New cult film festival launched for the south of England

News Rob Leane 7 Jun 2014 - 11:56

The unlikely location of Eastleigh is now the home of a geek-friendly film festival…

Ever wanted to hit the lanes in your dressing gown after seeing The Big Lebowski? Well, now you can. The newly launched Eastleigh Film Festival in Hampshire boasts an impressively geeky line-up, including a chance to see the Coen brothers’ hilarious dark comedy across the lanes of a real bowling alley.

Other interactive experiences throughout the week (which kicks off on Monday 22nd September) include enjoying an authentic Italian meal during Stanley Tucci’s ristorante-set drama Big Night and, perhaps best of all, a rare screening of George A Romero’s original Dawn Of The Dead in the spooky Swan shopping centre after dark. Count us in.

Danny Leigh, of BBC Film 2014 fame, has helped organise the event by picking his top ten genre movies, three of which will make up the opening night gala after an online audience vote. Your options include The Fly, The Shining and The Long Good Friday, which features a stellar turn from the late, great Bob Hoskins. 

Submissions are also welcomed for short films, if that’s your thing. For more info head to eastleighfilmfestival.com.

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