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Widescreen Weekend 2016

With virtual reality, a Bond girl and two premieres of new restorations, the 20th edition of Widescreen Weekend was truly one to remember.

Additions to the festival included a student day, a family screening, and a focus on new technologies. VR demos popped up around the museum, transporting visitors to new worlds—but we also continued to celebrate past cinema technology, with premieres of two new digital restorations: Cinerama’s Russian Adventure and The Golden Head. Amazing guests came in the form of Bond girl Jenny Hanley and actor/singer Jess Conrad.

Festival programme

Thursday 13 October

11.00 Love of the Lens: Career Talk

12.30 Insight Tour

13.30 An Introduction to Widescreen Cinema

14.30 Insight Tour

15.30 BKSTS Student Widescreen Film of the Year Competition

19.00 Opening night film: The Agony and the Ecstasy (U)

Friday 14 October

10.00 Vertigo (PG)

12.30 Insight Tour

13.00 Cinerama’s Russian Adventure (U)

17.00 The Golden Head (U) + Jess Conrad

20.00 Aliens (18)

Saturday 15 October

10.00–16.00 VR demonstrations

10.00 This Is Cinerama (U)

13.00 Insight Tour

13.30 The Innocents (12A)

17.00 Virtual Reality Panel + Notes on Blindness (15)

20.00 Ghostbusters (U)

Sunday 16 October

10.00 Cineramacana

11.50 Insight Tour

12.30 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (U)

15.45 Return of the Seven (U)

19.00 Bond and Beyond: In Conversation with Jenny Hanley

20.00 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (PG)

Monday 17 October

10.00 Insight Tour