Hit the Road
All welcome to watch a screening of the Iranian film Hit the Road (2021, 1h 33min 12A) which will be held in the Holy Trinity Church Hall on Saturday 27th May at 3.30 p.m.
This beautiful film has an urgent political meaning which comes from the film maker Panah Panahi son of the Iranian director and pro-democracy activist Jafa Panahi who, last year, was sentenced to six years' imprisonment for criticising the Iranian government. This is a not-to-be-missed chance to watch a film which was given 5 stars by Mark Kermode who described it as having "that blend of heartbreak and joy, profundity and absurdity that is key to this enchanting movie's magic spell".
The screening is part of The Big Picture Festival which is coming to Stratford and area between 25th and 28th May run by the not-for-profit arts organisation Live & Local. Tickets are ‘on sale’ for individual screenings here https://bit.ly/BPF23screening and as a whole festival pass here https://bit.ly/BPF23Pass . Suggested ticket prices of £5 for an individual screening and £25 for the full festival pass but the price can be edited to whatever visitors would like to pay including £0.
Full programme available at: http://tinyurl.com/BigPicFest23