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STRAIGHT 8'S BIG LONDON SHOW
31 July 2018

We have some great news for Straight 8 fans. A new show of content created by those who accept this unique challenge will be available to watch next Saturday - August 4th - between 15.45 and 17.45 at the NFT on the Southbank in London.

In total, 28 films will receive their London debuts including some of those shown at this year's Cannes Film Festival... that's the one in May with all the Hollywood stars, not the pale imitation you lot attend a month later.

Tickets are available from the BFI box office.

This year's Straight 8 jury at Cannes was headed by Academy Award winning director Asif Kapadia and this is a great opportunity to see the eight films chosen by his jury, in addition to a further twenty films which have never been seen before.

Kapadia is a fan: "What I love about straight 8 is it reminds you that film is precious, every frame, every second is valuable. Shooting without a screen, no sound, no playback, no way to delete mistakes, encourages you to think before you shoot and to trust your gut instincts. This is how the masters like Hitchcock and Scorsese started."



So get yourself along on Saturday. Not only will you be supporting Straight 8, you'll be giving yourself a fantastic afternoon of entertainment.

Oh, and Ray Winstone isn't just on the poster, you know! Keep an eye out for him if you get along.

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