Review of the Film Screening at WERFA – Sat 17th Sep 2016

Review of the Film Screening at WERFA – Sat 17th Sep 2016

We had another great turnout for the latest film screening event at the WERFA Pavilion on the evening of Saturday 17th September.

The evening began with the showing of a recently rediscovered silent newsreel featuring life behind the scenes at Worton Hall Studios in its heyday, followed by an informative and amusing presentation about some of the history of filmmaking at the Studios and the techniques used in the making of “Things to Come”, which was hosted by local historian Ed Harris, author of “Britain’s Forgotten Film Factory”.

Following a break for sausages and mash there then followed a full length screening of “Things to Come”, the prophetic and ambitious talkie film produced at Worton Hall in 1936, based on the work of H.G. Wells and featuring classic actors such as Ralph Richardson and Raymond Massey who would go on to be stalwarts of the British movie industry.

Please watch out for news of further film nights in WERFA News, the  website and on the Isleworth Film Festival page on Facebook. Many thanks to everyone who participated in putting together the event and making it such a success.