Monday, 14 January 2008

Cinema Obscura paying homage to live radio

LOCAL film society Cinema Obscura is timing the screening of its next show to coincide with eve of the first broadcast by Somerset’ s newest community radio station, 10Radio, in Wiveliscombe.
The station is due to start broadcasting on 105.3FM to Wiveliscombe and the surrounding area at 7 am on Monday, January 21.
The previous evening, on Sunday, January 20, Cinema Obscura will present director Robert Altman’s last film, A Prairie Home Companion (cert PG) – which is about the final performance of a long-running radio show after the network’s new owners decide to close it.
The film stars Tommy Lee Jones, Virginia Madsen, Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, and Kevin Kline.
Cinema Obscura, which has already put on a series of international films for eight seasons, is dedicated to bringing interesting, well-made, and visually stunning films to the Wiveliscombe area.
A Prairie Home Companion will be shown at the New Hall, Wiveliscombe Primary School, with doors open from 7 pm and the film starting at 7.30 pm.
Cinema Obscura membership is £12.50 (couples £22.50) with guest entry for this film is £4.50.
Full details of the new season of films is available from Eddie Gaines on 01984 624657 or Mark Reynolds on 01643 831080.
  • Our photograph is a still from the film A Prairie Home Companion.

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