Bristol UNESCO City of Film

Aardman Earliest Films Restored

Aardman Conversation Pieces
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Date Times
Sun 29 July 13:15
Ticket prices: £5.00 full / £3.50 concessions and under 24s.

Buy a Cinema Rediscovered Festival Pass: (this allows you to book tickets for any of the 30+ Cinema Rediscovered events from Thu 26 - Sun 29 July - including the Aardman Earliest Films Restored - subject to availability, conditions apply). Pass prices: £90.00 full / £65.00 concessions and under 24s.

For over 40 years, Aardman has entertained and charmed the world, creating much-loved characters and bringing unforgettable stories to life. From humble tabletop beginnings in the 1970s to one of the pre-eminent world leading studios today, Aardman has earned a unique place in the history of film and animation.

In this special event, the festival will host the UK Premiere of new 4K restorations of Aardman’s earliest films: the two films from Animated Conversations (1977) and the five films from Conversation Pieces (1983). Originally commissioned by the BBC and Channel 4, these films enabled Aardman founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton to develop the innovative technique of animating puppet characters to real-life conversations. With films like Early Bird (set in a local radio station), Aardman demonstrated that real people could be characterised with insight, humour and sensitivity.

With an introduction by Aardman Archivist Tom Vincent and Aardman Co-founder David Sproxton.