Who knew Robert Shaw went to Truro School? Apparently Event Cornwall director Claire Eason-Bassett did, and knowing it adds that little extra homespun yarn quality to the Film on the Fal festival, which coincides with nine-day Fal River Festival and offers five films across four nights.
Shaw’s steely-eyed determination as the shark hunter Quint will be on show during the festival in the screening of Jaws, which is to be shown on a ferry. And how many are going to bring their nails down any available chalk-board while the films on is anyone’s guess.
There’s a sort of maritime feel to the films that are on show, with the King Harry Ferry screening The Poseidon Adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean 2 -Dead Man’s Chest, and Jaw. Plus the Pirates of the Caribbean -The Curse of the Black Pearl and (the more tenuous) Anchorman (The Legend of Ron Burgandy).
Event Cornwall were responsible for putting together the film festival, which coincides with the Fal River Festival, whose director, Toby Budd, said: ‘The film screenings are going to be something for all the family to get involved with and we’re really pleased to be working with Event Cornwall on them.
‘Turning the King Harry Ferry into a floating cinema is going to be a memorable event and one which the people who see it will always remember. And what makes it even more special is that we think, that instead of a drive-in, we’re going to have Cornwall’s first sail-in.’
Sunday, May 24
Pirates of the Caribbean -The Curse of the Black Pearl – 6.30pm
Anchorman (The Legend of Ron Burgandy) – 9pm
King Harry Ferry Screenings
All films start at 10pm and parking is available at Trelissick Gardens with access down the road to the Ferry. Bring portable chairs and warm clothing. Bar and sweets concession available on the Ferry.
The Poseidon Adventure – Tuesday, May 26
Pirates of the Caribbean 2 -Dead Man’s Chest Wednesday, May 27
Jaws – Thursday, May 28
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