Widescreen Weekend 2018
The National Science and Media Museum’s world-renowned celebration of cinema technology, Widescreen Weekend, today announces the programme for its 22nd edition (11–14 October 2018).
Widescreen Weekend 2018 features special guests, classic films, blockbusters, restorations, and anniversary screenings galore, all showing in widescreen format thanks to the museum’s unique cinema facilities.
Films showing in the festival include one of the pictures that established cinema as a recognised artform, François Truffaut’s Jules et Jim (1962); the title that’s considered one of the best racing car movies ever made—Grand Prix (1966, dir. John Frankenheimer), a new 4k restoration of Billy Wilder’s Oscar-winning The Apartment (1960); and It’s Always Fair Weather, the 1955 musical co-directed by and starring Gene Kelly, with an introduction by film score composer Gary Yershon.