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BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017

EVENTS WOMAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA Celebrating women’s contribution to film DOC Q&A Preview: Unrest + Q&A with director Jennifer Brea and producer Lindsey Dryden UK-USA 2017. Dir Jennifer Brea. 90min. Digital. Courtesy of Together Films Jennifer Brea, a 28-year-old PhD student at Harvard, was months away from marrying the love of her life when a mysterious fever left her bedridden and in excruciating pain. With doctors dumfounded, Jennifer turned the camera on herself, and what began as a video diary shot on her iPhone has become an awardwinning documentary, with a love story at its heart. For one day only, experience the awardwinning Unrest VR experience in the BFI foyer See p39 for more Woman with a Movie Camera Supported by @BFI 25 HALLOWEEN DOUBLE-BILL Big-screen scares at BFI Southbank TUE 31 OCT 18:00 NFT1 JOINT TICKET Q&A TUE 31 OCT 20:40 NFT1 The Exorcist (Director’s Cut) USA 1973/2000. Dir William Friedkin. With Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow. 132min. Digital. 18 Our Halloween night kicks off with William Friedkin’s cut of his masterful classic. Chris MacNeil, concerned by the increasingly inexplicable behaviour of her daughter Regan, brings in a couple of priests to perform an exorcism on the wretched child. Featuring the infamous ‘spider walk’ sequence and other scary footage not seen on its original release in 1973, this cut is the definitive version of one of the greatest horror movies ever made. Joint ticket £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less) See p62 for our BFI Cult screenings Hellraiser (30th Anniversary screening) + Q&A with producer Christopher Figg UK 1987. Dir Clive Barker. With Doug Bradley, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence. 93min. Digital. 18 Clive Barker’s directorial debut feature revolves around a Chinese puzzle box that opens a portal to hell and brings the demonic Cenobites into suburban England. Now 30 years old, Hellraiser successfully combines the everyday with the out-of-thisworld in a horrific tale featuring some brilliant set pieces and eye-wateringly gruesome visuals. For joint ticket offer see left JOINT TICKET MON 16 OCT 20:30 NFT3 Growing Up is Optional TRT 110min Groundbreaking scientists, foul-mouthed grandmothers, octogenarian cheerleaders, lifelong friends and magicians. Forget about acting your age, the women in these shorts are fierce, unapologetic and prove that time is nothing to good old-fashioned determination. SAT 25 NOV 15:30 NFT3 Life, Death and Cheerleading


BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017
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