Cult horror, comedies - and coracles - on screen for new Telford Film Festival

From coracles on the Severn to zombie attacks and footballing legends – a new film festival will celebrate Telford's 50th anniversary.

Starting on September 14 and finishing on October 31, the new film festival will take place at venues across the borough, including a showing of Dawn of the Dead at Telford Shopping Centre.

Residents can also take a trip down memory lane with films celebrating everything from the county's link to coracles to Wolves football legend Billy Wright as well as archive films that document Telford’s development.

Telford’s links to coracles also feature

Venues include the Ironbridge Community Centre and Gorge Museum and director Nick Boy will be on hand for a Q&A session at the Dawley Town Hall screening of Telford New Town: Dreams & Realities.

Coinciding with Telford’s 50th birthday, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey also turns 50 and celebrates with a digitally remastered screening to be shown at Cineworld.


And to honour its cult classic status 20 years after its release, Cineworld will also show The Big Lebowski with a 90s quiz before the film.

Top Gun and Star Wars: The Forces Awakens will be shown at RAF Cosford Museum as part of its open air programme.


Wellington’s All Saints Church will show the Buster Keaton classic Cameraman with live piano accompaniment and the Horsehay Steam Railway will host a themed event around the latest version of Murder on the Orient Express.

The film festival will end with Telford Shopping Centre being transformed for a gory showing of George A Romero's Dawn of the Dead - which is set in an American shopping mall.

Councillor Rae Evans, cabinet member for tourism, said: "This first film festival is themed around birthday celebrations and some of the films featured celebrate Telford and its growth through the years and gives a unique opportunity to speak to film makers who documented the town when it was first established.

"We are also celebrating some of the great places in Telford with special screenings suited to a variety of film types and also audiences. Films from across the five decades, from pop-up family films to classic silent movies, there is something for everyone.”

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Date: 20 August 2018 | Source: Shropshire Star

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