Subject: Press Release: Movies on the Meadows - Cambridge Film Festival announce line up.

(For Immediate Release)
39th Cambridge Film Festival | 17th - 24th October 2019

If you can't wait until October for the 39th Cambridge Film Festival to arrive in the city, you'll be pleased to hear that you can get your film festival fix over the August Bank Holiday weekend with the return of Movies on the Meadows, the four day outdoor film extravaganza from the people behind the Cambridge Film Festival.

Returning to Grantchester for its 11th edition, and now firmly established as one of the largest outdoor film events in the UK, 2019’s Movies on the Meadows will run from 23rd - 26th August and present 12 films on huge inflatable screens, alongside wonderful food from local vendors, all in one of the most beautiful settings Cambridge has to offer. As well as now being a key event in Cambridge's cultural calendar, Movies on the Meadows is also a vital fundraiser for the main annual Film Festival.

FRIDAY is opening night at Movies on the Meadows and leading the impressive lineup is smash hit musical BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, with Rami Malek’s Oscar winning performance as the legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Friday also sees web slinging superhero Spider-Man, swooping into Grantchester in the critically acclaimed animated feature SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.

SATURDAY’S programme will be headed up by monster hit of 2019 AVENGERS: ENDGAME, the final chapter in Marvel’s epic series and the follow up to 2018 Movies on the Meadows favourite Infinity War. This absolute blockbuster will be supported by the an epic of a completely different kind in FREE SOLO, the heart stopping story of professional  climber Alex Honnold’s attempt to conquer the first free solo climb of famed El Capitan's 900-metre, vertical rock face at Yosemite National Park.

Saturday's lineup is completed by the life affirming and laugh-out-loud tale of ten fisherman from Cornwall who achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties, FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS.

Headlining on SUNDAY is everyone’s favourite magical nanny Mary Poppins who, many decades after her original visit, returns to London to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives in the perfectly titled MARY POPPINS RETURNS.

There will also be the opportunity to witness career-making performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar in MONTEREY POP, a documentary which captures the beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, when the Monterey International Pop Festival roared into life. Sunday’s selection is completed by the astonishing (and final) chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD.

MONDAY is cult classics day at Movies on the Meadows, with three films which really need no introduction. Topping the bill will be King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in the surreal masterpiece MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, which is more than ably supported by George Lucas’ coming of age comedy AMERICAN GRAFFITI and Stanley Kubrick's hilarious apocalyptic satire starring the inimitable Peter Sellers, DR STRANGELOVE

Cambridge Film Festival Marketing Manager, Owen Baker said:

“Movies on the Meadows has been growing every year. It now has several thousand people attending across the four days which makes it one of the largest film events in the UK, so we’re really excited to be bringing more great films and some amazing local food to Grantchester this year, and have our fingers crossed for glorious weather!” He continued, “Obviously we know that the food at Movies on the Meadows is almost as important as the films, so we're really looking forward to welcoming Cambridge’s best street food vendors again this August. Glorious weather, incredible films, delicious food, and we even have an early bird discount this year, so hopefully there’s really something for everybody!”

Tickets for Movies on the Meadows are on sale now through the Cambridge Film Festival website

Adults - £16 (£13 Early Bird)
Concessions - £14 (£12 Early Bird)
Children - £6 (£4 Early Bird)
Under 4's - Free
Festival Pass - £32 (Which gives you access to all 4 nights! )

Full Movies on the Meadows Film Listing…

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Free Solo (2017)
Fisherman’s Friends (2019)

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
Monterey Pop (1968)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
American graffiti (1973)
Dr Strangelove (1964)

Notes to Editors:

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Established in 1977, the Cambridge Film Festival is one of the best-loved and most influential film events in the UK, and the country’s third-longest running film festival. This year’s Festival, the 39th edition, runs from Thursday 17th - Thursday 24th October, at venues across Cambridge.

For more information about either the Cambridge Film Festival or Movies on the Meadows contact:

Owen Baker, Marketing and Communications Manager.

T: 01223 500082 
Cambridge Film Trust, Arts Picturehouse 38-39 St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 3AR, United Kingdom
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