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Widescreen Weekend breaks out of the everyday cinema frame

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We’re back with our unique celebration of boundary-pushing technology and spectacular large format films from 15 to 18 October 2015, offering an unparalleled cinematic experience beyond the scope of ordinary cinema.

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

This year’s festival brings together a host of films, speakers and special events combine to fuel the passion for the best in large format filmmaking and cinematic endeavour.  Highlights we hope you’ll enjoy include the marking of the 60th anniversary of the Todd-AO widescreen system with a showing of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s award-winning Oklahoma!the first film made using Todd-AO,  a dazzling authentic print of How the West Was Won is presented in a three-projector screening and  the screening of the digitally restored Fiddler on the Roof (1971).

And it wouldn’t be Widescreen Weekend without our world-renowned Cinerama screen taking centre stage.  This year we present the European premiere of the digitally restored The Best of Cinerama presented  by filmmaker and restoration expert David Strohmaier.  The curved screen will also play host to Stanley Kubrick’s landmark sci-fi epic 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). See it in 70mm – the best way to experience it!

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Widescreen Weekend also continues its collaboration with BKSTS – The International Moving Image Society – as it again hosts the Student Widescreen Film of the Year Competition, encouraging film schools to promote the unparalleled aesthetics and production values of widescreen filmmaking.

This 19th edition of Widescreen Weekend continues to showcase and celebrate the best and boldest adventures in the history of cinema – be part of this truly unique event!

Widescreen Weekend runs from 15 to 18 October 2015 and you can book your passes and tickets here.

  1. jatkinson1977

    Reblogged this on Am I Kulchad Yet?.

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