Walsall cinema encourages knitting at screening of documentary Yarn

Cross those cinema essentials off your list – film ticket, cushion, popcorn, drink, errr...knitting needles?

This Sunday, Showcase Walsall will be screening Yarn, a must-see theatrical documentary for the creative individual.

In honour of the art-form of knitting, cinema-goers are encouraged to bring their wool and needles and knit along while watching the film.

The one-off screening will be shown on Sunday at 2.30pm.

While knitting increasingly becomes one of the biggest trends in modern art – loved by film stars including Julia Roberts and Ashton Kutcher – Yarn follows four unique artists across the world on their journey to redefine the tradition. 

Weaving together wool graffiti artists, circus performers and structural designers, the film depicts how the craft is coming out of the house and into the world of today.

Yarn is an inspiring and beautiful look at the material’s presence and interaction with the environment; on the streets, as part of architecture, with nature and people.

James Dobbin, director of event cinema at Showcase Cinemas, says: “National Wool Week is taking place from October 10 to 16.

“We felt it was the perfect opportunity to let our customers knit along during the screening of this unique documentary, and truly immerse themselves in the film.

“Yarn has been screened at SXSW and the Goteborg Film Festival 2016, so we’re thrilled to be offering this colourful documentary in our cinemas.”

Tickets for the screening at the Walsall site cost £11.50 with seniors and students at £10 and children at £9.

For full listings and tickets visit www.showcasecinemas.co.uk

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