week. There will also be an hour-long kite making workshop ahead of Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS (22 September) and Tim Burton’s DUMBO (29 September) will round off the family screenings in the yurt.


Guests can enjoy an elegant New York style buffet at the Maws Craft Centre before an outdoor screening of the classic Hollywood romance BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (20 September).


RAF Museum Cosford will play host to two spectacular outdoor screenings - the seventh instalment of the epic Star Wars series STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS (20 September) and the Tom Cruise’s 80s blockbuster TOP GUN (21 September).


Discover how to make your very own model of one of Aardman’s world famous clay creations in a series of AARDMAN MODEL MAKING WORKSHOPS (21 September) at Ketley Community Centre.


Utilising rarely seen archive footage THE MINERS’ HYMNS (26 September) delivers a memorable tribute to the coal mining community and will be shown at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron in Ironbridge – the screening will be followed by a live performance from the Wellington Brass Band.


Follow the yellow brick road to Wellington Orbit for a fun-filled weekend of THE WIZARD OF OZ screenings (28 & 29 September) and STAN & OLLIE (1 October), the true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy will screen at The Place Telford.


Fascinating local documentary GIRO: IS THIS THE MODERN WORLD charts the life of a group of young people on the dole in Telford during the 80s and will be screened in Dawley Town Hall (5 October), followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.


Two very different forms of dance will be celebrated in a unique pair of screenings at The Edge Arts Centre (6 October) - FORCE OF NATURE is an access-all-areas document of ballet superstar Natalia Osipova and Nick Frost stars as a former salsa prodigy who returns to the dancefloor in CUBAN FURY.


The Gorge Film Club will raise a glass to the cinematic classic CASABLANCA (7 October) at Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Community Centre, accompanied by a gin-tasting session.


Telford Steam Railway will transform one of their famous vehicles into a SCOOBY DOO GHOST TRAIN (12 October) for a special family Halloween event, preceded by a screening of some classic Scooby Doo adventures at the Horsehay Community Centre. The venue will also form the perfect backdrop for a matinee of David Lean’s BRIEF ENCOUNTER (12 October), accompanied with afternoon tea and prosecco on board the train.


The festival will round off with the cult 80s horror CHOPPING MALL (18 October) screening in Telford Shopping Centre in the dead of night. This special event is hosted by Trash Film Club, a regular Midlands-based cinema night celebrating the very finest ‘so-bad-they’re-good’ movies around.


Telford Film Festival is the result of a collaboration between Telford & Wrekin Council and Flatpack Projects (the team behind Birmingham’s Flatpack Film Festival) and is part of BFI Film Hub Midlands’ mission to develop film culture across the region.


Full details of Telford Film Festival 2019 and ticket information can be found at:


https://www.discovertelford.co.uk/filmfestival


Alternatively call the box office on 01952 382 382.


By midlandsmovies, Aug 19 2018 09:03AM



Midlands Spotlight – New film festival for Telford 50th anniversary celebrations


To celebrate Telford’s 50th birthday Telford & Wrekin Council is organising a range of 50th anniversary celebrations and events including a new film festival for the region’s cinephiles.


From 14th September to 31st October the council have joined forces with Flatpack Projects to create and promote a varied programme for the 1st ever edition of the new Telford Film Festival,.


As part of a year-long celebration for Telford’s 50th birthday, the event will treat audiences to a jam-packed month of screenings and special events in venues all over the town.


Highlights of Telford Film Festival 2018 include:


Legendary silent comedian Buster Keaton in the classic comedy THE CAMERAMAN (14 September, 7.00pm, All Saints Church), presented in partnership with Wellington Orbit and featuring live musical accompaniment from pianist Meg Morley.


Poet and novelist Mary Webb is perhaps Shropshire’s most famous daughter, and Gorge Film Club will be paying homage to Webb with a screening of Powell & Pressburger’s GONE TO EARTH (17 September, 7.30pm, Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Community Centre), a gorgeous adaptation of her 1917 novel about a woman choosing between two admirers.


Enjoy a trip down memory lane with the TELFORD ON FILM (22 September, drop in all-day, Ironbridge Gorge Museum) a celebration of the town using newly digitised film from the Media Archive for Central England - from coracles on the Severn to the world famous cast-iron bridge plus a nostalgic visit from football legend Billy Wright.


RAF Museum Cosford will play host to two spectacular screenings as part of their outdoor film season - the seventh instalment of the epic Star Wars franchise STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS (21 September, 6.00pm, RAF Cosford) and the Tom Cruise 80s thrill-ride TOP GUN (22 September, 6.00pm, RAF Cosford).


Cineworld Telford will screen an eclectic mix of features - the iconic Studio Ghibli family classic MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (23 September, 2.00pm), a special preview of SKATE KITCHEN (24 September, 6.15pm) an atmospheric tale of female skaters in New York City, the cult-classic THE BIG LEBOWSKI preceded by a 90s-themed movie quiz (1 October, 6.30pm) and the Kubrick masterpiece 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (8 October, 7.30pm) digitally remastered for its fiftieth anniversary this year.


Two engaging archive films that glimpse into Telford’s past - A SPLENDID PLACE TO LIVE and THE NEW LIFE (23 September, 4.30pm, Dawley Town Hall) will screen ahead of a brand-new documentary TELFORD NEW TOWN: DREAM & REALITIES (23 September, 6.00pm, Dawley Town Hall) from director Nick Boy that looks at the remarkable urban planning project that began in the 1960s.


Telford Stream Railway will provide a fitting location for Kenneth Branagh’s MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (29 September, 3.00pm), kicking off with a wine-tasting session on board a vintage train before the feature presentation at nearby Horsehay Village Hall.


Fancy dress is absolutely encouraged for BARBARA NICE PRESENTS THE SOUND OF MUSIC (9 October, 7.00pm, Oakengates Theatre @ The Place) when Midlands legend Barbara Nice (aka stand-up comic Janice Connolly) hosts a screening of the Julie Andrews classic, supported by Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival.


The festival will round off with one of the most compelling and entertaining zombie films ever made, DAWN OF THE DEAD (20 October, 8.30pm, Telford Centre) screening in the shopping centre in the dead of night and a Halloween screening of James Cameron’s nail-biting blockbuster ALIENS (31 October, 8.00pm, The Wakes).


Telford Film Festival is the result of a collaboration between Telford & Wrekin Council and Flatpack Projects (the team behind Birmingham’s Flatpack Film Festival) and is part of BFI Film Hub Midlands’ mission to develop film culture across the region.


Ian Francis, Director of Flatpack Projects, said “For the inaugural Telford Film Festival we were keen to offer a fun and varied programme - everything from railway adventures and zombie attacks to camp singalongs and silent classics. Hopefully, there’s something for everyone!”


Full details of Telford Film Festival 2018 and ticket information can be found here:


http://www.telford50.co.uk/filmfestival



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