Archive for April, 2018

Preview Screening: The Bookshop



Tuesday 8 May, 6pm

The Light, Bradford


Reel Solutions, in association with the Bradford Literature Festival and The Light Bradford, is proud to present this preview screening that also provides a sneak peek at the newest cinema venue in Bradford before the doors open to the public.


Based on the novel by Penelope Fitzgerald, this is a joy for all book lovers. Set in the 1950s,  in the seaside town of Hardborough, the widowed Florence Green decides to open a bookshop – converting the Old House into her new place of reading. In doing so, she comes up against members of the community who had other plans for the building. Spanish director Isabel Coixet brings together a great cast, in a quintessentially English environment, in this paean to book shops and book lovers. Coixet also directed Festival favourite of 2016, Learning to Drive.


Tickets £7

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Day School: An Introduction to Egyptian Cinema



Mechanics Institute Library, Bradford

Saturday 12 May, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Tutor: Roy Stafford


Egypt is one of the three major film-producing countries in Africa but in the UK it receives less attention than South Africa or Nigeria. Traditionally its focus has been on entertainment features for the Arab world but in the last decade independent films have begun to emerge and the events of the ‘Arab Spring’ of 2011 have changed the country.

The Day School will look at some of the few contemporary films available in the UK and also the work of Youssef Chahine (1926-2008), the celebrated director of the studio period of Egyptian cinema.

Tea and coffee are available in the Mechanics Institute Library. There are places nearby to buy lunch and you are also welcome to bring your own lunch.

Tickets are £14 and £9 concessions.


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