Bradford International Film Festival 2009

Strand to mark Bradford’s bid to become the first UNESCO City of Film, celebrates the city’s rich and varied cinematic heritage.

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Pierrepoint Pierrepoint
Pierrepoint and The Day The Earth Stood Still
The Day The Earth Stood Still (Country: US; Year: 1951; Director: Robert Wise; Writer: Edmund H. North, Harry Bates; Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier, Lock Martin), Trailer
An alien comes to Earth to find out whether human civilisation is dangerously hostile or deserving of a chance.
Pierrepoint (The Last Hangman) (Country: UK; Year: 2005; Director: Adrian Shergold; Writer: Jeff Pope; Stars: Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson, Eddie Marsan, Cavan Clerkin, James Corden, Joyia Fitch, Clive Francis, Christopher Fulford, Claire Keelan, Ben McKay, Tobias Menzies)
The most famous hangman in Britain goes about his business.
Room at the Top (Country: UK; Year: 1959; Director: Jack Clayton; Writer: John Braine, Neil Paterson, Mordecai Richler; Stars: Simone Signoret, Laurence Harvey, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit, Donald Houston, Hermione Baddeley, Allan Cuthbertson, Raymond Huntley, John Westbrook, Ambrosine Phillpotts)
Bradford-set film about an ambitious clerk.

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