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Bronco Bullfrog, East End Film Festival

Bronco Bullfrog, East End Film Festival

Timely revival of Barney Platts-Mills' cult East London teen movie

Far from Carnaby Street: Del Walker and Anne Gooding in Bronco Bullfrog

One evening in 1970, Princess Anne ventured forth from her manor to attend a screening of Bronco Bullfrog at the Mile End ABC. Three decades later, the same cinema, now called the Genesis, hosted a screening of Barney Platts-Mills' debut feature last night in equally ceremonious circumstances: the launch of the East End Film Festival. Rarely seen, indeed almost lost (the original 35-mm negative was salvaged from a rubbish bin at the film lab), Bronco Bullfrog, which will be released nationally on 11 June, emerges as a minor revelation.

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