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A Wall is a Screen reveals Secrets of the Old City

A second edition of ‘A Wall is a Screen: Secrets of the Old City’ filled Bristol’s streets on Saturday 16th September, bringing the city’s Summer Film Takeover to a close.

Presented by Encounters Festival and Hamburg-based collective A Wall is a Screen, the unique walking tour was the final free offering from the Takeover programme that has been presented by Bristol UNESCO City of Film and partners since June.

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A film night like no other, the evening gave the public a rare opportunity to explore hidden architectural gems of Bristol’s Old City streets whilst watching a curated selection of short films projected onto nearby buildings to watch along the way. Film fans had a chance to experience film in surprising ways, with the background and soundscape of the city becoming part of the film, and the film becoming part of the city. The hour long tour began at the top of Corn Street at 8pm.

Ahead of the evening, Encounters Festival’s outgoing CEO Rich Warren said: “We have wanted to bring over our friends, A Wall is a Screen, from Hamburg to Bristol for well over ten years, to share their vision of cinematic social engagement with Bristol’s vibrant film scene. Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover is the perfect opportunity to do so. Don’t miss out on this second and final chance to be a part of an outdoor film experience to remember!”

Natalie Moore, Bristol UNESCO City of Film Manager, added: “We’re delighted to present a another chance to experience A Wall is a Screen: Secrets of the Old City, our closing event in Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover. The event proved hugely popular when it first ran in June so we urge film lovers not to miss this second chance to see the city’s architecture become part of the fabric of the film-viewing experience. Our thanks to Encounters and A Wall is a Screen, and to all the partners who have helped us deliver the nine fantastic free city centre events for Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover.”

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Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover was delivered as one of the activities under the City Centre and High Streets Recovery and Renewal programme, funded by Bristol City Council and the West of England Combined Authority’s Love our High Streets project.


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