Widescreen Weekend returns to Bradford

This weekend (Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 October) Picturehouse at National Media Museum are thrilled to welcome several prolific and hugely versatile talents from the world of motion pictures to our Widescreen Weekend, including Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin and cinema technology pioneer Douglas Trumbull. Each of them continues to have an enormous impact on the stimulation of our visual senses, and we embrace their very special genius during the festival.

This year’s Widescreen Weekend celebrates the 60th anniversary of the cinematographic process Todd-AO. We also have 70mm screenings of Interstellar, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Richard Attenborough’s A Bridge Too Far.

In addition there will be musicals, westerns, genuine three-projector Cinerama featuring How The West Was Won, lectures, book signings, and a further insight into the next generation of filmmakers as we host our Student Widescreen Film Of The Year competition in collaboration with the BKSTS.

Plus it’s a first for Bradford as we introduce scent propagation technology and exciting fragrance composition for new and improved Smell-O-Vision with the original ‘scent of mystery’ film Holiday In Spain!

It’s all here as we celebrate the past, present and future of large-format filmmaking. The best is yet to come!

Duncan McGregor
Curator, Widescreen Weekend

What is Widescreen Weekend?

Since 1993, this unique festival of large-screen formats has been celebrating the past, present and future of film through its extraordinary array of widescreen technologies. Discover more about the festival.

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