Celluloid Sail

  • Cinema, Expanded Cinema

Compass Presents are thrilled to announce our upcoming project ‘Celluloid Sail’. Created in partnership with BFI Britain on Film, ‘Celluloid Sail’ will transform the Tall Ship Kaskelot, into an expanded cinema, touring up and down the coast to bring this unique filmic experience to five cities across the UK.

In each port, the Kaskelot will host a two-day film event. On the first day visitors will be able to climb aboard and explore the bowels of the boat; discover hidden footage and theatrical clues in the ship’s secret places. As night falls the ship will burst into colour, lighting the harbour view with old footage of hidden pasts. Discover your harbour’s old stories, its local characters and their strange pursuits!

On the second evening, the ship will become an expanded cinema, welcoming audiences for an open-air screening of Wes Anderson’s cult-classic The Life Aquatic, screened on the ship’s sails. In true Compass Presents style, the screening will also feature some pre-show surprises as performers cavort high in the ship’s rigging.

Don’t miss this unique experience – explore a historic ship, find out about your harbour’s history, and in the evening settle down on the water’s edge to watch one of the nation’s best-loved films.

The tour will begin in Plymouth before visiting Belfast, Liverpool, Bristol and London over the summer and into the autumn.For ticket info and live updates, please see Facebook event pages below:

Plymouth: 5th & 6th May
Like the Facebook Event Page  or Buy tickets for the screening

Belfast: 14th & 15th June
Like the Facebook Event Page. Tickets: *Coming Soon*

Liverpool: 21st & 22nd June
Like the Facebook Event Page. Tickets: *Coming Soon*

Bristol: 14th & 15th July
Like the Facebook Event Page. Tickets: *Coming Soon*

London: TBC

Britain on Film is supported by Unlocking Film Heritage awarding funds from The National Lottery.