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Italian Job outdoor screening success

Saturday 28th August 2010

Italian Job outdoor screeningThe first outdoor screening held by Lost In Film in conjunction with Lostwithiel Rotary, was an out-and-out success for all involved.

Around 150 people attended the screening in King George V playing field of the original 1969  Italian Job featuring Michael Caine and Noel Coward, bringing their own chairs and picnic blankets. Lostwithiel Rotary provided a hog roast and bar, and for the first time in weeks the weather was clear and sunny all day, providing ideal conditions for the open-air film.

The event raised £700 which will help fund the Rotary District Overseas Project Team's latest convoy to Kosovo of two fire appliances, two midi buses with wheelchair lifts and a van load of medical supplies together with firefighting equipment and uniforms.

The convoy will be leaving Liskeard Fire Station at 8am on 19th September and will travel via Dover to France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, by ferry to Albania and then into Kosovo. The Rotary Club of Lostwithiel has refurbished one of the midi buses which is currently being kindly resprayed by Highway Garage, Tywardreath Highway, after the preparation work done by members of the International Committee of Lostwithiel Rotary. All the vehicles were surplus to requirements of their relevant Councils. All the drivers in the convoy pay their own  accommodation and living expenses as well as bearing the cost of their own air fare back. The money made from the outdoor screening will be used to pay for diesel and ferry charges for the convoy and any minimal refurbishment costs.

The screening was also the first opportunity for Lost In Film to use their new equipment, which has been bought with grants from the Big Lottery Fund and Cornwall Community Foundation's Grassroots Grants fund.

Lost In Film's third season begins on 27th September with Nowhere Boy, the biopic of John Lennon's early years, at the Church Rooms, Lostwithiel. Tickets are available from Watts Trading or on the door. Visit www.lostinfilm.org for more details.

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