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Mon 15 Sep

Mayhem Film Festival reveal full line-up for tenth edition

Following the news of an exciting opening night with Canadian cult filmmakers Astron-6, Mayhem Film Festival are delighted to unveil their full tenth-edition line-up and its selection of previews, special guests and cult screenings.

Opening its 2014 edition with a showcase of Astron-6’s short films and a preview screening of their new feature The Editor, recently premiered at TIFF, Mayhem will also welcome Director Ivan Kavanagh and Producer Anne Marie Naughton for a preview screening of the stylish The Canal, Directors Robert Morgan and Julian Barratt for a preview of The ABCs of Death 2, and Director Tom Green as well as members of the production for a screening of Monsters: Dark Continent, the much anticipated sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2009 hit.

One of the highlights of last year’s festival, 8MM Orchestra will return with a new specially-commissioned live score to another silent classic, Daughter of Horror (Dementia Cut). The rest of the programme, which counts a total of 17 screenings, will include a 40th anniversary screening of Tobe Hooper’s cult The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a preview screening of Gerard Johnstone’s Housebound, the UK Premiere of the Spierig Brothers’ Predestination, as well as the return of Scary Shorts and the Flinterrogation, hosted by Strange Things Are Happening’s Dave Flint.

Dr Brendan Dare will also return to Mayhem with Thrill Laboratory present Duality: One Body, Two Brains. After his previous live investigation into the paranormal – Dr. Brendan Dare will present a truly psychotronic experiment, which probes whether live neurological data from one movie-stimulated brain can be used to (re)animate another.

Early Bird Passes for the full festival are still on sale for £55 until Sunday night. Individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes at the regular price of £65 will go on sale on Monday 22 September at 12noon. To book your Early Bird Passes now please visit http://www.broadway.org.uk/events/film_mayhem_2014_early_bird_full_festival_passes

The full line-up and schedule for Mayhem Film Festival 2014 can be found here.

Thu 11 Sep

Broadway shortlisted for Screen Awards 2014

We’re extremely proud to have been shortlisted for Cinema of the Year in this year's Screen International Screen Awards, which celebrates excellence in film distribution, marketing, advertising and exhibition (http://www.screenawards.co.uk/1246792).

Being shortlisted is in recognition of the numbers of people who watch films at Broadway, our unwavering commitment to a diverse film programme and the range of our projects that support the local creative community.

We’ll keep our fingers crossed for the big night in October but whether we win or not, in the spirit of awards, we’ll always thank you, all our customers for your continuing support.

Wed 10 Sep

Teen Mayhem and Mayhem Certificate X line-up revealed ahead of Mayhem X

Mayhem X, Mayhem Film Festival’s one-of-a-kind ten-day celebration of horror, cult cinema and sci-fi, reveals its two new strands’ line-up today.

Teen Mayhem will open the festivities on Saturday 25 October with a full day dedicated to young teenagers.
Starting with a Special FX make-up workshop with local make-up artist and prop maker Jayne Hyman, the day will then continue with a screening of Japanese anime Patema Inverted. A special event around the thrilling hit CBBC fantasy series Wolfblood will see members of the cast and crew, including the show’s creator Debbie Moon and cast member Kedar Williams-Stirling, take part in a screening and post-screening masterclass, looking at how the unique
Wolfblood world has been embraced by young fantasy drama fans around the world. The day will then end with a 3D screening of Joe Dante’s 2009 thriller The Hole.

Chris Cooke, Mayhem Co-Director, says: "We all fell in love with horror, science fiction and fantasy when we were younger and Teen Mayhem is a chance for those younger fans to really indulge their passion. It allows them to learn more about the genre, have fun and meet fellow fans, as well as to meet the team responsible for one of CBBC's biggest hit series, Wolfblood, to learn the craft of horror make-up and to catch a couple of really stunning films."

From Sunday 26 October, Mayhem X will continue with Mayhem Certificate X. Co-curated with Strange Things Are Happening’s David Flint, the series of screenings will look at the history and context of the X certificate in films, opening up the discussion on titles once deemed particularly challenging. The unique retrospective will include Dressed to Kill, La Bête, X the Unknown and Straw Dogs. A special Silver Screen screening of Night of the Demon will close the season and make way for the main Mayhem Film Festival starting on Thursday 30 October.

Mayhem Film Festival - four days of horror, science fiction and cult cinema - starts on 30 October with guests including Astron-6 team members with their new feature film The Editor and a series of exclusive screenings across the weekend.

Tickets for Teen Mayhem and Mayhem Certificate X will go on sale on Friday 12 September at 10AM. Discounts will be available for holders of Mayhem Film Festival Early Bird Passes. The full line-up for Mayhem Film Festival will be announced soon and Early Bird Passes are still available here

Mayhem X is made possible with the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery. For more information about Mayhem please visit http://www.broadway.org.uk/mayhem

Mon 08 Sep

A DANGEROUS GAME Director Anthony Baxter to join us on Sunday

We are delighted to announce Director Anthony Baxter will be joining us on Sunday for the screening of his new film A DANGEROUS GAME. Anthony Baxter will then take part in a post-screening Q&A. Tickets for the event are still available at http://www.broadway.org.uk/events/film_a_dangerous_game

Fri 22 Aug

A farewell to bang! Short Film Festival

We are sad that bang! Short Film Festival has come to an end. It has been a pleasure working with bang! for the past 15 years and we would like to thank Donna and her team for all their hard work and great contribution to the local and national short film scene. We wish Donna and all of bang!’s contributors all the best for their future ventures.

Broadway will continue to support short filmmaking and we are exploring new opportunities to work with filmmakers to develop and present short films at Broadway.

Wed 20 Aug

Astron-6 to open Mayhem Film Festival’s 10th edition with THE EDITOR

Mayhem Film Festival are thrilled to open this year’s tenth edition with a special evening with members of Canadian cult filmmaking collective Astron-6 and a preview screening of their hysterical new feature The Editor.

Astron-6, the collective behind Father’s Day, Manborg and last year’s hit short Bio-Cop, will present their most ambitious project to date, The Editor, a 70s Italian giallo-inspired comedy in which a one time (and one-handed) master film editor becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders.

Adam Brooks (Father’s Day), Matthew Kennedy (Manborg himself!) and Conor Sweener (Justice in Manborg) – three-fifths of Astron-6 – will attend Mayhem and present a short film showcase of some of their previous work, and take part in a post-screening Q&A following the preview of The Editor.

Astron-6’s Matthew Kennedy is looking forward to their visit: “like most Canadians, Adam, Conor and I are of European descent. It will be with great pleasure that we return to our homeland and sour the minds of our ancestry with our latest macabre masterpiece, The Editor. While in Nottingham we hope to meet Robin Hood and perhaps work with him on his next film.”

Chris Cooke, Mayhem Co-Director says: “Astron-6 gave the festival two of our best crowd-pleasers ever: Bio-Cop and Manborg, as well as creating the wildly enjoyable Father’s Day, so it’s great that we’ve been able to get them here to meet their fans, screen their original short films and talk about The Editor, starring the legendary Udo Kier. They’re an inspiration to a lot of developing and established filmmakers and make incredibly entertaining films. The Editor is like the makers of Airplane directed an incredibly gory, boundary busting, horror film: it’s lurid, bad taste and very, very funny. Incredible.”

Astron-6 will open Mayhem Film Festival’s 10th edition on Thursday 30 October. More information about the programme will be announced soon. Early Bird Passes for the festival are available at the discounted price of £55. For more information and to book your passes, please visit http://www.broadway.org.uk/mayhem

Mon 18 Aug

We're making a few changes

In the next few months, we will be making a few changes to our lower ground floor to create new exciting spaces for creatives to get inspired, collaborate and develop new ideas and projects.

The work started mid-July and will finish in the later part of October. On a day-to-day basis you probably won’t notice much difference with the way we operate, although you may hear a little noise every now and then. To make sure you still experience the best screening conditions possible, we will move our matinee screenings to Screens 1 and 2 during the week, away from any potential noise.

We have experienced significant changes in our 24 years. And now, funded by Arts Council England through its Small Capital Scheme and part-funded by the European Regional Development Funding, we are able to create those new multi-purpose spaces that will enable us to widen our activities and engage with more partners locally, nationally and internationally.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continual support and we hope you will bear with us over the next few months as we go through those new changes. Our staff will be on hand to make sure everything is going well and to respond to any enquiries you may have. We look forward to being able to share our new spaces with you later this year.

Fri 15 Aug

NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire - Updated Running Time Information

We have just been informed that the running time of the broadcast of NT Live's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is likely to be up to an hour longer than expected. We therefore anticipate the live show on Tuesday 16 September to end some time between 11PM and 11.30PM. We appreciate that as the show is on a week day, the new end time may be an issue for those of you planning on using public transport to come to us.

If this is the case, please come and see us or call our box office on 0115 952 6611 and you will be able to either swap your tickets for the Encore show on Sun 21 Sept at 12noon, or to get a full refund if neither dates are suitable.

We are really sorry for any inconvenience caused. Please feel free to contact us should you have any further questions.

Thu 14 Aug

Win goodies with THE CONGRESS and StudioCanal

To celebrate the release of Ari Folman's new film The Congress on Friday 15 August, the lovely folks at StudioCanal have given us some goodies to give away including a copy of the soundtrack of the film and two DVDs.

To enter our competition simply send us your name and address in an email titled THE CONGRESS at m.gueneau@broadway.org.uk

Deadline for entry is midnight on Thursday 28 August. Good luck!

Tue 05 Aug

Mayhem expands programme for 10-day anniversary celebrations

To mark its tenth edition, Mayhem Film Festival is presenting 10 days of activities, offering two brand new programmes dedicated to horror, cult cinema and sci-fi on screen. Saturday 25 October will mark the start of Mayhem X, a one-of-a-kind ten-day celebration of the genre.

Mayhem X will open with Teen Mayhem, an introduction to the genre for a younger audience, aimed to inspire them to better engage with the genre through screenings, masterclasses and workshops. Mayhem Certificate X will then take over presenting a series of screenings looking at the history and context of the X certificate in films. The two new strands will lead up to the main Mayhem Film Festival lasting four days, starting on Thursday 30 October. Discounts for Teen Mayhem and Mayhem Certificate X tickets will be available for Mayhem Festival Early Bird Passes and Full Festival Passes holders. Mayhem X is made possible with the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery.


To mark the one-month countdown to Mayhem X, Mayhem will host a special screening of Wolf Cop at Broadway on Sunday 28 September at 8.45PM. Tickets are now on sale at http://www.broadway.org.uk/events/film_wolfcop

In addition to the festival’s extended tenth-anniversary celebrations, Mayhem will be presenting a three-day season of film screenings, events and discussion forums on the theme of ‘The Created Woman’ early December, as part of Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder – the BFI’s nationwide three-month celebration of film and television’s original blockbuster genre. ‘The Created Woman’ season is co-curated by Sarah Lutton, Programme Advisor for the London Film Festival, and made possible through Film Hub Central East.

Chris Cooke, co-director of Mayhem, says: “This year, Mayhem will be just as packed as ever with brand new, never seen before releases and we’re really excited about our opening film, a real treat for regular attendees of the festival and those who have never been before. With Teen Mayhem, Certificate X and the main festival it means the genre can really be given the attention and love it deserves. And then of course, straight after four days of horror, we have even more to look forward to for Sci-Fi fans in December…”

Mayhem X will take place Saturday 25 October – Monday 3 November. More information about Teen Mayhem and Mayhem Certificate X will be announced soon. Early Bird Passes for the main festival are currently available at the discounted price of £55.

‘The Created Woman’ season will take place 5-7 December. More information will be announced soon about the full programme of activities.

For more information about Mayhem or to book your early bird passes, please visit http://www.broadway.org.uk/mayhem_film_festival