A young film makers club based at the Palace Cinema in Broadstairs is presenting an animation classic and family workshops on Friday (May 31).
The Benshi Young Film Programmers is a group of film-mad 18-25s that meet every two weeks at the Palace to talk about film and choose movies to put on at the cinema with additional elements such as food, drink, music, costume and competitions.
The group has been running since October 2018 and is supported by Film Hub South East as part of a wider network of cinemas in the South East with young film programmers’ groups.
So far, Benshi members have presented classic black comedy Gremlins as their Christmas ‘18 special – complete with headless biscuits – and the re-released Ringu earlier this year, which included a Q&A with the film distributor who first brought the now iconic Japanese horror film to the UK 25 years ago.
On Friday Benshi are looking forward to presenting one of their favourite films, the classic and wonderful animation for families and fans of Japanese animation My Neighbour Totoro (U). The film is at 2pm and open to all. Tickets cost £3.50 children / £5 adults.
Beforehand at 1.30pm there are limited places for a free family activity session for children and parents to try their hand at some simple origami to make and take home.
Age 18-25, love film and like to find out more about Benshi Young Film Programmers? Contact them direct at [email protected]