We’re always on the lookout for seasons of film screenings which offer something a little different from your average mulitplex fare and Studio Canal have come up trumps again with a collection of fine British films.
The season in question is entitled MADE IN BRITAIN, and takes place every Tuesday from 5th June to 3rd July with screenings across the country and Studio Canal have chosen some excellent film, some of which are rarely seen on the big screen.
To celebrate this excellent season of screenings we’re giving one lucky winner the chance to win A3 copies of 4 posters from the series. These posters can be seen below and more deatils of the season, and how you can book tickets are here:
In this year of celebration of all things British, STUDIOCANAL and the ICO are delighted to announce a summer season of theatrical screenings in celebration of some of the finest, most entertaining and quirkiest cinema that this sceptred isle has ever produced.
The MADE IN BRITAIN season is (cucumber) sandwiched between the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics and will give audiences across the country the opportunity to enjoy five restored classic British films on the big screen. A national screening event every Tuesday from June 5th to July 3rd inclusive will see each film screen digitally in cinemas across the country.
The five films have been chosen to illustrate the breadth of the work that has been produced by British filmmakers over the last century, and range from post-war comedy to ground-breaking sci-fi. A true British musical icon, a bevvy of troublesome daughters, aliens on the Underground, zombies in Cornwall and some particularly obstinate inhabitants of a small London borough feature in films from the mighty studios of Hammer and Ealing and legendary directors David Lean and Nic Roeg.
The five films are:
PASSPORT TO PIMLICO – Tuesday 5th June
Ealing’s most quintessentially British comedy, about a group of Londoners who protest their right to be “Burgundian” following discovery of an ancient charter in a WWII bomb crater.
THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES – Tuesday 12th June
One of Hammer’s most underrated films, a fantastically off-the-wall zombie thriller set in Cornwall, starring Jacqueline Pearce and André Morell.
THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH – Tuesday 19th June
Nic Roeg’s sci-fi classic starring David Bowie, Rip Torn and Candy Clark in an adaptation of Walter Tevis’ novel about an alien who comes to Earth seeking a solution to his home planet’s woes, only to find himself lost in an unfamiliar, corrupt and sometimes hostile society.
HOBSON’S CHOICE – Tuesday 26th June
David Lean directs Charles Laughton and John Mills in this tale of a hapless 19th century boot-maker, rather too fond of his local pub and trying to cope with a trio of willful daughters.
QUATERMASS & THE PIT – Tuesday 3rd July
Part of the seminal Quatermass series, created for the BBC by writer Nigel Kneale and then turned into a film trilogy by Hammer, Quatermass provided the blueprint for many classic Sci-fi creations to follow – including Dr Who and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.
These films have also been chosen because they have received extensive digital restoration but not been seen widely on the big screen for some time, thus giving cinema-goers the opportunity to experience them in a cinematic environment and as fresh as when they were first released.
PASSPORT TO PIMLICO and THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES will also receive brand new DVD/blu-ray releases the week after their theatrical outing.
You cand find out the dates and venue details for when these great films are playing in your city and book tickets by visiting the website here or check out the Made in Britian Facebook page for all sorts of fun.
Now, click next to be taken to the question, entry form and to cast an eager eye over the four posters you could win.