The first event of its kind will screen must-see movies in state-of-the-art projection onto the biggest cinema screen in Britain. The nocturnal audience will be seated in a post-apocalyptic drive-in auditorium courtesy of artist Joe Rush, featuring seventy mutated vintage British and American cars, repurposed funfair rides and a Lear jet.
“Guest of Honour” Johnny Depp will introduce his personal choice of films that will be screening through the night on Thursday 22nd June and will discuss his selections in person with curator Julien Temple.
“Right from the start Johnny has pioneered a new kind of rock ‘n’ roll cinema attitude and we are blown away to have both him and his game-changing movies as our honoured guests at this opening edition of Cineramageddon.”
Each of these films holds a special significance for Depp and he outlines his reasoning for the choices:
“This is one of those films that got lost in the shuffle. It’s a film that a lot of people on which worked very hard, and one that I am very proud of. The second Earl of Rochester, John Wilmot, is a man that everyone deserves to know more about. He wasn’t just some drunken jester. He was a sublime wit in the court of King Charles II and an individual of great literary importance.”
“Jim Jarmuch’s epic visual poem. It’s unlike anything else. A film which means many different things to many different people. It was an honor to be part of something so unique and profound.”
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“No film has ever made me laugh more, or filled me with so much joy… and dread! For me, this is perfect cinema. As perfect as ‘Chinatown’, as ‘The Godfather’, as ‘Time of the Gypsies’. Genius.”
If you are already attending Glastonbury Festival, reservations for the cars can be made online at the box officewww.cineramageddon.com #CINERAMAGEDDON