The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 4
On Day 4 of The 54th BFI London Film Festival, producer Mark Lipson presented Tabloid, his latest collaboration with acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris. At BFI Southbank, artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah discussed his latest film The Nine Muses, a lyrical set of tone poems looking at mass migration to post war Britain. On the red carpet Anton Corbijn presented his latest film The American starring George Clooney - with co-stars Violante Placido and Thekla Reuten in attendance. Finally Artis
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 5
Day 5 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival brought us the European premiere presentation of Africa United, an uplifting and eye-opening story about two Rwandan children who travel to South Africa to pursue their world cup dreams, and on the red carpet we spoke to director Debs Gardner-Paterson and the young stars of the film. At the second filmmaker's tea we spoke to Geoff Marslett about his rotoscope animated film Mars, and legendary American indie director John Sayles (Amigo). Finally, the Sig
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Foot and Mouth (1955) - extract
By the time he made 'This Sporting Life' in 1963, Lindsay Anderson had already had a 15-year documentary career, his output including the Oscar-winning 'Thursday's Children' (1954) and the Free Cinema classic 'Every Day Except Christmas' (1957). Sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the lesser-known 'Foot and Mouth' is a briskly efficient, devastatingly effective cautionary tale of how foot and mouth disease, the farmer's worst nightmare, can easily break out thanks to a
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 6
On Day 6 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast, director Julian Schnabel spoke to us about his film Miral, a story of one woman's experience of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Based on a true story by journalist Rula Jebreal, the Film On The Square Gala was attended by both Jebreal and lead actor Freida Pinto. Directors Stevan Riley (Fire In Babylon) and Ferzan Ozpetek (Loose Cannons) were also on hand to introduce their work. Finally, the UK premiere of Another Year acted as the Mayor'
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Colour on the Thames (1935)
(This is a higher-quality version of one of BFIFilms' most popular titles) This film is tricky to describe: is it a boat study, a film-poem, an experiment, a picture postcard? One thing is certain: it's a rare colour snapshot of the Thames and London in the 1930s - and it looks quite magical. Its artistic qualities may look a bit old-fashioned to us today; the slow pace, orchestral music and moody colours definitely belong to a bygone era, strikingly peaceful and undemanding. Yet colour film w
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Ken Loach Keynote Speech
The 54th BFI London Film Festival's keynote speech, held in conjunction with Skillset, was given by one of Britain's finest and most revered directors, Ken Loach. Loach spoke eloquently and passionately to the Festival audience about the industry he loves and has invested so much in, and presented a call to action for those who share that love to help protect it from forces of destruction and decay. Loach never shies from sharing the force of his opinions, and provides a rousing and inspiring su
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 7
Day 7 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival included the UK premiere of Robinson In Ruins, the highly anticipated film from British director Patrick Keiller. Ryan Fleck also presented It's Kind Of A Funny Story, starring Zack Galifianakis, and Indian actor and director Aamir Bashir was on hand to introduce his debut feature Autumn, the story of a young man struggling to come to terms with the loss of his brother Kashmir. The evening culminated in the Mayfair Hotel Gala presentation of West Is Wes
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 9
Day 9 of the 54th London Film Festival saw another set of interviews with filmmakers at The May Fair Hotel, including Imani Director Caroline Kamya and Amir Bar-Lev Director of The Tillman Story. At BFI Southbank, Scottish actor and director Peter Mullan gave a masterclass on his career in film to an enthralled audience. We also spoke to the creative team behind Patagonia, which explores the connection between Wales and this South American region. The evening ended with the European premiere of
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Peter Mullan Masterclass
As part of the 54th BFI London Film Festival events programme, actor and director Peter Mullan took part in a Masterclass, held in conjunction with NFTS and The Script Factory. In these highlights, Mullan discusses the origin of Neds, which was a slightly more difficult project for Mullan than he had anticipated, given its autobiographical nature. He also discusses his inspirations for the film, particularly Kubrick and Peckinpah, which helped him develop the flavour of the seventies. Watch the
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54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 11
Day 11 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival saw Colin Firth's organisation Brightwide hold their second annual event at BFI Southbank. The featured film was Christy Turlington Burns' documentary No Woman No Cry which investigates maternal mortality and pregnancy care worldwide. Darren Aronofsky gave an American Express Screen Talk, discussing a life in pictures. At the filmmaker tea we caught up with a number of international directors, including Jamie Thraves (Treacle Jr) and Kim Longinotto (Pi
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 12
On Day 12 we spoke to the Best Film Jury about the nominated shortlist and their deliberations. Acclaimed French writer and director Olivier Assayas gave an onstage masterclass about his significant work. Peter Mandelson also attended the world premiere of Hannah Rothschild's documentary Mandelson: The Real PM?, and artist and filmmaker Carol Morley presented her feature directorial debut Edge. Finally, the much anticipated Surprise Film was revealed to be Brighton Rock, after which the creative
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 14
On Day 14 of the Festival, Lisa Cholodenko, director of The Kids Are Alright, gave a Masterclass at BFI Southbank, supported by Variety. In the West End, the festival held the Film On The Square UK premiere of Biutiful, directed by Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu - at which both he and star Javier Bardem were in attendance. Also on the red carpet the creators of Howl, featuring James Franco as Allen Ginsberg, were on hand to discuss their work. Finally Day 14 featured the Windows 7 Gala UK premiere
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The Great White Silence: We Answer Your Questions
Recently restored, The Great White Silence is the official film record of Captain Scott's trip to the South Pole. We invited you to ask questions about this restoration project; our team at the BFI National Archive will now reveal their answers. We hope you enjoy our very first video response, do tell us what you think. If your question didn't make the cut or you'd like to submit a follow-up query, please feel free to leave us a comment. We'll do our best to get back to you.
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 15
On Day 15 the BFI London Film Festival held its second annual Awards ceremony. The Best British Newcomer Award, in partnership with Swarovski, was presented by Andy Serkis and went to Clio Barnard, for The Arbor. The Sutherland Award for the most original feature debut was presented by Michael Winterbottom and Olivia Williams and also went to Clio Barnard for the Arbor. The Grierson Award for best documentary was presented by Jon Snow and went to Janus Metz for Armadillo. The Best Film Award, in
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Filmmakers@Google: Vicki Abeles
Director Vicki Abeles turns the personal political, igniting a national conversation in her new documentary about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in our achievement obsessed public and private education system and culture. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried students aren't developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what's best fo
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Holocaust in Film and Literature, Lec 16, German 59, UCLA
Course Description: German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature is a course that provides insight into the History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film. About the Professor: Todd Presner is Associate Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies. His research focuses on German-Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of media,
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Holocaust in Film and Literature, Lec 17, German 59, UCLA
Course Description: German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature is a course that provides insight into the History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film. About the Professor: Todd Presner is Associate Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies. His research focuses on German-Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of media,
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Course Description: German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature is a course that provides insight into the History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film. About the Professor: Todd Presner is Associate Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies. His research focuses on German-Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of media,
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54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 16
The 54th BFI London Film Festival ended with the Closing Gala screening of Danny Boyle's 127 Hours. The true story of climber Aron Ralston, the film follows his 127 hours trapped by a rock, his attempts to eep himself alive and the drastic decision he makes to free himself. We speak to Boyle and Ralston themselves, as well as star James Franco, producer Christian Colson and writer Simon Beaufoy.
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Paul Grabowsky: The complete musician, at ANU
Mr Paul Grabowsky, founder of the Australian Art Orchestra gives this lecture entitled 'the complete musician' at The Australian National Univerisity on the 14 October 2010. Mr Paul Grabowsky challenges tertiary music educators to reflect on their current practice and consider how effective it is in actually preparing students for the careers they will now enter on graduation. Recognised as Australia's pre-eminent jazz pianist with over 26 recordings to his name, Mr Grabowsky is regarded as on
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