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Thursday 27th February 7:30 PM

The Runaways 

Director: Richard Heap Country: UK
Cert: 12A Year: 2019 Length: 108 mins
The Runaways

Audience Reaction

Score: 69.73% Attendance: 230



"Three children, two donkeys, one big adventure" was the pitch to crowdfunding investors who helped get this quintessentially British film to the cinema screens.

Starring established actors Mark Addy and Tara Fitzgerald alongside rising star Molly Windsor (last seen in the TV series Cheat) it is the story of three children crossing the North York moors to find their estranged mother and avoid 'The Social Services'.

The Yorkshire Post said "Huge praise has to go to director/writer Richard Heap whose unique screenplay evokes a range of emotions from laughter to tears. This is an uplifting and atmospheric story. The film is ultimately a celebration of childhood and the importance of home and family ties."

We are thrilled that Richard Heap will be joining us to introduce the film and hold a Q&A after the screening

This screening will be preceded by a new short film from Mike Tweddle:

The Curator
14 mins Mike Tweddle UK 2019 (NC)
We have rather fallen in love with Mike Tweddle’s film making and when he told us that he had made a short film, featuring Derek Griffiths (everyone's favourite from Playschool!) it sounded like the perfect way to kick off the Festival.


open_quote Heartfelt performances and a charming script. It's a ray of British sunshine on film close_quote Owen Richards, The Arts Desk



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