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Director introduces Ping Pong (PG) at City Screen, York, July 30
11:39am Friday 27th July 2012 in Film news and reviews
DIRECTOR Hugh Hartford will introduce his new documentary Ping Pong (PG) at City Screen, York, and take questions after Monday’s 6pm screening.
In his candid and intimate film, the British film-maker focuses on eight superannuated players from across the globe when they gather in Inner Mongolia to compete in the World Over-80s Table Tennis Championships.
Ping Pong explores the hope, regret and immediacy of growing old as the octet of octogenarians with 703 years between them guide the viewer through their experiences of life at the table, sometimes ruthless, sometimes emotional, definitely entertaining.
In the lead-up to Monday’s show, you can take to the table at City Screen, as marketing manager Dave Taylor explains: “Thanks to the English Table Tennis Association, we have a table up in the Sky Lounge for people to challenge their friends to a game for a few days before the screening.”
• Tickets for Hartford’s tale of the ageing bat man can be booked on 0871 902 5726 or online at picturehouses.co.uk