LockBusters

Lockbusters brings free film to Warwickshire communities. 

What is LockBusters?

LockBusters brings films into local communities in a safe way for free. A main contact ensures that DVDs are passed around rural communities in Warwickshire and viewers share their thoughts on the DVDs with others via a community notebook and the official LockBusters website – lockbusters.uk

 How does it work?

Those who wish to sign up to this free scheme are given a film pack made up of four different DVDs. Each DVD has been carefully chosen by members of the Live & Local film team. The pack contains four notebooks and some thought-provoking questions/topics of conversations relating to each of the films. Participants can use the notebook and question prompts to write down some of their thoughts about the film they have seen as well as their name – a bit like a ‘visitors book.’ This is then passed onto each household along with the DVD as they are distributed amongst the community. We will advise if any of the films are also available on streaming services and encourage participants who are online to use the LockBusters website to discuss the films.

When your community has finished with the film pack, we will arrange for it to be returned to the Live & Local office.

 How do I get my community involved?

If you are interested in taking part in LockBusters or have any questions, please email us at: films@liveandlocal.org.uk

We are happy to discuss any queries you may have regarding the scheme and will support promoters (or the key contact) to enable you to get this successfully up and running in your area.

Meriden’s literature-themed Lockbusters DVD pack with Covid-secure packaging. With books to accompany the films (this pack only), the community of Meriden have been hugely enthusiastic about the project and already have a waiting list for the films.  Thanks to Chris in Meriden for the photo. 
Packs available to borrow:

Pack One: Emma, JoJo Rabbit and The Personal History of David Copperfield
Pack Two: The Good Liar, Parasite and Knives Out
Pack Three (new): The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Nightmare before Christmas and Doctor Zhivago 

COVID Guidance:
When passing the DVD and notebook onto the next person please ensure you are following the latest government guidelines relating to the coronavirus. Full, up-to-date guidance can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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