With the Olympics right around the corner, some of the UK’s most respected film-makers première four short films to celebrate the amazing summer of sport in the London 2012 Film Festival.
BAFTA winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia joins three other acclaimed directors who were commissioned by BBC Films and a co-commission by Film 4 to create short films for the Festival. These films will receive their London premiere at the Hackney Picturehouse tonight.
The programme comprises Kapadia’s elegiac aerial portrait of the city, The Odyssey; Mike Leigh’s comedy A Running Jump starring Eddie Marsan; Lynne Ramsay’s haunting and poetic journey through Britain’s waterways, The Swimmer; and Max & Dania’s celebration of youth culture, What If?, featuring Noel Clarke and the urban art of Matthew Small.
Following the screening, the filmmakers will take part in a Q&A session in Hackney for live transmission to other Picturehouse cinemas.
London 2012 Festival Films
270 Mare Street, E8 1HE
Nearest station: Hackney Central
£10, concs £6-£9.