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BFI Southbank Guide Sep-Oct 2017

EVENTS @BFI 15 Q&A Blu-ray/DVD Launch: Life Is Sweet + Q&A with director Mike Leigh and actors Alison Steadman and Jane Horrocks UK 1990. Dir Mike Leigh. With Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks, Timothy Spall. 103min. Digital. 15 Andy has bought a fast-food truck and Aubrey is opening a French bistro named The Regret Rien, featuring an extraordinary menu. This sublime social comedy about a working-class London family over a couple of weeks one summer features breathtaking performances by its ensemble cast, and achieves a tragic beauty in its depiction of everyday life. Join us for a post-screening discussion with special guests. Life Is Sweet is released on BFI Blu-ray and DVD Mon 18 Sep THU 28 SEP 18:00 NFT1 DOC Q&A FREE Silk River + Q&A with director Steve Shaw India 2017. Dir Steve Shaw. 36min. Digital. Cert TBC Silk River is an ambitious film project that explores the unique relationship between London and Kolkata through an artistic exchange between communities along the Thames Estuary and India’s Hooghly River. The film documents the work of Ali Pretty and a team of UK and Indian artists working to produce 10 large silk flags, representing 10 communities along the Hooghly River. Free screening, but tickets must be booked in advance via the BFI box office See p36 for India on Film WED 13 SEP 13:30 NFT3 UK Premiere: Listen to Britain 2017 TRT 140min Celebrating 75 years since Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister’s original Listen to Britain – a poetic collage of British life which pioneered a new form of documentary filmmaking – BBC Four and BFI NETWORK, in association with Wingspan Productions, partnered to offer the next generation of UK filmmakers the opportunity to present their diverse and unique perspectives on modern Britain. TUE 19 SEP 14:00 NFT1 The result is Listen to Britain 2017, a compelling collection of short films that take the original idea in new and exciting directions. Through animation, montage, poetry, archive and specially shot footage, these up-and-coming filmmakers ask us to think about Britain today, and give voice to those we might otherwise fail to hear. Tickets £6 Listen to Britain 1942


BFI Southbank Guide Sep-Oct 2017
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