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As well as film screenings of Dick Carruthers’ Celebration Day and The End (see our interview with the man himself!), the ninth Whitley Bay Film Festival has lots more going on, kicking off on Thursday 16th August with over two weeks of pop-up film, art and music in a range of venues.

There’s more music-themed fun from festival patron Ian La Frenais and his writing partner Dick Clement, who will host a special screening of their Michael Caine-presented documentary about the swinging ‘60s, My Generation (2017) on Saturday 1st September at The Exchange; while writer Tom Pickard talks about his collaboration with Lindisfarne’s Alan Hull on the 1974 Second City First TV play Squire, with live music provided by The Alan Hull Songbook band.

Other highlights include a ‘smell along’ screening of Like Water For Chocolate at St. Mary’s Lighthouse, experience the thrill of vampire horror masterpiece Nosferatu soundtracked by The Mediators at Seaton Delaval Hall, plus Hal Ashby’s satire Harold & Maude is introduced by Daily Mash founder Paul Stokes and John Ford western The Searchers ties in with a photographic exhibition on American frontier towns. There’s much more besides, check out the website for full info.

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