Jonny T here with the run up to the great MAYHEM festival held each year in my home town of Nottingham, Running from THU 31 OCTOBER - SUN 3 NOVEMBER 2013 this years festival looks yet again to be awesome! What I shall be doing over the next few weeks is previewing all the showings that will be taking place and providing all the links and info you need.
So I shall start with the opening day. The opening day this year looks to be very special indeed with director Nicolas Roeg in attendance showing both his new film and the Classic Don’t Look Now. The great thing about the showing of Don’t Look Know is that it is being shown at the special location of ST. MARY'S CHURCH. I personally cannot wait!! So below are the opening days times and movies. Enjoy and get your tickets booked!!
THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER
The festival opens up with the NICOLAS ROEG movie PuffBall with the director in attendance for a Q&A session, so if there is anything you would like me to ask just email me! The film sees him reunited with Donald Sutherland and also starring Rita Tushingham a personal old school favourite of mine. From the trailer it appears to be a return to the erotic creepiness he is best known for.
Mayhem are delighted to welcome special guest NICOLAS ROEG, one of Britain’s greatest and most daring filmmakers to open this year’s festival.
PUFFBALL with Q&A with Nicolas Roeg
Dir. Nicolas Roeg, 2007 (UK)
Kelly Reilly, Miranda Richardson, Rita Tushingham
A young architect moves to an isolated Irish valley and finds herself fighting to survive when she becomes pregnant and the locals take against her unborn child. A chilling drama, adapted from Fay Weldon's novel of love, loss and paganism. Roeg mixes ritual and magic to great effect.
“Startling.” Little Whites
Next up on day 1 is the very special showing of Don’t Look Now at St Marys Church. Tickets are selling fast for this one as you would expect so get them booked!! Like last year’s classic screening of The Shining it’s great to see these movies on a big screen which is rare these days and with the audience being appreciative of the film that it being shown it always makes these screenings a little bit more special. Cannot wait!
And finally on day 1 at 11:30 pm we have taking us into the midnight our HAUNTER, From the director of the highly acclaimed Cube and Splice this one looks very creepy to say the least and a great way to end day one.Phew!