October films on sale at EFF

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We’ve got another great month of films lined up for October, with the best new releases, world and independent cinema, and two classics revived for Halloween. We’re also very pleased to announce that we’ll be participating in Orange Wednesdays from the start of the month.

Eagerly-anticipated coming-of-age tale The Way Way Back  has brought rave reviews and Stand By Me comparisons at this year’s film festivals. Another autumn highlight will be Woody Allen’s latest, the irony-tinged drama Blue Jasmine. How I Live Now is an adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s bestselling novel about an American girl (Saoirse Ronan) on holiday in the English countryside when the third world war breaks out. Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum star in Le Week-End, a thoughtful story of a married couple trying to rekindle their romance, there’s more romantic comedy in Thanks For Sharing, the story of three friends who meet while attending a sex addiction clinic, and heart-warming musical Sunshine On Leith features the hits of The Proclaimers. We’ll also be showing Diana, Oliver Hirschbiegel’s meticulously researched biopic starring Naomi Watts

Our Under The Radar season of new world and indie cinema continues with Paolo Sorrentino’s acclaimed and breathtaking The Great Beauty, award-winning Polish film In The Name Of, Aidan Gillen in the enigmatic Mister John, and a jaw-dropping slice of high-concept sci-fi with Shane Carruth’s Upstream Colour.

 Documentaries include Marcus Imhof’s exploration of the strange and magical world of bees, More Than Honey, a winner of six major festival awards. Mademoiselle C focuses on former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld, and The Stuart Hall Project, screened as part of Black History Month, presents the Jamaican-born cultural theorist’s observations on subjects ranging from Miles Davis to Marxism. Also tying in with Black History Month, there’s a chance to see the classic 1962 adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird.

 We’ll be showing 80s classic Ghostbusters in the run up to Halloween, and on the night itself there’ll be a late showing of the scariest film of all time, The Exorcist, on the big screen for the first time in 10 years in a new Director’s Cut.

Live broadcast screenings for October include the Bolshoi’s grandiose epic ballet Spartacus, broadcast live from Moscow, the National Theatre’s 2010 production of Hamlet starring Rory Kinnear and a recording of the 2011 production of Frankenstein. Vermeer And Music: The Art Of Love And Leisure goes beyond the National Gallery’s major exhibition to tell the entire story of the artist’s life and work. And for our younger visitors, there are animated airborne adventures in Planes, the new spin-off from Disney/Pixar’s Cars.

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