“Crossfire Hurricane” leads London line-up

The 12-day London Film Festival will play host to Rolling Stones doc Crossfire Hurricane (pictured), as well as recent features by directors including Liz Garbus, Alex Gibney, Amy Berg, Ken Burns and Sophie Fiennes.
September 5, 2012

The 56th BFI London Film Festival will host the world premiere of director Brett Morgan’s career-spanning documentary about The Rolling Stones, Crossfire Hurricane. The film is among 20 doc features that will screen during the 12-day event, which runs from October 10 to 21.

Produced by Tremolo Productions and Milkwood Films, Crossfire Hurricane will also receive a theatrical release in the UK and will air on HBO in the United States on November 15, following on British pubcaster BBC2 later in the year.

In all, the festival will screen a total of 225 features, including 14 world premieres, 15 international premieres and 34 European premieres, along with 111 live action and animated shorts.

The documentary competition category will host the world premieres of Charlie Paul’s For No Good Reason, Nick Ryan’s The Summit, Sarah Gavron’s Village at the End of the World and Greg Olliver’s Turned Towards the Sun.

It will also have the international premiere of Sébastien Lifshitz’s Les Invisibles; the European premieres of Jay Bulger’s Beware of Mr. Baker, Shola Lynch’s Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, Alex Gibney’s Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, and Amy Berg’s West of Memphis; and the UK premieres of Katja Gauriloff’s Canned Dreams, Ken Burns/David McMahon/Sarah Burns collaboration The Central Park Five, and Ulises Rosell’s The Ethnographer.

Other documentaries set to screen during the festival include Liz Garbus’ film about screen icon Marilyn Monroe, Love, Marilyn; Sophie Fiennes’ The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, featuring philosopher Slavoj Žižek (who will also participate in an ‘In Conversation’ event during the fest); Eric Walter’s My Amityville Horror; James Thompson’s The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (FKA Jeff); and Rodney Ascher’s Room 237, which will screen as part of the festival’s ‘Cult’ program.

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