Buffy the Vampire Slayer Halloween Screen

Pop-up Picturehouse presents

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Halloween Screen

From 7pm Friday 27 October at

Blackpool Central Library, Queen St,  FY1 1PX

Come and sing along with the classic episode Once More with Feeling on the big screen. There’ll be a big fat Buffy quiz great snacks, costume competitions and general Buffy geekery this October at the Hellmouth.

Hang out in the library with your vampire hunting friends, or you might want to pop to The Bronze for a drink and some live performance.

Tickets £5 available online soon.

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Poetry Doc Night at ICW (In Collaboration With)

Pop-up Picturehouse brings you a double bill evening of poetry documentaries.

DREAD BEAT AND BLOOD (1979)
Director: Franco Rosso
Duration: 43 minutes and 46 seconds

This vibrant portrait of dub poet and political activist Linton Kwesi Johnson transports us back to the turbulent streets of Brixton in the late 1970s. Jamaican-born Johnson explains with precise and powerful eloquence the violence and racism meted out to Black and Asian communities in London and beyond – and how his poetry acts as a weapon in the struggle for justice.

TEN YEARS IN AN OPEN NECKED SHIRT (1984)
Director: Nick May
Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute, and 8 seconds

The near-legendary bard of Salford, aka John Cooper Clarke, aka the ‘name behind the hairstyle’, is the focus of this essential documentary. Nick May’s film wisely sets aside narration to give space to Clarke’s sharp, take-no-prisoners words: in live performance, interviews and simple but striking impromptu ‘videos’ for tracks from his LPs with producer Martin Hannett. The film climaxes with a grim tour through Manchester slums to accompany Clarke’s magnum opus, Beasley Street, a despairing hymn to the urban devastation and human casualties of the Thatcher era.

This is no conventional biography; the film also serves as a useful introduction to the shortlived ‘punk poetry’ scene that rose up around Clarke at the turn of the 80s.

Cost: Donations on the door: £3 suggested.
Refreshments: Drinks & snacks available – details coming soon.
Doors open: 6:45pm
Screening start time: 7:15pm, 15 min interval at 8pm.

This will be a relaxed informal screening,
Huge thanks to ICW for use of the space

Get involved with Retroscope – volunteer character actors needed

Retroscope – Family Archive Film Day, Saturday 29 July 2017, Blackpool Winter Gardens

We’re pleased to announce that we will be hosting a family archive films day as part of the British Film Institute Britain on Film season.

We are looking for volunteers to take part in our live cinema event at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

About the event

Retroscope is a variety of screenings performance and family activities taking place in the Pavilion of heritage venue Blackpool Winter Gardens.

There will be sideshows, promenade theatre, craft activities, deckchair theatre, a dress-up photo studio, a parasol parade, music and lots more.

Volunteer roles

You will be in character as visitors to Blackpool through the ages and will be based in the Pavilion Theatre and Horseshoe area.

You don’t need any previous acting experience and you will not need to learn a script.

Costumes will be provided, or if you have suitable period clothing, you can wear your own costume.

There will be a workshop session to:

  • Familiarise you with the films
  • Show you the venue
  • Tell you about your role
  • Fit your costumes

Key Dates:

Workshop sessions (you will need to attend one of these):

  • 6:30pm Thursday 13 July, Winter Gardens
  • 6:30pm Thursday 20 July, Winter Gardens

Show date: Saturday 29 July – 10am – 6pm

About Britain on Film

Britain on Film: Coast and Sea is an exciting programme of archive film screening events bringing our coastal heritage to life this summer.

Britain on Film : Coast and Sea is part of Britain on Film, a major project from the BFI National Archive, Regional and National Archives and rights holders from across the UK that reveals new and unseen stories of our lives through the history of film. Unlocking the UK’s film and TV history – our national collection, much of it previously unseen – the season will open up our local histories and provide unprecedented online access to our screen heritage. As part of a major programme of digitisation, which started in 2012 and continues until the end of 2017, Britain on Film offers ways to discover, explore and engage with the newly digitised films.

Britain on Film is supported by Unlocking Film Heritage awarding funds from The National Lottery.

 

If you would like to take part, please complete this online form by 16 June 2017.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to work on a fun and exciting BFI project.

For any more information, please send us an email.


FAQs

  • Do I have to be 18yrs or over? Yes, however we can make some exceptions for 16/17yrs but we’ll need you to email us.

Pictures in the Park: Life, Animated (2016)

Directed by: Roger Ross Williams

Duration: 1h 32mins

Genre: Documentary, Animation

Language: English

Awards:

  • Sundance Film Festival 2016: Directing Award – U.S. Documentary
  • Academy Awards 2017: Nomination – Best Documentary Feature

From Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams, Life, Animated is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was a thriving three year old who suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for years after remained unable to connect with other people or to convey his thoughts, feelings or desires. Over time, through repeated viewings of Disney classics like The Little Mermaid and The Lion King, Owen found useful tools to help him to understand complex social cues and to re-connect with the world around him.

Life, Animated evocatively interweaves classic Disney sequences with scenes from Owen’s life in order to explore how his identification and empathy for characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel gave him a means to understand his feelings and allowed him to interpret reality. Beautiful, original animations offer rich insights into Owen’s relationship with Disney films as he imagines himself heroically facing adversity as a member in a tribe of sidekicks. Owen’s story is a moving testament to the many ways in which stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light.
Autism-friendly screening with low-level lighting, no trailers and quiet/chill-out area.

Tickets £3.50 – carers go free.

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Unlimited tea, coffee and soft drinks.
Please note that this screening will take place at Blackpool City Learning Centre, Bathurst Ave, Blackpool FY3 7RW

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Pictures in the Park: Moonlight (2016)

Directed by: Barry Jenkins,
Duration: 1h 51mins
Cert: 15
Genre: Drama, LGBT
Language: English

Awards: 

Academy Awards 2017

  • 8 Oscar Nominations including: Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress
  • 3 Oscar Wins: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Writing (adapted screenplay)

BAFTA

  • 4 nominations including: Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man named Chiron as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough Miami neighbourhood.

At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths.

Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’ staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.

One of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year, ‘Moonlight’ is a hugely powerful story of one man’s self-discovery.

Tickets £4.00 – available on the door and online.

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Free unlimited tea and coffee.

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Pictures in the Park: Chevalier (2015)

Directed by: Athina Rachel Tsangari
Duration: 105 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Cert: 18
Language: Greek – English Subtitles

Winner of Best Film at the London Film Festival, Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Chevalier is a funny, perfectly pitched satire that puts masculinity under a microscope.

Taking competitive spirit to the extreme, six men holidaying together on a luxury yacht go to bizarre lengths to prove that he is ‘The Best in General’. Concocting an increasingly absurd series of contests to test each other’s manhood, they score each other on everything from flatpack furniture assembly to morning erections. Rivalries and insecurities emerge, allegiances shift, tempers fray, and all good sportsmanship goes well and truly out the window and it’s only a matter of time until the knives come out…

Tsangari, a long time collaborator with Yorgos Lanthimos (who made last year’s smash The Lobster), is one of the most exciting directors at work in Europe today. At once a wonderfully weird comedy and an incisive study of the games men play, Chevalier is an indie hit to watch out for.

Tickets £4.00 – available on the door and online.

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Pictures in the Park: Suffragette (2015)

Dir: Sarah Gavin
Duration: 1h 46 mins
Cert: 12A
Genre: Drama

Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson and Meryl Streep, SUFFRAGETTE is an inspiring and acclaimed drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they fought for the right to vote, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal state.

These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. The character of Maud, played by Carey Mulligan, is one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is both heart-breaking and inspirational.

This screening includes unlimited tea and coffee.

There is also an optional post-screening craft workshop where you can make your own suffragette pin.

Tickets:
– Film only £4.50
– Film and workshop £8

Available online, limited number on the door.


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Please let us know whether you’re coming so we know how many supplies to order!

Knittaz With Attitude: Monthly Hook-Up

Come and join us for a knit and a natter, all ages/abilities welcome. As usual we will have a light meal, tea and cake available, as well as wool, needles, hooks etc, for you to have a go with. Bring your own project or help us with our next yarnbombing adventures.

£3.50 as usual…Look forward to seeing you there!

Spring Screening: I Daniel Blake (2016)

Spring Screening with Blackpool Food Partnership & Fair Trade Fortnight

Dir: Ken Loach
Duration: 1h 40 mins
Cert: 15
Genre: Drama

Awards
• Winner – Palme d’Or – Cannes Film Festival 2016
• Winner – Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention – Cannes Film Festival 2016
• Winner – Audience Award – Locarno International Film Festival 2016
• Winner – Audience Award – San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016
• Winner – Outstanding British Film – British Academy Film Awards 2017

Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away.

Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern-day Britain.

Cost: Pay what you can. Suggested £4

Book online: Pre-pay or reserve ‘donate on the door’ tickets.

It’s Fair Trade fortnight, so we have refreshments:

– Fairtrade Tea/coffee included
– It’s also Shrove Tuesday if you would like pancakes with toppings, please bring a donation for Blackpool Food Partnership to exchange for your treats. Non-perishable food is great, but cartons of long-life milk are ideal as they are in high demand.

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Pictures in the Park Programme: February – March 2017

All the films in Feb/March 2017.
Enjoy!