Saturday, 5 October 2013

Mayhem Festival - Day 1!

Hello Folks,
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!!

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!

DON'T LOOK NOW at ST. MARY'S CHURCH with Director Nicolas Roeg
Dir. Nicolas Roeg, 1973 (UK/ITA)
Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland
A grieving married couple travel to Venice where they find the city in the grip of a murder hunt and meet two sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a terrible warning from beyond. Roeg's visually stunning, terrifying and deeply moving adaptation of the Daphne Du Maurier's story is amongst the best horror films ever made.
"Superbly chilling." Time Out
All tickets for this event are £10. Full Festival Pass holders and Thursday Day Passes holders are guaranteed entry to this event.

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!

Dir. Vincenzo Natali, 2013 (CAN)
Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie
An incredibly stylish 'reverse-ghost story' from the director of Splice and Cube in which a teenager who died years ago reaches out to the land of the living in order to save someone from the same fate. Like a darkGroundhog DayHaunter takes the 
haunted house film and turns it in on itself.
“Effortlessly insidious... wonderfully clever.” Fearnet

So there you have it folks the full line up for day one of MAYHEM, No doubt the day will also include a couple or 3 light ales of course, hope to see you there!
Jonny T.


1 comment:

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