London Film Festival

The lineup for BFI’s London Film Festival has been announced.

This year’s festival runs from 4th to 15th October and there are a few TVO-connected films among the jam-packed programme.

Funny Cow

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In 1970s and 80s Northern England, a woman rises above abusive relationships and crass sexist audiences to become a stand-up comedian.

Maxine Peake stars in this comedy-drama, alongside Paddy Considine, Alun Armstrong, Stephen Graham, Kevin EldonDiane Morgan and Vic Reeves.

There are two screenings on Monday 9th October (at different screens in Vue Leicester Square at 6pm and 6.30pm) and another on Sunday 15th October (8.40pm) at BFI Southbank .

Get your tickets here. They’re on sale from 14th September at 10am.

Ghost Stories

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You say you don’t believe in ghosts? Well, think again… The team behind the hit London stage play bring their diabolical creation to the big screen, with suitably chilling results.

Written and directed by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, this film has a cast including Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Nicholas Burns and Paul Whitehouse.

There are screenings on Thursday 5th October (6pm) at Vue Leicester Square, Friday 6th October (3.30pm) at Haymarket Cinema, and Saturday 14th October (8.45pm) at Hackney Picturehouse.

Get your tickets here. They’re on sale from 14th September at 10am.

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

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Strap yourself in for a cosmic ride, because the aliens have landed… In Croydon. One night in the 1970s, a fanzine-toting teen and his punk buddies crash a party only to find a house full of groovy extra-terrestrials in skin-tight clobber.

Based on the short story of the same name by fantasy author Neil Gaiman, the film is directed by the genius mind behind Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell. The cast includes Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Joanna Scanlan and Matt Lucas.

There are two screenings on Friday 6th October at Prince Charles Cinema (6.30pm and 9pm) and another on Saturday 7th October (12.30pm) at Haymarket Cinema.

Get your tickets here. They’re on sale from 14th September at 10am.

See what else the festival has to offer here.

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