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Thu 25 Aug

Mayhem Film Festival to host UK Premiere of HEADSHOT and live performance from THE DUKE ST WORKSHOP feat. Laurence R. Harvey

With its 12th edition fast approaching, Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce it will screen the UK Premiere of Headshot from Indonesian duo, Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto, aka the Mo Brothers (Macabre, V/H/S/2), at Broadway, Nottingham.

Starring The Raid’s Iko Uwais as Ishmael, Headshot, follows an amnesiac whose violent past comes back to haunt him. After the young doctor who nursed him gets kidnapped, Ishmael finds himself battling gangs of highly-skilled fighters he may have once worked with in the Indonesian underground, sparking fragments of his identity to resurface.

Taking place on 13 – 16 October, this year’s festival will open with a live performance from The Duke St Workshop, featuring cult horror actor Laurence R Harvey (Human Centipede II & III, The Editor), and presented in collaboration with Nottingham-based film club Kino Klubb. The Duke St Workshop will be performing and expanding from their LP, Tales of H.P. Lovecraft, consisting of two Lovecraft stories – ‘From Beyond’ and ‘The Hound’ – told over an hour-long set through meditative tinkles, sputtering howls of eerie electronica and nightmarish narrations. This haunting audio/visual feast is absolutely not to be missed.

"This year the range of films and genres on offer has expanded, explains Mayhem Co-Director Chris Cooke. So it's great that the hyper action and kinetic violence of the Mo Brothers’ latest film, Headshot, as well as the mind-bending horror of H.P. Lovecraft are represented and exist side by side at our festival. Lovecraft really is a crucial architect of the horror genre and this unique event, organised with the ever excellent Kino Klubb is something we're very excited about."

Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 13-16 October. Early Bird Passes for the festival are still available at the discounted price of £60 for a limited time only. For more information and to book your passes, please visit

Thu 11 Aug

Broadway to host special exhibition and gala screening of PAA JOE & THE LION with special guests

Broadway, Nottingham is proud to welcome back Paa Joe and his mighty lion coffin for a gala screening of Benjamin Wigley’s debut documentary, Paa Joe & The Lion, on Sunday 28 August.

Paa Joe & The Lion tells the story of Paa Joe, also known as the Grandfather of Ghana’s fantasy coffin trade – an artist and pioneer of the fantasy coffin who, although celebrated the world over, is struggling to survive back in Ghana. Broadway-based filmmaker, Benjamin Wigley, embarked on a five-year journey across Ghana and the UK to uncover the story of this extraordinary craftsman.

Developed through Documentary Campus Masterschool with the support of PMA Worldview, and made with the support of Creative England and Kickstarter, Paa Joe & The Lion premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June. One audience member said of the film: “There were tears, cheers and belly-laughs.

Now back at Broadway, where the team originally launched their Kickstarter campaign, the special gala screening will be attended by director Benjamin Wigley, Paa Joe himself and his son Jacob, and collaborator Benjamin Zephaniah, who will all take part in a post-screening Q&A.

The screening will be the culmination of a day of music and celebration with live music, art and performance from 2PM on Broadway’s terrace, followed by a procession which will see Paa Joe’s lion coffin being carried around Hockley from 4PM with live drummers. The film itself will start at 5.15PM at Broadway.

Ahead of the screening, Broadway will be host to a special exhibition around the film in its Gallery from 22 August. The exhibition will feature work from local photographer David Severn who documented the lion coffin’s procession at Clumber Park in 2013, artwork from artist Amy Blackwell who designed the lion branding for the film, hand-made masks from Nottingham-based mask-maker Stephen Jon, which appear in the film, and stills taken from the film that document the film’s progression from start to finish – all taking people on a full journey of the five years that have gone into the making of the film. The exhibition will be open from 22 until 29 August from 10am – 6pm. Access to the Broadway Gallery is available from Heathcoat Street or through Broadway’s main entrance on Broad Street.

For more information and to book tickets, please visit

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Fri 05 Aug

Mayhem Film Festival to screen THEY CALL ME JEEG ROBOT and Steve Barker's THE REZORT

Mayhem Film Festival are thrilled to announce Steve Barker’s The ReZort and Gabriele Mainetti’s They Call Me Jeeg Robot as the first two films from their 12th edition’s line-up.

Returning to Broadway, Nottingham on 13-16 October, Mayhem Film Festival will also welcome Steve Barker for a Q&A following a screening of his new film. Described as Westworld meets The Walking Dead, The ReZort is set in a world where humanity has defeated a zombie apocalypse, and moved on to offer a Zombie Safari – a chance to hunt and kill the walking dead in a controlled environment.

Also on the line-up is Italian gritty and grimy superhero movie They Call Me Jeeg Robot, which sees a petty criminal transformed and given superpowers after falling into Rome’s toxic Tiber River. But his plans to use his powers for crime fall apart after being mistaken for a 1970s Japanese anime by a woman he saves from mobsters and becoming the target of the criminal underworld.

“We’re putting together another fantastic and diverse line-up for this year’s festival, explains Mayhem Co-Director, Steven Sheil, and we’re really happy to be screening these two films, which offer great new spins on the zombie and superhero genres. We’re also looking forward to bringing Steve Barker to Mayhem for the first time to present The ReZort, the first of a number of special guested events we have planned for the festival.”

Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 13-16 October. Early Bird Passes for the festival are available at the discounted price of £60. For more information and to book your passes, please visit

Mon 25 Jul

Customer Notice - Indie Summer Sale Correction

On the diary page of the August brochure Rams is INCORRECTLY listed as screening from Monday 15 - Thursday 18 August. The film showing in these slots will be Anomalisa.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Many thanks,

The team at Broadway.

Fri 22 Jul

Customer notice: web sales disruption

We are currently installing a brand new box office system. We are working hard to minimise disruption to our service.

We will do our best to get the system back up and running as soon as possible. If you would like to make a booking in the meantime, you can contact our box office on the phone at 0115 952 6611, or you can come and see us in person. Our box office will be open at the following times in the next few days:



We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any concerns or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at 0115 952 6611.

Many thanks,

The team at Broadway.

Wed 20 Jul

Win goodies with CHEVALIER and StudioCanal

Hate sport? Bad at boardgames? We’ve got just the competition for you!

In Chevalier, good sportsmanship goes out the window as a group of men go to increasingly absurd lengths to prove that it is he who is the ‘best in general’.

We want to know what everyday skill singles you out as the best in general. Great at lighting BBQs, the prince of parallel parking? Tell us what makes you the best in general to win a StudioCanal DVD bundle, poster and the infinite glory of being crowned the best in general.


Thu 14 Jul

Win goodies with THE BFG and Entertainment One

To celebrate the release of the magical and delightful The BFG, we have some goodies to give away, courtesy of our friends at Entertainment One. (See below for details)

To enter, simply email the answer to the question below to with the subject ‘The BFG’.


To book tickets to see this exciting tale, click here.

Mon 11 Jul

Customer Notice - Ghostbusters Screening Cancellation Sunday 17 July

We are sorry that the 12:15PM screening on Sunday 17 July has been cancelled.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Many thanks,

The team at Broadway.

Mon 11 Jul

New film talent selects Broadway’s first Playlist on the BFI Player

Three up and coming young filmmakers from Broadway’s most recent BFI Film Academy course have had the unique opportunity to hand-pick films for the BFI’s (British Film Institute’s) video on-demand service, BFI Player. Alice Featherstone, Ross Lowton and Ynez Myers selected nine films to share with audiences around the country in Broadway’s very first Playlist on the BFI Player.

The three also star on the BFI Player in a short film introducing their selection, which includes 2015 releases Tangerine, Bill, The Lobster and Nightcrawler, as well as classics such as The Madness of the Heart and Sunshine in Soho; films they say they find inspiring, thrilling, touching and funny.

The films form Broadway’s first Playlist on the BFI Player, with the cinema having been chosen to curate a selection of the best global cinema available from the BFI Player library every few months. The Playlists will allow Broadway’s trusted curation to travel beyond its Nottingham venue, giving more people locally, regionally and nationally a chance to discover films that Broadway champions.

Broadway’s Playlist is available to view and enjoy at

Applications are now open for Broadway’s fifth BFI Film Academy course, a three-month training programme for 16-19-year-olds looking to take their first steps in the film industry. For more information, please visit

Thu 07 Jul

Mayhem launches new website, call for short films and Early Bird passes

Preparations are underway for Mayhem Film Festival, and whilst submissions have just opened for the popular Scary Shorts programme, Early Bird passes are now available to purchase for the festival’s 12th edition.

Early Bird passes allow access to the full festival, which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 13-16 October 2016. The passes are available for a limited period of time and cost just £60 for four days of exciting previews, special guests and events, showcasing the best horror, sci-fi and cult features and shorts from around the world. To purchase an Early Bird pass, please visit contact the Broadway box office on 0115 952 6611.

Mayhem originally started as a single compilation of short films, and the Scary Shorts remains the most loved and one of the most popular screenings in the festival’s schedule. There is no fee for submissions, and programmers for the festival are accepting local, national and international entries.

Filmmakers can submit their entry for free until midnight on Friday 19 August. To submit your short film, please email Melissa Gueneau at

Mayhem Film Festival has also just launched a brand new website – a platform offering easy access to essential information about the festival’s upcoming edition, as well as its history and legacy. The new site is part of the festival’s ongoing efforts to improve the customer experience, by creating an easy-to-navigate space to find out key information about the festival and its programme, as well as book tickets and passes for upcoming events. You can visit the new Mayhem Film Festival website at

Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 13-16 October 2016.