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Mon 23 Oct

Win a copy of CARNIVAL OF SOULS and THE LURE from the Criterion Collection

Two new titles from The Criterion Collection are coming to the UK this month and we have a copy of each - Carnival of Souls and The Lure - to give away to one lucky winner.

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

CARNIVAL OF SOULS

A young woman in a small Kansas town survives a drag race accident, then agrees to take a job as church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she becomes haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her toward an abandoned lakeside pavilion. Made by industrial filmmakers on a modest budget, the eerily effective B-movie classic Carnival of Souls was intended to have “the look of a Bergman and the feel of a Cocteau”—and, with its strikingly used locations and spooky organ score, it succeeds. Herk Harvey’s macabre masterpiece gained a cult following through late-night television and continues to inspire filmmakers today.

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
• New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
• Selected-scene audio commentary featuring director Herk Harvey and
screenwriter John Clifford
• New interview with comedian and writer Dana Gould
• New video essay by film critic David Cairns
• The Movie That Wouldn’t Die!, a documentary on the 1989 reunion of the film’s cast and crew
• The Carnival Tour, a 2000 update on the film’s locations
• Excerpts from movies made by the Centron Corporation, an industrial film company based in Lawrence, Kansas, that once employed Harvey and Clifford

• Deleted scenes

• Outtakes, accompanied by Gene Moore’s organ score
• History of the Saltair Resort in Salt Lake City, where key scenes in the film were shot

• Trailer

• More!
• PLUS: An essay by writer and programmer Kier-La Janisse

THE LURE

This genre-defying horror-musical mash-up—the bold debut of Polish director AGNIESZKA SMOCZYNSKA— follows a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters drawn ashore to explore life on land in an alternate 1980s Poland. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly auras make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit world of Smoczynska’s imagining. The director gives fierce teeth to her viscerally sensual, darkly feminist twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” in which the girls’ bond is tested and their survival threatened after one sister falls for a human. A coming-of-age fairy tale with a catchy synth-fueled soundtrack, outrageous song-and-dance numbers, and lavishly grimy sets, The Lure explores its themes of emerging female sexuality, exploitation, and the compromises of adulthood with savage energy and originality.

· DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
• High-definition digital master, supervised by director of photography Kuba Kijowski, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
• New programme about the making of the film, featuring interviews with director Agnieszka Smoczynska, actors Marta Mazurek and Michalina Olszanska, screenwriter Robert Bolesto, Kijowski, composers Barbara and Zuzanna Wronski, sound designer Marcin Lenarczyk, and choreographer Kaya Kołodziejczyk
• Deleted scenes
• Aria Diva (2007) and Viva Maria! (2010), two short films directed by Smoczynska
• New English subtitle translation
• PLUS: An essay by writer Angela Lovell

Wed 18 Oct

Win a signed THE DEATH OF STALIN poster courtesy of EntertainmentOne

Armando Iannucci's hilarious satire THE DEATH OF STALIN is released nationwide on Friday 20 October, and we have a poster signed by Armando Iannucci, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, and Simon Russell Beale to give away, courtesy of our friends at EntertainmentOne.

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Fri 13 Oct

We are now recruiting for Customer Service Assistants (CSA)

CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSISTANTS (CSA)

Are you friendly, personable and able to communicate well with a broad range of people?

Do you have experience of working in a busy bar, restaurant or public venue in a customer facing role?

We’re currently recruiting Customer Service Assistants who will be responsible for delivering efficient, friendly and knowledgeable customer service in our bars and screens. Applicants must have a minimum of 1 year's experience in a busy bar environment


For more information and an application form please click below.

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Applications need to be returned to the
General Manager, Simon Ackrel at

Mon 02 Oct

Changes to our schedule on Thursday 5 October

Please note the 5.30PM screening of BORG VS MCENROE and the 8.15PM screening of VICTORIA AND ABDUL on Thursday 5 October have been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thu 28 Sep

Jonny Phillips leads cast for Mayhem Film Festival’s live stage reading of Hammer Films’ ZEPPELIN V PTERODACTYLS

Mayhem Film Festival is proud to reveal the full cast of its exclusive live stage reading of unmade Hammer Films script, Zeppelin V Pterodactyls.

Jonny Phillips (Titanic, Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime), who previously played Dracula in Mayhem's live stage reading of The Unquenchable Thirst of Draculaback in 2015, will return to the festival as the narrator in this year's production of Zeppelin V Pterodactyls. Derby actor, Thomas Farthing, and Nottingham-based actors, Melvyn Rawlinson, Olivia Newton, Rob Goll and Sylvia Robson, will join Jonny Phillips on stage and complete the cast.

The one-of-a-kind event will take place at Broadway, Nottingham as part of Mayhem's 13th edition on Sunday 15 October at 5PM, with the group of actors bringing to life a never-seen-before Hammer story, accompanied by original music from Gavin Morrow and Gerallt Ruggiero.

Based on a thought-lost outline from the Hammer Scripts Archive, now faithfully expanded into a full-length script by Mayhem Co-Director, Steven Sheil (Mum & Dad, Dead Mine), Zeppelin V Pterodactylswill take audience members on an epic sci-fi adventure to a lost world beyond the arctic snows where prehistoric creatures may still roam. The event is made possible with thanks to Hammer Films and CATH (Cinema and Television History) Research Centre at DeMontfort University.

Earlier this month, Mayhem announced its full line-up of events and guests, including guested screenings of Double Date, which will be followed by a Q&A with director Benjamin Barfoot, writer/actor Danny Morgan, actress Georgia Groome and producer Matt Wilkinson; Habit with special guests director Simeon Halligan, producer Rachel Richardson-Jones and actor Elliot Langridge, and the UK Premiere of Preywith special guest director Dick Maas. The festival will also host screenings of Friday the 13th Part III – 3D on Friday 13th October, a new restoration of Dario Argento's Suspiriaas part of The CultFilms Tour of SUSPIRIA-4k, the UK Premiere of Korean film A Day, and previews of festival favourites Most Beautiful Island, 68 Kill, Mayhem, M.F.A., Top Knot Detective and many more.

The full line-up and schedule is available at http://www.mayhemfilmfestival.com/tickets

The live stage reading of Zeppelin V Pterodactyls will take place on Sunday 15 October at Broadway, Nottingham at 5PM. Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 12-15 October 2017.

Individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes are now on sale. For more information, please visit www.mayhemfilmfestival.com

Thu 21 Sep

Broadway wins Distributor Slate Days' Innovator of the Year Award - Screen

BY ANDREAS WISEMAN FOR WWW.SCREENDAILY.COM

Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema has won the inaugural Innovator Of The Year award at the Distributor Slate Day in London.

The cinema was selected from a strong shortlist of five UK exhibition and distribution organisations which have launched successful initiatives to grow UK theatrical audiences in the past 12 months.

Broadway Nottingham was selected for its new ticket pricing aimed at growing its under 25 audience. Since introducing a cheaper ticket for the youth audience last year, the venue has seen a 20% increase in under-25 admissions.

The award was administered by the Film Audience Network and the BFI, and sponsored by creative studio Powster. Screen International selected the winning campaign.

The winner was revealed today in London at the Distributor Slate Day, which saw more than 25 UK distributors present upcoming films to more than 300 exhibitors.

Shortlist:

  • Scottish Queer International Film Festival
  • Visible Cinema, GFT
  • Black Gold Arts Festival | STRIKE A POSE: Dance Cinema Event
  • Broadway | Under-25 Offer
  • Gulbenkian 2ForTuesday campaign and Uncovered

Thu 21 Sep

Win a copy of Sony's CERTAIN WOMEN from the Criterion Collection

Sony's CERTAIN WOMEN is released on Monday 25 September through the Criterion Collection, and we have a copy of this beautiful edition to give away to one lucky winner.

To be in with a chance to win, simply send us the answer to the following question as well as your name and address at competition@broadway.org.uk

What is the name of the director of CERTAIN WOMEN?

You can find more information about the special edition below. Deadline for entry is midnight on Tuesday 26 September.

The expanses of the American Northwest take centre stage in this intimately observed triptych from KELLY REICHARDT (Meek’s Cutoff). Adapted from three short stories by MAILE MELOY and unfolding in self-contained but interlocking episodes, CERTAIN WOMEN navigates the subtle shifts in personal desire and social expectation that unsettle the circumscribed lives of its characters: a lawyer (Blue Velvet’s LAURA DERN) forced to subdue a troubled client; a woman (Manchester by the Sea’s MICHELLE WILLIAMS) whose plans to construct her dream home reveal fissures in her marriage; and a night-school teacher (Personal Shopper’s KRISTEN STEWART) who forms a tenuous bond with a lonely ranch hand (LILY GLADSTONE), whose unguardedness and deep attachment to the land deliver an unexpected jolt of emotional immediacy. With unassuming craft, Reichardt captures the rhythms of daily life in small-town Montana through these fine-grained portraits of women trapped within the landscape’s wide-open spaces.

2016 • 107 MINUTES • COLOR • 5.1 SURROUND • 1.85:1 ASPECT RATIO

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

• New 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Kelly Reichardt and cinematographer
Christopher Blauvelt, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
• New interviews with the film’s cast and crew, including Reichardt and executive
producer Todd Haynes
• New interview with Maile Meloy, author of the stories on which the film is based
• Trailer
• PLUS: An essay by critic Ella Taylor

Thu 14 Sep

Broadway to welcome director Peter Mackie Burns for preview of DAPHNE + Q&A

Director and co-writer Peter Mackie Burns will tour award-winning new film DAPHNE starring Emily Beecham (HAIL, CAESAR!) ahead of its 29 September cinema release. Set to be one of this year’s best-loved British films, a special preview screening of DAPHNE with a filmmaker Q&A will take place on Thursday 28 September at 6pm.

Caught in the daily rush of her restaurant job and a nightlife kaleidoscope of new faces, Daphne is witty, funny, the life of the party. Too busy to realise that deep down she is not happy. When she saves the life of a shopkeeper stabbed in a failed robbery, the impenetrable armour she wears to protect herself begins to crack, and Daphne is forced to confront the inevitability of a much-needed change in her life.

Directed by Mackie Burns who co-wrote alongside Nico Mensinga, DAPHNE also stars Geraldine James (THE GIRL WITH DRAGON TATTOO), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (PEAKY BLINDERS) and Nathaniel Martello-White and was produced by Valentina Brazzini and Tristan Goligher (45 YEARS, LEAN ON PETE).

For more information and to book tickets, please click here.

Tue 12 Sep

Mayhem Film Festival reveals Short Film Showcase as tickets go on sale

With just one month to go until the start of its 13th edition, Mayhem Film Festival have just revealed the line-up for their Short Film Showcase, which will screen on the Saturday of the festival.


This year's line-up include the following films (in alphabetical order):


AFTER PARTY
(WORLD PREMIERE)// Dir.Liam Banks, UK, 8m27

AMY // Dir. L. Gustavo Cooper, US, 6m46

BLOOD SHED // Dir. James Moran, UK, 13m18

CRESWICK // Dir. Natalie Erika James, Australia, 9m31

DON'T EVER CHANGE (UK PREMIERE) // Dir. Don Swaynos, US, 9m48

FEEDING TIME // Dir. Matt Mercer, US, 12m54

IN THE DARK, DARK WOODS (UK PREMIERE) // Dir. Jason Bognacki, US, 4m3

LIZ DRIVES // Dir. Mia'kate Russell, Australia, 8m

REAL ARTISTS // Dir. Cameo Wood, US, 12m

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC //Dir. Thomas Hodge, UK, 5m27

UNDRESS ME // Dir. Amelia Moses, Canada, 13m27

WHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO (UK PREMIERE) // Dir. Laurel Vail, US, 15m


Mayhem Film Festival originally started as a single collection of short films before growing into the four-day weekend it is now, and so its Short Film Showcase remains at the heart of the festival with its traditional Saturday slot, and one of the most popular and beloved events of the programme each year.


"This year we have something for everybody: from scary short shockers, to thought provoking science fiction, from the genuinely creepy, to the full-on gory, all from some of the most promising new directors out there around the world... and closer to home." - Chris Cooke, Mayhem Film Festival Co-Director.


Mayhem's full line-up was revealed last week and individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes will go on sale at 10AM on Tuesday 12 September HERE.


Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 12-15 October 2017 at Broadway, Nottingham.

Tue 05 Sep

Mayhem Film Festival reveals full line-up for 13th edition and tickets go on sale

Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce the full line-up of its 2017 edition (see attached and below), which will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 12-15 October. The festival showcases the best features and short films in horror, sci-fi and cult cinema, through premieres, previews, guested screenings and special events each year.

As previously announced, Benjamin Barfoot’s Double Date will open the festival on Thursday 12 October and will be followed by a Q&A with guests yet to be revealed. Director Simeon Halligan will present his film Habit and will be joined on stage by producer Rachel Richardson-Jones and lead actor Elliot Langridge. Dick Maas (Amsterdamned, Saint) will also attend the festival to present the UK Premiere of Prey, the ferociously funny tale of a man-eating lion terrorising Amsterdam. The cast for the live stage reading of unmade Hammer script, Zeppelin v Pterodactyls, the centrepiece of the festival’s last day, will be announced at a later stage.

Mayhem’s 13th edition also includes screenings of Top Knot Detective and Mayhem – both previously announced – as well as the UK Premiere of tragic Groundhog Day-like South Korean sci-fi thriller, A Day, and preview screenings of Natalia Leite’s revenge thriller M.F.A. starring Francesca Eastwood, riotous comedy-thriller 68 Kill which plays like a gender-reversed True Romance, Ana Asensio’s spellbinding and award-winning debut Most Beautiful Island, and the darkly comic zombie flick Dead Shack which will close the festival.

With a total of 17 screenings and events, the 2017 edition will also see a screening of Dario Argento’s Suspiria, in a glorious restoration on its 40th anniversary, as part of The CultFilms Tour of SUSPIRIA-4k. The short film programme and the fiendish Mayhem quiz, The Flinterrogation, hosted by author David Flint, will return to round up the festival’s line-up.

Early Bird passes will remain on sale at the discounted price of £65 until 10AM on Tuesday 12 September at which time individual tickets, day passes and full festival passes at the regular price of £75 will be made available. For more information, please visit www.mayhemfilmfestival.com

The live stage reading of Hammer Films' Zeppelin v Pterodactyls is made possible with thanks to Hammer Films and CATH (Cinema and Television History) Research Centre at DeMontfort University.

Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 12-15 October 2017 at Broadway, Nottingham.

The full line-up and schedule for Mayhem 2017 is available to download HERE.