Berwyn Rowlands, Festival Director said:
“Call me old fashioned, but I enjoy watching films on a big screen, with an audience - that shared experience of laughing or crying together. “I also get a buzz meeting the people involved in making the films, the writers, directors, producers and actors. Most of the screenings as part of Iris on the Move will include a Q+A after the screening, with the audience given direct access to the visiting talent.”The 2022 tour also includes a programme of three trans stories which reflect the world today for the trans community in South Korea and the UK. Screenings start in Liverpool on Monday 31 January in Picturehouse in FACT at 6.30pm. Other screenings have been confirmed in Manchester (Home), Plymouth (Plymouth Arts Cinema), Blackpool (Central Library), Swansea (Taliesyn), Newcastle (Tyneside), Aberystwyth (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Bournemouth (Arts University Bournemouth), Bangor (Pontio), Cardiff (Chapter). More venues are expected to be added to the tour over the coming months. If you would like your local cinema to get involved please contact Iris at: email@example.com Dealing with the impact of the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns the festival has decided to offer the screenings to cinemas for free. This will hopefully help them to offer a more diverse programme, beyond the blockbusters. The full list of screenings and events can be found here: 2022 Schedules
Iris on the Move 2022 is also supported by Film Hub Wales as part of the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN), made possible by the National Lottery.