Akenfield Across Suffolk

a rural field with farm workers at harvest time

AKENFIELD AND ARCHIVE ACROSS SUFFOLK – following a weekend of archive film at Jimmy’s Farm – Suffolk

 

Jimmy’s Farm hosted Akenfield in the woods and Babe in the barn as a special weekend of rural films from the archives 8th-10th July 2016.

Following this event Akenfield and the accompanying archive content is going on tour to venues across the region. Details of the tour are below.

 

Events

Akenfield in Cinemas across Suffolk

17th of July – 20th August
Cert. 12A

The iconic and well loved film of rural Suffolk life makes it’s digital premiere at Jimmy’s Farm this July as part of a special weekend of archive film – for all ages.

Directed by Sir Peter Hall in 1974 and often described as “a work of rural realism”, Akenfield has been digitised thanks to the British Film Institute’s Unlocking Film Heritage Digitisation Fund ensuring more access, for a wider audience, to Britain’s valuable film heritage via digital platforms.

Filmed in and around Charlsfield in Suffolk, it was the people of the village who had the starring roles acting out the stories of 3 generations under Sir Peter’s direction based on a short script written by Akenfield’s author, Ronald Blythe.

 

There are screenings of Akenfield happening all over the region, check the relevant websites for details.

Sun 17th July     Woodbridge Riverside     15.00

Tues 19th July     Abbeygate, Bury St Eds     18.00

Weds 20th July     Regal, Stowmarket     11.45

20th July     Abbeygate, Bury     18.00

Thurs 21st July     Abbeygate, Bury      1pm

Sun 24th July     Cambridge APH     6pm

Thu 28th July     Cambridge APH     8.45pm

Sun 31 July     Electric, Harwich

8th August     Aldeburgh     7.45pm

9th August     Aldeburgh     7.45pm

20th August     Quay Theatre, Sudbury      2.30pm

20th August     Quay Theatre, Sudbury     19.30

Jimmy’s Farm presents Akenfield in the woods

8th-10th July
20:00
12A

The iconic and well loved film of rural Suffolk life makes it’s digital premiere at Jimmy’s Farm this July as part of a special weekend of archive film – for all ages.

Directed by Sir Peter Hall in 1974 and often described as “a work of rural realism”, Akenfield has been digitised thanks to the British Film Institute’s Unlocking Film Heritage Digitisation Fund ensuring more access, for a wider audience, to Britain’s valuable film heritage via digital platforms.

Filmed in and around Charlsfield in Suffolk, it was the people of the village who had the starring roles acting out the stories of 3 generations under Sir Peter’s direction based on a short script written by Akenfield’s author, Ronald Blythe.

Jimmy’s Farm presents Babe in the Barn

9-10th July
11:00 and 14:00
U

Watch Babe with the animals!

Younger viewers will be in for a very special screening of Babe and some animal archive antics as they watch alongside other small animals in Jimmy’s Education Barn offering a whole new take on ‘surround sound’!