Take a cinematic journey ahead of Yorkshire’s Grand Départ
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.