It might not have Cannes’ great weather or the celebrity appeal of Sundance, but Harrow’s first ever film festival looks set to be a memorable event.
Featuring work by some of the boroughs talented young people as well as historical cinema, the Harrow Arts Centre festival will run for three days next month.
Women in wartime Britain and drug addicts in the suburbs will be just two of the subjects tackled in the programme. One film to be screened is Burning An Illusion, a piece looking at the life of a young black woman on the verge of marriage.
Backed by the UK Film Council, organisers hope the festival will be educational and help build up stronger communities in the borough.
Councillor Jean Lammiman, in charge of Community and Cultural Services, said the event would be a fantastic opportunity to see films not usually available to view.
She said there would be a film for every taste:
“We are planning to showcase the work of young people and local film makers, along with a historical look at the area 70 years ago and stories of black and ethnic communities.”
The festival will run between Friday 5 and Sunday 7 February at the Harrow Art Centre. Click here for more information about the programme or to purchase tickets.