Film festival coming to Warwick School - The Leamington Observer

Film festival coming to Warwick School

Leamington Editorial 10th Nov, 2019   0

FILM fans will be able to enjoy a new festival coming to Warwick School later this month.

Not-for-profit arts organisation Live & Local is behind the Big Picture Festival taking place at the Bridge House Theatre over the weekend of November 23 and 24.

Highlights include a discussion with director Marc Zammit about his new film Homeless Ashes, a preview screening of documentary The Biggest Little Farm and a special event centred around 80s favourite Back to the Future.

The festival opens on the Friday with The Wizard of Oz to celebrate its 80th anniversary of the timeless classic starring Judy Garland.




Saturday evening celebrates Back to the Future with audiences encouraged to attend in their finest 80s gear.

Barrie Wills – the author of John Z, the DeLorean & Me, and the third and final chief executive of DeLorean Motor Cars Limited – will give a pre-screening talk about the iconic DeLorean car and its place in pop culture, while also telling of the real-life drama that took place behind the scenes.


On Sunday there will be a preview screening of The Biggest Little Farm. It follows Emmy Award-winning filmmaker John Chester and his wife Molly as they develop a sustainable farm just outside Los Angeles.

And emerging UK director Marc Zammit will be attending a Sunday evening screening of his new film Homeless Ashes which focuses on homelessness.

The festival will also feature opportunities for audiences to see British filmmakers Richard Billingham’s and Francis Lee’s respective directorial debuts – Ray & Liz and God’s Own Country.

Other screenings will include Beasts of The Southern Wild, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Madeline’s Madeline, A Season in France, My Life as a Courgette and The Breadwinner.

Search Facebook ‘Big Picture Festival’ for further details, and visit bridgehousetheatre.co.uk/production/big-picture-festival for tickets.

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