Belfast Film Festival

12th – 21st April 2018

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Belfast Film Festival recommends Celluloid Sail’s aquatic, archive adventure

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This June the magical Tall Ship Kaskelot will bring a unique archive film and circus experience to Belfast Harbour. For two days (14th & 15th June) the ship will come to life, its sails alight with colour and projection.

On the first day audiences can come aboard for free and discover cinematic treasures above and below deck, with footage of beach holidays and experimental coastal films from the archives. As night falls, witness a true spectacle as the Kaskelot comes alive with light and colour. Uncover stories of Belfast’s harbour history as footage is projected onto the sails of the ship.

On the second evening don’t miss the one-night-only outdoor screening of Wes Anderson’s cult classic The Life Aquatic as the ship transforms into an expanded cinema, with aerial circus performance high in the ship’s rigging, and projected old footage of the UK’s coastal past.

Buy your ticket for The Life Aquatic and receive an allotted time to board the Kaskelot before the screening. Tickets cost £14.50 or £12.50 for concessions. There are no age restrictions for the free archive experience. Audiences must be 15+ to attend the screening.

“Britain’s national archives are bursting with unseen content located around the British and Irish coast. We are really excited to unveil some of these treasures and give audiences access to the history of their port and harbour communities.”  – Tara Sachdeva, Creative Producer, Celluloid Sail

Celluloid Sail is presented in partnership with the BFI and part of the ‘Britain on Film’ season of archive events, supported by Unlocking Film Heritage awarding funds from The National Lottery.