Want to Watch Great Films! Quick Guide to BFI #LFF 2017

This year the BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 runs from 4th – 15th October:

With 246 features which comprises of and includes 163 fiction features and 52 documentaries alongside animation, experimenta, shorts, premieres,and more, coming from 68 countries there is no shortage of films for all taste from film buffs to Joe Blogs. All tickets are on sale now: http://bit.ly/2xS8kKt. There are 39 UK productions and some of the festivals carefully curated strands which include shorts and features are:

LOVE 

A collection of 30 films explore the complexity of  love, sweet, passionate, tough – for  many a splendoured and complicated thing. We suggest:

Roller Dreams Documentary -82mins Director: Kate Hickey

/Volumes/Black Pearl/ROLLERSTAR/Output/Jpegs/.RollerStar-632.jpgBeneath palm trees and dusty pink orange sunsets, the rock stars of 1980s Venice Beach spin, glide and break-dance to R&B, hip hop and disco.. Kate Hickey’s documentary feature debut tells the exhilarating story of Venice Beach’s roller-dancing scene, from its roots to its boots. While racially motivated police violence, gang warfare and unrest blazed through inner-city Los Angeles, Venice Beach was a hub of trailblazing creativity and a haven for young African-Americans. Screening info- Thursday 05 October 2017 21:00  Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 1 Friday 06 October 2017 18:30 Empire Haymarket, Screen Buy Tickets: http://bit.ly/2yjxgfn

Saturday Church  83mins Direcor: Damon Cardasis

saturday-church-hall-lff17-950Fans of #Moonlight and Glee will enjoy this story of young love in musical form. Following his father’s death, teenager Ulysses (Luka Kain) has to stay with his mean and controlling aunt while his mother works nights. His aunt is determined to shame him out of his desire to wear his mother’s clothes and forces him to be his unruly young brother’s keeper. It means Ulysses has little time for contemplating his awakening interest in boys. Luckily, he finds a second home at ‘Saturday Church’, the weekly volunteer-run shelter. 77 minutes. Buy ticketshttp://bit.ly/2x9jXZK
LAUGH

Comprises of 20 films presenting humor in all its forms from laugh out loud to the dry and understated.

Bad Lucky Goat Dir-Scr Samir Oliveros. | Colombia 76mins

bad-lucky-A Colombian coming-of-age comedy set on a gloriously eccentric Caribbean island where two squabbling siblings must cover their tracks after an unforeseen accident. Two bickering teenagers are forced to put their differences aside when they accidentally hit a goat while running an errand for their father. Corn (Honlenny Huffington) and Rita (Kiara Howard) are in big trouble.

Not only do they have to dispose of a dead goat, they also need to find a quick way of sorting out the damage to their father’s truck. That isn’t easy in a small town like the Port Paradise, where everyone knows everyone else’s business.

Screening info: Saturday 07 October 2017 13:00 ICA Cinema, Screen 1 Sold out! Sunday 08 October 2017 13:00 Prince Charles Cinema, Downstairs Screen. Buy Tickets: 

http://bit.ly/2eqOM5j

FAMILY

Enjoy a family day of film with this strand a selection of films for the young and young at heart.

Liyana –

Exe. Producer #ThandieNewton Animation/Documentary Director: Aaron Kopp/Amanda Kopp

LiyanaLiffA Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character’s journey is interwoven with poetic and observational documentary scenes to create a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling.

Screening Info: Saturday 07 October 2017 15:30 Curzon Soho Cinema, Screen 1Monday 09 October 2017 13:30 BFI Southbank, NFT3  Buy Tickets: http://bit.ly/2xUVKue

SHORTS PROGRAMME

#LFF have put together an eclectic, exciting and colourful selection of short animated films from all corners of the globe.

Image “ODD AS AN EGG”

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Programmed by Justin Johnson | Total running time 67min

Suitable for all ages. English language and subtitles. Buy Tickets: http://bit.ly/1r3qo9j

For all tickets and the full list of films and events visit the festival website: http://bit.ly/2x9bPx9

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