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Sight & Sound Picks 50 Best Docs of All Time

BFI's 'Sight & Sound magazine'--which for years has conducted a poll of the 50 greatest films of all time--has released the results of its inaugural poll to crown the greatest documentary of all time.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • August 2, 2014 12:57 PM
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WATCH: Martin Scorsese Talks the Influence of the Great John Cassavetes

The BFI has posted this clip from "A Personal Journey Through American Movies," wherein Martin Scorsese discusses the influence of writer-director-actor John Cassavetes. "Relationship were all he was interested in: the laughter and the games, the tears and the guilt, the whole roller coaster of love," says cinephile Scorsese. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 3, 2014 12:43 PM
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David O. Russell's Sight and Sound Poll Reveals Director's Key Influences (CLIPS)

Check out Oscar nominee David O. Russell's ("American Hustle") top ten list for the British Film Institute's Sight and Sound poll.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 17, 2014 1:13 PM
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British Film Institute Appoints Eight Lead Partners to Bolster Film Culture in UK

In continuing their five-year plan to improve public film policy, dubbed Film Forever, the British Film Institute has appointed eight new lead partners to help bring diverse and exciting films and events to audiences across the U.K.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 3, 2013 12:27 PM
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Pinewood Studios and the BFI Launch Paid Internship Program for Film Production

Pinewood Studios and the BFI have announced the launch of a joint program for interns in film production. The program is designed to help develop the next generation of film talent, and to ensure productions financed by Pinewood and the BFI will take on trainees, from the UK and a diverse array of backgrounds, across a number of departments. And one more thing: the interns will be paid!
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 26, 2013 1:15 PM
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BFI's 'Hitchcock 9,' the Master of Suspense's Earliest Surviving Works, Kicks Off Its Stateside Tour UPDATED

Hitchcock fans rejoice. The BFI has kicked off its stateside national tour of "The Hitchcock 9," a program of Alfred Hitchcock's nine earliest surviving works, all in newly restored 35mm prints. It launches at the Castro Theatre (June 14-16) for the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, and will make its way to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (June 18), then to LACMA (June 27 - July 13) and BAMcinématek in Brooklyn (June 29 - July 5).
  • By Beth Hanna and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 14, 2013 12:10 PM
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BFI London Film Festival Announces 2013 Dates

The 57th BFI London Film Festival will run from October 9-20, 2013. The fest is now accepting submissions, and will announce the full lineup in September.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 7, 2013 11:41 AM
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In Honor of 'Lawrence of Arabia' 50th Anniversary, BFI Lists '10 Desert Films to Try' (TRAILERS)

With David Lean's epic masterpiece "Lawrence of Arabia" celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the BFI has compiled an unranked list of "10 Desert Films to Try." The finely curated list includes classics like Sergio Leone's "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," Erich von Stroheim's gold-hungry "Greed" and Nicolas Roeg's dreamy "Walkabout," but also Gus van Sant's underappreciated "Gerry" and Nicholas Ray's less-seen Richard Burton-starrer "Bitter Victory."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 26, 2012 3:33 PM
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Up for Auction: Collection of 59 Stills Confirming Existence of Lost Early Hitchcock Film 'The Mountain Eagle'

Joe Maddalena's Profiles in History will be auctioning a collection of 59 still photographs of two of Alfred Hitchcock's last silent films, "The Mountain Eagle" and "The Manxman." The collection provides irrefutable proof that "The Mountain Eagle" existed -- it has long been one of the most searched-for films in history, and until now...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 8, 2012 1:41 PM
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Destiny Ekaragha's Directorial Debut 'Gone Too Far' Begins Production in London Late October

Principal photography will begin later this month on Destiny Ekaragha's feature directorial debut "Gone Too Far," a coming-of-age comedy adapted for the screen by Bola Agabje, based on her own Laurence Olivier Award-winning 2007 stage play of the same title.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 10, 2012 2:55 PM
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