Derby Film Festival has announced its full programme of films, talks and special events for its 2018 run, taking place from 4 to 12 May 2018.
Starting with Paracinema genre weekend and culminating with showings of entries to the Five Lamps Film Five/24 challenge the festival spans a ten days and brings the best of independent cinema to the city.
This year the programme includes a number of UK or European premieres and many showings have introductions or Q&A to accompany. Highlights include Toyah Wilcox in conversation, a showing of Nosferatu at Derby Cathedral, and a showing of QUAD patron Sir John Hurt’s final film The Good Night with an introduction from his widow Anwen Hurt.
The Paracinema takeover incudes a host of films in the fantasy, sci-fi and horror genres as well as the in-converstion with Toyah Wilcox who will talk about her career in pop and starring in classics such as Derek Jarman’s Jubilee, The Tempest and Quadrophenia.
Following on from successes in previous years there will be a showing of a classic silent film in the Cathedral with a live score. This year the eerie but spectacular take on Dracula, Nosferatu will be shown on 5 May 2018. At this screening a score will be performed on the Cathedral’s Compton organ by the award-winning Richard Hills, organist of St Mary’s, Bourne Street, a central-London church noted for its fine musical tradition.
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Don’t forget you can see the new documentary, Here To Be Heard, about iconic punk band The Slits at QUAD on 18 April 2018 with a Q&A with Palmolive, Tessa Pollitt and director William Badgeley hosted by Storge editor Sarah Lay following the showing. More on Here To Be Heard here.