Past Event: MOONLIGHT (15)



The Orchard Tea Gardens
Grantchester, Cambridge

Moonlight took this year’s Oscars by storm, nominated for 8 awards and it took home 3. Here are a couple of reviews that we love:

A genre-defying film. Its visual splendour belies its tough, surface-level subject matter, while the performances pull us deep below that surface with their soulful naturalism.” – EMPIRE

“Perhaps the most beautiful thing about Moonlight is its open-endedness, its resistance to easy summary or categorization.” – The NYTimes

Moonlight is a masterpiece for many reasons and we’re over the moon, no pun intended, that so many lovely Cambridge film-lovers agree.  Last night was a sell-out show and many of those who came along were re-watching the film, excited to see it again on the big screen.

Outdoor cinema at The Orchard Tea Gardens, Cambridge

Photograph by @EnchantedCinema

The picture is just beautiful, and what a magical backdrop it was to see the story of Moonlight unravel in front of the silhouette of The Orchards’ trees under the stars.

A huge thank you to the wonderful Souvlaki Shack for serving their delicious Cypriot street food.  Brownies, fresh popcorn, drinks from the EC Bar and souvlaki made with all the love – what a fab combination enjoyed alongside live music and great cinema.

At some point, you gotta decide for yourself who you’re going to be. Can’t let nobody make that decision for you.”  Juan

Cambridge filmmaker Robyn Wilton has selected the independent short films that we show before each of the features at our events this summer at The Orchards. Last night it was her moment!  We screened her first film All the Busy Ings which has seen a huge success on going public last month and is already gathering much critical acclaim.

All the Busy Ings is a First Acts commission and is one a series of First Acts Short films presented by Screen South and the Ignition Network, in partnership with Random Acts and Arts Council England.  We are super proud to support talented young creatives aged 16-24 who deliver bold expressions of creativity in these 3 minute long short films.  We hope the audience last night enjoyed seeing work from a wonderful local artist and filmmaker.  We have a definite feeling that very exciting and big things are set to come from Robyn Wilton.  Remember that name!

Another heart-bursting thank you is due to Warren Daniel who played a magical acoustic set before the film.  He has played at many an Enchanted Cinema event and this was his last performance in front of the EC big screen this summer.  We’re already looking forward to having him back next year.  His latest EP has just been released, check it out here.

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us this evening for a magical evening of outdoor cinema under the stars.  You were a magical audience and we hope to see you soon. Big love from Team EC x

P.S. Join us for yet more enchanting cinema at The Biergarten Film Festival next weekend, book your ticket here.

Unforgettable evenings of outdoor cinema in Cambridge

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