Screenwaves is a rural cinema scheme operated by Reel Solutions with funding from Creative England and the BFI. It aims to take the inconvenience out of cinema going in far flung places by bringing the big screen to village communities in rural North Yorkshire.
We are pleased to announce that MY WEEK WITH MARILYN will be playing in Screenwaves venues throughout March 2012. Michelle Williams shines in her multi award nominated performance as Marilyn Monroe. The story is based on real events surrounding Marilyn’s visit to the UK to film The Prince and the Showgirl and a dreamy fling she had with a young assistant (played by Eddie Redmayne, last seen in the BBC’s adaptation of Birdsong). The British landscape has never looked better and with a stella British supporting cast including Judi Dench and Kenneth Brannagh who plays Laurence Olivier to hammy perfection, My Week with Marilyn is set to be the new King’s Speech
Now in its second year, Screenwaves launched its autumn/winter season with a free screening of eco-doc Home at Howsham Mill (pictured above), the UK’s only hydro powered pop up cinema. See the link below for a short film by Sky Movies’ 35mm programme about our screenings at Howsham.
Howsham Mill is a Georgian watermill currently being restored for use as a community centre. It has featured on BBC’s Restoration and Countryfile programmes and sits on a tiny wooded island in the River Derwent at Howsham, North Yorkshire. It makes for a magical pop up cinema, which in the ruins of the mill, is run entirely from hydro power generated by an Archimedes Screw. From the torch lit river walk to reach this tiniest of cinemas (it can only seat 23 people on deckchairs) to the fact that there is no roof, so you can watch movies under the stars this is probably one of the UK’s most unique cinema experiences.
It is the perfect venue for Screenwaves’ opening night films on Friday 16 September. At 8pm there is a free screening of the eco documentary Home which gives audiences an awe-inspiring view of planet Earth shot entirely from an aerial perspective. Through visually stunning footage from over fifty countries Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the film’s director, hopes to provide not only a first for audiences – it’s the first film release to use aerial perspective throughout but also a stepping-stone to further the call for action to take care of and protect our Home. At 9.45pm there is a screening of The Blair Witch Project which although not strictly speaking a documentary, was one of the first high profile features to make us a think it was.
Senna, the compelling life story of racing driver Ayrton Senna promises laughter, tears, thrills and spills for Saturday night and on Sunday Screenwaves’ final film, Life in a Day celebrates the astonishing spectrum of life on the planet with unique personal stories documented on one day, 24 July 2010, by people from across the globe, the film was produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald (Touching the Void and The Last King of Scotland) from 80,000 submissions, 4500 hours of footage and 192 countries. Both films can also be seen at Screenwaves film events throughout October at the Robinson Institute in Glaisdale, Snainton Village Hall, Hinderwell Village Hall, Burniston and Cloughton Village Hall.
On Saturday 24 September, at 7.30pm as part of Cine Yorkshire’s very first archive film festival, Contrast/brilliance*, Screenwaves are celebrating Britain’s ancient folk traditions with a screening of the BFI’s Here’s A Health to the Barley Mow with live morris dancing and music from Yorkshire Coast Morris kicking off a nostalgic and enlightening evening at Burniston and Cloughton Village Hall.
There will be two special Christmas screenings of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE with festive refreshments, Christmas songs and a chance to see SEASONS – four short films from the Yorkshire Film Archive which celebrate the different times of the year throughout Yorkshire.
Tickets are £5 and are available in advance from www.wegottickets.com/screenwaves . Any remaining tickets will also be available on the door half an hour before the screenings. We regret that we cannot take credit/debit card bookings on the door. The venues seat between 23 – 100 people.
Screenwaves is supported by Cine Yorkshire with funding from Creative England and the BFI.
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