The Coastline Film Festival 2017

The 3rd Coastline Film Festival


Presenting the full schedule for the 2017 Coastline Film Festival.

Tickets will be available on the door and via Eventbrite.

Saturday 4th November
WELSH PREMIERES
– Dark, Dark House / Carnival of Souls (15) – Chapel of Horror, Conwy, 7.30pm
A new, unique adaptation of director Herk Harvey’s 1962 experimental horror film oddity, Carnival of Souls has been
stripped and adapted to become an audio-only experience inside a darkened cinema, inspired by classic adventure
radio serials and sensory deprivation methods.
Commissioned by Film Hub North West Central with an advisory group of blind and partially sighted audience
members, the broadcast is relayed across wireless headsets incorporating binaural audio – a technique that creates the
illusion of the action happening to and around the listener, forming a sense of intimate proximity. From approaching
footsteps to whispered breath, you will be fully immersed in the unfolding drama.
Supporting feature from Declan Leslie and up and coming artist in the field of Outsider Art.
Declan will be present to introduce his work.

Monday 6th November
Prop making workshop for TAPE’s 2nd feature film, ‘Below the Waves’
In association with Poke the Muse – TAPE, 1pm

Tuesday 7th November
– I, Daniel Blake (15) – in association with Disability Arts Wales – TAPE, 2pm
After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.

– British Winters (15) plus Q&A with cast and crew – TAPE, 7.30pm
In association with Off y Grid – Sponsored by Arriva Trains Wales
TAPE’s debut feature film celebrates its first anniversary with two special screenings at this year’s festival.

Wednesday 8th November
Let’s Make a Movie Workshop with Jimmy McGovern
In partnership with Denbighshire County Council Education Service
A screenwriting masterclass from the peerless Jimmy McGovern, for a group young people from across schools in Denbighshire. This workshop will be followed by a filmmaking project with TAPE, to shoot the script developed by the young people involved.

WELSH PREMIERE
– Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye (15) Tapes plus Q&A with director, Michael Cumming – Pontio, Bangor, 8.15pm
In partnership with Off y Grid – Sponsored by Arriva Trains Wales Bangor, 8.15pm
Director Michael Cumming joins us in conversation to talk about Brass Eye, the iconic and still controversial news satire show which first aired 20 years ago.
Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes has been newly edited together from hundreds of hours of unseen material from director Michael Cumming’s personal archive. The film shares insights into the process of making the legendary TV series Brass Eye. Michael directed both of the pilots and the series and, over a two-year period, witnessed the highs and lows of Brass Eye from a very personal perspective.

Thursday 9th November
– King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (12A) plus presentation from Wales Screen
In association with the BFI Film Academy and Wales Screen
TAPE, 4.30pm

– Backstage Youth Club Movie night: The Red Turtle(PG)
in partnership with Afasic Cymru – TAPE, 6pm
A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life. This beautiful, wordless tale is sure to fund its way onto many of the best films list this year and we are delighted to be screening with support from speech and language charity, Afasic Cymru and the Backstage Youth Club.

Friday 10th November
– Premiere screening of ‘No Ball Games’ short film
Plus ‘Project: Wild Thing’
In partnership with Conwy Play Development Team – TAPE 2pm
David Bond is concerned. His kids’ waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing, and a screen dependence threatening to turn them into glassy-eyed zombies. Like city kids everywhere, they spend way too much time indoors – not like it was back in his day. He decides it’s time to get back to nature – literally. In an attempt to compete with the brands, which take up a third of his daughter’s life, Bond appoints himself Marketing Director for Nature. Like any self-respecting salesman, he sets about developing a campaign and a logo. With the help of a number of bemused professionals, he is soon selling Nature to British families. His humorous journey unearths some painful truths about modern family life. His product is free, plentiful and has proven benefits – but is Nature past its sell-by date?

Saturday 11th November
– Sleepwalkers(18) – 25th anniversary screening in association with ‘Post Mortem with Mick Garris’ podcast. Including introduction from director, Mick Garris
Chapel of Horror, Conwy, 7.30pm

Sunday 12th November
– The Texas Chainsaw Massacre(18) in association with ‘Post Mortem with Mick Garris’ podcast. Including introduction from director, Mick Garris
Chapel of Horror, Conwy, 7.30pm

Monday 13th November
Prop making workshop for TAPE’s 2nd feature film, ‘Below the Waves’
In association with Poke the Muse

Tuesday 14th November
Alive Inside(U) – in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society – TAPE 2pm
Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.

TAPE has been supporting Smile and Sing sessions with the Alzhemier’s Society for many years and we are reprising this screening from last year’s festival in support of this work and the message of the power of music and creativity.

– Misery(18) – in association with TAPE’s Writers Room project – TAPE 7pm
Another classic Stephen King adaptation, as chosen by TAPE Writers Room workshop participants.
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Thursday 16th November
– Midnight in Paris(PG) – in partnership with Colwyn Bay Writers Circle – TAPE, 2pm
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée’s family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.

Friday 17th November
– Baby Cinema: Capt Underpants: The First Movie(PG)
In partnership with Conwy Flying Start – TAPE, 11am
We are delighted to be re-launching our Baby Cinema screenings at this year’s festival in partnership with Flying Start, Conwy. This monthly screening has been a source of entertainment and social activity for over a hundred families in its short history and we look forward to seeing faces old and new on the last Friday of every month at 11am at TAPE.

Saturday 18th November
– Party of the Dead / Ravenous(18) – Chapel of Horror, Conwy, 7.30pm
Ravenous is a 1999 black comedy horror-suspense film directed by Antonia Bird and starring Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, Jeffrey Jones and David Arquette. The film revolves around cannibalism in 1840s California and some elements bear similarities to the story of the Donner Party and that of Alferd Packer.
The film has a darkly humorous and ironic take on its gruesome subject matter with a unique score by Michael Nyman and Damon Albarn.

Supporting film, Party of the Dead is a wonderful short film produced through a summer workshop at the TAPE/Afasic Cymru Backstage Youth Club. Written by club member David as a comic book, the film was performed and shot by a group of young people who also achieved Agored filmmaking qualifications as part of the project.

Sunday 19th November
THE COASTLINE COUNTRY & WESTERN SALOON
– Neil Young: Heart of Gold(PG) – @3rdSpace, Llandudno, 2pm
A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Presented in tribute to the film’s director, Jonathan Demme, who passed away earlier this year.

– Slow West(15) plus intro and Q&A with writer/director, John Maclean – @3rdSpace, Llandudno, 7pm
A young Scottish man travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves, attracting the attention of an outlaw who is willing to serve as a guide.
We are delighted that writer/Director, John Maclean will be joining us to introduce and discuss his film.

– Peeping Tom(18) – Chapel of Horror, Conwy, 7.30pm
Peeping Tom is a 1960 British psychological thriller-horror film directed by Michael Powell and written by the World War II cryptographer and polymath Leo Marks. The film revolves around a serial killer who murders women while using a portable movie camera to record their dying expressions of terror.
The film’s controversial subject and the extremely harsh reception by critics effectively destroyed Powell’s career as a director in the United Kingdom. However, it attracted a cult following, and in later years, it has been re-evaluated and is now widely considered a masterpiece.

Friday 24th November
– Nature of the Beast: Dennis Skinner(12A) plus Q&A with producer Daniel Draper
In association with Clwyd West Labour Party – TAPE, 7.30pm
A portrait of the committed socialist, trade unionist and Labour politician Dennis Skinner. ‘Nature of The Beast’ traces his rise as a political icon.

Monday 27th November
British Winters(15) plus Q&A with cast and crew – Neauadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli, 7.30pm
In association with Off y Grid – Sponsored by Arriva Trains Wales
We close our festival with this first anniversary screening of TAPE’s first feature.