Kettering cinema backing free film festival for young people

Actor Michael Sheen is backing a film festival taking place in Kettering between November 4 and 21
Actor Michael Sheen is backing a film festival taking place in Kettering between November 4 and 21
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Young people in and around Kettering are being invited to take part in a memorable cinematic experience as part of the Into Film Festival - the world’s biggest youth film festival - when it comes to the town’s Odeon cinema between November 4 and November 21.

They can enjoy a selection of free screenings and events as part of this UK wide Festival that uses the power of film to captivate young minds and bring learning to life.

Tickets are available to book for the event at www.IntoFilm.org/festival.

The Into Film Festival, hosted by education charity Into Film and supported by Cinema First and the BFI through Lottery funding, is a cultural and educational event taking place across the UK as part of an on-going initiative to use film and filmmaking as a learning tool.

There are 19 screenings across Kettering, and Northampton, including Mr Peabody and Sherman, In a World…, Walking with Dinosaurs, Guardians of the Galaxy, the Book Thief, The Maze Runner, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and many more.

The festival is supported by a number of high-profile people in the film industry such as, Michael Sheen, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Ian McKellen, Steve McQueen and Gurinder Chadha.

Actor and Into Film supporter Michael Sheen, star of The Queen, Frost/Nixon and Twilight among others, said; “When you’re watching a film it feels like you’re being entertained but at the same time it’s a window to the world of other cultures, other possibilities.

“The Into Film Festival is a great thing for young people to go to as together with their peers they can sit in a cinema watching a whole range of films, films that they usually wouldn’t have access to or wouldn’t choose for themselves, and connect with the film industry through special events, and of course it’s all free.”