We Went To War Q&A with Rebekah Tolley

On Monday 20 May I hosted a Q&A with Rebekah Tolley, producer and co-author of new documentary We Went To War. Directed by the late Michael Grigsby, it’s a terrific film and I was very pleased to have the opportunity to raise its profile a little. Here are some photos of the event (courtesy of Chris …

Interview with John Logan

Last week at Watersprite (the Cambridge International Student Film Festival) I was given a chance to sit down with one of their guest speakers, John Logan. He was very funny, clearly passionate about his trade, and generous with his time. The full interview is now up at Take One (link at the bottom of this article). …

CamFilmFest Diary: Day 11

Date: Sunday 23 September Films: 3 – The Extraordinary Voyage/A Trip to the Moon; Marnie; Holy Motors Beverages: 1 cappuccino, 1 water, 1 tea, 1 peppermint tea, 1 Carlsberg; 1 Strongbow Biscuits: 2 Verdict: A great final day of the festival. First up was The Extraordinary Voyage, a documentary about the importance and restoration of a rare colour version of Georges …

CamFilmFest Diary: Day 10

Date: Saturday 22 September Films: 3.5 – Not-So-Silent Movies; The Birds; The Ring; Thundercrack! Beverages: 2 teas, 1 water, 1 peppermint tea, 1 Guinness Biscuits: None Verdict: Today started brilliantly with the Not-So-Silent Movies session led by Neil Brand, introducing families and kids to the world of silent cinema. So we had clips from shorts …

CamFilmFest Diary: Day 9

Date: Friday 21 September Films: 2 – The Mattei Affair; Blackmail Beverages: 1 tea, 1 glass of red wine Biscuits: 1, plus one large smartie cookie (just because) Verdict: Not as productive as I would have liked in the end – had hoped to catch a morning screening – but both movies were very good. The Mattei Affair was …