A rural film festival, based at venues across Shropshire and Herefordshire, will be launched next week.
Borderlines Festival will screen a variety of films at different venues in the two counties, with one of the highlights being the UK premiere of Deborah Koons Garcia's The Future of Food.
Garcia, wife of the late Jerry Garcia, will be travelling from the US to present her film about the impact of modern farming on food.
The Future of Foodlooks at the market and political forces that influence the food industry and speaks to farmers trying to stand up to the multinationals which increasingly control the world's food supplies.
Garcia will talk about her film with Abergavenny Food Festival director Martin Orbach and agriculture chaplain Nick Read.
During the two- week festival, which begins on March 18, pianist Paul Shallcross will play live accompaniments to classic silent movies like the 1922 film Nosferatu.
Bristol- based Tristan Manco, who has worked with Blur, will talk with Public Discourse director Brad
Downey as part of the festival's street art cinema day.
And 20 villages served by just two commercial cinemas will enjoy their own evening screenings of films like Mike Leigh's A Fond Kiss, Richard Eyre's Restoration romp Stage Beauty and the marital arts love epic, Hero.
David Gillam, festival director, said: "Borderlines is bigger than ever with over 100 screenings of 60 films from 15 different countries.
"We're delighted to be screening six of the recent BAFTA winners but we're also pleased to be screening so many films by women directors." Borderlines Festival runs from March 18 to March 30 at The Courtyard, Hereford and the Ludlow Assembly Rooms as well as 20 rural locations in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Powys and Gloucestershire.
* www.borderlinesfilm festival.co.uk