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  • Sir Alan Parker donates working archive to BFI

    Scripts, diaries, posters and production materials from a 45-year career in film have been donated to the BFI by the multi-award-winning director of classics such as Bugsy Malone, Angel Heart and Mississippi Burning.

    Friday 24 July 2015

    Announcements

  • 10 great east London films

    Which of our capital’s compass points has played host to the best movies?

    This week, we’re looking east to round up a selection of the finest films set in London’s East End and beyond.

    Paul O’Callaghan
    Thursday 23 July 2015

    Lists

  • Infographic: What makes a film noir?

    An infographic dedicated to the shadowy world of one of classic Hollywood’s most beloved subgenres.

    Wednesday 22 July 2015

    Features

  • Adventures with UK audiences: taking two films by Josephine Decker on tour

    Described as ‘the unholy marriage of Ingmar Bergman and David Lynch’, two films by New York indie director Josephine Decker are coming over for a tour of the UK. With Decker herself on stage at Q&As across the country, it’s an innovative release strategy tailor-made to get new audiences excited about a bold young filmmaker.

    Simran Hans
    Monday 20 July 2015

    Features

  • Behind the scenes: Touch of Evil

    Rare images showing Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and her husband Tony Curtis relaxing between takes during the production of film noir classic Touch of Evil in Venice, California in 1957.

    Monday 20 July 2015

    Features

  • Film of the week: The Wonders

    Alice Rohwacher’s second feature conjures a teenager’s delights and desires against the waning of a less than Arcadian way of life, says Violet Lucca.

    Violet Lucca
    Saturday 18 July 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Building a small cinema in Liverpool

    Anthony Killick embeds himself with a crack troupe of volunteer cinema refitters remaking a former Liverpool magistrates court as a cooperative picturehouse.

    Anthony Killick
    Friday 17 July 2015

    Video

  • Deptford Cinema: one for all!

    In the first of our video reports about new London cinemas, Edward Lawrenson speaks to Deptford Cinema’s Edwin Mingard about volunteer-run exhibition in the high-rent city, and the virtues of community-led programming.

    Edward Lawrenson
    Friday 17 July 2015

    Video

  • Donald Sutherland: 10 essential films

    As Donald Sutherland celebrates his 80th birthday, we look back at some of the crowning achievements of one of the greatest actors of his generation.

    Mike Sutton
    Friday 17 July 2015

    Lists

  • A culture preserved in Amber

    Wearsider Neil Young hymns the work of Amber, North East England’s finest film collective.

    Neil Young
    Friday 17 July 2015

    Features

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