Category Archive: Events

  1. First screening of new film: ‘The Road to Dunkirk’ – 8th December Cinema City, Norwich

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    Norwich’s Cinema City plays host to a premiere screening of Timereel’s latest film: ‘The Road to Dunkirk.’

    Subtitled ‘Battle. Evacuation. Triumph.’, the Road to Dunkirk tells the story of the Battle of France and the subsequent evacuation, through the voices of the men who were there.

    Andrew Gray, the Director and Producer of The Road to Dunkirk said: “We wanted to show the story of Dunkirk by drawing on the experiences of the men who were there. We trawled through the sound archives of the Imperial War Museum, and came up with some great stories.”

    Timereel makes a point of sourcing rare and unseen archive film – and this was also key in the decision to make the production. “Too often, documentaries on Dunkirk feature the same old clips of film” said Andrew Gray, “and we really wanted to dig out the gems. We have colour film, including amateur footage shot by the Germans of the beach after the British had left. My personal favourite is an interview with soldiers who arrived back. They speak to the cameras with humour and dignity, but their faces tell you everything; they look drained.”

    Despite the serious subject matter, many of the individual stories featured in the production are humorous, like the Captain stationed with the Royal Norfolk Regiment who was instructed not to shoot at a lone German soldier “in case they shoot back”.

    Other stories are more harrowing, including the SS massacre of British prisoners and the sinking of the “Lancastria”, a disaster far greater than the “Titanic”.

    The Road to Dunkirk will be screened at 8.30pm on Thursday 8th December at Cinema City, Norwich. For ticket bookings call 0871 902 5724; or visit www.picturehouses.co.uk.

    ‘The Road to Dunkirk’ will be available to buy on DVD from 8th November at www.timereel.co.uk

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    For all press enquiries; including DVD review copies, film stills, Timereel spokesperson interview requests – please contact:

    Lisa Tyrie, Timereel Studios, 3 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH Tel: 0844 556 3501

    Notes to editors

    About Timereel Studios:

    Timereel is a film production company based in Norwich. Using original archive footage, much of it that has never been seen before, Timereel creates unique and evocative films showing how the lives of ordinary people were affected by extraordinary events.

    About Picturehouse Cinemas:

    City Screen is the owner and operator of Picturehouse Cinemas, Britain’s largest circuit of independent cinemas. Formed in 1989 to challenge the multiplex model, City Screen provides cinemas in city centre locations to serve local communities and offer a diverse choice of films and events. City Screen runs 19 cinemas and programmes a further 30 independently operated venues, drawing on over 18 years’ experience in tailoring diverse and commercially successful content spanning arthouse, independent, classic, world and Hollywood cinema. City Screen prides itself on being at the forefront of digital cinema and other business and technological developments. These have included live cinecasts of filmmaker Q&As, comedy, music, and productions from the New York Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House and the National Theatre, broadcast to audiences throughout the UK.

  2. Railways of East Anglia screening at Cinema City, Norwich 9th & 14th July

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    Cinema City in Norwich will be screening Railways of East Anglia 1900 – 1980s on Saturday 9th July and Thursday 14th July at 11.30am.

    Railways of East Anglia uses original archive footage from the East Anfe-in-easglian Film Archive.

    Look back at the days when most villages had a station, and trains carried everything from farm labourers to fruit.

    From the days of steam through to diesels and electric locomotives, this film includes: M&GN Railway and North Norfolk line, London to Scotland Express, LNER and Flying Scotsman, Southwold and Mid Suffolk railways, King’s Lynn to Hunstanton line, Electrification of Shenfield to Southend and London to Norwich.

    For more information on Railways of East Anglia 1900 – 1980s, or to purchase a copy on DVD, please click here.

    For ticket bookings to see Working the Land call Abbeygate Picturehouse on 0871 902 5722 or visit www.picturehouses.co.uk.

    For more information on Timereel films and to order DVD’s, visit: www.timereel.co.uk

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    For all press enquiries please contact:

    Emma Long at Plain Speaking PR
    01603 487 291
    emma@plainspeakingpr.co.uk

    OR

    Amber Davis at Plain Speaking PR
    01603 487 291
    amber@plainspeakingpr.co.uk

    Notes to editors:

    About Timereel
    Timereel is a film production company based in Norwich. Using original archive footage, much of it that has never been seen before, Timereel creates unique and evocative films showing how the lives of ordinary people were affected by extraordinary events.

    Timereel has produced several titles about our capital city, including Haunted London and London’s East End (1900s-1930s). Timereel has also developed a stunning collection of atmospheric films prompting happy memories and reminding us of some historical milestones in East Anglia; from life on the Norfolk Coast in the 1920s to Anglia at War.

    All Timereel films are available on DVD. For more information on the range of titles available or to place an order please visit www.timereel.co.uk

    About Picturehouse Cinemas
    City Screen is the owner and operator of Picturehouse Cinemas, Britain’s largest circuit of independent cinemas. Formed in 1989 to challenge the multiplex model, City Screen provides cinemas in city centre locations to serve local communities and offer a diverse choice of films and events. City Screen runs 19 cinemas and programmes a further 30 independently operated venues, drawing on over 18 years’ experience in tailoring diverse and commercially successful content spanning arthouse, independent, classic, world and Hollywood cinema. City Screen prides itself on being at the forefront of digital cinema and other business and technological developments. These have included live cinecasts of filmmaker Q&As, comedy, music, and productions from the New York Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House and the National Theatre, broadcast to audiences throughout the UK.

  3. Working the Land – Abbeygate Picturehouse, Bury St Edmunds 30th July & 3rd August

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    Abbeygate Picturehouse in Bury St. Edmunds will be screening Timereel’s popular Working the Land on Saturday 30th July and Wednesday 3rd August at 11.30am.

    Working the Land uses original archive footage from the East Anglian Film Archive. Featuring interviews with farmers and labourers, and using rare film from Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex, this is an opportunity to look back to an age that has gone forever.

    For more information on Working the Land, or to purchase a copy on DVD, please click here.

    For ticket bookings to see Working the Land call Abbeygate Picturehouse on 0871 902 5722 or visit www.picturehouses.co.uk.

    For more information on Timereel films and to order DVD’s, visit: www.timereel.co.uk

    – ENDS –

    For all press enquiries please contact:

    Emma Long at Plain Speaking PR
    01603 487 291
    emma@plainspeakingpr.co.uk

    OR

    Amber Davis at Plain Speaking PR
    01603 487 291
    amber@plainspeakingpr.co.uk

    Notes to editors:

    About Timereel
    Timereel is a film production company based in Norwich. Using original archive footage, much of it that has never been seen before, Timereel creates unique and evocative films showing how the lives of ordinary people were affected by extraordinary events.

    Timereel has produced several titles about our capital city, including Haunted London and London’s East End (1900s-1930s). Timereel has also developed a stunning collection of atmospheric films prompting happy memories and reminding us of some historical milestones in East Anglia; from life on the Norfolk Coast in the 1920s to Anglia at War.

    All Timereel films are available on DVD. For more information on the range of titles available or to place an order please visit www.timereel.co.uk

    About Picturehouse Cinemas
    City Screen is the owner and operator of Picturehouse Cinemas, Britain’s largest circuit of independent cinemas. Formed in 1989 to challenge the multiplex model, City Screen provides cinemas in city centre locations to serve local communities and offer a diverse choice of films and events. City Screen runs 19 cinemas and programmes a further 30 independently operated venues, drawing on over 18 years’ experience in tailoring diverse and commercially successful content spanning arthouse, independent, classic, world and Hollywood cinema. City Screen prides itself on being at the forefront of digital cinema and other business and technological developments. These have included live cinecasts of filmmaker Q&As, comedy, music, and productions from the New York Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House and the National Theatre, broadcast to audiences throughout the UK.