Tales from the Silk Road & more

WOW’s popular “Tales from the Silk Road” films sell out in advance at Borderlines Film Festival!

Borderlines Film Festival’s three preview screenings of Heavenly Nomadic, Free and Easy and The Gulls have already sold out, and we’re anticipating a huge response to our screenings in Swansea and across Wales when the festival opens in two weeks time! 

If you’re in Aberystwyth, there will be two free talks: “An Introduction to Central Asian Cinema” by “Tales from the Silk Road” co-curator Birgit Beumers (Thurs 15 March, 4.30pm) and, in collaboration with Planet Magazine, Sharif Gemie will give a talk on his book “The Hippy Trail: A Pilgrimage to the East”(Tues 20 March, 4.30pm).

Check out the full “Tales from the Silk Road” programme, which includes films from the likes of Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda, Israel’s Samuel Maoz and Palestine’s Annemarie Jacir here.  

We’re also expecting big audiences for our screenings of Sweet Country. Based on a true story told to screenwriter David Tranter by his grandfather, this is another powerful and culturally sensitive film from Warwick Thornton, who directed Samson and Delilah. 


For the first time, this year 50% of the WOW festival programme is “F-Rated”  – either directed or written by a woman.  In our next festival newsletter we’ll be celebrating International Women’s day (March 8th) – stay tuned!

Festival Dates:

March/Mawrth 13 – 15
Canolfan y Celfyddydau Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea/Abertawe

March/Mawrth 15 – 21
Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre

March/Mawrth 15 – 29
Kinokulture, Oswestry/Croesoswallt

March/Mawrth 22 – 24
Tramshed Cinema, Cardiff/Caerdydd

April/Ebrill 3 – 12
Theatr Clwyd, Mold/Yr Wyddgrug

 

WOW Film Festival 2018 opens 13 March

Welcome to WOW Film Festival 2018!WOW Film Festival returns for its seventeenth edition to take you on a journey across the world from the comfort of your cinema seat.


‘Tales from the Silk Road’ is our special focus this year. A cinematic journey across along the ancient trade networks where East meets West, highlights include the delightful Heavenly Nomadic from Kyrgyzstan, the stunning Foxtrotfrom Israel, the charismatic Wajib from Palestine and the exquisite Israfil from Iran.

Also not to be missed are the hugely powerful Aboriginal tale Sweet Country and the surreal art world satire The Square from Sweden.

At our new Cardiff venue, Tramshed Cinema, we will be working in partnership with Cardiff Animation Festival to bring you three stunning new anime – including the eagerly awaited Mary and the Witch’s Flower – which also screen in Aberystwyth.

For the full line of of films and venues, and to book your tickets, head to WOW’s website: www.wowfilmfestival.com/en/films

Festival Dates:

March/Mawrth 13 – 15
Canolfan y Celfyddydau Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea/Abertawe

March/Mawrth 15 – 21
Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre

March/Mawrth 15 – 29
Kinokulture, Oswestry/Croesoswallt

March/Mawrth 22 – 24
Tramshed Cinema, Cardiff/Caerdydd

April/Ebrill 3 – 12
Theatr Clwyd, Mold/Yr Wyddgrug

Galeri Caernarfon

It’s a Wonerful Life!!

Relaxed screening:

Dementia friendly:

19th December 2017 at 2.00pm

 

 

 

An opportunity to enjoy a film wihout being worried about making a noise or moving about….

You’re welcome to sing, talk, dance, come and go to the cinema as you like during the film

 The lights are left dim and the volume will be turned down slightly for the duration of the film

Entry £4 (to include a cup of tea)  Carers Free

More information: 01286 685222

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Accessible Cinema Screenings

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Latest audio described cinema releases:

Ghostbusters (12a), The BFG (PG), Absolutely Fabulous (15), Independence Day Resurgence (12a), The Legend Of Tarzan (12a), The Conjuring 2 (15), The Secret Life Of Pets (U), Central Intelligence (12a), Now You See Me 2 (12a), Me Before You (12a) & more:

http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/ad.html

Please ask your nearest cinemas to provide accessible audio described shows for people with sight loss!

IMPORTANT! Shows sometimes change. Check with the ACTUAL cinema or cinemas website before you plan a visit.

Accessible Subtitled/Captioned Cinema!

Ghostbusters, The BFG, Tarzan, Ice Age, Now You See Me 2, Absolutely Fabulous, Independence Day, Secret Life Of Pets, Central Intelligence, Neon Demon, Maggie’s Plan, Star Trek Beyond, Suicide Squad, cheap kids shows & more

http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/films.html

All cinemas can show all the films listed above with English-language subtitles. Please ask your nearest cinemas to provide accessible shows for people with hearing loss! Shows added as announced. Check the website regularly for full subtitled listings: Locations, dates, times & trailers.

IMPORTANT! Shows sometimes change. Double check with the ACTUAL cinema or cinemas website before you plan a visit.

Flatmates

Episode 1 now on You Tube

HijinxWorking with Hijinx Theatre, Richard Newnham received an Unlimited Impact commission to create an online sitcom, Flatmates.

Richard and his writing partner Daniel Smith have created 5 short episodes and after a very successful screening at Porters in Cardiff, Flatmates can now be seen on You Tube –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP0jMNumn88

A new episode will be available each week and are well worth a view. Flatmates is funny, well acted and produced and a great watch when you need 5 minutes to take your mind off your day and have a laugh.

WOW Film Festival 2016

WOW 20162016 Festival Opens on Thursday 10th March

About WOW

WOW has been celebrating the riches of world cinema since 2001, bringing an eclectic, intriguing, and moving selection of films from around the globe to cinemas across Wales.  WOW presents a selection of the very best in world cinema – and sometimes a film from Wales too.

We’re excited to offer WOW Film Festival goers the rare chance to see Paths of the Soul and Tharlo, two beautiful Tibetan films that provide a fascinating glimpse into a very different world.

The Tibetan plateau, with 46,000 glaciers, has the third largest concentration of ice after the south and north poles. It is the source of Asia’s six largest rivers and it influences the region’s life giving monsoons. In the Dalai Lama’s words, “This blue planet is our only home and Tibet is its roof. The Tibetan plateau needs to be protected, not just for Tibetans, but for the environmental health and sustainability of the entire world.”

So it seems entirely appropriate to feature another highlight of the 2016 WOW Film Festival, the inspirational and rousing climate activist documentary This Changes Everything & panel discussion alongside these two stunning films from Tibet.

For more information please click here

Accessible Screenings

Just a reminder for you.

Audio Described cinema & DVD.

Check out this web site for audio described cinema screenings:

http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/ad.html

Latest audio described DVD releases:

http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/ad.dvd.html

Sub-titled cinema

Check out this web site for sub-titled screenings:

http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/now.showing.html

Find your local cinema, bookmark the page, check it every Friday for the latest shows!