Legally Blonde 2 doesn't make the cut
Few festivals now just do the music thing. End of the Road provide a varied offering but do it much better than most. So along with a line-up that boasts the likes of St. Vincent, Vampire Weekend and Feist there’s plenty else going on at Larmer Tree Gardens 30 August – 2 September. This year EOTR are welcoming some special guest curators to assist with their film programme. The Prince Charles Cinema take over The Cinema on Saturday and Sunday of the event. They’re bringing a bunch of cult favourites, as well as screening a quote-along screening of The Princess Bride. If you’re looking to ease yourself in, Thursday night’s Cinema line-up has been handpicked by Gruff Rhys. Here the Super Furry Animals man explains what you’re likely to expect, and why.
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Animation – 1989 – Rated U – Dir. Hayao Miyazaki for Studio Ghibli
I chose this one because I thought it would be a good afternoon film for any kids at the festival. It’s a film I’ve watched a lot with my kids and the lead character is an independent witch who gets to leave home. I think at a festival it’s good to have that sense of freedom. It’s quite a sweet film, really.
My kids found it quite empowering – it planted the idea in their heads that they could leave home one day. It’s going to be on on the Thursday night and I think the film’s spirit of exploration is what you need at the start of a festival. The main character spends most of the film looking for a place to set up as a newly independent person and it’s a great way to set you up for a weekend wandering around discovering new bands.