The theme for this year’s festival is Turning Points. Six filmmakers will each present a film that affected their lives and that helped fashion their careers.
Screenings will include BLADE RUNNER:THE FINAL CUT, the definitive final cut of Ridley Scott’s legendary sci-fi classic; PERSEPOLIS, a French-Iranian adult animated film that follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution; HOOP DREAMS, an intimate portrayal of two inner-city teenagers pursuing their dreams of NBA glory; MARS ATTACKS!, our Culture Night screening featuring flying saucers and an alien invasion in Tim Burton’s sci-fi cult classic; ALMOST FAMOUS, a coming of age story conveying a pivotal time in the 70’s as the age of rock and roll is drawing to an end, and THE FALL, a tale of five mythical heroes is told in hospital by an injured stuntman to his fellow patient.
The festival is part of Mermaid’s mission to promote the arts for all, and their belief that through film, theatre, music, storytelling etc. we can find meaning and broaden our minds. All screenings will take place at Mermaid Arts Centre.
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