The BBC First British Film Festival to premiere 19 films in Australia and focus on Ken Loach

The BBC First British Film Festival recently announced the full 2016 program, which consists of 19 Australian premieres. The program includes classic restorations, a focus of no less than three films on pioneering British director Ken Loach and a specially curated Local Heroes retrospective featuring 10 films. These all form part of a diverse line-up of the latest award winners and star­‐studded features, amongst a spread of beloved classics.

The Festival will open with Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom and close with the highly anticipated A Monster Calls, based on the acclaimed book by Patrick Ness and starring Britain’s Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything).

The full list of Australian premieres are:

A United Kingdom
A Monster Calls
A Quiet Passion
Burn, Burn, Burn
Golden Year
I, Daniel Blake
Oasis: Supersonic
The Banksy Job
The Light Between Oceans
The Limehouse Golem
The Secret Scripture
The Finest
The Beautiful Finest
Tommy’s Honour
Trespass Against Us
Urban Hymn
Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach
Whisky Galore
Winter

The festival takes place exclusively at Palace Cinemas nationally from late October around the country.

NSW
Tues 25 Oct – Wed 16 Nov Palace Verona, Palace Norton Street

VIC
Wed 26 Oct – Wed 16 Nov Palace Cinema Como, Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay & The Astor

SA
Thurs 3 Nov – Wed 23 Nov Palace Nova Eastend

WA
Thurs 27 Oct – Wed 16 Nov Cinema Paradiso, Luna on SX and The Windsor

ACT
Thurs 25 Oct – Wed 16 Nov Palace Electric

QLD
Thurs 27 Oct– Wed 16 Nov Palace Barracks

For full listing details, updates and more information, visit britishfilmfestival.com.au

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