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Are you a member of black squadron? Do you regularly shout out for Stephen in the hope that somebody somewhere will shout ‘just coming’ back in your direction? Do you watch music videos with an eagle eye for bloopers and subversive happenings? Do you long to slap the double bass like a rhythm king? Or are you prone to a spot of nostalgia at hearing the first strains of Pearl and Dean?
If this sounds like you, then this is rather fortuitous as we will be welcoming not one, not two, not three but seven charming men and a dog who also do the same! We are delighted to announce that Adam Buxton, The Dodge Brothers and Aidan Goatley will be special guests at Bradford International Film Festival 2013 for a spectacular series of live events in April.
Aidan will be here to present his show Aidan Goatley: Ten Films With My Dad on Sunday 14th April at 9pm. One of the surprise hits at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, the show looks at how father/male bonding is made easier with a little cinematic assistance.
The show features ten films that Aidan watched with his dad, and which he strongly associates with him. They range from the recent Avatar, to 1942 British war propaganda film Went The Day Well, and most star his canine sidekick Kimble, who happily plays the killer shark in a scene from Jaws, and dons shades to become Jake from The Blues Brothers.
The irrepressible Adam Buxton will be at the festival on Thursday 18th April at 8.30pm. Best known as one half of the radio and TV comedy double act, Adam & Joe, Adam Buxton is a comedian, writer, broadcaster, video director, general music video enthusiast and YouTube comment wrangler! BUG began life as a series of bi-monthly shows at the BFI Southbank in London, and soon these celebrations of global creativity in music video fast became a regular sell-out event.
Hosted by Adam, this special show for Bradford is a selection of some of the favourite videos from the recent BFI shows, along with new unseen nuggets – with inimitable presentation and delightfully unbalanced commentary from YouTube, all interspersed with Adam’s irreverent brand of sit-down comedy.
Fans of the UK’s most opinionated film critic, Mark Kermode, are in for a special treat as his four-piece skiffle band, The Dodge Brothers, return to Bradford with silent film pianist Neil Brand. They follow last year’s triumphant appearance to once again breathe life into a classic movie.
This year, in a nod to their leftist roots and all-round support for the powerless, they have added the 1927 Soviet film, The Ghost that Never Returns, to their repertoire.
Tickets are on sale now. Book now for the best seats in the house!