Festival of the Moving Image Preview
The Festival of the Moving Image (FoMI) kicks off this Friday 27th February – four days of films and Q&A panels with renowned industry figures including the one and only Mike Leigh!
This year’s theme is, topically, “Truth and Lies”, as FoMI turns its attention to a selection of provocative and outstanding films exploring the finer lines between fact and fiction.
The festival opens on Friday with Laura Poitras’ Oscar-winning Citizenfour, the documentary about Edward Snowden and the NSA spying scandal. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring UCL academics.
Other highlights include Sunday’s walking tour with Dr Chris O’Rourke from UCL (10am from the ODEON Tottenham Court Road), who will take festival-goers around significant locations in London’s cinematic history; and on Monday, Jan Harlan (Stanley Kubrick’s regular executive producer) will be talking about filmmaking as art.
They Say: FoMI has always been to create an environment which fosters the enjoyment and critical discussion of all kinds of film – this year is no different. Festival-goers can expect a highly diverse and exciting line-up: from foreign language masterpieces to indie shorts to cult classics, even those with the most eclectic tastes will find plenty of interest.