Broadcaster Esther Rantzen to Launch Bradford’s Golden Years Film Festival 2017
Broadcaster and campaigner Esther Rantzen will launch this year’s Golden Years Film Festival in Bradford, a UNESCO Creative City of Film. The six-day festival hosted by Bradford in partnership with Picturehouse at the National Science and Media Museum will run from Saturday 30 September.
The festival – aimed at an older audience but open to all – has a top billing of films, events and discussions with broad appeal. Most events will be held at Picturehouse Bradford but there will also be screenings at the Bradford Club and Delius Arts and Cultural Centre.
Festival Director, David Wilson from Bradford UNESCO City of Film said: “We’re delighted to be bringing Golden Years to Bradford for a second year. Our programme is designed with older people in mind but we’re really keen to see an intergenerational element to our festival. I am very pleased to be presenting a specially commissioned film - by Bradford filmmaker Suman Hanif - on how loneliness affects people in the city. This year’s festival really does have something for everyone - from film classics, musicals, documentaries, comedy, talks, discussions and even some jiving. We are also delighted to have Northern Gas Networks on board as our main sponsor for the first time.”
Esther Rantzen said: “I’m thrilled to be launching the festival in Bradford. The programme is really diverse. It’s wonderful to see a city embracing older audiences whilst at the same time inviting all generations to come together and share some really great moments inspired by film.”
See here for full programme more information about the Golden Years Film Festival: http://bradford-city-of-film.com/enjoy/golden-years-film-festival/