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A Clockwork Orange
O Lucky Man!
Time After Time
Assassin of the Tsar
Star Trek: Generations
Gangster No. 1
Malcolm will be talking with BFF Artistic Director Tony Earnshaw in the Pictureville Cinema on Saturday March 4th, starting at 7pm.
This Sporting Life
Double-Bill (The White Bus + The Singing Lesson)
O Lucky Man!
The Whales of August
Aspects of Anderson #1 (Meet the Pioneers + Wakefield Express)
Aspects of Anderson #2 (Three Installations + Thursday's Children)
Aspects of Anderson #3 (O Dreamland + Every Day Except Christmas)
Malcolm reenacting the end scene in if....
Leading role for McDowell as film festival draws cinema's big names
Lizzie Murphy | Yorkshire Post 2/20/06
One of the biggest English stars of 1970s films, Malcolm McDowell, veteran comedy actor and writer Eric Sykes and director Ken Loach are among the big names appearing at the 12th Bradford Film Festival next month. Other guests include internationally-acclaimed composer Michael Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, writer and the only non-performer of the League of Gentlemen.
Organizers of the festival, which takes place at the National Museum of Photography Film and Television from March 3, promise it will be the best yet. This year will also celebrate some of the greatest films made in the region with a reunion of the cast and crew from the 1968 film Kes, directed by Ken Loach, and a celebration of 10 years of Brassed Off.
Previews and premieres of more than 100 films will also be shown, from countries including Mexico, Chile Argentina, Russia, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Croatia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Tony Earnshaw, festival director, said: "It is the biggest festival we have ever put together in its 12-year history. We have more previews and premieres than ever before.
"We are also screening more independent, low budget and foreign films rather than Hollywood-style blockbusters, particularly those from South America and Eastern Europe as well as the Middle and Far East. "The festival is also an opportunity to catch films by exciting new film directors. People will recognize the film festival has mushroomed. It does seem to grow year on year and this year we also have more guests coming in to speak to the audiences."
The festival will open with a UK premier of The World's Fastest Indian, starring Anthony Hopkins, which is based on the true story of New Zealander Burt Monro's mission to break a speed record on a 1920 motorcycle.
Malcolm McDowell, who was born in Leeds, will fly in from his Los Angeles home to receive the festival's Lifetime Achievement Award at the launch, in honor of his career spanning nearly 40 years.
Screenings of his films during the festival include A Clockwork Orange, Gangster No.1 and If.
The festival will close with Lost, a road movie starring Dean Cain, who starred in the 1990s series The New Adventures of Superman, and Danny Trejo.
Other big films include South African drama Tsotsi, twisted family tragedy The King, tough Aussie "western" The Proposition and the premiere of Stephen Rea's new version of James Joyce's Bloom. Each new film will be supported by a short film. Mr. Earnshaw said: "It's to help the short film makers because most people will not go and see a series of short films on their own. But if you go and watch a film and there is a short film before it, you might say to your friends, 'I went to see this film, which was good, but there was a short film on beforehand, which was fantastic'."
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