Article: Cinema Rediscovered On Tour is back with a host of films available to BFI FAN members

Cinema Rediscovered is back for its 5th Edition (28 July – 1 August 2021) celebrating the return to cinemas with a selection of restorations and rediscoveries.

As part of the festival, Cinema Rediscovered is launching a UK wide tour of highlights available for film exhibitors to book from Aug – Oct 2021, a Watershed project with support from BFI awarding funds from The National Lottery and MUBI and partners Park Circus and Twelve30 Collective. 

The tour includes the 4K restoration of Melvin Van Peebles’ little known Nouvelle Vague infused debut feature The Story of a Three-Day Pass, an edgy, romantic film set in Paris of 1967; the 1971: The Year Hollywood Went Independent touring package (a collaboration with Park Circus), five key titles from 1971 giving a glimpse of an independent Hollywood before it was overshadowed by the birth of the franchise, revealing a parallel Hollywood universe of personal, complex, nuanced and countercultural cinema.   

The full line-up includes:

    • TWO-LANE BLACKTOP (included in the 1971 offer)
    • KLUTE (included in the 1971 offer)
    • MCCABE & MRS MILLER (included in the 1971 offer)
    • THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (included in the 1971 offer)
    • FIVE EASY PIECES (included in the 1971 offer)

Download the full tour details

Book any of the Cinema Rediscovered on Tour titles and access:

  • Assets (copy, images, trailers, bespoke content such as pre-recorded screening intros)
  • National PR campaign (Sarah Harvey PR) and MUBI cross promotion*
  • 50% partner discount to festival tickets

*Optional: audiences for CR tour bookings can receive a free one month trial from MUBI, the global streaming service, production company and film distributor.

Note that access to guest speakers and other titles from the festival line-up can be looked into on request. For booking terms and details, contact:

Also, available to FAN members are the festival’s Reframing Film industry events. These are free online sessions aimed at film exhibitors and archive practitioners exploring the potential around reframing films of the past. It brings together distinctive voices in film curation, including guests from HOME, BFI Southbank, AiM, Twelve30 Collective, Sheffield DocFest, Matchbox Cine and Other Cinemas. New this year, there is will be a slate presentation of new restored and re-issued releases coming up on the release schedule for cinemas to show from leading distribution and sales companies such as Park Circus, STUDIOCANAL, Curzon and BFI distribution. There will also be a session curated by Megan Mitchell on the emerging world of TikTok, where a new generation of film fans are formed through their own short-form content with special guest Queline. Also look out for a preview of and discussion hosted by Andy Robson, Screen Heritage Producer at Film Hub North about a new short film commission Lost Connections, which responds to our collective experiences since March 2020 drawing on the collections of twelve of the UK’s regional and national film archives.  You can read the full programme here.

Check out the full list of available films and register here

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