Ethel and Ernest received a warm welcome from the audience at last night’s US premiere. It was held at the Mary Pickford cinema, which felt very appropriate as Mary Pickford was a huge film star during the silent movie era when the Ethel and Ernest story begins.  The cinema is alongside the Buddy Rogers Drive (Buddy Rogers being Mary Pickford’s third husband).

The Desert Sun reports on the screening:

http://www.desertsun.com/story/life/entertainment/movies/film-festival/2017/01/08/steady-hands-guide-touching-animated-homage-illustrators-parents/96270470/

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Producer Camilla Deakin and director Roger Mainwood introduce the film at its North American premiere

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Queues for Ethel and Ernest tickets outside the Mary Pickford theatre in Palm Springs. In the foreground is a statue of actor and trombonist Buddy Rogers.

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