This Summer our Major Programme for FAN sees cinemas, festivals event producers and pop ups exploring the enduring appeal of Obsession on screen. From one-off screenings using our subsidised booking menu to venue-based programmes, Film Feels Obsession is offering audiences from the South Coast to the Scottish Highlands a chance to explore and enjoy thematic programming.
The season kicks off in Nottingham with Shots in the Dark Festival at Broadway Cinema, focusing on European noir, obsessive behaviour of master criminals. Screenings include GUN CRAZY, RIFIFI, INGRID GOES WEST + special events with producer Jeremy Thomas and author Jill Dawson.
Across the UK, Birds Eye View are working with key venue partners – including HOME Manchester and Glasgow Film to present OBSESSED WITH WOMEN – a programme of screenings, symposia and events exploring crimes of passion, from dangerous women overtaken by love to male obsession, stalker behaviour. Films include Shelagh Delaney’s DANCE WITH A STRANGER and Joyce Chopra’s SMOOTH TALK.
Farther North Screen Argyll present an underground screening of THE LIFE AQUATIC at the Scottish Submarine Centre in Helensburgh, centrepiece of a month long ‘Wesfest’ celebrating US Indie cinema's own obsessive darling. A tour of Asif Kapadia’s documentary portraits: AMY; SENNA; DIEGO MARADONA visits the Scottish islands, offering audiences a look into deeply driven, ambitious, obsessive characters.
Festival audiences in London and Sheffield can enjoy special preview screenings, premieres and cast & crew Q&As at Fragments Festival (Genesis Cinema, Whitechapel) and Docfest (various venues, Sheffield). Focusing on queer Obsession, Fragments presents special screenings of CARMEN AND LOLA, KNIFE+HEART and HAIL SATAN, exploring LGBT identity and amour fou. At Docfest, two new premieres explore fame and ambition – KATE NASH: UNDERESTIMATE THE GIRL and JAWLINE, an exploration into the growing world of social media stardom. Both films are presented with cast Q&As, giving audiences a chance to get up close and personal with their subjects. Docfest also presents the UK premiere of Elizabeth Sankey’s ROMANTIC COMEDY, an endearing exploration of our enduring love affair with the ROMCOM, followed by live set from Sankey’s band, Summercamp (who also scored the film).
At key venues, Glasgow Film, Queens Theatre and Deptford Cinema each present their own Obsessive explorations. More events will be announced as the season progresses – from community events in Bradford to special events exploring contemporary African Cinema .