The Widescreen Weekend festival is returning to the National Science and Media Museum this autumn.

The 27th film festival includes a 60th anniversary screening of Billy Liar, exclusive 70mm screenings of The Hateful Eight and Roma, Rebel Without A Cause, and many more.

It will take place at the Pictureville Cinema from Thursday, September 28, to Monday, October 2.

This year’s festival will pay homage to CinemaScope, a process that dominated cinema in the 1950s and 1960s.

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The festival will open with a rare screening of Kaagaz Ke Phool or Paper Flowers (1959), the first South Asian film to be in CinemaScope. The film was widely considered to be ahead of its time.

Other key titles include screenings of The Robe (1953), the first film to be released in CinemaScope, Lady and the Tramp (1955), the first animation using the process, and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), made with the French ‘Franscope’.