The 10th Chagford Film Festival gets underway on Monday, 20th September, and will run for a week, culminating in a fabulous parade on Saturday, 25th September followed by the screening of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
The opening night black tie reception will be followed by the showing of the film of the London stage production of An American in Paris, which has won many awards for best staged musical with 5-star reviews, with music from George and Ira Gershwin. Mary French of The Globe Inn at Chagford, who organises the Chagford Film Festival said: “We are thrilled and proud to be able to bring this screening to Chagford.
‘Mid-week Sacha Dench, The Human Swan, will be joining us with her film and hopefully a question and answer session.” Sacha is travelling all over Britain, gathering information and support on climate change to present to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) Summit in Glasgow in November. Sacha Dench has spoken to audiences from school children to presidents, promoting education and understanding about the urgency for climate control. Her work has gained her the 2017 Britannia Trophy for the most meritorious performance in aviation and Environment Campaign of the Year in the ENDS Environmental Impact Awards 2017. Sacha also holds the record for the First Channel Crossing by paramotor for a woman. Sacha’s charity is Conservation Without Borders, with actors Dame Judi Dench and Joanna Lumley as patrons.
More events are planned for the week of the film festival, including screenings, visits from film industry professionals, children’s events, live entertainment and even a dog friendly screening.
Local film makers will feature amongst the more mainstream films on show. The Saturday evening promises to be eventful with a Closing Night Parade of Superheroes around Chagford – and even Spiderman will make an appearance, scaling the tower of St Michaels Church.
For a full programme of events and to buy tickets, visit chagfilm.org