Welcome to the Cinema Field, Glastonbury Festival's film venue, where you can catch up on all the very best movies and documentaries the moving pictures industry has to offer; from old classics to the very latest releases. No Festival can be complete without it's all night open air screens and there's no sitting in stuffy crammed tents watching grainy, dim videos on postage stamp screens. We offer plenty of room for all to watch outdoor movies and, best of all, it's free! In 2008 we have many cinematic treats both new and old in store, and when I say old, I mean old; but more of that later.
In the Marquee, showing outdoor movies throughout the day, we have The Bourne trilogy and Quentin Tarantino's martial arts epics, Kill Bill 1 & 2 as well as a plethora of major films from the past year or so. The outdoor screen kicks off on Thursday night with the timeless time travel classic, Back to the Future. Other treats in store for the outdoor screen include full-on comic book action in the shape of Iron Man and Transformers, as well as much more. This year, we will be keeping a careful eye on the age groups watching certain films and that film certificates are adhered to both in the Marquee and outdoor screen. There are plenty of family-friendly outdoor movies being shown throughout the Festival, however.
This year we will be hosting two advance preview screenings; The Wackness, courtesy of Revolver Entertainment, which screens at midnight on Sunday in the Marquee. Set in New York in the sweltering summer of 1994, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer (Josh Peck), who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist, brilliantly played by Sir Ben Kingsley. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, who just happens to be the doctor's daughter. Set against the backdrop of the greatest year in hip hop history, this is a coming-of-age story about sex, drugs, music - and what it takes to be a man. The Wackness is in cinemas on August 29th. For more information, click here. The other is a U certificate film which will be advertised extensively on site and starts at 10pm on Sunday night.
At 1am every night over the Festival weekend, we will be showing three silent era classics on the Park Stage. Friday's film is The General. On Saturday it's Metropolis, Fritz Lang's silent sci-fi classic. On Sunday it's the astonishing vampire classic, Nosferatu.
Its been several years since we had fine weather, so please be sure to wrap up warm if you're watching the outdoor movies. If it's a clear night, the outside air temperature can drop surprisingly low in the early hours, so if you're coming in early and staying for the long haul, you are strongly urged to bring blankets and sleeping bags.