Stage Your Own Film Festival

There’s a film festival running at my house at the moment. Every Friday night.  Around 8pm Gracie cat and I sit down with some snacks and a glass of wine and watch films. Sometimes  the films are around a director like Pedro Almodovar or Jane Campion. I’ll follow their careers from their early films through to the most recent.  It’s great to see how their talents developed as you follow their films through the years. Gracie and I have also done the Sean Penn festival, the Brad Pitt festival and the Leonard Di Caprio festival…see the trend here……..!  With all the streaming services and free TV you can easily put together a program and stage your own festival. I start with a wikipedia profile of the actor or director where a listing of their films can be found. Then I choose 4-5 films and watch them as series over a week or one every Friday night.

Here are some suggestions of the Friday Night film Festivals I’ve enjoyed……….We’d love to hear about your favourites too!

The Heath Ledger Festival

A Knights Tale 2001

Brokeback Mountain 2005

The Dark Knight 2008

Meryl Streep

The Meryl Streep Festival

Kramer vs Kramer 1979

Sophies Choice 1982

Out of Africa 1985

The Bridges of Madison County 1995

The Devil Wears Prada 2006

The Post 2017

Pedro Almodovar

Pedro Almodovar

The Spanish film maker has created some quirky art house type films that I love. Check out

Women on the edge of a nervous breakdown 1988

All about my mother 1999

Talk to her 2002

Julieta 2016

Pain and Glory 2019

Sean Penn Festival

Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982

Dead man Walking 1995

Mystic River 2003

Milk 2008

Into the Wild 2007 Penn was the director

It’s a fun thing to do if you enjoy film… let us know what you’re watching………

Words by Nora Vitins. Images with thanks Wikipedia.


17 April 2020 | Arts

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