The Wicker Man

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Come, it is time to keep your appointment with The Wicker Man…

To coincide with the 40th Anniversary restoration and re-release, a series of Wicker Man events will be taking place across the country in the next few weeks…

Described by Empire magazine as “The Best British Horror Film Ever Made”, Robin Hardy’s cult classic THE WICKER MAN stars Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento and Ingrid Pitt. The film was severely cut upon its original release in 1973, but is here presented in a version that the director himself put together for an American release a few years later, and now fully restored. With a history as mythical and controversial as Summerisle itself, THE WICKER MAN was brilliantly scripted by Anthony Shaffer (Sleuth, Frenzy) and features a career-best performance by the legendary Christopher Lee. Director Robin Hardy’s atmospheric use of location, unsettling imagery and haunting soundtrack gradually builds to one of the most terrifying and iconic climaxes in modern cinema.

If you’re brave enough, there will be several special ways to celebrate the film in the coming weeks…
LONDON – UK PREMIERE SCREENING & DIRECTOR Q&A
BFI SOUTHBANK
When? Tuesday 17th September, 6.10pm
Where? BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, London, SE1 8XT
How Much? Tickets £15 concs £11.50 (Members pay £1.50 less)

Buy tickets online… Please note that tickets for this have nearly sold out.
Studiocanal are proud to be holding a special UK premiere at BFI Southbank in association with BFI Gothic, to be followed by a Q&A with director Robin Hardy.

LONDON – SCREENING & LIVE PERFORMANCE BY THE MEMORY BAND
CURZON SOHO
When? Friday 27th September, 6.30pm
Where? Curzon Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY
How Much? £17.50 (members pay £14.85)

Buy tickets online…
To celebrate its re-release, this special screening of cult classic The Wicker Man will be followed by a performance from The Memory Band, who will play songs from the film.

SHEFFIELD – SPECIAL OUTDOOR FESTIVAL SCREENING
SENSORIA FESTIVAL
When? Friday 27th September, 6:45pm
Where? Furnace Park, Hoyle Street, Sheffield, S3 7EW
How Much? £4
Buy tickets online…
Sensoria Festival of music / film / digital at venues across Sheffield are delighted to present the Final Cut of The Wicker Man on the first night of its theatrical release in a special outdoor screening. With an introduction by guests from the University of Sheffield.

MANCHESTER – FESTIVAL SCREENING & DIRECTOR Q&A
GRIMMFEST
When? Wednesday 2nd October, 7pm
Where? The Plaza Super Cinema, Mersey Square, Stockport, SK1 1SP
How Much? £7, not included as part of festival pass
Tickets will soon be on sale here…
This GRIMMFEST opening night screening is in conjunction with the BFI Gothic Season with the participation of Xavier Aldana Reyes and Linnie Blake as part of the MMU Gothic Week in Manchester.

LONDON – NOISE OF ART CLUB NIGHT at ELEFEST
ELEFEST
When? Friday 4th October, 9pm-2am
Where? Elefest Hotel pop up Warehouse and Cinema, 40-42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR
How Much? £5 in advance / £10 on door
Buy tickets online… 
On the 40th anniversary of the cult film, Wicker Man, Elefest presents the London debut of Noise of Art’s club-based music, film and art show inspired by the 1973 British cinema classic. The event debuted at this year’s Latitude Festvial and combines nightclub, cinema, theatre and contemporary dance, accompanied by spoken word performance from stage and screen star Nathaniel Parker – who will be reading passages from Ritual (the book that inspired Wicker Man) selected by its author, David Pinner.

OXFORD – IRREGULAR FOLK present SING-ALONG-A-WICKER-MAN
ULTIMATE PICTURE PALACE, OXFORD
When? Friday 11th October 8.30 for 9pm screening til late
Where? The Ultimate Picture Palace, Jeune Street, Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1BN
How Much? £12 / £10.50 conc.via the UPP Box Office only
Buy tickets online… or in at the UPP box office
Dust down your best Scottish accent, dress up as your favourite character and come join in with the singing, buttock-slapping and dialogue of this horror classic. Your hosts, David Bramwell and Eliza Skelton will get things warmed up with a little live music, stories and fun, lead you through the actions and lyrics for the songs then, at the Witching Hour, you’ll be given a pagan hymn book and goody bag full of surprises, we’ll roll the film and may god have mercy on your soul!
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LONDON – IN-STORE SIGNING BY DIRECTOR ROBIN HARDY
FORBIDDEN PLANET
When? Monday 14th October, 6pm-7pm
Where? London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Ave, London, WC2H 8JR
How Much? Free! Although an item is needed for signing and is available to purchase on the night or in advance
Check details online… 
Forbidden Planet are delighted to welcome director Robin Hardy, signing the 40th anniversary edition of The Wicker Man. With a host of bonus features, this 40th anniversary double play edition is presented as The Final Cut. Approved by director Robin Hardy, The Final Cut is the finest and most complete version of The Wicker Man ever created.
How will you be celebrating the 40th Anniversary?
Let us know at http://www.facebook.com/WickerManAppeal

 

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