Coming to a screen near you...

BAFTA award winning film maker Esther May Campbell's "enticingly sensuous, heat-hazed" drama, Light Years, featuring singer and songwriter Beth Orton and will be released to tour key UK cinemas from 24 September.

Following a successful 'Audience First' campaign run with Crowdfunder in July which gave audiences the opportunity to pre-purchase tickets and other exclusive perks, independent producers Third Films will directly distribute the film in over 15 cities and festivals across the country including Bristol, Newcastle, Manchester, London, Sheffield, Clevedon, Exeter, Cardiff, Norwich and with Glasgow and Nottingham being added to the line up. More bookings will be added in the coming months as Light Years tours and a number of screenings will also include film-maker Q+As.

Light Years will also be released on DVD from 28 November.

So far, confirmed Light Years screenings include;

  • Saturday 24 September Bristol, Watershed including Q+A (Details)
  • 26, 27, 28 & 29 September Bristol, Watershed
  • Tuesday 27 September Newcastle, Tyneside Cinema including Q+A (Details)
  • Thursday 29 September London, Regent St Cinema including Q+A (Details)
  • Saturday 1 October Glasgow, GFT (Details)
  • Tuesday 4 October Manchester, Home including Q+A (Details)
  • Sunday 9 October Bristol Radical Festival, The Old Malt House
  • Thursday 13 October Clevedon, Curzon including Q+A (Details)
  • Tuesday 25 October Stockton, Art Centre including Q+A
  • Monday 7 November Sheffield, Showroom Workstation including Q+A
  • Thursday 10 November Matlock, Northern Light Cinema
  • Sunday 13 November Norwich Film Festival, The Forum including Q+A
  • Tuesday 15 November Exeter, Phoenix Cinema
  • Monday 28 November Cardiff, Chapter Arts including Q+A
Light Years - Esther May Campbell (Muhammet Uzuner, Sophie Burton, James Stuckey, Zamira Fuller and Beth Orton)

A poetic and startling story of loss, hope and the deepest of human connections, Light Years was filmed in Bristol and marks the feature acting debut of singer/ songwriter Orton, currently touring the UK on the back of the release of her most acclaimed album Kidsticks.

One hot summerís day Rose (newcomer Zamira Fuller), longs to see her mum (Orton) but nobody will take her. Her father (Muhammet Uzuner), struggling to cope, disappears to work, her sister (Sophie Burton) waits to meet a boy on the local golf course and her brother (James Stuckey) is preoccupied at home communing with spirits online.

Taking destiny into her own hands she sets off alone deep into Englandís forgotten edge lands to reach her. Roseís odyssey provokes her disconnected, fractured siblings and parents into a poignant reunion to face their challenges together

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Esther Campbell won a BAFTA in 2009 for her short film September.

Light Years also features original music from Canadian musician Eric Chenaux.

Light Years received it's world premiere at the Venice International Festival in 2015.

News by: David Robinson
Twitter: @5ypher

Posted on 20th September 2016