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Check Out This Amazing Island Festival Floating Screening 'Room'

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April 8, 2012
Source: Visual News

Floating Island Screening Room

Many great film festivals take place at exotic, hard-to-get-to locations all over the world, from the South of France, to the mountains of Colorado. But one I've never been to but would love to—it's now on my bucket list—go to is Film on the Rocks, in Yao Noi, Thailand, co-curated by Tilda Swinton and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Tropical Malady, Uncle Boonmee). The four-day fest features screenings and workshops, but best of all, its centerpiece is a floating movie theater designed by German architect Ole Scheeren and these photos make it look breathtaking. Who wouldn't watch to watch movies there—forever?!

You can get more info on the Film on the Rocks festival at their website, as the first edition just took place this past March, where these photos are from (found via Honestly WTF & Visual News). "Moviegoers were delivered by boat to a floating movie theater, made of recycled materials, to watch the original Peter Pan from 1924." After the festival, the rafts were given back to the fisherman. Here are some spectacular photos:

Film on the Rocks Festival Photos

Film on the Rocks Festival Photos

Film on the Rocks Festival Photos

Film on the Rocks Festival Photos

Film on the Rocks Festival Photos

Film on the Rocks Festival Photos

Film on the Rocks Festival Photos

Film on the Rocks Festival Photos

Film on the Rocks Festival Photos

Hong Kong based architect Ole Scheeren describes his inspiration for this: "A screen, nestled somewhere between the rocks. And the audience… floating. Hovering above the sea, somewhere in the middle of this incredible space of the lagoon, focused on the moving images across the water. A landscape of pieces playfully joined together. A sense of temporality, randomness. Almost like drift wood. Or maybe something more architectural. Modular pieces, loosely assembled, like a group of little islands. A congregation of rafts as an auditorium. Archipelago Cinema." Yes, please let that become a thing, I want to go experience this!

For those wondering about specific location, the screen was placed in front of two beautiful rocks in the archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, near Yao Noi, Thailand (Google maps). It states that it "may be brought back for next year's festival", but I'm sure after all the coverage this is going to get, they're definitely going to bring it back or even improve upon it. This has definitely put the Film on the Rocks on the map. Right?

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Reader Feedback - 14 Comments

1

I say it's time to take a trip Alex... let's go!

DaftBot on Apr 8, 2012

2

awesome

Daniel Koelsch on Apr 8, 2012

3

Good location to watch Piranha 3DD!

Neuromancer on Apr 8, 2012

4

Double the locations!

Isildur_of_Numenor on Apr 9, 2012

5

I can't imagine the audio would be all that great, but it is definitely something to do once.

Steve Zap on Apr 8, 2012

6

I'm there.

Xerxexx on Apr 8, 2012

7

I see DiCaprio didn't return for The Beach 2: Movie Madness.

Akirakorn on Apr 8, 2012

8

Nah, my laptop is better.

lifefoodfilm on Apr 8, 2012

9

This is beauty defined.

BATMAN on Apr 8, 2012

10

Don't forget to bring mosquito repellent!

PhadTie on Apr 8, 2012

11

As The Man With The Golden Gun featured this location, what an awesome film to show here I think!

Fsheridan on Apr 9, 2012

12

what about mosquitoes lmao

Roc S on Apr 9, 2012

13

Full of white people, except for the staff.

Crapola on Apr 9, 2012

14

Jaws and Titanic FTW!

Mirster on Apr 10, 2012

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