It’s a highly unlikely storyline: in 1984, a group calling themselves Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners set about fundraising for strikers in a small Welsh mining village, overcoming local prejudice and defying media ridicule to form one of the most unlikely – and powerful – allegiances in the history of civil rights. Implausible, yes. Incredibly, it’s a true story.
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Kids only: Amazing Animations at the Cambridge Picturehouse
The London International Animation Festival comes to Cambridge this Saturday with a selection of the world’s most spectacular animated short films.
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Animator Ray Lei on why imagination trumps technique
“The goal of Chinese education is to get you a job after graduation,” says experimental animator Ray Lei. “They don’t expect you to come up with original ideas.” Thankfully, though, the 26 year old never learned to toe the line.
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Interview with Oggi Tomic, BAFTA-winning filmmaker
Abandoned in Sarajevo as a baby, Cambridge-based filmmaker Oggi Tomic spent his childhood in government orphanages in the midst of a brutal war. His double BAFTA-award winning documentary Finding Family, co-directed with Chris Leslie, saw him return to Bosnia in search of answers – and to meet his mother for the first time. Continue reading Interview with Oggi Tomic, BAFTA-winning filmmaker
Cambridge Film Festival | Beloved Sisters, Four Corners & Life of Crime
The film festival continues this week with high calibre films from all over the world, including two Oscar-nominated dramas from Germany and South Africa, and a 1970s crime caper starring Jennifer Aniston.
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Cambridge Film Festival | Don’t Miss: Cherry Tobacco
Powerful performances and sublime cinematography help to make this thoughtful Estonian gem one of the highlights of this year’s Festival. Continue reading Cambridge Film Festival | Don’t Miss: Cherry Tobacco
Cambridge Film Festival Opening Night | Woody Allen & Michel Houllebecq
Cambridge Film Festival officially opened last night, kicking off with postmodernist French crime caper The Kidnapping of Michel Houllebecq and Woody Allen’s 1920s romantic comedy Magic in the Moonlight – both showing again today.
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Countdown to the Cambridge Film Festival + Open Air Screenings
Calling all cinephiles: the star-studded Cambridge Film Festival is nearly here – but, if you can’t wait until opening night, head to Grantchester Meadows, where open air screenings of Cinema Paradiso, The Lego Movie and The Grand Budapest Hotel will be held every evening over the bank holiday weekend. Continue reading Countdown to the Cambridge Film Festival + Open Air Screenings