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Film, Mon 16 - Fri 20 Apr 2018

Golden Year's Film Festival

Golden Year's Film Festival


At National Science and Media Museum,
Little Horton Lane,

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A celebration of life through film with talks, discussions and screenings. In partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film and Picturehouse at National Science and Media Museum.

The Golden Year's Film Festival – aimed at an older audience but open to all – has a retro theme for 2018 featuring iconic films, people and places from the sixties and seventies.

The festival launches at 11.30am on Monday 16 April with the searing documentary The Ice King, revealing the story of the greatest ice skater of all time, John Curry, who transformed a dated sport into an art form and made history by becoming the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not even fully legal.

On Tuesday at 11am, film fans will be treated to a unique 1950s widescreen experience with a 60th Anniversary screening of Cinerama: South Seas Adventures (digital projection). This dementia-friendly screening will transport the audience to lush tropical island adventures in a series of fictionalised, island-hopping voyages from Hawaii to Fiji.

On Wednesday at 11.30am, the M&S Company Archive are in town with a fabulous event which is free to all. From carefree summer holidays in glamorous locations, to West End dancers in Terylene skirts, Helena Roddis will be sharing highlights from the M&S Company Archive film collection showing vintage M&S adverts. The event includes an opportunity to find out more about M&S heritage from the Archive team.

Audiences will enjoy the captivating sixties film To Sir, With Love on Thursday 19 April at 11am – introduced by Professor Duncan Petrie, Head of the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York and co-author of the forthcoming book Transformation and Tradition in Sixties British Cinema. Dealing with social and racial issues of its time, To Sir, With Love follows the story of Mark Thackery, a Guyanese immigrant who takes a job as a teacher at a tough East End school. There’ll also be a post-screening discussion with Professor Petrie as well as Professor Melvyn Stokes and Dr Patrick Glen, project leaders of Remembering 1960s British Cinema-going at University College London.

Another sixties classic concludes the festival on Friday 20 April, 11am: The L- Shaped Room. This iconic kitchen sink drama follows the life of a young French woman who finds herself single and pregnant in London’s Notting Hill. The film will again be introduced by Professor Duncan Petrie.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 16 - Fri 20 Apr 2018

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  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality