Due to audience demand we have added another screening of Upperdog. We are now screening the film at 12 noon this Sunday (14th November) at Leeds Town Hall. Winner of numerous awards, this fabulous and hugely enjoyable film will leave you feeling elated. As very young children, Axel and Yanne were separated when they were adopted by different parents – he went to a rich family, and she to a working mother. Yanne knows that Axel exists, but has no idea where he is, and Axel has no idea that he even has a sister. But when Yanne’s feisty Polish friend Maria unknowingly starts working as a maid for Axel’s parents, things get pretty complicated! A bit like Twelfth Night set in modern day Oslo, Upperdog is a wonderfully crafted tale about messy human relationships and a darn good watch!
Following their huge success with audiences, on Friday 19th November we have four films that have been chosen to be screened again in Leeds Town Hall as part of our Film Festival Favourites, they are Dive!, Russian Lessons, Face the Wall and High on Hope. All four films are in our top 20 from audience responses!
Dive! is screening at 4pm and is the ultimate direct action documentary about food waste. Russian Lessons is screening at 5.15pm and is a highly controversial Russian documentary about the war between Russia and Georgia. At 7.30pm we have Face the Wall, incredible true stories of 5 former GDR citizens incarcerated for attempting to flee. At 9.15pm we have High on Hope, A documentary celebrating the 20th anniversary of acid house and the infamous Blackburn parties.
On Saturday 20th November in Hyde Park Picture House we have two of our feature films that are in our top 5 audience response chart, The Art of Negative Thinking and The King’s Speech. The Art of Negative Thinking is a pitch black comedy from Norway as Geirr reduces a positivity group to despair and is screening at 2pm. The King’s Speech, as previously announced is screening at 4pm, tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss your chance to see the audience favourite tipped for Oscar success before it is out on general release in January.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are only available to buy over the phone and in person at City Centre Box Office until Monday at 10am when they will also be available to buy online. Box Office will now be open on Sunday, 11am – 4pm giving you the opportunity to buy your Film Festival tickets over the phone (on 0113 224 3801) or in person throughout the weekend. Tickets will be on sale on the door at Leeds Town Hall from one hour before for the newly announced screening of Upperdog on Sunday 14th November at 12 noon.