Thursday 1st August 6:15pm
Our Yorkshire Day screening this year is a special programme of films, showing as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International, celebrating some of the regions most famous sculptors.
Tickets are free for all members/friends.
Damien Hirst: Thoughts, Work, Life (2012) was directed and edited by BAFTA award winner Chris King (Senna) and features an exclusive interview with the artist, and rare early archive footage and stills.
Figures in Landscape (1953) is a poetic portrait of sculptor Barbara Hepworth and the otherworldly Cornish landscapes which inspired her.
Henry Moore Recollections of A Yorkshire Childhood (1981) is a documentary, taken from the Yorkshire Film Archive, of Moore looking back at his childhood, aged 83. And a previously unseen clip from Henry Moore on Film (1971) shows the sculptor at work – made available to screen thanks to the Frank & John Farnham Archive and the Henry Moore Foundation.
Every year on August 1st we celebrate YORKSHIRE DAY, a wonderfully daft occasion where we screen a great movie from these here lands… Well this year we’ve decided to go all out, bringing you a day-long bonanza of free screenings, original artworks & fun activities, all celebrating film making and watching in Yorkshire!
We’ll be showing family friendly classic The Railway Children, contemporary short films from local filmmakers and artists, archive moving image from the Yorkshire Film Archive and a screening of the excellent Leeds Young Authors’ doc We Are Poets.
Alongside these screenings, there will be an exhibition of re-imagined Yorkshire film posters, featuring artists Lucy Sherston, Sam Hutchinson, Jake Blanchard, Siân Westcott, Karl Vickers and Kristyna Baczynski. We’ll also have projection room tours. And outside our friends at &/Or Emporium will be inviting local artists and makers along, plus there’ll be some tasty food stalls from the likes of That Old Chestnut, Leeds Bread Co-op and more TBC!
And the neat thing is, thanks to Leeds Inspired, everything here will be totally FREE, so you can come and go as you please!
Visit the Hyde Park Picture House website for more information about the day. Continue reading