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From Page to Screen Festival 2022

Bridport’s film festival is back in town with an extraordinary programme celebrating cinema; the art form that brings you the unexpected.

From Page to Screen is the UK’s only festival celebrating the adaptation of books to film. Each year a guest curator joins us to provide film fans with a thought-provoking line-up. Previous curators include Jon Ronson, Francine Stock, and Nick Marston.

This year, we are thrilled to welcome back broadcaster Edith Bowman who has been supporting From Page To Screen since 2019 when she started devising the plan for the 2020 festival. She went on to curate the covid-friendly streamed event which took place last year. Edith will be coming to Bridport with her selection of films driven by her twin passions for music and cinema.

From Page To Screen 2022 will take place from Wednesday 27th April to Sunday 1st May.

What’s on?

As well as classic films and the Film Society’s annual 11 am ‘arts and retro’ slot, the festival will screen some of the best current examples of adaptation; ‘Spencer’, ‘Flee’, ‘Nightmare Alley’, ‘Operation Mincemeat’ and a preview screening of ‘The Drover’s Wife’.

A major theme of the festival will be ‘soundtracks through the ages’ with at least, one exemplary film representing each decade from the 1920’s to the 2020s. Think the soul groove of Shaft from the 70s to Ry Cooder’s haunting score for Paris Texas in the 80s and the roar of King Kong from the 30s and many more.

There are twenty films scheduled over five days plus a family screening of ‘Pinocchio’ at The Lyric Theatre.

In addition to the exquisite film selection, there are special events and speakers throughout the festival including a live piano score from BAC Director, Mick Smith, during a screening of ‘The Lodger’, a ‘Pinocchio’ puppet workshop for children, a Q&A with Mark Hix after ‘Boiling Point‘, and a fascinating exhibition in the Bridport Arts Centre’s Allsop Gallery from Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum.

How to book:

You can book your tickets via the Bridport Arts Centre website. If you don’t want to book online, you can book tickets by visiting our box office Bridport Tourist Information Centre, or you can call us on 01308 424901.

Support the festival with our Festival Offer

Get access to the whole festival for just £50. You’ll save a massive £90, effectively costing you just £2.50 a ticket. What’s more, if you don’t fancy attending every film, you can give your ticket to a friend.

You can also access all the morning and early afternoon screenings for just £20. You will have access to all ten films screening between 11 am and 2 pm, saving yourself up to £40.

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