Last night, at The Lansdown in Clifton, The Bristol Bad Film Club held its first ever screening – and by all accounts, it was a complete success!
Ed Wood’s anti-classic Plan 9 From Outer Space, often called the worst film ever made, was received incredibly well, selling out four days before the screening. There were even people turning up at the door hoping for last minute seats.
For a first screening of a never-before-tried venture, in the middle of the quietest month of the year, it was humbling to have such an incredible response.
We mentioned some names at the screening, but wanted to make a more public note of appreciation and thanks to several people without whom the evening could not have been possible.
Elliot Jay Stocks, who designed our fantastic logo, proudly emblazoned on our T-shirts last night.
Tiff Farrant, who designed our immense flyers and posters which you may have seen around the city. The number one in the top right corner is indicative of things to come…
The staff at The Lansdown, for making us feel so welcome.
And of course Dr Mark Bould, a lecturer in film at the University of the West of England, who was our guest for the evening, and gave an insightful and enlightening talk before the film. Enhancing the viewing with tidbits about the film, we are indebted to Mark for taking time out to talk about this film – on his birthday no less! – and for doing a Q&A afterwards.
It turned the evening from a simple film screening into a fuller, more satisfying, evening.
And finally, to the audience who came – you really made our night.
You showed us that Bristol has a thirst for bad films and by coming you supported Awamu, the charity for the evening, to whom all profits from the screening will be going.
Watch this space for details of our next screening, coming very, very soon. We have exciting things on the horizon, and we hope you can all join us.