Rod White introduces the July 2016 brochure
Fri 1 Jul 2016
If changing the shape of the entire printed programme was a sneaky Marketing Dept. ploy to force me to write less, it can already be seen as a major success. But fear ye not, dear reader, for I shall not be silenced! I’ll just have to be a bit more succinct, that’s all… Joking apart (there was a joke in there somewhere), I hope the new shape is to your liking. We just decided it was time for a change (which, for the record, has my full blessing!) and it had nothing at all whatever to do with the fact that standard A5 is considerably cheaper than ‘sixmo’ (as I was once told the old shape was called). I looked back and this document had been ‘sixmo’ since October 1999! Last century! Don’t let it now be said we’re stuck in our ways.
Limited space now dictates we think of below as a kind of “if you only see three things in this programme” type routine, even though we fully understand you are likely to want to see more. This is difficult, what to choose? Tale of Tales is a 17th century adult fairy tale adaptation like you will never have seen before – “Python meets Pasolini” as The Telegraph most aptly put it; also Italian, Suburra is a super-slick, muscular and hugely cinematic tale of crime and corruption in contemporary Rome; and Adapting Miss Highsmith kicks off our nationally-touring season of the very best film adaptations of the titular author, some well known, some not, all great!
Rod White, Head of Filmhouse