Another interesting week at the Picture House starting with a final chance to see A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (Fri 6:10pm). One of the biggest surprises of the year has been the critical reaction to Mad Max: Fury Road and there are many other reasons for it to be shown:
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Saturday’s Hyde & Seek screening is another selection of short animated films from the London Animation Festival, if you’ve seen any of the animated short programmes at Leeds Film Festival you’ll have some idea of the wonderful variety on offer.
On Thursday at 8pm there is a rare chance to see Fellini’s 8 ½
“Inventive and imaginative, 8 ½ has been much copied, but this is the real thing. See it. A carnival of the soul. Fellini’s iconic masterpiece is back on the big screen. Don’t miss it.” – Little White Lies
There are also a number of guests coming to the cinema during the week. The directors William Raban and John Wyver will be introducing their films making up Filming It, Making It: Sculpture In 1970s & 1980s Britain for the Tuesday Wonder (6pm). On Wednesday at 8pm there is a special screening of We Are Many followed by a discussion with the film’s director, Amir Amirani, hosted by Taking Soundings (the film is also showing without the Q&A on Saturday at 2:30pm).
Looking ahead to Friday 5th June there is a special screening of the new documentary telling the story of the long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Wes Orshoski.
Elsewhere in the week you can also catch Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater, the conclusion of Roy Andersson’s Living trilogy A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence and Oh What A Lovely War continues the ‘WW1 Through the Lens’ series.
There are also a couple of Leeds Movie Fans Meetups happening this week