Frank Cottrell Boyce – 24 Hour Party People
Tuesday 1st December, 7pm at Picturehouse@FACT
Clapperboard Presents… Local award winning writer Frank Cottrell Boyce returns for the screening of his work 24 Hour Party People starring Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Paddy Considine, Danny Cunningham, Sean Harris, Lennie James, Andy Serkis and John Simm, directed by Michael Winterbottom.
Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, this is the unbelievable true story of one man – the inimitable and very sadly missed Tony Wilson – one movement and the music and madness that was Madchester. It was also the winner of British Independent Film Award for Best Achievement in Production.
The Liverpool born writer started as a critic for Living Marxism Magazine and then went on to write episodes for Coronation Street and Brookside. In 1990 he first worked with Michael Winterbottom on the film Forget About Me and then continued to work with him on films such as Butterfly Kiss, Welcome to Sarajevo, The Claim, The Mayor of Casterbridge, 24 Hour Party People, Code 46, A Cock and Bull Story.
Frank has been dubbed as arguably the most original and versatile screenwriter in England by film critic Roger Ebert and has won several awards during his career including a British Independent Film Award for Best Screen Play – Millions.
Maureen Sinclair, Clapperboard creator and director:
Once again, it’s a true pleasure to have Frank’s support. I’ve had the privilege of promoting Frank’s work since his first feature ‘Butterfly Kiss’ so it’s a honour to be screening his acclaimed feature ‘24 Hour Party People’ which will help to raise funds and the profile of Clapperboard Presents…
Frank Cottrell Boyce:
I love Clapperboard because it provides not just the opportunity but also the motivation to get out there and do something special.
Frank will take part in a question and answer session at the end of the screening.
Clapperboard Presents… is a new initiative by Maureen Sinclair to raise funds for the Clapperboard Youth Project. It is also an excellent opportunity for new and established media and creative players to network ideas and support for the benefit of all.
Income raised from Clapperboard Presents… will go toward the Clapperboard Youth Project. Tickets are £10 each, concessions £7.00 from FACT box office now. Tickets include a complimentary after show drink sponsored by Alma de Cuba.
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Frank Cottrell Boyce will be also be appearing later in the week at The Reader Organisation’s annual Penny Readings, on Sunday 6th December in St George’s Hall, Liverpool.