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AT A GLANCE WELLS FESTIVAL OF FILM EVENTS DIARY AT WELLS FILM CENTRE, THE BISHOP’S PALACE AND THE SWAN HOTEL

WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL

THURSDAY 27 APRIL

JULIUS CAESAR 7PM

BRITAIN ON FILM: RURAL LIFE 3PM

AN EVENING WITH... 7.30PM

FRIDAY 28 APRIL SO OU LD T

HOT FUZZ WALKING TOUR 2PM

BERLIN SYNDROME 7.30PM

HOT FUZZ 9PM

SATURDAY 29 APRIL

HOT FUZZ WALKING TOUR 11AM

LEGO BATMAN 11AM

AARDMAN 1PM, 2.30PM & 4PM

MERCS 2.30PM

THE LEVELLING 6PM

‘IT’S A WRAP!’ PARTY 7.30PM

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FRANTZ 7.30PM

HOT FUZZ 9PM

SUNDAY 30 APRIL

STONES 2.30PM

THE SECRET SCRIPTURE 3PM

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WELCOME WELLS FILM CENTRE WELCOMES YOU TO THE WELLS FESTIVAL OF FILM 2017

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elcome to our second Festival of Film! Last year the theme was centred around the Queen’s birthday festivities and the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. We had great fun at our outdoor screening of The Huntsman: Winter’s War at The Bishop’s Palace, and lots of films came back to the big screen including Olivier’s Henry V and a tribute screening of A Little Chaos – as well as a pre-release screening of Florence Foster Jenkins.

This year our theme is Celebration, as it is the 25th Anniversary of the Wells Film Centre, and it’s also been 10 years since the release of Hot Fuzz. We are so pleased to say we have already sold out for not only one but two outdoor screenings of Hot Fuzz at The Bishop’s Palace over the Festival! Thank you to all of you who bought tickets, and have made the festival a big success already. We are excited to bring you such a variety of products this year, and we hope you will find something new and interesting to enjoy over five days which are planned out to showcase exactly what we do, from our afternoon Tea Matinees to charity screenings and pre-release films. Also during the festival we have lots of Q&As with directors and stars – just check out the tag on each event over the coming pages to find out what kind of event it is. We look forward to seeing you, and thank you for joining in the first part of our celebratory Silver Anniversary. Sally Cooper Proprietor Wells Film Centre

THANKS With very special thanks to Mark & Kevin at The Swan Hotel The Rt Revd Peter Hancock – The Bishop of Bath & Wells Jonathan Sawyer – The Bishop’s Palace Simon Cornwell Jon Callow & Mike Morris (MERCS) Alexander McKay (Stones) Cllr Alison Gibson – The Worshipful The Mayor of Wells Mr Les Sweales – Wells Town Crier Mendip District Council Warner Bros. Pictures Curzon Artificial Eye Pictures Vertigo Releasing Martin Myers on behalf of Peccadillo Films Siobhan Goodwin of Wells Walking Tours Independent Cinema Office UKCA FDA The Film Hub SWWM

We would also like to thank our advertisers and everyone who has supported us, and hope to see you again next year!

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01749 673195

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SPECIAL EVENT FRIDAY 28 / SATURDAY 29 APRIL – 9PM THE BISHOP’S PALACE

HOT SHOTS!

How well do you know Hot Fuzz? Here are halfa-dozen facts that might surprise you…

1

Simon Pegg’s character, Nicholas Angel, was named after the film’s music supervisor, Nick Angel.

2

Wells Cathedral had to be digitally erased from shots because Edgar Wright wanted Sandford to be a village, not a city.

3

As a teenager, Wright worked at the actual Somerfield that appears in the movie.

4

Wright’s and Pegg’s mothers and Wright’s drama teacher play the judges for the villageof-the-year contest at the end of the film.

5

Danny Butterman’s massive DVD collection is actually the combined collections of Edgar Wright, his brother Oscar Wright, and fellow director Joe Cornish.

6

When Danny tosses a DVD of Supercop into a bin in the supermarket, a copy of Shaun of the Dead can be seen next to it, but the cover uses the film’s Spanish and Portuguese title: Zombies Party. FOR BOOKINGS VISIT WELLSFILMCENTRE.CO.UK

OUTDOOR SCREENING


THE CROWNING GLORY

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n May 2006, the cast and crew of Hot Fuzz came to film in Wells. The Crown had been director Edgar Wright’s local when he lived in the area, which is why the popular 15th century inn was chosen to feature so prominently in the film. Much of the action took place in the Market Place, outside The Crown, along with the massive shoot-out scene towards the close of the film. “Wells was abuzz with the excitement of filming in the City,” said Sara Blair, marketing manager at The Crown. “People came up to watch what was going on and see the stars wander through the Market Place.” “Hot Fuzz was released in 2007 and, thanks to Derek Cooper at the Wells Film Centre, we welcomed back Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and crew

members for a meal as part of the film’s Wells premiere,” she continued. “While appreciating the success of Shaun of the Dead, we could not have anticipated the huge impact the film would have on The Crown and Wells as a whole, which continues today.” People still regularly visit and stay at The Crown on the basis of it being in the film. There is memorabilia and photographs in reception and the bar, which is never without cranberry juice!

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JULIUS CAESAR EVENT CINEMA

WEDNESDAY, 26 APRIL – 7PM WELLS FILM CENTRE Feature Length 170 minutes Cert 12A Tickets £15 each

Our very first event is this wonderful production live by satellite from Stratford-uponAvon. Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, where the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. Doors for this event open at 6pm, as at 6.15pm we have something special planned to be announced soon – check out our website at www. wellsfilmcentre.co.uk for more information.

BRITAIN ON FILM: RURAL LIFE THURSDAY, 27 APRIL – 3PM WELLS FILM CENTRE Feature Length 105 minutes Cert U Tickets £6.50 each

FILM PLUS ARCHIVE EXPERT Q&A

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Rural Life takes audiences down the country lanes of the past, meandering through the dwindling customs of another era. It evokes not only nostalgia, but also broader reflections on the nature of rural life in the UK today. This documentary will be followed by a Q&A with an archive expert, speaking on the history of our countryside on screen. Rural Life celebrates our weekly tea matinees that include tea or coffee and biscuits.


AN EVENING WITH SIMON CORNWELL THURSDAY, 27 APRIL – 7.30PM WELLS FILM CENTRE

TALK/ PRESENTATION PLUS Q&A

Duration 70–110 minutes Tickets £7.20 each

Have you ever wondered what an executive producer does? Us too, and now you’re going to have the opportunity to ask one of the best. Simon Cornwell is the man behind one of this year’s Golden Globe winners, The Night Manager, and he’s also known for films such as A Most Wanted Man and Our Kind of Traitor. He’ll explain more about his job, as well as sharing some fascinating stories from behind the scenes. We also hope to announce a second (very) special guest, so watch this space!

A HOT DEAL AT THE SWAN HOTEL

If you don’t live in Wells but are planning to stay around during the Festival of Film, or you know people that are coming up for it, then you might want to take advantage of this great offer from the Swan Hotel. If you quote ‘Wells Festival of Film’ when you book, you can enjoy a 10% discount off B&B rates from 26-30 April 2017 (subject to availability). To book, ring 01749 836300 or head to www.swanhotelwells.co.uk.

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A FAMILY IN FILM

25 years ago, Derek Cooper took a gamble and set up the Wells Film Centre on Princes Road. The cinema is now owned by his daughter, Sally, but it’s still very much a family affair. Here are some gems from the Cooper family album…

A break in filming Hot Fuzz (2006)

An historic moment, Wells Film Centre’s first 35mm projector!

1992, from this… Derek and June with their six daughters FOR BOOKINGS VISIT WELLSFILMCENTRE.CO.UK


Wells Film Centre’s original entrance Behind the scenes of the second screen being added

The Entertainment Centre, incorporating Wells Video Centre

…to this, 2017

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BERLIN SYNDROME FRIDAY, 28 APRIL – 7.30PM WELLS FILM CENTRE Feature Length 116 minutes Cert 18 Tickets £7.20 each

While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photojournalist, Clare meets Andi, a charismatic local man, and there is an instant attraction between them. A night of passion ensues, but what initially appears to be the start of a romance suddenly takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Clare wakes the following morning to discover Andi has left for work and locked her in his apartment. An easy mistake to make, except Andi has no intention of letting her go. Ever.

HOT FUZZ

PRE-RELEASE SCREENING

HOT FUZZ WALKING TOUR

FRIDAY, 28 APRIL – 9PM THE BISHOP’S PALACE

FRIDAY, 28 APRIL – 2PM WELLS FILM CENTRE

SO OU LD T

Feature Length 121 minutes Cert 15

A very special 10th anniversary outdoor screening in The Bishop’s Palace grounds. It’s sure to be an amazing night for those lucky enough to have tickets, as you’ve got a fun-packed night of films, food and drink to look OUTDOOR forward to – plus SCREENING some very special entertainment…

Duration 90 minutes Tickets £6 each

You have seen the film but can you work out all of the locations in Wells that were used? This entertaining filming location walking tour takes you to many places throughout the city. The

walk will start at the cinema and finish at The Crown, and booking is essential due to limited numbers. For more information and to book tickets, check out our website at www.wellsfilmcentre.co.uk.

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THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

SPECIAL NEEDS SCREENING

SATURDAY, 29 APRIL – 11AM WELLS FILM CENTRE

This screening is FREE but must be prebooked in advance at the cinema or by phone on 01749 673195 Feature Length 104 minutes Cert U Tickets Free

We have been told by many parents that they find going to a public film screening difficult as some children (and adults) with special needs have sensory sensitivities to sound and light; they may also disturb other cinemagoers by making noise or needing to go out for a break –

these are the words of the parents, not ours. For Special Needs Friendly Screenings the soundtrack is turned down a little and the house lights remain on low in the auditorium. If anyone makes a noise or moves around then that is absolutely fine.

MERCS SATURDAY, 29 APRIL – 2.30PM WELLS FILM CENTRE

Those craving some action will find a lot to love in MERCS. Part action movie, part graphic novel, the animated scenes are cleverly interwoven with the live ones to make a rather pleasing whole. And it’s a very special event too, as not only do you get an exclusive chance to see this locally produced film – it was written and directed by Mike Morris from Bristol – but after a short interval we’ll FOR BOOKINGS VISIT WELLSFILMCENTRE.CO.UK

HOT FUZZ WALKING TOUR SATURDAY, 29 APRIL – 11AM WELLS FILM CENTRE

Feature Length 90 minutes Tickets £6 each

If you can’t make it to the Friday Hot Fuzz Walking Tour, then there’s another chance to do it on the Saturday morning. And if you’re heading to The Bishop’s Palace in the evening to watch the film, there’s no better way to get you in the mood. For more information and to book tickets, go to www. wellsfilmcentre.co.uk.

FILM PLUS DIRECTOR Q&A

be showing an intimate behindthe-scenes documentary that follows the cast and crew during part of their 10-day shoot – the documentary was directed by Jon Callow from Glastonbury. And to top it all off, we’ll have a Q&A with Jon and Mike afterwards. Feature Length 150 minutes Cert 15 Tickets £8.50 each


MORPH MODEL MAKING WORKSHOPS SATURDAY, 29 APRIL – 1PM, 2.30PM & 4PM THE BISHOP’S PALACE

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Children wishing to attend must be accompanied by an adult. Workshops are most suitable for ages 8+ Duration 60 minutes Tickets £7.50 each

We’ve teamed up with Aardman, the creators behind Shaun the Sheep, Wallace & Gromit and Morph to offer some ewe-nique workshops, and the opportunity to learn from an Aardman expert

HOT FUZZ

model maker how to make your own Morph clay model to take home! You’ll even get the opportunity to ask questions about the tricks of the trade from the Aardman studio.

You can follow Morph’s adventures on his dedicated channel YouTube.com/ MorphOfficial, where you’ll find plenty to enjoy, no matter what age you are!

FRANTZ

SATURDAY, 29 APRIL – 9PM THE BISHOP’S PALACE

PRE-RELEASE SCREENING

SATURDAY, 29 APRIL 7.30PM WELLS FILM CENTRE

SO OU LD T

Feature Length 121 minutes Cert 15

The second night of our very special Hot Fuzz 10th anniversary outdoor screenings in The Bishop’s Palace grounds. Got your ticket? Excellent news. We’ll see you there – probably somewhere between the bar and the food OUTDOOR stall. And don’t SCREENING forget: it’s all for the greater good…

In French and German with English subtitles Feature Length 113 minutes Cert 18 Tickets £7.20 each

In the aftermath of World War I, Anna, a young German grieving the death of her fiancée in France, meets a mysterious Frenchman

who also visits her fiancée’s grave to lay flowers. He claims he was good friends with him, but can this stranger be trusted?

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STONES SUNDAY, 30 APRIL – 2.30PM WELLS FILM CENTRE

FILM PLUS DIRECTOR AND CAST Q&A

Feature Length 120 minutes Cert 18 Tickets £8.50 each

Stones is a true-life story based on the experiences of singer Alexander McKay. When Alex’s band derails in the US, he’s forced to return to the UK to start over. Alex finds his voice again as a singer songwriter, but his hopes of reigniting his career are threatened by excessive drinking. A great Sunday afternoon treat. Not only do you get to see Stones, but after a short interval (where we will be serving teas and coffees), you get to take part in a Q&A with Alexander and the film’s director, Roydon Turner.

THE SECRET SCRIPTURE SUNDAY, 30 APRIL – 3PM WELLS FILM CENTRE Feature Length 108 minutes Cert 12A Tickets £10 each

A woman keeps a diary of her extended stay at a mental hospital. Vanessa Redgrave and Rooney Mara play older and younger versions of Rose Clear, a woman out of place in World War II Ireland. The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name. We are raising money for The Mayor’s charities: Arthritis Care (Wells branch) and The Little Theatre, and tickets include either a tea or coffee or a glass of wine.

CHARITY SCREENING


THE LEVELLING SUNDAY, 30 APRIL – 6PM WELLS FILM CENTRE Feature Length 83 minutes Cert 18 Tickets £7.20 each

Somerset, England. Trainee veterinarian Clover Catto returns to the farm where she grew up after hearing the tragic news that her brother Harry has died – in what appears to be a suicide. Finding the family home in a state of horrendous disrepair following the 2014 floods that devastated the area, Clover is forced to confront her father Aubrey about the farm, the livestock and, more crucially, the details surrounding Harry’s death. Clover’s discoveries then send her on an emotional journey of reckoning.

PRE-RELEASE SCREENING

‘IT’S A WRAP!’ PARTY SUNDAY, 30 APRIL – 7.30PM THE SWAN HOTEL Duration 3 hours Cert 18 Tickets £5 each

We can’t think of a better way to round everything up than with a party! Thankfully for us, The Swan Hotel on Sadler Street in Wells, happen to agree, and so they’re very kindly hosting our ‘It’s a Wrap!’ party. Also, if you quote ‘Wells Festival of Film’ when you book then you’ll get 10% off B&B rates from 26-30 April (subject to availability). Tel 01749 836300 or go to www.swanhotelwells.co.uk. Tickets also include a welcome drink and nibbles.

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