Q&A with David Attenborough
A Q&A with David Attenborough, six UK premieres, special opera, theatre and ballet screenings are some of the key highlights of the Screen Arts Festival, at FACT from 29 July - 11 August.
7 July 2011We are very excited to be hosting the Screen Arts Festival, a brand new UK-wide cross arts initiative from Picturehouse Cinemas showcasing a wide range of arts content – ballets, operas, plays, and concerts, both pre-recorded and live.
The festival will also include a number of related films, documentaries and special events....
Ballet highlights include:\r\n
- The UK premiere for a brand new restoration of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake from 1966 featuring the legendary partnership of Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn \r\n
- The UK premiere of an inspiring documentary chronicling Cambodian teenager Sokvannara Sar’s meteoric rise to stardom with the Seattle Ballet - Dancing Across Border
The Opera strand boasts:\r\n
- Three productions from the Met Opera 2010/2011 season (Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and La Fille du Regiment) \r\n
- A live production of Verdi’s epic Nabucco from Sicily \r\n
- Another chance to see the acclaimed modernized Don Giovanni from Glyndebourne \r\n
- A classic Three Tenors concert from 1990. \r\n
From Theatre comes:\r\n
- A one-off repeat show of the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard starring Zoe Wannamaker, \r\n
- Three stunning productions from last year’s acclaimed season at the Globe Theatre (Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, The Merry Wives of Windsor) \r\n
The Festival also offers the following film gems:\r\n
- A Q&A with the legendary Sir David Attenborough tied to the first UK-wide cinema screening of Flying Monsters, the BAFTA winning doc about flying dinosaurs \r\n
- A rare chance to see Orson Welles’ lost 1965 masterpiece Chimes at Midnight – a brand new, never seen before restoration \r\n
- A pair of visually ravishing films about Renaissance art – the UK premiere of Lech Majewski’s striking new film about Pieter Breugel The Mills and the Cross (UK premiere) and Peter Greenaway’s 2007 Rembrandt film Nightwatching \r\n
- The UK premiere of the Roger Corman documentary – Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel