Chester's week-long outdoor film festival, Screen Deva, starts this weekend. The event includes more than 15 feature-length films, digital media installations, a free family day of activities, outdoor movie events, and a fringe festival for young film-makers.
Without a cinema in the city centre, organisers have turned to the city's unique historic backdrop to showcase the many events. Grosvenor Park will be home to a 16ft by 9ft outdoor movie screen, showing a varied programme that includes Vertigo, Donnie Darko and ET.
A special screening of Brief Encounter will be held at Grosvenor Museum, while Telford's Warehouse will host an evening of the best short films from UK and international film festivals.
Amber Knipe, of Chester Performs, says: It's our biggest programme to date and has something for everyone.
Screen Deva, Chester, runs from May 9-16. Details at www.chesterperforms.com
Source: "Chester becomes city-wide cinema" by Laura Davis -Liverpool Daily Post. Read full article at: http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-life-features/liverpool-arts/2009/05/06/chester-becomes-city-wide-cinema-92534-23552569/