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Big screen classics reeled in for Pennine Film festival
9:54am Monday 11th March 2013 in News
THE seventh Pennine Film Festival is set to get under way today.
The annual event, which will take place at the 160-seater Coppice Centre at Accrington and Rossendale College, has attracted film entries from all over the world.
As well as the screenings, there will also be the opportunity for viewers to take part in workshops.
Among the films being shown are classic movie Whistle Down the Wind, which was filmed in Downham, blockbuster Hugo and documentary The Chase.
There will also be a world premiere showing of supernatural horror Wyke Wreake, which will be followed by a question and answer session with the director Martin Rutley.
Stephen Murphy, the festival’s co-ordinator, said: “Each year our festival becomes more and more popular with film makers and that allows us to offer a better, stronger selection of movies to the public.
“This year we have had entries from Australia, Spain and the USA which has allowed us to put together a varied programme of screenings which we are extremely proud of.
“This year really is a something for everyone event.
“We have screenings for youngsters, horror films, British classics and workshops.
“A lot of these movies won’t be seen in the cinema, so it’s a once- in-a-lifetime chance to see something a little bit different to what’s normally available.”
Most of the activities are free and the festival will run until Friday.
To see a full programme of screenings, they are available at www.penninefilmfestival.co.uk For more information or to book tickets, call 01254 354122 or firstname.lastname@example.org