Had he lived, today – 29 November 2016 – would have been the 102nd birthday of our dear friend, the late great double bassist extraordinaire, … 281 more words
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If ever there were a time to discover the wonders of Nigerian Cinema, it would be now!
Having spanned film-making from its colonial era through to the present day, the sector, more affectionately known as ‘Nollywood’, has steadily risen in global influence, both creatively and financially, to become a record-breaking, billion-dollar industry. 217 more words
It’s hard to believe that Martin Scorsese‘s Taxi Driver is 40 years old but it remains an important and influential piece of modern cinema. Today we’re excited to hear that as part of the BFI’s Scorsese season in 2017, it’ll also return to cinemas across the UK and Ireland. 135 more words
Mamoun Hassan will be on hand to introduce Machuca, one of his Spanish language co-productions at the National Film Theatre next week, Thursday 1 September. It is hoped that a Skype connection will enable him to join David Somerset, who organised the screening, and speak (in English) to director Andres Wood live from Santiago de Chile. 219 more words
Anniversaries are bittersweet at the best of times, but this summer marks an especially painful date. It is 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, the largest battle of the first world war, in which more than a million men were killed or injured. 622 more words