UK-wide celebration of Roald Dahl on Film

Aug 2016

Film Hub Wales and Chapter as Film Hub Lead Organisations for The British Film Institute in Wales, put together a major, UK-wide programme designed to celebrate the most magnificent Welsh storyteller, Roald Dahl.

The programme saw an extraordinary array of film screenings and supporting activity delivered across the UK from the re-release of The BFG in July 2016, through to the centenary of his birth on the 13th September.

They Eat Culture worked on a programme of events across the city with local partners,  including interactive events and outdoor movie screenings.

Family screenings included:

Chitty Bang Bang at The Foxton Centre

Scratch ‘n Sniff Cinema present Matilda: Family Screening with specially commissioned cards from Scratch n’ Sniff Cinema to smell their way through the film!

James and the Giant Peach: Free Family screening brought to Preston’s Flag Market with family giant games, fresh peaches and an hour long set from Gideon Conn songwriter and performer extraordinaire  Gideon Conn, who kept audiences entertained prior to the screening. A wonderful outdoor cinema experience in the heart of the city.

Adult screenings included:

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A selection of invariably surprising episodes written by Dahl for the classic anthology presented by master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock. 4 episode series

The Night Digger: The dreary existence of middle-aged spinster Maura takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of young handyman Billy Jarvis, but there is more to Billy than meets the eye. Finding herself fascinated by his nocturnal forays, she learns to her horror why he spends so much time outdoors at night. An eerie Bernard Herrmann score ups the tension as Patricia Neal, then Dahl’s wife, provides sexual tension and a certain Gothic flavour.

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Read more about Roald Dahl on film. Here