Film Festival taking over Vue in Princes Quay
Hull Film Festival is back in July, celebrating its fifth annual edition with a fantastic line-up of exclusive previews and premieres from the UK and around the world. The Festival, organised by local charity Hull Independent Cinema, will take place at Vue Cinema, Princes Quay from Monday 2 to Sunday 8 July.
This year’s Festival opens with the Yorkshire Premiere of neo-noir thriller Terminal, starring Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg and Mike Myers. Films from around the world include Icelandic dark comedy Under The Tree, Italian fantasy drama Sicilian Ghost Story and Belgian crime romance Racer and the Jailbird.
The best of English language film from the UK and the US includes The Miseducation of Cameron Post starring Chloë Grace Moretz, striking British debut Apostasy, genre gem How to Talk to Girls at Parties and sumptuous biographical drama Mary Shelley, starring Elle Fanning.
Retrospective classics in the programme are provided by WeWatchFilms with stylish romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s and by Cult Cinema Sunday with mind-bending cult favourite Donnie Darko. The Festival closes with another Yorkshire Premiere, the acclaimed Lucky, featuring the last film performance from the late, great, Harry Dean Stanton.
As well as films, the Festival offers an opportunity for local filmmakers to get advice and find out about new sources of funding from Alice Ramsey, the BFI NETWORK Talent Executive for Film Hub North. Filmmakers can book a free 30 minute one-to-one surgery session at Hull Truck Theatre on Thursday 5 July.
Hull Film Festival Director, Damien Greco, said, “This year is the fifth birthday of the Festival and we’re celebrating by bringing a great programme of previews and premieres to the fantastic film audiences of Hull. With a wide range of films – everything from dark comedy to quirky aliens via films dealing with important contemporary issues – there’s bound to be something for everyone! We’re also really pleased to be able to offer local filmmakers the chance to find out about the support available in their early careers with the BFI NETWORK surgery sessions.”
Standard film tickets are £7, with discounts available for Hull Independent Cinema members and for students and under-25s. With a range of day tickets and festival passes delivering great value it’s possible to enjoy the Festival from less than £2.50 per film.
Festival brochures will be available to pick up from shops, bars and cafes around the city as well as from any Hull Independent Cinema screening. Full programme information and advance ticket purchase information can be found at hullfilmfestival.co.uk. Tickets can also be bought in advance by phoning Hull Box Office on 01482 221113.
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