Christopher Nolan is among the filmmakers headlining the 2015 BFI London Film Festival’s first-ever LFF Connects, a new series of provocative conversations about the future of film and its impact on other creative industries, from TV and music to art, games and technology.
Nolan and artist Tacita Dean, celebrated for her grand-scale Tate Modern exhibition FILM in 2011, will launch the talks on Friday, October 9 at the BFI Southbank in a conversation about the importance of film projection—which is something Nolan has long-advocated with his films including 70mm-exhibited “Interstellar,” and his position on the board of Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation. Christoper Nolan most recently premiered his new documentary “Quay,” about identical twin stop-motion animators The Quay Brothers, in New York.
They will be joined by Austrian Film Museum director Alexander Horwath,
an expert on film preservation and archiving. BFI Creative Director
Heather Stewart will moderate the talk. More trailblazers will be announced in the coming weeks as LFF Connects headliners. This year’s London Film Festival runs October 7 through 18.