12 November 2010

If you didn't get a chance to see Mark Kermode at FACT earlier in the year, make sure you don't miss out again!


Mark Kermode: It's Only A Movie
Liverpool Playhouse, 16 November, 7.30pm
Leading film critic Mark Kermode will take to the Playhouse stage to recount the real life tales that inspired his latest book It's Only a Movie: Reel Life Adventures of a Film Obsessive
 on Tuesday 16 November.

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 Mark is one of the most respected voices in film journalism. He has written for Time Out, The Independent, The GuardianVox, Empire, Flicks, Fangoria, and Neon. Over 20 years in broadcasting he has contributed to programmes on BBC Radio One, Two, Four, and Five. Mark is currently a resident film critic and presenter for Film Four and Channel Four and has been a regular presenter of the BBC’s The Culture Show since it began in 2004. It's Only a Movie draws on his experiences interviewing some of the biggest names in the business during his career.

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During the hour-long show Mark will recount what led him to become a film critic, pondering questions such as: What happens when you spend most of your childhood in a cinema? Does it mean movies become more real than 'real life'?, interspersing this with recollections about some real life scenes that he remembers with cinematic clarity: getting shot while interviewing Werner Herzog in Hollywood, being handbagged by Helen Mirren at the BAFTAs, being thrown out of the Cannes Film Festival for heckling in very bad French.

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With sardonic wit and wry good humour, Mark will bring his compelling cinematic memoir to life as he recounts the real events that inspired the book.

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For ages 12+

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 Tickets are £10.00.  To win a pair email rsvp@everymanplayhouse by 10.00am on Monday 15 November with the answer to following question:

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What is the name of the programme Mark Kermode regularly presents on BBC2?

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The winner will be announced by 5.00pm on Monday 15 November.