Film Events at the Frome Festival 2005

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

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, 15)
Cheese & Grain, 9.15pm (doors 9pm) (ends 11.40pm approx) £4

Celebrate the first night of the festival with this quirky comedy about love, fate and the complexities of the human mind. A couple (Oscar-nominee Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey) undergo a procedure to erase each other from memory when their relationship turns sour.

Children’s Animation Day
Media Arts Centre 10am–4pm £1

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

Words and Pictures
Library 7.30pm (Film starts 9pm) £5 from Library (includes glass of wine)

An evening of literature and film celebrating the theme of ‘heat’. Local writers read their own original works, followed by a screening of the classic British 1963 version of William Golding’s masterpiece Lord of the Flies.

Charity Preview: Disney’s Herbie Fully Loaded (2005, not yet rated)
Cinema 5.30pm (Doors 5pm) £4 (under 15: £3) Tickets from the Cinema (Booking advised)

Start your engines! Herbie, the famous, free-wheelin’ Volkswagen beetle is back! In a special festival preview, Disney’s all-new comedy adventure can be seen over a month before its UK release. Screened in association with Buena Vista International (UK) Ltd.

Apocalypse Now Redux (1982, 15) + live music
Cheese & Grain, music from 7.15pm, film at 8pm (ends 11.30pm approx) £5

Francis Ford Coppola’s extended Vietnam magnum opus based on Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen and Robert Duvall, the film is exhilarating, uncomfortable and dazzling, from the infamous Wagner helicopter attack to the ‘horror’ of Colonel Kurtz. Local bands will perform live acoustic sets before the film.

A Mighty Wind (2003, 12A)
Granary 10.45pm (Doors 10.30pm) FREE to those with Robb Johnson tickets (£4 on door)

“The Spinal Tap of Folk.” Telegraph

Late-night screening of this gentle ‘mockumentary’ capturing the reunion of 1960s folk acts, including the Folksmen (Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer) and old partners and ex-sweethearts Mitch and Mickey (Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara).

Workshop: Music for film
Merlin Theatre 3–6pm, FREE (Places are limited so please book in advance)

Create a new film score for Irish classic Man of Aran (1934) under the guidance of Jesse Vernon from Morningstar Small Orchestra, and perform the final piece live at the film screening later in the evening. All instrumentalists, particularly those with unusual instruments, are welcome.

Man of Aran (1934) + Circus of the Damned (2004)
Merlin Theatre 7.45pm £6.50

This year’s filmfrome finale is a rare screening of Man of Aran (1934) with a brand new score created and performed live by local musicians. The haunting film exposes the natural splendour of the Aran Islands and the hardships faced by their inhabitants. Before the film, local filmmaker Eddie Young will play live piano accompaniment to his own short film, Circus of the Damned.