Cinema Weekend is here!
17th June 2021
Hundreds of cinemas across the UK are taking part in National Lottery Cinema Weekend, where your National Lottery ticket or scratchcard will get you a free ticket to see a film, to say #ThanksToYou to National Lottery players.
National Lottery players have helped support and develop original UK filmmakers and films, as well as help their work be seen by a wider audience, and continue to do so.
Here are just some of the films you can see for Cinema Weekend which have been supported by National Lottery funding! Book your tickets for National Lottery Cinema Weekend here.
1) After Love
Set in Dover, a recently widowed women sets out to find the truth about her late husband, where his secret is revealed just 20 miles away,, across the English channel in Calais.
2) The Reason I Jump
The Reason I Jump offers a first-hand account of what autism feels like, based on Naoki Higashida’s ground-breaking memoir. Following five young people from around the world, the film shows how distressing or intensely beautiful the world can be for someone with ASD. Read our full blog on the film here.
4) The Elephant Man – with intro by director Prano Bailey-Bond.
Whilst David Lynch’s iconic film The Elephant Man wasn’t a recipient of National Lottery funding, Prano Bailey-Bond certainly has been. A director and writer, she received National Lottery funding via the BFI for her first feature film Censor, an ode to the horror video nasties of the 1980s, which is set for release later this year.
Read more about Prano.
Staring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci, this warm drama depicts a long term couple dealing with the onset of illness. Intent on spending as much time together as they can, the pair travel across England in their campervan, revisitng people and places.