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From Britain With Love: Best of British Indies Kicks off with Toast at Lincoln Center

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood June 9, 2011 at 7:12AM

The best of British indie cinema is landing June 11: "From Britain With Love." Six new films, curated by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and presented by the UK Film Council, will screen: Toast, In Our Name, Third Star (all US premieres) as well as A Boy Called Dad, Africa United and NEDs. The series kicks off in New York City but 30 additional venues for the screenings are listed here.
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The best of British indie cinema is landing June 11: "From Britain With Love." Six new films, curated by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and presented by the UK Film Council, will screen: Toast, In Our Name, Third Star (all US premieres) as well as A Boy Called Dad, Africa United and NEDs. The series kicks off in New York City but 30 additional venues for the screenings are listed here.

Toast (pictured), starring Helena Bonham Carter, opens the showcase with a live broadcast from Lincoln Center on June 11, including a Q & A with director S.J. Clarkson.

This article is related to: Genres, Indies, Independents, Foreign


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.