Film Festivals and Other Events
Arthur has many fond memories of atttending various film festivals over the years. Whilst many larger events such as the London film festival are well documented, Arthur has found that the more obscure genre festivals (horror, sci-fi, oriental action etc.) in Great Britain are mostly lost in the dim and distant past, mainly because the internet was not really around at the time. This mini site is an effort by Arthur to make some sort of record of these events. For those festivals that Arthur himself attended, he has written up this thoughts and feelings on them. Others are simply listed detailing, where possible, dates locations and the films shown.
There are several types of festival. Firstly, there are the all night epics where a number of films, usually between 7 and 10 are shown in one marathon sitting. For those people who value their sleep, there are smaller versions showing 4 or 5 films during the day. Finally there are those festivals that show various films over a number of days or even weeks. This site mainly concentrates on the first 2 although there are some festivals that combine several formats.
Arthur has tried to gather as much information as possible but there are still some gaps (please feel free to contact Arthur with any missing details). Some entires are merely place holders to be completed at a later date or links that point to exisiting resources that already cover these festivals.
It is not impossible that the film listings may be incorrect for some festivals as the line ups often changed from when they were advertised. Where possible Arthur has also gathered images of adverts, programmes, tickets etc.
Events that Arthur attended have been written up in some detail. Such Festivals are denoted below (and in subsequent pages) by the symbol
Note: This site is currently under construction. Whilst most Festivals contain useful information, a few have yet to be fully updated and are simply empty placeholders. More details and images may be added in the future.
Special Event: Miracle Mile 30th Anniversary screening
June 8th 2019, Rex Cinema, Wilmslow
Well, completely out of the blue I get an email from the original Black Sunday organiser Dave Bryan to let me know that he is running one last event, a screening of the classic Miracle Mile with a Q&A by director Steve De Jarnatt, which was originally shown at Black Sunday 3 back in June 1990.
It's showing on Saturday June 8th 2019 at 22:30 at the Rex Cinema in Wilmslow. Think there might also be a meetup at a local pub beforehand too. Sadly I don't think I will be able to attend as it's just that bit too far away and money is a bit tight, but that doesn't mean that anyone else a bit closer to the Manchester area can pop along to see this hidden gem of late 80s cinema on the big screen with an audience. And if you don't know anything about it, all the better; Go in knowing nothing (or as little as posible) and you'll be rewarded even more!