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London Road

Daring, startling and wholly original musical adapted from Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork’s play.

Catch Me Daddy

Two young lovers are forced on the run through nocturnal Yorkshire.

Fidelio: Alice’s Journey

The sexual liberation of Alice, a ship’s engineer.

BFI London Film Festival 2014

240 films. From 72 countries. 16 cinemas. 12 days. One Festival.

7-18 October 2015

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What's in store for Day 4?

It’s always exciting the first Saturday of the festival. It’s the time when weekday workers get to properly dive in to daytime screenings and events with the proper abandon that such a smorgasbord of film demands. Swing a cat around anywhere in central London today and you’ll hit great cinema.

The Program (2015)

The Program (2015)

At Curzon Soho, things gets under way at noon with the unveiling of Frederick Wiseman’s Documentary Competition contender In Jackson Heights, a vivid and vital three-hour portrait of New York’s most culturally diverse neighbourhood.

There’s three-hour drama of a more vintage sort already unspooling at BFI Southbank, with a restored version of Luchino Visconti’s soap-operatic classic Rocco and His Brothers (1960). Hot on Rocco’s heels at 14:30 is the rediscovered western Warlock, directed by Hollywood Ten exile Edward Dmytryck. 

There’s another chance to our Thrill Gala, Beeba Boys, at the Odeon Leicester Square at 14:15, and a final chance to see Competition competitor Tangerine at VUE West End at 12:30. 

Tonight’s big-tickets items, meanwhile, are the Debate Gala unveiling of Stephen Frears’s dramatisation of the Lance Armstrong scandal, The Program, and some full-on Wild West action with Kurt Russell in Bone Tomahawk (our Cult Gala).

And our Competition continues apace with the harrowing Cannes buzz title Son of Saul and the hyper-kinetic thriller 11 Minutes from masterful Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski (Deep End; Essential Killing). 

If you were there, or even if you weren’t, here’s what Leicester Square looked like last night at the big premiere of Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise…

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On Yer Bike

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A vibrant modern classic, based on Alan Sillitoe’s largely autobiographical novel.

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

A passionate tale of rebellion with then newcomer Tom Courtenay as a sullen, disillusioned delinquent.

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Here we go Round the Mulberry Bush

A coming-of-age comedy following the exploits of sex-obsessed Jamie as he attempts to join the Swinging 60s.

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Trumbo introduction with Bryan Cranston

Actors Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, John Goodman, Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston introduce their biopic of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

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Film of the week: By Our Selves

Toby Jones, Andrew Kötting (as a straw bear) and their merry men revive the wanderings and wonderings of Northamptonshire peasant poet John Clare, writes David Jays.
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