From Bradford to Brazil

IMG_2084A cloudy start did not deter Bradford’s film fans, who flocked to City Park to catch the latest free film on the Big Screen. This week was musical adventure-comedy Rio 2, which follows blue macaws Blu and Jewel as they travel from their home in Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon
rainforest, home to Jewel’s family but worlds away from everything Blu knows… The audience’s enthusiasm was rewarded when the sun came peeking through the clouds shortly after the film began.

Approximately 300 people attended today’s event, including preschool and community groups, families and picnickers. Some clever people found themselves a seat outside Starbucks and enjoyed a drink with the movie!


Bradford Family Film Festival is now in full swing, with upcoming screenings across the area. First we are over at Eccleshill Mechanics Institute tomorrow for a screening of 2014’s Paddington, starring Hugh Bonneville and Julie Walters. Then on Saturday, BFFF returns to The Bradford Playhouse for a screening of Rio, which anyone who enjoyed today’s movie will certainly love! Next Wednesday sees an exciting new adventure for the festival, with our first Bollywood screening. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge tells the story of two British Indians, Simran and Raj, that meet on a trip to Switzerland and fall in love, but face challenges in the form of Simran’s conservative father and her upcoming marriage to a man she’s never met… And this being Bollywood, there’s plenty of song and dance!