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BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017

GUIDE CONTRIBUTORS ABa – Aga Baranowska ABo – Anna Bogutskaya DE – David Edgar DF – Dick Fiddy DS – David Somerset GA – Geoff Andrew HO – Heather Osborn JB – James Bell JBo – Jo Botting JJ – Justin Johnson JR – James Rocarols MH – Maggi Hurt MP – Marcus Prince RM – Ruby McGuigan SB – Stuart Brown North By Northwest WHO CAN YOU TRUST? 42 The BFI Who Can You Trust? Compendium dives into the suspenseful world of the onscreen thriller, and is the essential companion to our season. With new essays from Jake Arnott, Lee Child, Sarah Weinman, Iain Sinclair and many others. Available from 16 Oct from the BFI Shop and online SENIORS’ FREE TALK: WHO CAN YOU TRUST? THRILLER AT BFI SOUTHBANK TRT 120min Our annual blockbuster season presents two months of films that aim to show just why it is that the thriller has become the film genre of our age. In this richly illustrated talk, with film extracts and, hopefully, an opportunity for your thoughts and questions, film lecturer Nick Scudamore will explore how the thriller turns the moving image into one of the world’s most viscerally entertaining art forms. DS Free for over-60s (booking by phone or in person only), otherwise normal matinee price book online at bfi.org.uk/thriller SENIORS’ FREE MATINEE: SECRET PEOPLE + INTRO BY FILM LECTURER DAVID SOMERSET UK 1951. Dir Thorold Dickinson. With Valentina Cortese, Audrey Hepburn, Serge Reggiani, Charles Goldner. 94min. 35mm. U Set in London in 1937, this enduring thriller stars Valentina Cortese and a very young Audrey Hepburn as two exiled sisters who are sucked into political violence against the tyrants controlling their home country. Thorold Dickinson’s last feature thoughtfully explores whether there is ever any justification for violence. DS Free for over-60s (booking by phone or in person only), otherwise normal matinee price See p14 for a seniors’ matinee of North By Northwest + intro SENIORS Matinees and talks for the over 60s BFI COMPENDIUM FREE TALK FREE INTRO MON 6 NOV 14:00 NFT1 MON 6 NOV 11:00 NFT1


BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017
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