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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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Posted in General by / April 26th, 2018 / No Comments »

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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Posted in General by / April 12th, 2018 / No Comments »

Day School: Films Noirs/Melodramas in British Cinema of the late 1940s.



Mechanics Institute Library, Bradford

Saturday 23 September, 10.30am – 4.30pm


The Hollywood film noir of the 1940s is a very popular genre but many film fans don’t realise that the concept of film noir had an international dimension.

The day will feature extracts and a feature (title tbc).


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Posted in Events by / September 1st, 2017 / No Comments »

In the Frame: How to use Film in the Classroom



Thursday 9th November 2017, 10.30 – 5pm

CarriageWorks Theatre, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD


In the Frame is a day designed for primary and secondary teachers based in Yorkshire interested in using film effectively in the classroom, delivered by Reel Solutions and IVE.


The day will provide the opportunity to hear from a range experts in the field including Aardman Animations. Jim Parkyn – one of Aardman’s senior model makers, has worked on many of the Aardman Animations including the Shaun the Sheep Movie and Chicken Run and will be introducing Aardman’s ambassador scheme, explaining how your school can get involved.


There will be the opportunity to hear from IVE (formerly known as CapeUK) to learn more about the Arts Award scheme and how engaging pupils in film-based activities can both improve pupils’ literacy attainment and help them achieve an Arts Award. We will also be launching a new Yorkshire Film Educators Network supported by IVE.


Come join us, be inspired, learn new skills and hear about all the opportunities using film in school can provide.

Book a place here or email to find out more.

Tickets £20, includes refreshments.



Posted in General by / August 17th, 2017 / No Comments »

BFI Film Academies – Applications Now Open!



Reel Solutions will be delivering two film schools for young people in Yorkshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire for the British Film Institute. We believe in the next generation, their enthusiasm, their talent and their ambitions and feel hugely privileged to be able to support their dreams by providing opportunities to engage with filmmaking processes and professionals from the UK film and TV industries.


We delivered the first BFI Film Academy in Bradford in 2015 with the invaluable support of our partners – the University of Bradford, Bradford College and the National Media Museum.


In Chester this Autumn, in partnership with Storyhouse and the University of Chester, we are launching one the first BFI Film Academies to focus on the new fields of 360° filmmaking, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.


Applications for both Academies are now open!


Details & Application



Posted in General by / July 12th, 2017 / No Comments »

A Change in the Weather + Director Q&A



8 July, 3.30pm

HOME Manchester


“A film that burrows into the truth more thoroughly than most and hits its marks with very considerable skill.” – Derek Malcolm.


In an attempt to revisit a creative collaboration and revive his marriage, a theatre director brings together a group of performers to spend a week with him and his wife in an isolated, mountainous part of southern France.

As the work progresses, fiction and reality become blurred and there is a constant tension between the characters’ emotional lives and the nature of the work – an investigation into the changing nature of love.

Following the screening there will be a Q&A hosted by Bill Lawrence of Reel Solutions, with writer and director Jon Sanders and writer and lead actor Anna Mottram.


Details & Booking



Posted in General by / July 7th, 2017 / No Comments »

The Hippopotamus + Satellite Q&A with Stephen Fry and Cast




28 May, Various Locations


Disgraced poet Ted Wallace is summoned to his friends Lord and Lady Loganʼs country manor, Swafford Hall, to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings. Ted tracks down the perpetrator of the phenomena, fifteen year old David Logan, whose parents believe he has healing hands. Unaware that David is using some unorthodox methods, the Logans are set on sharing their sonʼs ʻgiftʼ with the world. With a poetʼs passion for the truth, Ted hurries to debunk the miracles and save a young man from a lifetime of embarrassment.

Following the screening there will be a live satellite Q&A session with Stephen Fry and members of the cast.



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Bradford, Picturehouse     Ilkley Cinema     Leeds, Showcase     Leeds, Everyman     Manchester, Showcase     Scarborough, Stephen Joseph Theatre     Sheffield, Showroom     York, City Screen



Posted in General by / May 24th, 2017 / No Comments »

Exploring Digital Futures



The Exploring Digital Futures event in Scarborough 26th & 27th May 2017 encompasses inspiring and informative talks, discussions, networking opportunities, shows and experiences. It will focus on emerging trends and developments in the use of digital technologies in the arts and creative industries.

If you’re interested in finding out more about these new technologies (particularly Virtual and Augmented Reality (AVR) and 360° film), or if you’re studying or work in theatre, film and the visual arts, gaming, education, museums and galleries then our one day conference event will give you loads of information to keep you up to date with the new developments.



Details & Booking



Posted in General by / May 23rd, 2017 / No Comments »

Day School: Indigenous Peoples in the Cinemas of Australia and New Zealand



Saturday 20 May 10.30am – 4.30pm


The Indigenous peoples of Australia and the Maori of New Zealand (indigenous Polynesians) form significant minority populations in their countries. They appear in local films and they are active as filmmakers, but their histories in the film cultures of Australia and New Zealand differ. In this Day School we’ll consider why this might be and look at both ‘European’ films featuring Indigenous peoples and films made from within the communities.

The day will include a full screening of Charlie’s Country (Australia 2014).



Details & Booking



Posted in General by / May 12th, 2017 / No Comments »

Day School: The Cinema of Québec and French Canada + I Killed My Mother



Saturday 22 April, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Mechanics Institute Library, Bradford

Tutor: Roy Stafford


The Day School will introduce Québécois Cinema and explain its importance in Canada and internationally. It will include a full screening of the first feature by the current Cannes favourite, Xavier Dolan, I Killed My Mother (J’ai tué ma mère, 2009). The title is not literal but refers to an adolescent boy’s attempts to come to terms with who he thinks he is. The boy is played by the director.


Details & Booking



Posted in General by / April 21st, 2017 / No Comments »
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