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Grease is the word for film festival finale

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: June 27, 2013

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So we come to the last few days of the Lincoln Film Festival.

We wanted to start with a big event (which, thanks to Jim Broadbent, we did) and we want to finish with one, too.

And we think we will, this coming Sunday.

Thanks to the fantastic support we have had from the Lincolnshire Co-Operative Society, who are sponsoring the event, along with vital help from Lincoln Business Improvement Group and our partners in this particular venture, Blueprint Film, we will be in the Cornhill in Lincoln from 11am onwards for a day of film and film related activity.

Project manager, Blueprint Film's Darren Bolton said: "There is a large outdoor screen showing a host of short films from the community throughout the day. There are also stop-motion animation and documentary workshops for people to attend."

"This culminates in a free screening of Grease (1978) at 7pm – where there'll be live acts, free ice cream and other surprises; it will be a fantastic closer to a great festival."

Prior to that, there are still some top quality events to enjoy.

At 7pm on Thursday, the 2013 Oscar and BAFTA winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man (12A) is showing at Lincoln College.

This film has been wowing audiences around the world so if ever there was a hot ticket, this is it. It's a free screening too, but as seats are limited in the Knights Theatre, pre-registration is essential. Find out more at www.lincolncollege. ac.uk/sugarman or call 01522 876274 .

Friday, June 28 sees film and book return to the Drill Hall with Brideshead Revisited (12). Dr Jane McKay talks about Evelyn Waugh's famous novel, providing background and setting the story in its proper context, before a showing of the 2008 film version, which stars Ben Whishaw and Emma Thompson. Contact the Drill Hall for details.

While on Saturday, June 29 the last of the children's film screenings, will be on at the Drill Hall.

The Secret Garden (U), directed by Agnieszka Holland, is perhaps the best version of the classic children's story by Frances Hodgson Burnett and is a real treat. This is a free show, so check with the Drill Hall about tickets.

And that – apart from the outdoor event on Sunday – will be that.

For the full festival programme, visit www.lincolnfilm.org.uk

Lincoln Film Society: lincolnfilmsociety@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 01522 889782

The Venue: thevenue@bishopg.ac.uk. Tel: 01522 583681

Lincoln Drill Hall: www.thedrillhall.com Tel: 01522 873894

LPAC: www.lpac.co.uk Tel: 01522837600

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