LOCO Comedy Film Festival

The 6th annual LOCO Comedy Film Festival is coming to London in May 2017, with several TVO-connected films on the bill…

Mindhorn + Q&A with filmmakers and cast

Friday 5th May at 8.45pm

Mindhorn

© Protagonist Pictures

In this comedy film from the minds of Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, has-been actor Richard Thorncroft – who was famous in the 1980s for playing bionic cop Mindhorn on a TV detective show – is enlisted to help solve a real crime when a deranged killer demands to speak to Mindhorn and nobody else. Alongside Barratt as Mindhorn and Farnaby as his rival/stunt double, the film also stars Steve Coogan, Russell Tovey and Andrea Riseborough. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with (so far unspecified) filmmakers and cast.

Tickets go on sale Tues 11th April at 11.30am.

Preview: Brakes + Q&A with Mercedes Grower and cast

Saturday 6th May at 6.10pm

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© Mercedes Grower

This feature film debut from director Mercedes Grower charts the relationships of nine different couples from first meetings to break-ups. The cast features a bevy of TVO talent including Noel FieldingJulian BarrattJulia DavisSteve Oram and Seb Cardinal. We saw the film at its world premiere last year and you can read our review here. The LOCO screening will be followed by a Q&A with Mercedes Grower and other members of the cast.

Tickets go on sale Tues 11th April at 11.30am.

Hot Fuzz 10th Anniversary Screening

Saturday 6th May at 8.20pm

Hot Fuzz

© Universal Studios

Edgar Wright’s comedy masterpiece about a big city cop transferred to a (seemingly) quiet, sleepy village in the country is getting a 10th anniversary screening at the LOCO Festival. This will be followed by a Q&A with (so far unspecified) filmmakers and cast.

Tickets go on sale Tues 11th March at 11.30am.

UK Premiere: Every Brilliant Thing

Sunday 7th May at 6pm

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© World of Wonder

Jonny Donahoe (of musical comedy duo Jonny and the Baptists) stars in this hilarious, heart-wrenching play about a young man growing up with a suicidal mother. Jonny co-wrote Every Brilliant Thing with Duncan Macmillan and the pair will be interviewed after the screening. 

Tickets go on sale Tues 11th March at 11.30am.

UK Premiere: Chubby Funny

Saturday 6th May at 3.20pm

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This comedy centres around a pair of struggling young actors, trying to balance their careers and love lives with their own friendship. Among its cast are Alice Lowe, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Anna Maxwell Martin. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with director/star Harry Michell and (so far unspecified) cast.

Tickets go on sale Tues 11th March at 11.30am.

Shorts

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Short films will be screened in three stints on Sunday 7th May. The third programme of shorts (at 8.30pm) includes Bullet to the Heart starring Aisling Bea and Clowns directed by Seb Cardinal and written by Seb Cardinal, Dustin Demri-Burns, Nico Tatarowicz & Chris Hayward.

Tickets go on sale Tues 11th April at 11.30am.

To see what is planned so far for the festival, take a look over here. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more from our friends at LOCO…

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