Take a cin­e­matic jour­ney ahead of York­shire’s Grand Dé­part

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FOL­LOW­ING the launch at Brad­ford Cathe­dral, plus sell­out screen­ings in Mal­ham and at Hard­cas­tle Crags and Gibson Mill, Tour de Cin­ema continues at iconic lo­ca­tions through­out York­shire and the Peak District un­til the Grand Dé­part of the Tour de France in Leeds on July 5.

On June 14, the rarely seen Alan Ben­nett BBC doc­u­men­tary A Day Out will be screened at Foun­tains Abbey, one of the largest and best pre­served ru­ined Cis­ter­cian monas­ter­ies in Eng­land.

The abbey will pro­vide a spec­tac­u­lar back­drop for this spe­cial evening of clas­sic films and cut­ting-edge doc­u­men­tary.

The Tour de Cin­ema pro­gramme will also of­fer au­di­ences an op­por­tu­nity to watch films about York­shire, in­clud­ing an­other chance to see The Big Melt, Martin Wal­lace and Jarvis Cocker’s cel­e­bra­tion of the century of steel, which was per­formed live at Sh­effield Doc/Fest last June. The Big Melt will screen at sev­eral lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing Ravenscar on June 21.

The penul­ti­mate event will take place on July 2 in Mil­len­nium Square, Leeds, ahead of the Grand Dé­part with a screen­ing of the won­der­ful 1949 French com­edy Jour de Fête, di­rected by Jac­ques Tati, as well as other bike-themed films.

On July 5, the Tour de Cin­ema will cul­mi­nate at a spe­cial clos­ing night event at the Sh­effield Show­room the night be­fore the Tour passes through Sh­effield.

Tick­ets for all events are avail­able at sheff­docfest. com/view/tour­decin­ema, #tour­decin­ema About York­shire Fes­ti­val

York­shire Fes­ti­val 2014 is the first ever arts fes­ti­val to pre­cede the Tour de France, the world’s big­gest an­nual sport­ing event.

The fes­ti­val started on March 27 and will run un­til July 6. Nearly 50 events have been selected to be of­fi­cially part of York­shire Fes­ti­val 2014, which will also in­clude hun­dreds of fringe events.

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