Film Events at the Frome Festival 2006

Tickets from the Frome Festival Box Office (except where indicated): 01373 455420

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COCKTAILS AND CANAPÉS: High Society (1956, rated U)
Rook Lane Chapel Party 8pm, Film 9.15pm approx (ends 11.30pm approx) £10 including cocktails & canapés

FILMFROME and the Garden Café invite you to begin the festival in style with cocktails and canapés on Rook Lane Chapel terrace followed by a screening of High Society, the musical comedy starring Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. What a swell party it will be – posh frocks a must! Booking essential by 01 July.

Children’s Animation Day
Media Arts Centre 10am–4pm £2

Learn stop-frame animation, the technique used in Wallace & Gromit. Create your own plasticine model and shoot a short film in a day. Parents can work with their children as a family filming team. Booking essential as places limited – contact Howard Vause on 01373 469012.

24 Hours/Full Moon: Simultaneous films with live music
FILMFROME @ THE FEZ Club, Assembly Rooms Doors 10pm £2 advance / £3 door

Three simultaneous experimental films, each shot over a 24-hour period during full moon, accompanied by a live soundtrack featuring contemporary music by experienced local performers; led by Frome-based Tim Manning (Royal Festival Hall/WoMAD).

FILM: Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (2005)
FILMFROME @ THE FEZ Club, Assembly Rooms Doors 10.30pm £2 advance / £3 door

A captivating and compelling cinematic road trip through the creative spirit of the South, featuring country singer Jim White. In a beaten-up Chevy Impala, he drifts past churches, trailer parks, prisons, truck stops, biker bars and coalmines to a superb musical soundtrack.

We Want Real Food
Frome Public Library 7–10pm (doors 6.40pm) £5.50 advance / £6.50 door (includes tastings)

Graham Harvey, The Archers’ agricultural story editor, discusses his new book We Want Real Food. There will be screenings of rare archive film and a brand new film, Discovering Levels’ Best, about Somerset food producers; plus food tastings from Sagebury Cheese and Frome Slow Food. A FILMFROME and Words@FromeFestival co-production.

Charity Preview: Disney Pixar’s CARS (2006)
Westway Cinema 5.30pm (Doors 5pm) £4 (under 15: £3) Tickets from the Cinema (Booking advised)

“Getting their kicks on Route 66.”
To celebrate the recent amalgamation of Disney and Pixar, Buena Vista International (UK) Ltd and FILMFROME offer a special charity preview of the eagerly awaited animated feature, CARS. Directed by two-time Academy Award-winner John Lasseter (Toy Story, A Bug's Life), this high-octane adventure comedy features the voice talents of Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt and legendary actor Paul Newman.

Merlin Creative Team presents Sunday Scratchings
Merlin Theatre 2–4pm Free

See creative work-in-progress and help develop the artists’ ideas by giving them feedback in this extraordinary, and probably fabulous, event! Artists sharing their work include: Kathy Hinde (digital artist/musician), Neil Light (performer/film-maker), Niki McCretton (performer), Marina Sossi (performer), Crysse Morrison (writer/SLAM poet), Annabelle MacFadyen (performer), plus more to be confirmed….

Merlin Theatre 6pm £2

FILMFROME’s finale event premieres an absorbing documentary about Frome and its diverse community. First-time filmmakers capture the everyday miracles that touch our lives to create a unique and compelling account of their own town. Includes live music & Cheap Street treats.

Eighteen months in the making, the Frome on Film community documentary premieres at the Merlin Theatre on Sunday 16 July. Launched at Frome Festival 2004, the lottery-funded film project set out to galvanise the community into making a documentary about their hometown.

Filmed entirely by Frome residents using their own ideas and stories, Frome on Film weaves together a diverse range of stories: babies and midwives, children and fathers, passionate food producers, dedicated instrument makers, teenagers, pensioners, even two happily liberated battery chickens!

The result is a personal, touching and surprising snapshot of Frome that will create a valuable archive for future generations and provide the impetus to create an ongoing record of the town in the 21st century. If the stories don’t represent your experience of Frome, let us know… we might just lend you a camera.

The project was funded by the National Lottery’s Awards For All scheme and FCC Media Arts, and supported by FILMFROME and Arturo Ltd. More information at the Film on Frome website

To see the great events offered by FILMFROME at the 2005 Frome Festival click HERE