The BFI London Film Festival has announced a new addition to the LFF Connects Series that is sure to make documentary fans celebrate. Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn (“Man On Wire,” “Project Nim,” “Searching for Sugarman” and “The Green Prince”) will join BAFTA-winning TV broadcaster Louis Theroux (“Weird Weekends” and “When Louis Met…”) for a discussion on television’s intersection with film on Monday, October 12th.
Both Chinn and Theroux’s work has led them to deal with the same dilemmas: “Do certain ideas lend themselves to film and others to television? Or are we moving towards a future where those lines become more indistinct as media platforms converge?”
The 59th Annual BFI London Film Festival marks a particularly special occasion for Theroux, as his first theatrical feature will have its world premiere at the festival. The film, “My Scientology Movie,” was directed by John Dower, and is tangential to the types of subcultures Theroux has spent his career investigating. Having uncovered secret lives of black nationals, white supremacists and porn stars, Theroux is no stranger to controversial topics and his latest film is no exception.
Here is the complete lineup of LFF Connects Talks to come:
LFF Connects: Film with Christopher Nolan, Tacita Dean, Alexander Horwath and Heather Stewart: BFI Southbank, 4pm, Friday, October 9th
LFF Connects: Art with Guy Maddin: BFI Southbank, 3:30pm, Saturday, October 10th
LFF Connects: Creative Technologies with Chris Milk: BFI Southbank, 8:45pm, Monday, October 12th
LFF Connects: TV with Louis Theroux and Simon Chinn: Picturehouse Central, 4pm, Monday, October 12th
LFF Connects: Games with Alistair Hope: Picturehouse Central, 4pm, Wednesday, October 14th
LFF Connects: Performance/Music with Laurie Anderson: BFI Southbank, 12:45pm, Thursday, October 15th