Discover Shakespeare on Film in cinemas all around the UK including many events in NI.
Film Hub London is working in partnership with the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) and the UK’s eight other Film Hubs to present BFI Presents: Shakespeare on Film - a spectacular UK-wide series of 300 special screenings and events celebrating Shakespeare's impact on cinema.
The season will see multiplexes, independent cinemas, film clubs, pop-ups and community venues all over the UK screening a huge range of must-see filmic interpretations of Shakespeare’s work, along with a range of special events.
The NI events begin on 27th May with hometown boy Sir Kenneth Branagh in conversation with Film London CEO Adrian Wootton at the QFT being beamed across 80 sites in the UK including the Movie House in Coleraine, and ending in Vincent Price’s Theatre of Blood at the Harbour Commissioners building in Cooperation Square this collaboration will also include:
QFT in association with the Queen’s University School of Creative Arts –Screenings through May and June including Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Hamlet, My Private Idaho and Kiss Me Kate with accompanying live music from Megan McKinney.
Other events include:
Cinemagic – the Little Bard season from Ireland’s premier children’s film festival sees a ‘Script to Screen’ filmmaking workshop for 8-12 year olds, an animation workshop for 12-16 year olds and screenings of ‘Bill’, ‘the Lion King’ and ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’.
Strand Arts Centre – The jewel of East Belfast hosts the 1961 version of West Side Story with live dancers from NiStars, a family friendly immersive screening of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a 20th anniversary screening of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet.
The Braid Film Theatre take over the Galgorm Report and Spa in Ballymena to screen Branagh’s Henry V accompanied by a medieval themed buffet, and then they’ll be joined by the composer Patrick Doyle who composed the music for Henry V and has worked with Sir Kenneth on many of his films.
Belfast Film Festival – Belfast’s finest purveyors of the spectacular will bring the Bard to their famous big screen, showing Henry V, Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing in Crescent Gardens in South Belfast, followed by a collection of the best of Silent Shakespeare in Dunluce Castle. The Festival will also bring the weirder side of the Stratford master to the Beanbag Cinema with rarities from the back catalogue. The Festival finish the season with a screening of the Vincent Price classic, Theatre of Blood from 1973 in the opulent surroundings of the Harbour Commissioner’s Office.
For the full list of events please see here: http://filmlondon.org.uk/shakespeare-on-film#northernireland