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BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017

WHO CAN YOU TRUST? 39 THE SECRET STATE 2017: CONSPIRACY THRILLERS ON UK TV INCLUDING PRODUCER SIMON CORNWELL AND WRITERS TONI GRISONI AND DENNIS KELLY TRT 90min With a panel of guests drawn from the finest exponents of the contemporary TV thriller that includes Simon Cornwell (The Night Manager) Toni Grisoni (Red Riding Trilogy) and Dennis Kelly (Utopia), we look at connections between today’s thriller on TV and current affairs – concerns over terrorism, WED 29 NOV 18:15 NFT3 crises of faith in the Establishment and the rise of political populism. We’ll explore shows such as The Night Manager, Utopia and the Red Riding trilogy in comparison with famous TV thrillers of the past, such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Edge of Darkness, State of Play, Callan and The Prisoner. MP TALK WOMAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA Celebrating women’s contribution to film POINT BREAK + INTRO BY PROGRAMMER SOPHIE BROWN USA-Japan 1991. Dir Kathryn Bigelow. With Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Lori Petty, Gary Busey. 122min. 35mm. 15 FBI rookie Special Agent Johnny Utah (Reeves) is partnered with veteran Angelo Pappas (Busey) to learn the ropes. Pappas is fixated on the slippery ‘Ex-Presidents’ – a group of masked bank robbers who have so far eluded capture – and, following a hunch, Utah learns to surf to infiltrate the local subculture. Mocking hyper- masculinity, satirising the action film and challenging gender stereotypes, Bigelow subverted the Hollywood system from within. Point Break was lost from cinemas for seven years due to rights issues, but Sophie Brown, programmer of film strand Bijou Electric Empire Forever, is bringing it back to UK screens on glorious 35mm. See p25 for a preview of Unrest Supported by INTRO THU 16 NOV 18:10 NFT1 The Night Manager. BBC Worldwide #BFIThriller @BFI


BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017
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