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Page Turners 2017 Film Festival

Article by Molly Robjohn March 15, 2017

A group of third-year Film students at Bath Spa University will be running Page Turners 2017, a two-day film festival on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 March. At venues around the city of Bath, Page Turners 2017 will present six book-to-movie adaptions; from Fantastic Mr Fox to The History Boys, there is something everyone would enjoy – it’s an event not to be missed!

 

Friday 17 March 2017

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

2pm @ Bath Spa University’s Campus Theatre (MT.G01)

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Based on the graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) follows musician Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) as he battles his girlfriend Ramona Flowers’ seven exes.

The History Boys

6pm @ Chapel Arts Café, Bath

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Adapted from Alan Bennett’s play of the same name, The History Boys (2006) follows a group of history students as they prepare to take the Oxford and Cambridge entrance examinations.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

3pm @ Burdall’s Yard

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Forget The Fault in Our Stars – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) is the teenage comedy you need to see. Follow Greg as his parents force him to befriend his old childhood friend Rachel who has recently been diagnosed with Leukaemia, however neither really want each others friendship. After Rachel decides to stop her treatment, Greg and his friend Earl decide to make a film for her.

Saturday 18 March 2017

Fantastic Mr. Fox

11am @ St Michael’s Church Vaults

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Wes Andersons’ Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) is a perfect family viewing and is adapted from the novel by the well-known childrens’ author Roald Dahl. The film follows Mr Fox who, in order to feed his family, steals food from the evil farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean. Once they find out what Mr Fox has done, they conjure up a plan to kill him. What will happen to Mr Fox and his family?

 

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

2pm @ The Nest

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas follows Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and Dr Gonzo (Benicio del Toro) as they embark on a journey to explore Las Vegas while under the influence of psychoactive drugs. 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

5pm @ The Bell

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The final film The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is definitely one not to be missed. Once the screening is over, the team behind Page Turners 2017 will be hosting a pub quiz to raise money for Book Aid International. With many prizes to be won, don’t miss out!

Book Aid International

© Book Aid International

Profits made from ticket sales and fundraising events will go into funding the festival and to Book Aid International. They are a a charity organisation that is determined to work with libraries in Africa to provide books, resources and training opportunities as well as encourage reading for pleasure in impoverished towns, prisons, refugee Camps, schools and hospitals.

Tickets | £2 each

Tickets available on the door!

Check out their launch trailer below!

Page Turners 2017 is lucky to be sponsored by several amazing companies and businesses such as The Self-Publishing Partnership, MetCalfe Popcorn and The San Francisco Fudge Factory.

To keep up-to-date with Page Turners 2017, be sure to follow them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

 

Featured Image & GIFS: Created by Chris Paffett 

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