Go to the movies in Ipswich

There is still time to buy tickets for a festival celebrating film and locally sourced food and drink.

The second Film Feast Suffolk festival will be held this weekend from Friday to Sunday with a host of venues across the county screening movies, documentaries and short films from around the world.

Several of the films are set to be shown at locations in and around Ipswich with meals from the feature films being recreated using local produce.
This year’s festival, which is set to be bigger and better than ever, is being sponsored by the East of England Co-op.

On Saturday at Ipswich Library, audiences can enjoy a treat courtesy of the East of England Co-op while watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at 2.30pm or Brooklyn at 6.30pm.

Ipswich Film Theatre is hosting a screening of Whisky Galore! With a free whisky tasting on Saturday at 7.30pm and Sideways on Sunday at 7.30pm where there will be a wine tasting and an exclusive Film Feast video introduction from the film’s writer/director, Alexander Payne.

Neil McGlone, Film Feast festival director, said: “This year’s Film Feast Suffolk programme has something for everyone to enjoy.

“We are incredibly excited for the festival to get underway and celebrate some fantastic films with delicious, locally-produced food.”

Meanwhile, the chef at Freston Boot is preparing an Indian feast to serve after a surprise film on Sunday at 6pm.

Other films set to be screened as part of the festival include Chocolat, Matilda and When Harry Met Sally.

Oli Watts, Head of Communications and Community at the East of England Co-op, said: “We are passionate about promoting the delicious food and drink that is produced in East Anglia.

“Film Feast Suffolk provides us with the perfect opportunity to showcase the many local businesses by using their produce to recreate iconic dishes from each of the feature films.”

The opening night of Film Feast Suffolk will be held on Friday at Jimmy’s Farm in Wherstead with a screening of Back to the Future and a two-course meal based on the film.

The full programme of events and information on how to buy tickets is available online at www.filmfeast.co.uk