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Live Cinema Events Take Off at the National Media Museum

03 September 2010

The National Media Museum in Bradford always aims to offer its visitors an enhanced cinema experience with their popcorn, and its line up in Pictureville Cinema this September offers even more, with the chance to see Aamir Khan and Posy Simmonds in person as well as an opportunity to watch Stephen Fry live via satellite in the Fry Chronicles in figure hugging 2D.

Tom Vincent, Film Programmer at the Museum said:

"It’s very exciting to put on live events with such highly respected guests. We're always trying to offer our visitors new and exciting experiences and I'm sure they'll really enjoy getting an insight into the worlds of their favourite celebrities at our live cinema events."

Stephen Fry will be live via satellite at 7.15pm on Monday 13 September to mark the publication of the new volume of his autobiography The Fry Chronicles. Live from the Royal Festival Hall, Stephen will be beamed, direct via satellite, into the Museum's Pictureville Cinema to give an exclusive preview of his hilarious, frank and uncompromising new book.

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan will be in conversation with Hindi cinema expert Dr. Rajinder Dudrah live at the Museum on Wednesday 22 September at 7.45pm. One of the leading actors in popular Hindi cinema, Aamir was at the centre of mega-hits Lagaan and 3 Idiots. He is a highly respected filmmaker, and his latest credit as a producer Peepli Live will be previewed exclusively after his Screentalk.

To coincide with the release of the new Tamara Drewe movie, Posy Simmonds, writer of the Guardian's original Tamara Drewe comic strip, will be visiting the National Media Museum on Tuesday 28 September. Posy will be interviewed in Pictureville cinema at 7.35pm, by comic expert Paul Gravett, on her extensive career as a cartoonist, writer and illustrator, and the ever-popular Drewe character.

To book your place on any of these events please call the box office on 0844 856 3797 or visit www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk for more information.

For interview opportunities, press information or images please contact:

Louise McKenzie, Press Officer
Email: louise.mckenzie@nationalmediamuseum.org.uk
Tel: 01274 203305

Notes to Editors

STEPHEN FRY LIVE VIA SATELLITE IN THE FRY CHRONICLES IN FIGURE-HUGGING 2D
Monday 13 September, 7.15pm
70-90 mins live broadcast

Live from the Royal Festival Hall, this special event marks the publication of Stephen Fry's new volume of autobiography The Fry Chronicles. Stephen will be beamed, direct via satellite, into Pictureville to give an exclusive preview of his hilarious, frank and uncompromising new book. Book now for this unique opportunity to see the multi-award-winning comedian, actor, presenter, director and writer perform live – in glorious 2D!

Tickets £12.50, £11 concessions, £10 members

SCREENTALK: AAMIR KHAN IN PERSON
Wednesday 22 September, 7.45pm

Prior to an exclusive preview of his latest production, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan will be in conversation with Hindi cinema expert Dr. Rajinder Dudrah. One of the leading actors in popular Hindi cinema, Aamir was at the centre of mega-hits Lagaan and 3 Idiots. He is a highly respected filmmaker, and Peepli Live is his latest credit as a producer.

+ PEEPLI LIVE
Dir. Anusha Rizvi India (2010) 105 mins (tbc cert) digital
Omkar Das, Raghuvir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Naseeruddin Shah

Natha is a laid-back farmer from the tiny village of Peepli, where his poor harvest compounds his existing family worries. Rumours grow that the government will pay out cash in certain tragic circumstances, and so Natha and his cynical brother embark on a hare-brained plan… A very funny satire on an infamous media storm.

All tickets £12

POSY SIMMONDS IN CONVERSATION WITH PAUL GRAVETT
Tuesday 28 September, 7.35pm

To coincide with the release of Tamara Drewe we are delighted to welcome Posy Simmonds, writer of the Guardian’s original Tamara Drewe comic strip, to Pictureville. Posy will be interviewed by comics expert Paul Gravett on her extensive career as a cartoonist, writer and illustrator, and the ever-popular Drewe character.

Tickets £5, £4 concessions

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