On Friday 16th – Sunday 18th May, The Wolverhampton Lighthouse welcomes back Deaffest.
The weekend includes screenings, audiences with actors and film-makers, stalls and social events.
Friday Night looks like this:
7:00pm Launch of Deaffest 2014
Opening reception – drinks and nibbles on arrival
8:00pm Premiere screening of Clin d’Oeil 10th Anniversary 2013:
Dir. Marilyn Willrich, 2014, UK
An insight into Clin d’Oeil, Reims in France, their outstanding 10th anniversary of arts and films.
8:10pm Dummy Jim Including live Q & A discussion
Dir. Matt Hulse, 2013, UK
A feature film starring deaf actor Samuel Dore, following the adventures of profoundly deaf long-distance cyclist James Duthie. Jim hailed from Cairnbulg, a close-knit community on the North East Coast of Scotland, where he was well known to locals as “Dummy Jim”. In 1951, Jim embarked on a lone cycling tour which eventually took him as far as the Arctic Circle and inspired his journal “I Cycled Into The Arctic Circle”. “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”
9:55pm Four Deaf Yorkshiremen Go To Blackpool
Including live Q & A discussion
Dir. Charlie Swinbourne, 2014, UK
In this sign language comedy-drama, four grumpy old Deaf men travel to Blackpool for an annual Deaf event, hoping to make new Deaf friends. But when they meet some young Deaf men, things start to go wrong. Soon the men are riding roller coasters and playing games against one another to decide whether it’s better to be young or old! In between, there is the chance to tell hilarious stories all about subjects like exploding elbows, being knocked out by footballs, and much more! Win or lose, can the old and young men find a connection across the generations?
Here’s the link to promo video! https://vimeo.com/91467394
10:40pm Networking in Light House
An opportunity to network with the filmmakers and socialise in the courtyard of the Light House until 1am.
You can find out more on the deaffest or lighthouse websites: