Cheltenham Film Festival

PUBLISHED: 01:16 21 October 2011 | UPDATED: 21:39 20 February 2013

Cheltenham Film Festival

Cheltenham Film Festival

The second Cheltenham Film Festival will take place between November 4-6 bringing a glittering cast of directors, film critics, historians and musicians to entertain audiences in the town

The second Cheltenham Film Festival will take place between November 4-6 bringing a glittering cast of directors, film critics, historians and musicians to entertain audiences in the town



Barry Norman, Steven Berkoff and Mark Kermode are among the most famous names appearing at the festival, held in the beautiful auditorium of the Parabola Arts Centre. BAFTA will be making an appearance too bringing two stunning photographic exhibitions rarely seen outside London.



Buoyed by the warm response from festival-goers attending the inaugural event in September 2010, the founders of the Cheltenham Film Festival, Martin Pilkington and Adam Clarke, have developed a format that will bring film-lovers some unique insights and cinematic experiences.



We can promise events that will appeal to audiences interested in everything from silent cinema to rock icons, heroic legends to rarely seen historic footage, says Creative Director Adam Clarke.



Were even bringing cinema back to the exquisite Art Deco picture palace The Daffodil Restaurant, which hasnt publicly screened a movie since it closed as a cinema in 1963. The Daffodil will be hosting a delicious Saturday and Sunday lunch with a silent movie and live musical accompaniment, which will be magical in such a glorious setting.



Every movie during the festival will present an opportunity to experience something unique, with insights from industry insiders and experts on hand to answer questions.



Barry Norman will open the festival on Friday by presenting some of his favourite movie clips and sharing stories about the many stars of the silver screen hes interviewed through his golden career.



On Saturday, you can hear from Steven Berkoff, acclaimed British actor, playwright, author and director about his fascinating career. His is a face many will recognise from performances from The Clockwork Orange to Octopussy and Beverly Hills Cop.



Theres a strong local theme too this year, including an event sponsored by Cotswold Life featuring the adventurous Edward Wilson, in breathtaking footage of Captain Scotts ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic, titled The Great White Silence.



Transport yourself to the Antarctic early last century where Cheltenham resident Edward Wilson joined Scott as the expeditions physician. This atmospheric silent film will be accompanied live by Simon Turner, performing his new musical score commissioned by the BFI. The film will be followed by a discussion led by present-day adventurer Benedict Allen and guests.



Visit www.cheltenhamfilmfestival.com to see the full programme and book tickets. Tickets are also available by calling the box office on tel: 01242 707 338.

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