Film preview: Branchage Festival, Jersey

Various venues, Thu to 4 Oct

If the prospect of watching the Wizard of Oz at a pop-up drive-in cinema doesn't send you into raptures of delight and childish excitement, you're probably not going to make the journey to Jersey for this enchanting festival (and you probably have no soul). But those who appreciate the symbiotic relationship between film and ambience will be richly rewarded. This eclectic cross-arts festival creates cinemas out of just about anything, (except cinemas), such as castle ruins, war tunnels and abandoned shacks, then matches them with equally leftfield films. So if watching fairytale animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger's work to the equally eerie sounds of Sigur Rós collaborators Amiina excites you, this is the festival worth crossing waters for. Other highlights include Lindsay Anderson's If... screened in a public boys' school chapel, and a live, original score to the famed 1934 fishing docudrama Man Of Aran by British Sea Power.

• Various venues, Thu to 4 Oct, visit


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