Despite all the trials, obstacles and terrible difficulty of last year, Broadway has come through and - 30 years on - is keeping the faith in one of its greatest events, namely Shots in the Dark. I had the pleasure of creating the festival with the fab Broadway team no less than thirty years ago and I am pleased and proud as punch that we are back (albeit in a compressed, pocket rocket one-day celebration) with a small but perfectly formed selection of delights in real life to hopefully satiate your Saturday thirst for Noir!

I am particularly delighted to welcome back my dear friend (and co-Shots progenitor) Nottingham’s own son Michael Eaton to present his brilliant new Sex Pistols courtroom drama B*ll*cks (developed by Broadway). I am also very happy to present John Ford’s only British film, the police thriller Gideon’s Day and reveal some of the remarkable and little-known stories behind its making. And I am especially delighted that as our Centrepiece event the brilliantly versatile director Kevin Macdonald will join us to talk about his wonderful true crime thriller The Mauritanian, which we all feel deserves much more acclaim and attention than it received during its release pre-lockdown. Throw in a screening of the lovingly restored digital restoration of The Silence of The Lambs, where Shots in the Dark began three decades ago and if that isn’t a perfect celebration of our past and present history, I don’t know what is. 
Thanks to all my dear Shots co-conspirator friends and collaborators, especially Caroline Hennigan, and hope to see you at Broadway for Shots 2021!

Adrian Wootton 
Founder Director Shots in the Dark

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