Pilton Palais Cinema


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Hi and welcome to the Pilton Palais Cinema tent located at the bottom of the Acoustic field. Once again we are binging you cinematic treats from the past year and showcasing some new and as yet unseen movies and documentaries.

The Dodge Brothers to accompany silent film

A first for Glastonbury this year is a screening of the 1928 film ‘Beggars of Life’ featuring the band The Dodge Brothers, who will be scoring the film live. This not to be missed event is taking place at 6pm on Saturday evening, they are also playing on the Croissant Nurf stage at 2.30pm.

More on The Dodge Brothers

Silent cinema was never silent. Before sound arrived in Hollywood in 1928 the movies always had some noise associated with them and the Dodge Brothers are steeped in that tradition; making rackets to stories to raise an eyebrow, infect your feet with rhythm, and prompt maybe a laugh or a tear. With our fifth Dodge Brother Neil Brand, expert silent pianist and composer, we fly the flag for silent cinema.

We play to silent films at the finest venues in the land, The Barbican, The National Film Theatre, BFI, The National Media Museum and anywhere that the high art of playing live to silent film is appreciated. Our approach is simple: we derive our music from what might have been played in the cinemas in towns such as Clarksdale Mississippi, or Troy Alabama.  We bring the jug band/skiffle style to westerns and hobo films.

Other highlights

To coincide with the Dexys gig in the Acoustic tent on Saturday we will be doing an advance screening of their upcoming Doc Dexys: Nowhere Is Home on  Thursday night at midnight.

Also to Coincide with Saturdays Metallica Gig on the main stage on Saturday we will be showing  Some Kind of Monster, also on Thursday and Mission to Lars on Friday.

We are also Premiering two films, first  the Charity Small Steps’  new film Children of the Dump which features the band The Black Keys who are playing the Pyramid stage on Sunday and the film Last American Outlaw.

Film-making workshops

Also an exciting new event for this year is our teaming up with the Youth Film Academy who will be offering practical film making classes during the afternoons, the topics covered this year are:

Write a Movie Masterpiece
Cinema Tent
Friday 27th June, 4pm-7.55pm (w/ break in middle for Metallica doc, when participants will prepare their pitches)
Have you got a great idea for a movie? Now’s your chance to let it rip! After screenwriting top tips from the experts at Young Film Academy, competing teams will try their hand as professional screenwriters, plotting against the clock to come up with the best original idea for a commercial movie, before pitching to a live audience to win great prizes. Suitable for all ages.

One Hour Film Challenge
Cinema Tent
Sunday 29th June, 4pm-8pm
Do you have what it takes to shoot a movie in just one hour? Come along and find out, with experts from Young Film Academy on hand to help you find your inner Kubrick. Teams will plan, shoot and screen their own movies in time for an audience vote for Best Picture and great prizes! Suitable for all ages.

Click for more info on the workshops.

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