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The 13th

The title of Ava DuVernay's extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States." The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity.
Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 1:00pm
New York City

The Birth of a Nation

Set against the antebellum South and based on a true story, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher whose financially strained owner Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer) accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves.
Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - 7:30pm
New York City

The Girl on the Train

Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Haley Bennett, Edgar Ramirez and Allison Janney star in DreamWorks Pictures' The Girl on the Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods). In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.
Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 7:30pm
New York City

Screenwriters’ Lecture Series

Now in its seventh year, the BAFTA Screenwriters’ Lecture Series exists to celebrate screenwriters’ authorial contribution to film, and gives esteemed writers a platform to share highlights and insights from their careers with an audience of film-lovers and their peers.

Dates throughout October
BAFTA 195 Piccadilly / BFI Southbank

When Marnie Was There

The protagonist of WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is Anna, a twelve-year-old girl who lives in the city. Having lost her parents at an early age, she lives with her foster parents, shutting herself away from those around her after a particular incident. When her asthma worsens, she is sent to stay with her foster mother, Yoriko's relatives, the Oiwas, in a village by the sea. Thus begins a summer of adventure for Anna as she meets a mysterious girl.
Saturday, 8 October 2016 - 11:00am
New York City
Moon Dogs

Preview: Moon Dogs + Q&A

WINNER of BEST INTERNATIONAL FIRST FEATURE at the GALWAY FILM FLEADH 2016. A Celtic road trip following teenage step-brothers Michael and Thor as they journey from Shetland to Glasgow for very different reasons. Aspiring Irish singer Caitlin beguiles both boys and passions come to a head with a music festival and an ancient Norse ceremony as the backdrop.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 8:00pm
Pontio, Bangor

Ethel & Ernest + Q&A

This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.
Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 6:00pm
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Light Years

Light Years (+ Short Film September) + Q&A

LIGHT YEARS is the debut feature from BAFTA award winning filmmaker Esther May Campbell and features the acting debut of acclaimed singer/songwriter Beth Orton, alongside Muhammet Uzuner (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA) and a cast of young newcomers. (12A)
Monday, 28 November 2016 - 7:00pm
Cineworld, Cardiff