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Programme changes

This page lists changes to the Festival programme not represented in the printed brochure.

Last update: 10 October 2016

CHANGE OF VENUES:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to inform you that the following screenings are cancelled.

In order to ensure you have the chance to see the films we are offering a choice of alternative screenings.

Please contact the BFI Box Office on 020 7928 3232 or email us at box.office@bfi.org.uk and our team will arrange for your replacement tickets. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and refunds will be available if you are unable to attend any of the alternative screenings.

TWO LOVERS AND A BEAR p89
Thu 13 Oct 18:30 Vue West End
This screening will now take place in Vue Screen 6 (not Screen 5 as originally advertised). Seating will be unallocated.

THE LAST LAUGH p60
Thu 13 Oct 21:15 Vue West End
This screening will not take place in Vue Screen 6 (not Screen 5 as originally advertised). Seating will be unallocated.

PORTO p35
Sat 15 Oct 12:45 Hackney Picturehouse - cancelled
Alternative screenings:
Wed 12 Oct 21:15 NFT1
Fri 14 Oct 21:15 Curzon Mayfair

LION p11
Sat 15 Oct 14:45 Hackney Picturehouse - cancelled
Alternative screenings:
Sat 15 Oct 15:00 Picturehouse Central Screen 2
Sat 15 Oct 15:00 Picturehouse Central Screen 4

THE MAN FROM MO’WAX p94
Sat 15 Oct 17:45 Hackney Picturehouse - cancelled
Alternative screenings:
Sat 15 Oct 17:45 Picturehouse Central Screen 2
Sat 15 Oct 17:45 Picturehouse Central Screen 7

BRIMSTONE p25
Sat 15 Oct 20:15 Hackney Picturehouse - cancelled
Alternative screenings:
Sat 15 Oct 20:15 Picturehouse Central Screen 2
Sat 15 Oct 20:15 Picturehouse Central Screen 5

GOLDSTONE p28
Sat 15 Oct 12:30 Ritzy - cancelled
Alternative screenings:
Tue 11 Oct 20:45 Embankment Garden Cinema
Sat 15 Oct 12:30 Clapham Picturehouse Screen 1

THE WEDDING RING p49
Sat 15 Oct 15:15 Ritzy - cancelled
Alternative screenings:
Sat 15 Oct 15:15 Clapham Picturehouse Screen 1

THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE p20
Sat 15 Oct 18:30 Ritzy - cancelled
Alternative screening:
Sat 15 Oct 18:30 Clapham Picturehouse Screen 1

STOPOVER p57
Sat 15 Oct 21:00 Ritzy - cancelled
Alternative screenings:
Thu 13 Oct 21:00 Haymarket
Fri 14 Oct 12:45 ICA

76 p73 Sun 16 Oct 13:00 Ritzy - cancelled
Alternative screenings:
Sat 15 Oct 18:00 Haymarket
Sun 16 Oct 13:00 Clapham Picturehouse Screen 2

THOSE WHO JUMP p88
Sun 16 Oct 16:00 Ritzy - cancelled
Alternative screenings:
Thu 13 Oct 18:30 NFT2
Sat 15 Oct 13:15 NFT2

YOUR NAME p31
Sun 16 Oct 18:15 Ritzy - cancelled
Alternative screening:
Sun 16 Oct 18:15 Clapham Picturehouse Screen 1

WHITE COLOUR BLACK p89 - cancelled
Sun 16 Oct 21:00 Ritzy
Alternative screenings:
Sun 16 Oct 21:00 Clapham Picturehouse Screen 1

ADDITIONS TO THE PROGRAMME:

WHAT THEY TOOK WITH THEM
An emotionally and politically charged visual poem, delivered by UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett and fellow actors to highlight the plight of refugees forced to flee their homes. 5min
#WithRefugees
Wed 12 Oct 18:30 ICA – screening with ON CALL p39
Thu 13 Oct 18:00 Vue7 – screening with THE WAR SHOW p40
Thu 13 Oct 18:00 NFT2 – screening with THOSE WHO JUMP p88

NICOLE KIDMAN and DEV PATEL SCREEN TALK
Wed 12 Oct 13:00 NFT1
Please note this Screen Talk will take place in NFT1 (not Picturehouse Central as originally announced).
Seating will be unallocated.
An internationally-recognised, Academy Award-winning® actress known for her range and versatility, Nicole Kidman first came to global attention with her critically acclaimed performance in Phillip Noyce’s riveting 1989 Australian psychological thriller Dead Calm. In the two decades since, Kidman has amassed a body of work of great diversity and quality, from Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! and Alejandro Amenabar’s The Others, and from Lee Daniel’s The Paperboy to Stephen Daldry’s The Hours, for which she won an Academy Award®. Dev Patel catapulted to success in 2009 when he starred in Danny Boyle’s Academy Award® winning Slumdog Millionaire, receiving rave reviews and a number of awards for his performance. Dev has continued to deliver deeply moving performances in a number of commercial and critical successes, working with some of the industry’s great filmmakers, in films such as John Madden’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Matt Brown’s The Man Who Knew Infinity and Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, and in television with hit UK series Skins, and more recently on Aaron Sorkin's acclaimed The Newsroom.
Nicole and Dev join BFI London Film Festival Director, Clare Stewart to discuss respective career highlights. They’ll also examine the craft of acting, and how they approach characters based on real people, particularly in reference to their latest film, Lion, the Festival’s American Express Gala and the true story of Saroo Brierley, who was lost on a train as a child before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, using revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he set out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
Tickets: £18.00
Tickets on sale to BFI Champions Fri 23 Sep 10:00, BFI Members Fri 23 Sep 11:30, and to the public from Sat 24 Sep 11.30.

THE B-SIDE: ELSA DORFMAN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
Wed 12 Oct 18:40 NFT3
Thu 13 Oct 21:00 NFT1
Dir Errol Morris. Prod Steven Hathaway.
USA 2016. 76min. Sales Submarine Entertainment
Both an engaging look at the life of photographer Elsa Dorfman and a paean to the magic of Polaroid Instamatic technology this film will surprise viewers more familiar with Morris films interrogating politicians and authority figures. Ensconced in her studio Dorfman shows us a treasure trove of work spanning 40 years. Her early subjects were her social circle, leaders of 70s American counterculture including Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, a lifelong friend captured in some wonderfully intimate portraits. Later her subjects were ordinary people; as she opens each cabinet, Morris captures her delight and surprise at rediscovering the "discards" of her customers ("the B-sides"), these large-scale instant Polaroid portraits “influenced by Ginsberg's poetry in the acceptance of detail, everydayness”. Looking at pictures of Ginsberg she reflects that portrait photography only becomes truly relevant when the subjects pass on, a poignant reminder of time, memory, love and friendship accumulated over a lifetime.
Christine Bardsley
Tickets: £12.75
Tickets on sale to BFI Champions Fri 23 Sep 10:00, BFI Members Fri 23 Sep 11:30, and to the public from Sat 24 Sep 11.30.

THE WOMAN WHO LEFT / ANG BABAENG HUMAYO
Sat 15 Oct 19:45 NFT3 (please note late finish approx. 23.32)
Sun 16 Oct 11:30 Studio
Dir-Prod-Scr Lav Diaz. With Charo Santos-Concio, John Lloyd Cruz, Michael De Mesa.
Philippines. 2016. 227min Sales Films Boutique
Lav Diaz picked up the Golden Lion in Venice for this slow-burn melodrama about a woman serving 30 years in prison for a crime she did not commit. When former schoolteacher Horacia is finally acquitted in 1997, she returns to her hometown with vengeance on her mind, and swiftly tracks down Rodrigo, the ex-boyfriend who framed her. Finding him now a wealthy criminal surrounded by bodyguards, she settles in and waits for her moment. Horacia's husband is dead and her son missing, but her innate kindness sees her connecting with three outsiders: a homeless girl, a vendor of balot (fertilised duck egg), and a transgender sex worker. Inspired by Tolstoy's short story "God Sees the Truth, But Waits", Diaz's luminous film explores the emotional burden borne by the disenfranchised who live in the shadow of colonialism.
Kate Taylor
Tickets: £12.75
Tickets on sale to BFI Champions Fri 23 Sep 10:00, BFI Members Fri 23 Sep 11:30, and to the public from Sat 24 Sep 11.30.

ON THE ROAD
Sun 9 Oct 20:30 NFT1
Wed 12 Oct 16:00 NFT2
Dir Michael Winterbottom
Prod Melissa Parmenter, Anthony Wilcox. Prod Co Revolution Films.
With Wolf Alice, James McArdle, Leah Harvey, Swim Deep, Bloody Knees.
UK 2016. 112min
North London band, Wolf Alice (Ellie Rowsell, Joff Oddie, Joel Amey, Theo Ellis, who take their collective name from an Angela Carter story) have had a rise to prominence that might have been bends-inducing were it not for their tightness as a group. In Summer of 2015, the deliciously dark, hook-and-riff-filled sound of their first album, My Love Is Cool inspired NME to crown it “the debut of the decade”. As a measure of their impact and promise, BAFTA-winning filmmaker Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, The Trip) joined the band on the road, capturing sixteen different gigs and daily life backstage. Winterbottom’s resulting tour film - which records the tour from the point of view of a new member of their crew - is a refreshingly unusual one with unexpected twists; it reveals the relentless, sometimes unglamorous graft of playing loud, hot, physical music, night after night. But the film also mesmerises, offering a structure that reveals more, at every stop on the road, of the nuanced musicality of the full band, and the bewitching talent and charisma of front woman, Ellie Rowsell.
Tricia Tuttle
Tickets:  £12.75 (evening) - £9.00 concs £6.50 (matinee).
Tickets on sale to BFI Champions Fri 9 Sep 10:00, BFI Members Fri 9 Sep 11:00, and to the public from Thu 15 Sep 10:00.

BEFORE THE FLOOD
Sat 15 Oct 21:15 Odeon Leicester Square
Dir Fisher Stevens.
Prod Leonardo DiCaprio, Fisher Stevens, Trevor Davidoski, Jennifer Davisson, Brett Ratner, James Packer.
Scr Mark Monroe.
USA 2016. 96min. Sales Cinetic
Leonardo DiCaprio puts on his environmental activist cap and teams up with fellow actor and Academy Award-winning producer of The Cove (2010) Fisher Stevens (directing here) to raise the alarm bell about climate change. “Time is not a luxury we have” says DiCaprio as we follow him, between shooting scenes from The Revenant,  in his relentless campaign around the globe meeting scientists, world activists and local residents of impacted areas to gain a deeper understanding of one of the most vital and complex issues of our times.  Astutely aware of the power of DiCaprio's celebrity and the value of being able to use this to responsible effect, the film team is able to access the world’s most influential figures including president Barack Obama and Pope Francis as well as prominent international scientists and activists playing key roles in combatting climate change such as Sunita Narain, Lindsey Allen and Piers Sellers. DiCaprio's genuine passion and knowledge for the subject, his charisma and straight-forward approach, and his obvious comfort working with Stevens behind the camera make for an accessible documentary of depth and scope. Not only does Before the Flood present an irrefutable and urgent update on the facts about climate change, it also investigates and proposes solutions and actions that can be taken now, to prevent the flood.
Clare Stewart
Tickets:  £16.00
Tickets on sale to BFI Champions Tue 20 Sep 10:00, BFI Members Tue 20 Sep 11:00, and to the public from Wed 21 Sep 10:00.

We are now also able to open the OLS Circle for this screening.

TRESPASS
A woman is out in the woods walking her dog and has a disturbing encounter with a young girl.
Dir Mirrah Foulkes. Australia 2016. 12min

TRESPASS will screen as part of NEW KIND OF KICK p78
The total running time will now be 106min.
Fri 7 Oct 21:10 NFT3
Sat 8 Oct 13:00 ICA

Experimenta Salon: Kevin Jerome Everson & Deborah Stratman
Mon 10 Oct 13.00 – 14.15 BFI Studio

The first of our Experimenta Salons invites Deborah Stratman (The Illinois Parables) and Kevin Jerome Everson (Ears, Nose and Throat) to join Experimenta programmer and Head of Cinemas at BFI Helen de Witt to consider the contemporary American condition. Through an exploration of how their films seek, in very different ways, to address how a people or an individual can construct beliefs to deal with violent trauma through processes of interrogation, confession and technological process. The conversation will be probing questions of nationhood and identity in light of ideology and received truths. With the threat of Trumps’ America, the continuing police murders of African-American men and the Black Lives Matter movement, these questions could not be more urgent.
This is a free event but tickets must be booked in advance via the Box Office.

The Experimenta Speed Pitch
Tue 11 Oct 11.00 – 13.30 BFI Blue Room

For this special speed pitching event the festival teams up with Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) to offer a chance to win the Experimenta Pitch Award of £1000 towards development costs for a new project. Fifteen aspiring artist-filmmakers will give a maximum six-minute pitch, including images, to an international panel of leading artists’ film producers, including Kristin Irving (BFI Film Fund), Madeleine Molyneaux (Picture Palace Pictures) and Maggie Ellis (Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network). Come along and see what the next crop of great artists’ films will be like - before they get made.
This is a free event but tickets must be booked in advance via the Box Office.

Experimenta Salon: Sarah Pucill & Ruth Maclennan
Tue 11 Oct 14.00 – 15.15 BFI Studio

Questions of how the past intersects with, and is activated by, the present are concerns addressed in this Experimenta Salon that brings together Sarah Pucill (Confessions to the Mirror) and Ruth Maclennan (Hero City) in conversation with Experimenta Programmer and Head of Cinemas at BFI Helen de Witt. Creating dialogues between past and present across spans of time, both artists investigate the role of their own subjectivity in revisiting different pasts; activating those through their individual contemporary aesthetic practice to allow something new to arise from the dialogue.
This is a free event but tickets must be booked in advance via the Box Office.

Experimenta Salon: On the Past, Present and Future of Experimental Film Festivals
Wed 12 Oct 13.00 – 14.15 BFI Studio

To celebrate the screening of EXPRMNTL, a documentary about the first experimental film festival founded in 1949, we reflect on where we have got to in the intervening years. Is there still a place for experimental film festivals? What are they for? What is the relationship between the mainstream and the fringe in contemporary film culture? To discuss these and other questions Experimenta Programmer and Director of LUX Benjamin Cook will be joined by the Directors of two of the foremost 'Experimental' film festivals Amy Fung, Artistic Director of Toronto’s Images Festival and Peter Taylor, Director of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.
This is a free event but tickets must be booked in advance via the Box Office.

Experimenta Salon: Anja Kirschner, Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind
Thu 13 Oct 13.00 – 14.15 BFI Studio

For Thursday’s Salon we have invited Anja Kirschner (Moderation), Larissa Sansour and co-director Søren Lind (In the Future, They Ate from the Finest Porcelain) into the BFI Studio for a lively conversation with Experimenta Programmer and Curator of Artists’ Moving Image at BFI National Archive William Fowler. This Salon will explore how artist filmmakers are reinterpreting and manipulating genre filmmaking, what notions of genre cinema might mean when situated within an art discourse? From horror to sci-fi and beyond join our guests to discuss these and other related questions in light of their works in the Experimenta programme.
This is a free event but tickets must be booked in advance via the Box Office.

Experimenta Salon: Alia Syed, Christine Molloy & Joe Lawlor
Fri 14 Oct 12.00 – 13.15 BFI Studio

In the last of our suite of Salons Experimenta Programmer and Head of Cinemas at BFI Helen de Witt will take Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor’s (aka Desperate Optimists) Further Beyond and Alia Syed’s On a Wing and a Prayer as the point of departure for a conversation about journey, exile, and personal and formal risk taking. Raising questions about the unreliability of mediation through narrative, and responding to a hazardous situation through recreating and embodying biographical details, both films use bravely exposed formal innovation to throw light on all too current questions of migration and displacement.
This is a free event but tickets must be booked in advance via the Box Office.

Anatomy of an Artist's Film
Fri 14 Oct 14.00 – 15.15 BFI Blue Room

This event will examine all the stages of production a work goes through – from idea inception, to realisation to distribution. Focusing on Anja Kirschner’s creative process in making her new long form work Moderation, chair Madeleine Molyneaux (Picture Palace Pictures) will be joined by the artist, and her lead actress and co-writer on Moderation, Maya Lubinsky, for an illustrative conversation touching on how the making of artists’ film might differ from more traditional production processes within the film industry.
This is a free event but tickets must be booked in advance via the Box Office.

EXPRMNTL p102
Sat 8 Oct 18:30 NFT3

Following the screening Brecht Debackere will be joined by Experimental Film Historian David Curtis (British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection); Curator, Writer and Researcher Xavier Garcia Bardon (BOZAR), for an extended Q&A chaired by Writer and Scholar Michele Pierson (King’s College London).

CHANGES, CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS:

ARRIVAL p12
Mon 10 Oct 19:15 Odeon Leicester Square
Tue 11 Oct 11:00 Odeon Leicester Square
Unfortunately the Audio-Description track will not be ready in time for these screenings. 
Thu 13 Oct 20:45 Hackney Picturehouse
Unfortunately neither the Audio-Description track nor Hard of Hearing subtitles will be ready in time for this screening. 
We apologise for any disappointment caused.
Please note that both Audio-Description and Hard of Hearing subtitles will be available on the film’s general release in November.

However, we are pleased to confirm that Audio-Description will be available at the following screenings:

THE LEVELLING p35
Sat 8 Oct 15:00 Haymarket

AMERICAN HONEY p22

Fri 7 Oct 21:15 Odeon Leicester Square
Sat 8 Oct 20:00 Hackney
Tue 11 Oct 14:00 Odeon Leicester Square

A UNITED KINGDOM p9
Wed 5 Oct 19:00 OLS
Wed 5 Oct 19:45 Vue7
Thu 6 Oct 11:30 OLS
Tue 11 Oct 21:00 Curzon Mayfair
Please note the running time for this film is 110min, not 105min as previously advertised.

A DAY FOR WOMEN p52
Thu 6 Oct 20:45 Picturehouse Central
Fri 7 Oct 13:00 NFT3
The running time of this film is 111min (not 123min as previously advised).

SKY LADDER: THE ART OF CAI GUO-QIANG p87
Fri 7 Oct 18:30 Vue West End
Please note this screening will now take place in Vue Screen 8. Seating will be unallocated.
Sat 8 Oct 15:15 Curzon Soho
Please note this screening will now take place in Screen 3 at Curzon Soho. Seating will be unallocated.

ROCK DOG p98
Sat 8 Oct 12:30 Vue5
Sun 16 Oct 12:30 Vue5
We will be screening the 3D version of this film.

ONE EYED JACKS p76
Sat 8 Oct 17:45 NFT1 – This screening will be on 35mm.
Sun 9 Oct 13:00 Prince Charles Cinema – This screening will be a digital projection.

EGLANTINE p102
Sun 9 Oct 18:15 NFT3
This screening will be a digital projection. Unfortunately a 35mm print will not be ready in time. Please also note the running time of EGLANTINE is 70min (not 75min).

DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE p38
Sun 9 Oct 18:15 Haymarket
Mon 10 Oct 12:45 NFT1
Tue 11 Oct 21:00 Hackney Picturehouse
The correct credits should read: Dir Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm

PRIVATE PROPERTY p68
Sat 8 Oct 20:45 Curzon Soho (4K)
Sun 16 Oct 20:45 Prince Charles Cinema – This screening will be presented in 2K.

THIS IS COLOUR p70
Sun 9 Oct 12:30 NFT2
The live music accompaniment will now be provided by Cyrus Gabrysch (not John Sweeney as listed in the LFF Programme Guide).

ON A WING AND A PRAYER (p105)
Sun 9 Oct 13:15 NFT3 (part of RETURNING AND REPRESSING)
The correct credits should read as follows: Dir Alia Syed. UK 2016. 18min

I CALLED HIM MORGAN p46
Sun 9 Oct 13:00 – The screening at Hackney Picturehouse will take place in Screen 3. Seating will be unallocated.

BEAT THE DEVIL p73
Sun 9 Oct 15:00 NFT1 (4K)
Tue 11 Oct 18:30 NFT3 – This screening will be presented in 2K.

BEING 17  p44
Tue 11 Oct 13:45 NFT1
The screening on this day will now start at the later time of 13:45 (not 13:15 as advertised).

LION p11
Wed 12 Oct 19:15 Odeon Leicester Square
Thu 13 Oct 11:15 Odeon Leicester Square
Sat 15 Oct 14:45 Hackney Picturehouse
Please note the running time for this film is 120min, not 128min as originally advertised.

SANTI-VINA p47
Wed 12 Oct 20:45 NFT3 - This screening will be presented in 2K.

TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION p82
Wed 12 Oct 18:30 Prince Charles Cinema
The running time of THEATRE OF APPARITIONS is 5min (total running time of programme 96min).

MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT p54
Thu 13 Oct 18:15 NFT3 – This screening will be on 35mm.

THEIR FINEST p16
Thu 13 Oct Odeon Leicester Square – The Mayor of London’s Gala
This screening will now start at the earlier time of 19:00 (not 19:15 as originally advertised).
Please be advised latecomers will be held at cinema doors to ensure the event starts promptly.

MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI p76
Wed 12 Oct 13:15 - This screening will now take place in Picturehouse Central Screen 2 (not NFT1 as originally advertised). Seating will be unallocated.
Sat 15 Oct 21:15 – This screening will now take place in NFT1 (not NFT2 as originally advertised). Seating will be unallocated.

MODERATION p103
Sat 15 Oct 20:15 NFT2
Please note this screening will now take place in NFT2 (not NFT3 as originally advertised). Seating will be unallocated.

LION p11
Sun 16 Oct 21:00 Vue5
Please note the running time for this film is 120min, not 128min as originally advertised.

We apologise for any inconvenience the above changes may cause.


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