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BFI Southbank Guide Sep-Oct 2017

The Green Mile USA 1999. Dir Frank Darabont. With Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Sam Rockwell. 188min. 35mm. 18 Frank Darabont’s second featurelength STEPHEN KING 24 book online at bfi.org.uk WED 27 SEP MON 2 OCT 20:50 NFT2 20:55 NFT3 The Mist (B&W version) USA 2007. Dir Frank Darabont. With Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Toby Jones. 126min. Digital. 15 After the sweeping drama of The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, Frank Darabont opted for a good old-fashioned monster movie for his next King adaptation, with unforgettable results. In this deft blend of heady Lovecraftian horrors and biting social commentary, an inexplicable fog brings forth an army of deadly creatures, leaving a disparate gang seeking refuge in a grocery store. We’re thrilled to be screening the film in Darabont’s preferred black and white version, as was the director’s original intention. THU 21 SEP MON 2 OCT 20:50 NFT1 18:20 NFT2 1408 USA 2007. Dir Mikael Håfström. With John Cusack, Samuel L Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub. 104min. 35mm. 18. Unconfirmed If you think The Overlook Hotel is the scariest guesthouse in horror movie history, why not check into The Dolphin? Set almost entirely in one room, this taut psychological chiller follows a writer who’s known for his books debunking reports of paranormal activity. Ignoring the warnings he’s given, he agrees to spend a night in the reportedly haunted suite 1408 – a decision he may come to regret... Stephen King: From Story to Script What is it about Stephen King’s stories that make such iconic movies? And how does the process of adaptation work? Screenwriters are invited to participate in an intensive day of talks, workshopping and discussion that will lay the foundations for new screenplays inspired by The Master of Horror. Screenwriter Gabriella Apicella leads the day, which will also include a Q&A with Johannes Roberts, director of Hearts in Atlantis, and the film’s screenwriter Ernest Riera, plus a contribution from Stephen King’s publisher. Course fee £40, concs £30 SAT 9 SEP 10:00-17:00 STUDIO King adaptation saw him once again venture behind bars (Cold Mountain Penitentiary this time, as opposed to Shawshank) to tell the story of a gentle giant on death row in possession of an extraordinary gift. But while the prison setting may be familiar, this emotional juggernaut of a film combines brooding melodrama with a healthy dose of magical realism, to offer up something very unique indeed. SAT 23 SEP SUN 1 OCT 17:25 NFT2 14:00 NFT2


BFI Southbank Guide Sep-Oct 2017
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