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This week Left Coast, directed by Carol Salter, is being made available for viewing free of charge for 24 hours ahead of its national release.
Available from Wednesday 20 May (21:00) the film, released by Uncertain Kingdom, is part of a collection of twenty short films, from twenty visionary filmmakers, offering a unique portrait of our nation today.
Available on The British Film Institute’s Facebook page the short 14 minute film features Fylde Coast towns, as dedicated volunteers hand out kindness and food to help those left behind. You can even set a reminder to watch it.
The seeds for the film began with a commission which was part of LeftCoast’s Real Estate: Micro Residency project. A short residency within the communities we work with to experiment and explore ideas which fitted with themes around our wider programme.
Carol went on to gain a commission with The Uncertain Kingdom to see the project through to completion.
The ground-breaking anthology of twenty short films from twenty directors will be released in the UK & Ireland streaming on demand on 1 June 2020.
Available on BFI Player (30-day free trial) programmed in two feature-length volumes, which will also be available on iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon & Curzon Home Cinema. In addition, The British Council will release the films internationally allowing their partners to view the films simultaneous to the UK release.
LeftCoast is a programme of arts and cultural activity in Blackpool and Wyre on the Fylde Coast. It is an independent organisation supported by a consortium of partners including Blackpool Coastal Housing, Blackpool Council, Wyre Council, The Grand Theatre who comprise the steering group together with a number of community representatives. It is funded through the Arts Council’s Creative People and Places Programme and the National Lottery Community Fund.
Take a look at what’s on at Blackpool Grand Theatre this Autumn / Winter 20/21
Blackpool Grand set out a COVID-Community Communication Programme (CCCP) during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our aims were simple, to CONNECT, COMFORT and UPLIFT. We would Connect people by offering tutorials on communication tools like Zoom and conduct community face-to-face meetings (book readings, youth groups and more). Comfort through stories of heritage, memories and storytelling, and to Uplift visitors spirits through laughter and exercise. Please do enjoy and if you can afford to donate please do.
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