Dame Janet SuzmanIn Conversation, Saturday 12.30pm Main House
Born in South Africa, Dame Janet made her name at the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1960s. She went on to have a distinguished career on stage and screen, including an Oscar-nominated performance in the 1971 film Nicholas and Alexandra, and appeared in many British television productions, including The Singing Detective, Clayhanger and many more. We will be showing Nicholas and Alexandra, The Draughtsman's Contract and the new Felix but she also worked in films with Fellini and Marlon Brando. Recently appearing at the fringe with the play Solomon and Marion which got great reviews we are delighted to welcome her.
Charlie CattrallQ&A Titus, Fri 18.00, Theatre
Charlie Cattrall trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama but had a love of film and of jazz as well as an interest in performing on stage. A friendship formed more than 10 years ago with actor Ron Cephas Jones which covered acting, jazz, visits to Harlem and many other topics, culminated in the idea for Titus. Selected for showing at the Film Festival in Dinard it won the Audience Award. We are delighted that Charlie can come to Keswick to introduce the film.
Erik KnudsenQ&A Raven On The Jetty, Sun 13.30, Studio
Erik Knudsen is Professor of Film Practice at the University of Salford in Manchester, UK. Academic and practitioner, he has produced and directed feature films and documentaries as well as commissions for Channel 4 TV and the Danish National Film Board. His film The Raven on the Jetty is filmed around the Lake District and we are delighted to be showing it. One Day Films, his company, has a fascinating blog of videos showing the 30 stages of production.
Adam DawtreyQ&A A Story of Children and Film, Sun 16.00, Studio
Adam Dawtrey is a film journalist and producer based in Scotland. He was European Editor of Variety 1993–2008 and is a frequent contributor on film to The Guardian. His documentary, A Story of Children and Film scored a rare five stars from Peter Bradshaw who found it "one of the most beguiling events at Cannes …a treat".
Dan HartleyQ&A Lad: A Yorkshire Story, Sun 11.00am, Studio
Dan has a long pedigree behind the cameras having worked on the Harry Potter movies and other major releases. He is now writing, directing and producing his own material and Lad: A Yorkshire Story is his first full length feature.
Keswick Peace and Human Rights
Our collaboration with the Keswick Peace and Human Rights Group continues this year with two films set in Burma and Palestine, described in more detail in the Documentaries Theme.
Burma CampaignThey Call it Myanmar - Saturday 10am, Theatre By The Lake
After the screening of They Call it Myanmar: Lifting the Veil, we welcome speakers from the Burma Campaign, who have spoken at previous plays and readings concerning Burma. Founded in 1991 they continue to play a leading role in raising awareness about the situation in Burma, and in pressuring the international community to take action in support of its people.
Mohammed Mukhaimar5 Broken Cameras - Sunday 10:30am, Theatre By The Lake
We welcome back Mohammed Mukhaimar to the Festival, to lead a discussion after 5 Broken Cameras. Mohammed is a Gazan, now residing in the UK. He is a psychotherapist who worked for 10 years with Palestinian victims of the military occupation in Gaza and now is the chairman of a small UK-based charity promoting mental health and human rights in Palestine.
It sounds like our patron John Hurt may only be able to make it for a short time, if he can get here at all this year. Usually the end of February is a quiet time for him, he says, but this year he is very busy. If he is going to make it at the last minute we'll let you know.