This year’s Glastonbury Festival is going to be a special one this year. Not only because it will be their first event since 2019, with the last two festivals both cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but also because Hostile will be screening at Cineramageddon on June 24th at 3pm in The Black Lamp Hub.
It is made all the more relevant for us because it is one of the Hostile screenings that will take place during this year’s Refugee Week.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with writer/director Sonita Gale and the former executive director of Greenpeace John Sauven, hosted by Film Critic and Presenter Mark Kermode. There will also be a special guest DJ set.
In addition to Hostile, there is a wonderful lineup of films, including Riz Ahmed and Aneil Karia’s The Long Goodbye, Celeste Bell and Paul Sng’s Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza, to name a few.
The festival this year is firmly environmentally conscious with single use plastics banned, and an area of the festival dedicated to Greenpeace.
The end of the festival will be marked by a collective gesture of catharsis – the burning of a 40 foot lotus sculpture that was created by artist Joe Rush and his team out of salvaged wood and canvas. Throughout the festival people will be encouraged to write down memories and images of people or situations that they wish to let go of and at midnight on Sunday of the Festival the Lotus will be ignited, allowing people to let go as the lotus goes up in flames and gain some closure.
We cannot wait to be a part of this. If you are at the festival, we hope to see you there.