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Press Play create unique cinematic experiences in an array of playful spaces and places, in and around Newcastle upon Tyne.
We combine site specific screenings, special events and a rollicking good time.
Showcasing an eclectic mix of new films from the international festival circuit, classic films you will never tire of seeing and kids' films that are fun for all the family. There are no invite-only events, no schmoozing and no free wine or canapes.
Everyone's a VIP.
From the Blog
Before the body-threatening antics of Jackass came crashing into public consciousness, there was Ontario’s Ralph Zavadil, aka Cap’n Video, who cascaded off roofs into snow banks, jumped off ladders into half-empty swimming pools, and drank eggs through his nostrils...
A new breed of crime-fighter now stalks the urban landscape: the anti-graffiti vigilante. These dedicated blight-warriors stop at nothing to rid their neighborhoods and cities of street art, stickers, tags, and posters.
Rounding off our DIY weekender and celebration of creative pioneers, we will be pressing eject, with local hero, Richard Dawson. Press Play’s favourite DIY musician curates and scores an evening of his choice films before taking to the stage for one of his belting trademark performances.
Step inside our homemade den of delights, complete with helium balloons and houses to float, so sit back, snuggle down and watch the recent Disney Pixar classic, Up, about an elderly man who flies away for an air-based adventure with a young stowaway.
Immerse yourself in the energetic, innovative and potentially illegal world of mash-up media. Let web activist Brett Gaylor and musician Greg Gillis, better known as Girl Talk, serve as your digital tour guides on a probing investigation into how culture builds upon culture in the information age.
As traditional models of film funding and distribution undergo rapid change and democratisation, we’re hosting a practical discussion about how to get your film out there and noticed using new models of distribution and communication.
The creative landscape is changing. Some talk about a revolution. Others talk about a natural evolution. These changes affect everything, from creation to distribution, from artist to consumer. The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way.
Jack Rebney, aka the angriest man in the world, has delighted and fascinated millions of online viewers with the hilariously foul-mouthed and ill-tempered outtakes from a recreational vehicle sales video he made in 1989 - one of the first and best underground videos to be passed hand-to-hand on VHS tapes, before the internet turned him into a full-blown phenomenon.