I JUST THIS MOMENT FOUND OUT! On Saturday December 5th, 9pm, at the Prince Charles Theatre in Leicester Sq., ‘Gone Fishing’ is playing (on 35mm) as the support to a feature film as part of the United Film Festival. We have played many times as support for features, but this is the first time I am actually more excited to see the feature on the big screen as it is my own film! It’s called ‘The Shark Is Still Working’, an epic doc about ‘Jaws’ and the legacy it has left us (trailer above – their website here).
Tickets went on sale just now and already 27 have been snapped up within minutes of going live – I have another ten headed my way, and the theatre seats 302… So if you want to come to this terrific event, I suggest you head over to their site now and buy as fast as you can!
If you do get tickets, say hello as I will be there to introduce the film… as well as munch my popcorn through what promises to be a very nostalgic documentary about a time and place that all film maker my age can vividly remember… The day they saw ‘Jaws’ in the cinema… For me it was the summer of '75, and I remember queuing around the corner and down the road in the blazing sunshine – and this was back in my home town of Wigan in the north west of England, at the single screen Ritzy cinema. I had pressured my mum to take my brother and myself as all the kids had to see the movie ‘where that guys head falls out of the bottom of the boat…’ – the only problem was that I was about seven years old and not really prepared for the full assault on the senses that was to follow for the next two hours or so. I have many vivid memories of that screening, with some of the cinematic images kind of tattooed into my psyche forever. Of course, I have watched ‘Jaws’ many times since and have come to realise that it is pretty much a perfect genre film. Damn Spielberg was on form!
And if you have seen ‘Gone Fishing’, you will know that there is more than a passing nod to ‘Jaws’ (you can watch the trailer in HD here)
If you have any ‘Jaws’ memories, do share them with me, it would be great to hear them.
OK, so here are the details again – Saturday December 5th, 9pm, at the Prince Charles Theatre in Leicester Sq. You can get tickets for this screening at the festival website here, and also check out the other films screening at the festival too!
HOW EXCITING! YEAAAAHAR!
Onwards and upwards!
Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author