Posts tagged with 'film'
11 October 2016 by Kay
Our Reel Stories exhibition celebrates and explores films that are undeniably Liverpudlian and those that feature Liverpool as a world film location.
Did you know that scenes in 1983 Hollywood blockbuster Yentl, directed by and starring Barbra Streisand, were filmed on board an Isle of Man ferry on the River Mersey? Local resident Michael Swerdlow has recently contacted us about Liverpool’s Jewish community’s connection to the film and their brush with fame. Read more…
29 June 2016 by Kay
Museum of Liverpool Curator, Sharon Brown tells us about her brushes with fame as a film extra in the city.
“My lovely Auntie Elsie worked at the Job Centre in Williamson Square and helped to recruit local people as film extras. This was how my best mate Alison and I appeared as extras in a number of films during the 1970s and 80s, including The Rutles.
‘The Rutles: All You Need is Cash’ was a parody of The Beatles, released in 1978. I remember filming at the Atlantic Tower hotel and the old Liverpool Airport, where we had to emulate screaming fans welcoming the band as they arrived.
All good things must come to an end. Sunday 6 September is your last chance to visit (or revisit) the L8 Unseen exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool.
Striking large-scale images taken by photographer Othello De’Souza-Hartley, sit alongside interactive displays that reveal the stories and experiences of a diverse range of people from the Liverpool 8 community. Read more…
30 October 2014 by Simon Breedon
28 February 2014 by Felicity
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Women for Women International will be holding a free talk at the International Slavery Museum about their work with the families and communities that have been devastated by the conflict in eastern Congo. They will also show a short film telling some of the stories of the women they serve.
Mukonondo is one of many women who has received help from the charity. She shares her journey with us here: Read more…
22 November 2012 by Lucy
Press Office Volunteer Louise Beard writes:
Next Thursday will be the 11th anniversary of Liverpool legend, George Harrison, passing away. To mark this event Concert for George will be shown in the new theatre at the Museum of Liverpool. The screening is particularly special because it’s the first event to take place in the theatre; the fact that the first event is a concert dedicated to one of Liverpool’s best loved musicians has lovely symmetry with the Museum of Liverpool’s commitment to reflecting the city’s global significance. Read more…
19 October 2011 by Lisa
Curator and dino-expert Geoff Tresise has taken a breather to tell us about Velociraptor, one of the stars of the exhibition…
Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’ brought dinosaurs back to life with impressive realism. It was also the film that made Velociraptor a star! Tyrannosaurus was shown dismembering a goat and chasing after a jeep. However, it was the much smaller raptors which unexpectedly proved to be the more dangerous. These raptors were shown as intelligent and inventive, very blood-thirsty and given to hunting in groups. Read more…
10 October 2011 by Lucy
The Museum of Liverpool is hosting a free family-friendly event in The People’s Republic gallery this weekend, working with artists collective Re-Dock to create a film to document the life of the Pier Head.
People of all ages are invited to the Museum of Liverpool on Saturday 15 October to get involved with an interactive filmmaking experiment aiming to create a film that mixes old and new footage of the Pier Head together, to create a looping video mix that will take the audience on a journey through time. Read more…
23 August 2011 by Dawn
The riots of recent weeks got me thinking about news reporting and how well-connected we have become. Many of us sat up late into the night watching the chaotic scenes unfold on TV and footage filmed on mobile phones, while scanning online for live updates on the local situation. Social networks were used to source and spread the most up to the minute news, with broadcasters and reporters confirming the stories afterwards.
The downside is that social networks can also be used to spread inaccuracies, gossip and deliberately misleading information. (Reports of Torres leaving Liverpool on a magic carpet during the transfer season spring to mind). During the riots, there were frustrated pleas of ‘pictures please!’ wherever there was a report of an incident, as no one was quite sure what to believe. Pictures gave the reports authority. Read more…