Heavenly Films are hitting the road in September headed for North Wales for two days of special screenings at this years
Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion.
We'll be showing a selection of our films alongside some rarely screened gems in our very own
cinema in the village at Portmeirion on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2013.
We'll also be presenting a special
screening of 'Lawrence Of Belgravia' in Portmeirion Town Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday 14th. This will be followed by a Q&A with
Lawrence hosted by Marc Riley.
Admission is free for anyone attending the festival and for younger viewers (adults too!!) we'll be running the No6 Kids Cinema
each morning between 9.30 and noon each day.
Here's our line up in full....
Saturday 14th September
9.30 - 12.00 Festival No6 Children’s Film Club
Roll up each morning for a selection of 70s and 80s kids TV classics for the young and not-so young, including episodes
of HR Pufnstuf, Pee Wee's Playhouse, Gumby, and the deliciously spooky Ace Of Wands and Shadows.
12.00 - Finisterre
Mapping a lived-in London of timeworn shops and cafés, derelict housing estates and long-since gentrified
neighbourhoods, Finisterre, this year celebrating the 10th anniversary of its release, is a pitch-perfect homage to a
city and its inhabitants. directed by Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans with a soundtrack by Saint Etienne.
1.00 - Todays Special (a set of 3 short films)
Kitted out with formica furniture and polished chrome and proffering eggs, bacon and a slice on proper plates and tea in mugs at unfancy prices, the humble 'caff' was once a staple of every high street and city centre. Forced out by developers, chain coffee shops and skyrocketing rents, Today's Special meets three classic cafes in the days before they close their doors for good.
1.30 - This Is Tomorrow
This Is Tomorrow (2007) charts the regeneration of the Festival Hall arts centre on London's South Bank. A quite unique study of one of Britain's architectural treasures, it's a loving tribute to the breathless optimism of post-war modernism. Directed by Paul Kelly with music by Saint Etienne.
2.30 - Q&A with Saint Etienne and director Paul Kelly
3.15 - Monty The Lamb, Banksy In London (2 short films)
North London's Hendon FC have a lamb named Monty for a mascot and a bloke called Dave, who despite supporting Spurs, dons a woolly costume to cheer them on at every game. A day in the life of a soccer fan in fancy dress, Monty the Lamb is a celebration of truly local clubs.
A glorious collage of images captured in 2003, Banksy in London serves as a brilliant reminder of the time when the popular street artist's best work appeared on brick walls rather than in expensive international galleries.
3.45 - Basically, Johnny Moped
Step aside, Sex Pistols: in the early 1970s Johnny Moped, an unruly five piece of scruffy herberts from Croydon, were already making musical anarchy in the UK. Basically, Johnny Moped - directed by Fred Burns in 2013 - reassess their legacy with the help of former members Chrissie Hynde and Captain Sensible and, the man himself, Johnny Moped.
5.15 - Marvin Gaye: Transit Ostend
By the spring of 1981, Marvin Gaye was personally and professionally close to washed up. On the advice of a European concert promoter, he chose to lay anchor in the Belgium port of Ostend. One of the most poignant music documentaries ever made, Richard Olivier's Marvin Gaye: Transit Ostend, finds the Motown soul legend plotting his comeback in self-imposed exile beside the choppy grey waters of the North Sea
6.00 - 7.00 Take Three Girls
A trio of teenage school girls with a love of the perfect pop of The Shangri-Las and The Undertones, Dolly Mixture were unjustly marginalised on the post-punk scene. Splitting up in 1984, they were to prove an inspiration to Riot Grrrl and, more recently,Veronica Falls. Catching up with Debsy, Rachel and Hester of the group nearly thirty years on, Take Three Girls - directed by Paul Kelly in 2008 - confirms that Dolly Mixture really did deserve to be bigger than The Bangles, if not The Beatles to boot.
7.30 - Lawrence Of Belgravia - * in Portmeirion Town Hall
As the lead singer with Felt, Lawrence was responsible for some of the most precious music of the 1980s before going on to form the much-admired Denim and Go Kart Mozart. An artist of rare talents but left dreaming about fame and riding in limousines, Lawrence of Belgravia (2011), a labour of love that took eight years to complete, offers an intimate portrait of an unsung pop genius.
The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Lawrence hosted by Marc Riley.
Sunday 15th September
9.30 - 12.00 Festival No6 Children’s Film Club
Each morning tune in for a selection of 70s and 80s kids TV classics for the young and not-so young, including episodes of HR Pufnstuf, Pee Wee's Playhouse, Gumby, and the deliciously spooky Ace Of Wands and Shadows.
12.00 What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day?
Salvaging the hidden history of east London’s Lea Valley before the Olympics, What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? (2005) is a poetic exploration of a place on the brink of its inevitable eradication. Following paperboy Mervyn Day as he goes about his Hackney Wick round, it is a unique document of a landscape now home to a Westfield shopping centre and the Queen Elizabeth Park.
1.00 - Seven Summers, The Other South Bank (2 short films)
Returning to the Lower Lea Valley in the summer of the 2012 Olympics – some seven years after filming What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? - Seven Summers offers a brief encounter with what remains.
A short distance from the centre of Middlesbrough on the river Tees lies the other South Bank. A snapshot of an area devastated by the closure of the local shipyard in the 1980s, this short, however, shows the resilience of its community spirit.
1.30 - Culture, Alienation, Boredom & Despair
Twenty one years since its release, Generation Terrorists remains the blueprint for the Manic Street Preachers' career. Planned as a magnum opus that would sell 16 million copies and lead to the band’s dissolution, their debut album was wildly ambitious and completely uncompromisingly. In CULTURE, ALIENATION, BOREDOM AND DESPAIR the Manics talk candidly about their early career, the album and the circumstances that helped spawn it.
3.00 - Travelling For A Living
Shot in luminous black and white at the height of the British folk song revival in 1965, Travelling for A Living follows Yorkshire folk legends The Waterson family - Norma, Elaine, Mike and cousin John Harrison – as they journey from gig to gig in their trusty van. Conjuring up a quite unforgettable picture of a mostly vanished world of one bar electric fires and folk club sessions in smokey Hull pubs, it also contains rare footage of Anne Briggs.
3.30 - There Is An Ocean
Inspired by the tradition of the troubadour in the late 60s, folk pop superstar Donovan sailed around the Aegean Sea, giving impromptu concerts on the islands with Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon, director of cult classic Syd Barrett's First Trip, filming the results as they went along. Shelved in 1970 and only surfacing again in 2005, There is An Ocean is an enchanting artefact from the would-be age of aquarius that has never been screened in the UK until now.
4.00 - Lawrence Of Belgravia
Repeat screening for anyone who misses out on Saturday nights Town Hall screening. No Q&A.
5.30 - 7.00 - Head
Regarded as an act of near career suicide on its release, Head, The Monkees foray into Beatles-esque moviemaking is today seen as one of the greatest films of the late 1960s. It's a wild, psychedelic trip boasting appearances by Frank Zappa, Victor Mature and Jack Nicholson, accompanied by some of the prefab four's best recordings. Can you dig it?