screenings had to be hastily arranged at the 500 seat theatre at Red Cinema, in
Salford Quays, as the 15 minute feature, starring 12 year old Stephen Buckley
and a host of residents from the city's Langworthy Estate, proved incredibly popular.
here to read the messages of support sent by famous Salfordians.
the premiere - a highlight of the Salford Film Festival - messages of support
were read out from an array of famous Salfordians, including Sir Ben Kingsley,
Russell Watson and Christopher Eccleston, who said that the casts of
community films, Gas and Air, WrecKeD and Talking With Angels were
At the post-premiere party New Order's
Peter Hook joined upcoming local band, Hanky Park' on stage for an impromptu version
of Joy Division's famous hit, Love Will Tear Us Apart..."written in Salford".
And Salford-based British and Commonwealth light middleweight champion,
Jamie Moore, who couldn't be at the bash as he was successfully defending his
belt in Belfast the following night, sang down a mobile phone with Hanky Park
frontman, James Davenport.
year old Stephen Buckley - the star of Talking with Angels
Salford Reds rugby players displayed three cups the club won this year as they
gained promotion to the Premiership, as the event turned into a complete celebration
Earlier in the day Home Office Minister and Salford MP, Hazel
Blears, revealed that she appears in kitchen sink classic, A Taste of Honey,
shown at the Festival. "They filmed it at the bottom of our road" she
recalled "And I was in one scene wearing bunches and a little kilt. My brother
sang `The Big Ship Sails On The Ally Ally O'..."
In all, up to 3000
people attended the three-day Film Festival, which featured screenings of Salford
classics like Love On The Dole, East Is East and Hobson's Choice.
Premieres of community films, Talking With Angels, and Gas and Air, were a
spectacular success with the latter attracting nearly 500 local and mainly young
people to see Langworthy residents arrive in a stream of limos. The Gas and Air
soundtrack featured exclusive new tracks by The Fall and Stella Grundy..