11-12 October 2014
On the weekend of 11 and 12 October, audiences can catch at Picturehouses across the country the new documentary Filmed in Supermarionation, which explores the work of producer, director and writer Gerry Anderson and his partner Sylvia Anderson. The Andersons are beloved cult figures thanks to their work from the 1960s onwards in developing the filmed puppetry technique 'Supermarionation', which lay behind hit scifi shows like Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Stingray. In addition to the documentary, audiences can also catch re-runs of the shows themselves.
Smoke Screen will be catching a preview of Filmed in Supermarionation at the BFI in September, and a review will be headed this way soon after.
Join us for our SUPERMARIONATION WEEKENDER to celebrate Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's iconic work.
Filmed in Supermarionation, Saturday 11 October (PG) 119 minutes
With Thunderbirds approaching its 50th anniversary, this brand new documentary tells the definitive story of how its creators, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, pioneered what was to become their filmmaking trademark, the iconic puppetry technique Supermarionation.
Incorporating a wealth of new interviews and previously unseen archive footage, the film celebrates the studio and the shows that became famous worldwide.
This is Supermarionation, Sunday 12 October (PG) 215 minutes
A unique chance to watch a programme of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's classic television shows on the big screen:
Stingray: The Pilot (25 Mins)
Joe 90: Hijacked (25 Mins)
Four Feather Falls: Gunfight on Main Street (15 Mins)
Thunderbirds: Terror in New York City (50 Mins)
Supercar: False Alarm (25 Mins)
The Secret Service: More Haste Less Speed (25 Mins)
Fireball XL5: Space City Special (25 Mins)
Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons: The Mysterons (25 Mins)
Tickets are on sale now. Tickets must be purchased individually for each day.