Welcome Patron George MacKay

Excited to announce that actor George MacKay has become Barnes Film Festival’s newest Patron. George MacKay grew up in Barnes (which he describes as”“a lovely, comfortable place that I was lucky to live in”) and attended the Harrodian School, where he was talent-spotted at age 10 and cast as a Lost Boy in a big […]

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Stanley Tucci becomes BFF Patron!

We are excited to announce that legendary actor and Barnesian Stanley Tucci has become a Patron of the Barnes Film Festival. Stanley Tucci is an Academy Award nominated actor, a writer, director and producer. A native New Yorker, Tucci made his professional acting debut on Broadway at the age of just 21. Movies roles soon […]

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Introducing new blogger

Just thought I’d say a quick hello as the third blogger at Barnes Film Festival! I’m Megan, and I’ve been helping the team for around six months now. It’s been really exciting to see the Festival plans take shape – with such a dedicated team, I know it’s going to be a superb event. My […]

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Barnes Wetland Centre

One of the hosts and supporters of the Barnes Film Festival is The Wetland Centre, beloved in Barnes and further afield. This 100 acre wetland reserve opened in 2000, and has been voted Britain’s favourite nature reserve, and one of the natural wonders of London. Would you like to take a look around?

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On Kingsman’s unexpected green theme

A pastiche of all the hyperbole of the beloved great British Bond institution, Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman (2014) adopts many of its ludicrous conventions in order to ridicule them. However the end of the world is not just a plot device, it is cause for great anxiety and the reason why the film carries an unexpected environmental message. […]

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Introducing new blogger

Hello! I’m Laura, the second to blog on this site. I recently joined the festival team, having worked at the Bristol Shakespeare Festival and at The Hay Festival before. Those roles were much different; I found myself stewarding a production of Hamlet performed in some very cold and dark caves, whilst at Hay I spent a considerable amount of time […]

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