A new film festival comes to the Midlands this November with a director Q&A, a documentary preview and special ‘80s event.

Big Picture Festival is a brand-new film festival in Warwick taking place at the Bridge House Theatre on the 23rd and 24th of November. It’s been produced for the community of Warwickshire and is a celebration of the burgeoning Midlands’ film scene and inclusive cinema.

Over one weekend take a dive into the world of film, from mainstream to independent movies; British to international; family fare to modern classics. Expect films such as Hunt for the Wilderpeople, The Breadwinner, God’s Own Country and lots more. There’s a discussion with director Marc Zammit about his debut feature Homeless Ashes, a preview screening of documentary The Biggest Little Farm and a special event centred around cult ‘80s classic, Back to the Future. Meet likeminded film fans and rediscover old favourites and hidden gems.

The festival is all about community with films exploring themes of family and discovery. Families come in many different forms and are often special groups that we create for ourselves rather than the ones we’re born into. Family can mean banding together when times are tough or working with others to achieve a seemingly insurmountable goal. The programme includes tribes of all different sizes and guises, from the emerald walls of Oz to a French foster home.

Discovery could mean self-discovery; characters realising they can do things that they never thought possible, or simply the complicated process of growing up. Discovery could be a new and fascinating style of filmmaking, or inventive ways of telling stories. It could even be a very literal form of discovery: playing the role of intrepid explorer or stumbling into a fantastical realm. Take your pick from a packed festival programme.

Big Picture Festival is the first event of its kind and scale to take place in the town and offers an inclusive cultural experience in the heart of Warwickshire.

To find out more about the festival and the programme, go to: bigpicturefestival.org.uk or follow #BIGPF19

To buy tickets directly go to the Bridge House Theatre, Warwick.

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