FRIDAY OPENING NIGHT EVENTS 16TH OCTOBER 2015
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The Tale of Princess Kaguya “Kaguyahime no monogatari”
An Evening with Steve Bell
EVENTS Director: Isao Takahata
Date: 16th October 2015 Time: 8.00-9.15 pm &COMEDY Venue: BAC: Theatre IN COMIC ART watch them draw
Date: 16th October 2015 Time: 6.00-8.45pm Venue: BAC: Sc1
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Filled with faces familiar to British television, Luna follows two couples whose weekend idyll in an isolated English OTHER ACTIVITIES seaside home becomes a chance for spiritual healing. With his roots in graphic novels never far from the surface, McKean’s camera and script step in and out of reality to wonderfully unpredictable effect. The ﬁlm overﬂows with powerful visuals, detailed artwork and a pitch-perfect soundtrack grounded by rich character development reminiscent of Dave’s prestige comics Arkham Asylum and Sandman. Luna won the BIFA and Raindance Best Feature Awards. comics in performance
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This screening will have a special introduction.
EVENTS Film Length:106 mins Director: Dave McKean
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthrals all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate - the punishment for a mysterious crime.
Dave McKean presents Luna
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“Outrageous, anarchic, brilliant”
Date: 16th October 2015 Time: 8.15-10.30pm Venue: BAC: Screen Two
Film Length:137 min
This animated folk legend was 8 years in OTHER ACTIVITIES the making and a labour of love for Isao Takahata, the legendary director of Grave of the Fireﬂies. A masterpiece to rank amongst Studio Ghibli’s ﬁnest, it bursts with lush, hand-painted images accompanied by an enchanting musical score. After initially being shunned by British cinemas, Kaguya was nominated for the 2014 Oscar for best animation. This is why we are delighted to offer it as one of our opening events.
For a third of a century Steve’s IF strip has been redeﬁning the boundaries of political satire. In his cartoons our leaders have become grotesque monsters, and one Tory MP even wrote to The Guardian complaining that ‘to be forced to participate in Steve Bell’s perversions is degrading’. Now you can join Steve on a roller-coaster ride through the last ﬁve years of coalition government and bang up to date. Savage, funny, rude, transgressing all the rules of good taste and beautifully drawn, don’t make this evening IF but when. clocktower
In election year, and with satire high on the agenda, OTHERmulti-awardACTIVITIES who better to open our festival than winning political cartoonist for The Guardian, Steve Bell?
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