A classic Carry on films in the May screenings of the Cambridge Film Festival at Home.
As part of its ongoing series “A film that I love…”, CFF at Home will present Keep on screaming! with Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Harry H. Corbett, Joan Sims, Charles Hawtrey, Angela Douglas and Fenella Fielding.
From 6 p.m. Friday May 7 to midnight Sunday May 9, Andrew Collins, Radio Times’ Film editor and host of Classic FM’s Saturday Night at the Movies, presents the hilarious 1966 parody of the Hammer Horror films.
During his passionate and articulate homage to the film ahead of its screening, Andrew explains why Keep on screaming! is not only his favorite Carry On movie, but also a “Film He Likes”.
In the comedy classic, sinister Dr. Orlando Watt (Kenneth Williams) has an evil plan going on, aided by his alluring sister Valeria Watt (Fenella Fielding), Butler Sockett (Bernard Bresslaw) and Oddbod.
Dr. Watt kidnaps beautiful young women and turns them into models for sale. Enter Detective Sgt Sidney Bung (Harry H. Corbett) to investigate.
The film features one of Kenneth Williams’ most quoted lines from the Carry on movies: “Frying tonight!”
Empire the magazine said about Yelling that he “is most certainly a Carry on film, with its pungent innuendos and sheepish sexism, but its exploration of a genre – in this case, the sinister fillips of Hammer Horror – reveals genuine skill and appreciation … between its outbursts of debauched humor, it’s is actually scary … “But, at the end of the day,” It’s still comedy and very funny too. ”
Andrew Collins began his media career in the mid-1980s, drawing pages for the NME, eventually becoming a regular writer for the weekly music journal, then editor.
He has since worked for Select, Empire and Q, and has been the film editor for Radio Times since 1999.
As a screenwriter he worked for EastEnders and Do not exit, sharing a Royal Television Society award with Lee Mack and co-writing Grass for BBC2 with star Simon Day.
Between May 21 and May 27, CFF at Home presents two other films as part of the Rewind season retrospective.
Director Wim Wenders attended Cambridge Film Festival 8 to present the exceptional road movie Paris, Texas in 1984, just a few weeks after winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes.
Travis Henderson (Harry Dean Stanton) emerges from the desert after four years, to the amazement of his brother, Walt (Dean Stockwell).
Reunited with Hunter, his seven-year-old son, Travis decides they should search for his ex-wife (Nastassja Kinski) so they can become a family again.
The Rewind season ahead of the festival’s 40th anniversary in October will also include Letters from Baghdad.
Directors Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbuhl presented their compelling documentary during two very comprehensive screenings at CFF 36 in 2016.
It is the story of a true original, Gertrude Bell, sometimes referred to as the “female” Lawrence of Arabia.
Voiced and produced by Oscar-winning actor Tilda Swinton, the documentary tells the dramatic story of this British spy, explorer and political powerhouse.
Bell traveled extensively in Arabia before being recruited by British military intelligence to help draw Iraq’s borders after WWI.
Using previously unseen footage of the region, the film chronicles Bell’s extraordinary journey both into the uncharted Arabian desert and into the inner sanctum of the British colonial power.
It’s a unique look at both a remarkable woman and Iraq’s tangled history. The film takes us to a strangely current past.
Each film can be viewed via the SBB at Home screening room.
They have been carefully chosen so that moviegoers continue to have the opportunity to watch interesting, unique and alternative cinema.
Both SBB at Home streams offer a “Pay What You Can Get” pricing structure through the festival website.
Visit www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk for more.