Reduction Weekend – 18th/19th Oct

THIS WEEKEND (18th/19th Oct) – REDUCTION FESTIVAL at The Showroom Cinema, Sheffield

Given that Oktoberfest (Sheffield’s new beer and music festival!) is also taking place in the Showroom this weekend, there’s really no excuse not to come down now is there….

First of all, there are also 3 feature films screening over the weekend (contact the Showroom box office for tickets in the usual way – http://www.showroom.org.uk | 0114 275 7727):

Earth (Saturday 18th at 1:20pm)
Over five years in the making, this epic chronicle of life on the planet Earth was shot by 40 different filmmaking teams across 200 different countries and stands as one of the greatest nature documentaries ever produced. Originally a stunning BBC television programme, this special cinematic version is a trimmed down edit that lets you simply sit back and be blown away by some of the most beautiful imagery ever captured on film. Unmissable.

The Host (Saturday 18th at 3:30pm)
Whereas Godzilla was a product of the fears of the nuclear age, so comes the environmental effect in ‘The Host.’ A creature, mutated from the dumping of toxic waste in Seoul’s Han River, rises from the depths and lays waste to the sprawling metropolis… only the mild mannered, snack bar opening Park family stand in it’s way. Already one of the biggest films to come out of South Korea, the Host is a brilliantly entertaining creature feature with a non-too-subtle warning about the dangers of pollution.

A Crude Awakening (Sunday 19th at 3:45pm)
Produced and directed by award-winning European journalists and filmmakers Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack, tells the story of how our civilization’s addiction to oil puts it on a collision course with geology. Compelling, intelligent, and highly entertaining, the film visits with the world’s top experts and comes to a startling, but logical conclusion – our industrial society, built on cheap and readily available oil, must be completely re-imagined and overhauled.

THEN, on Sunday 19th at 6pm, we have the SCREENING AND AWARDS EVENT for our 24/7 Filmmaking Challenge.

In a nutshell, about 20 short films will be screened (about 2 hours in total), most of which were produced as part of our 7 day challenge wherein filmmakers were randomly paired with environmental issues/ideas suggested by our sponsors and sent away to make a film. A panel of experts will judge the films and the prizes handed out. Will be fun for all. Get tickets quick from the Showroom box office (£3 each). We’ll all hang around in the bar for a while afterwards so it’ll be a good opportunity to meet you!

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