Professor Esther Johnson’s feature film Asunder available on YourScreen throughout March & April
After the 2020 plans for a national tour of Professor Esther Johnson’s feature film Asunder were put on hold due to the pandemic, the film team turned their attention to supporting online screenings of this award-winning archive documentary. Now, thanks to a new collaboration with YourScreen, the film is now set to reach a much wider audience throughout March and April 2021.
Developed in response to the pandemic, YourScreen is a multi-screen virtual cinema created in partnership with local and independent exhibitors to stream films into homes across the UK. Asunder will be broadcast via the YourScreen website for a two-month run and includes the option of streaming with subtitles. Viewers across the UK will be able to watch the film at https://watch.yourscreen.net/ from Monday March 1 to Friday April 30 for £7.99, or at a discounted rate of £5.99 when booked through one of YourScreen’s partner cinemas around the country who share in a percentage of ticket sales.
A list of participating cinemas will be updated at: https://yourscreen.net and http://asunder1916.uk. Audiences are encouraged to check with their local independent or community cinema to see if they are signed up to YourScreen, and if they haven’t already done so, they can sign up as a partner venue by contacting patrick [at] yourscreen [dot] net.
The idea for YourScreen grew out of Cheltenham International Film Festival 2020, one of the first film festivals in the UK to stream its programme online. A positive audience response led the founders Leslie Montgomery Sheldon, Chris Baker and Patrick Bliss to consult with independent film exhibitors and community cinemas to define YourScreen’s virtual cinema offer. Following YourScreen’s launch in October 2020, film exhibitors, community cinemas, specialist festivals – all seeking a host platform for their programmes, closed by the pandemic – became YourScreen partners or affiliates. Films on YourScreen are new and/or unavailable on any other digital platform in the UK. There are up to 10 films in each season’s programme which changes every two months – partner exhibitors can choose as many films as they wish to promote to their audiences. Box office revenue is shared with independent exhibitors, who benefit from having access to an extra screen with no added costs on which to offer films during this time of lockdown.
Find out how to watch or screen ‘Asunder’ at watch.yourscreen.net/film/asunder from Monday 1st March.