Hi, and welcome to the Pilton Palais, we have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you a varied and exciting line-up in 2016, Riyad my assistant coordinator has pulled all the stops out and secured no less than three UK premieres!
First off on Wednesday is Sidemen: Long road to Glory. An intimate look at the incredible lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf sidemen. After the screening there will be a chance for you to air your questions during a Q&A with the director Scott Rosenbaum
The second of our premieres on Thursday is Hired Gun, this feature length one-off documentary introduces the prolific musicians who are virtually unknown to the public. Billy Joel, Ozzy Osbourne, P!NK and Metallica are synonymous with their own artistry and success, but who is responsible for their instrumental solos?
Finally our third premiere is Born to be Blue, Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn.
Our two Advance preview screenings on Sunday are Kids in Love with guest appearances from the cast, hot on the heels of its UK premiere at the Edinburgh film festival just the night before our screening! Kids In Love is a coming of age story about Jack, played by Will Poulter.
And finally the sequel everyone has been waiting for the thirteen years since Finding Nemo… We present Pixar’s Finding Dory! So why not come and see whose strolling down our red carpet on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday! You’re sure to be surprised!
Next up, we are thrilled to announce that we are welcoming part of the eighty five strong team of artists from Loving Vincent: the world’s first feature length painting animation. The team, led by the film’s Head of Painting: Piotr Dominiak will be on-site provide an exclusive behind the scenes look into the production of the most anticipated animation film in many years. On Friday and Saturday evening a work-in-progress presentation of the film will be followed by the Glastonbury Van Gogh Animation Challenge: an interactive mural painting experience in the style of Vincent Van Gogh which engages YOU the festival’s patrons! And mixes oil painting with animation and a huge dose of fun thrown in, drop in and spend as long as you like, then why not come back on Saturday evening to see the fruits of your painting skills projected on the big screen. An event surely not to be missed.
Following on from the success in previous years of our live re-scored silent films, we have three silent movies Piccadilly, Sunrise & Diary of a Lost Girl all lovingly re-scored by the west country band Wurlitza, who are a five piece outfit from South East Cornwall who have been specialising in adding live soundtracks to silent films since 2006. And last but not least our oldies section this year consists of James Cameron’s Sci-Fi classic Aliens and the coming-of-age comedy-drama, Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me, as they both celebrate their 30th Anniversary this year.