This Saturday, Toxeth Town Hall will be transformed into all things cinematic when Freehand's Pop-up Cinema
takes to the spot light. The day, which has been curated by FACT’s fantastic group of young creatives known as Freehand, will be jam-packed with films, activities and all your favourite cinema refreshments!
Freehand is a talented group of young creative individuals aged 13-25 that meet fortnightly at FACT. The meetings are a great opportunity for young individuals to mingle with like-minded people, create new friendships and get arty!
When first approaching the idea of a pop-up cinema, one of the key themes that occurred within the group was that they wanted to create an event that was accessible to everyone, and catered for people of all age groups.
The group decided that they would stay clear of any blockbuster films as they wanted to bring something different to the table and so have chosen movies which they consider to be independent. Many films were thrown in for discussion, and the group decided that they would have three screenings throughout the day, each individually catering for a different audience and age group. Here were the films that made the final cut:
The film for all the family...
A Cat In Paris (PG) (Dir:Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol / France / 2010 / 65 mins)
A beautifully animated story of a young Parisian girl whose cat leads her to unravel a thrilling mystery over the course of a single evening.
The afternoon film - Suitable for audienxes aged 12+
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (12) (Dir: Edgar Wright / USA / 2010 / 112 mins)
This comedy stars Michael Cera as musician Scott Pilgrim, who must battle his girlfriend Ramona's seven evil exes, all of whom are coming to kill him.
The evening film - Suitable for audiences aged 15+
Submarine (15) (Dir: Richard Ayoade / UK / 2010 / 97 mins)
Richard Ayoade directs this teenage dramedy in which a 15-year old boy has two goals: to lose his virginity before his next birthday and to stop his parents from splitting up.
The venue for the event, Toxteth Town Hall, is just 30 minutes walk outside of the city centre. Situated in the heart of Toxteth, this 19th century community hall facility is a hub of activity. The group wanted somewhere to host the screenings outside of the city centre in order to produce something that was away from the hustle and bustle of the centre, and would entice people to go somewhere in Liverpool that they may have never been before.