Without a doubt, I can say things have started to feel more Christmasy, with that feeling comes the pre-Christmas excitement with all the events and activities. I did mention in my last post from October that I would share some of the exciting things to do and here is the first…
From this month up until December, the BFI (British Film Institute) have some upcoming BFI LOVE events at the BFI Southbank. Highlights include Simon Pegg introducing When Harry Met Sally… with Man Up screenwriter Tess Morris, BFI LOVE’s own Agony Aunts Karen Krizanovich and Mariella Frostrup counselling on-screen couples, as well as a celebration of Jane Austen, complete with regency dance classes.
I am also excited about the Clueless inspired ‘90s Valley Party’ which I have saved in my diary to attend.
Also, YouTuber Estée LaLonde (aka essiebutton) will introduce screenings of The Notebook and The Fault in Our Stars.
So, to cut this short, here is the link you need to find out more, there are some good’ol classics that shouldn’t be missed. I also have some highlights below.
Clueless + intro
SAT 21 NOV 18:30
USA 1995. Dir Amy Heckerling. With Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Stacey Dash. 97min. Digital. 12A
What better way to celebrate Jane Austen’s Emma than this 90s favourite, and possibly the finest, screen adaptation? Cher’s typical high-school interests include designer clothing, making over the new girl and playing matchmaker for her teachers. Focused on everyone but herself, she’s surprised to realise that she’s fallen in love with the one guy she’d never even considered.
Dress in 90s finery for a costume competition and join us in the benugo bar post-screening for a 90’s valley party with DJ
Jane Austen’s Regency Dance Class with Nonsuch
SAT 21 NOV 17:30 BFI SOUTHBANK
BFI ball, led by dancers from Nonsuch dance company and Darren Royston. Regency wear is encouraged (though not required) in this beginner’s dance class. Practice your fan etiquette and feel like a Lord or Lady at this special event.
When Love Goes Wrong
WED 2 DEC
Hosts Karen Krizanovich (critic, broadcaster and ‘Dear Karen’ agony aunt for ‘Sky Magazine’ in the 90s) and Mariella Frostrup (broadcaster, author and ‘Dear Mariella’ agony aunt for ‘The Guardian’) as they delve into the problems faced by on-screen couples. Do you sometimes shout at the hapless characters in your favourite romantic films: why don’t they speak to each other? Why did they listen to their frenemy? Why are they still claiming they’re just friends when they’re so clearly in love? If so, this event is for you. Join us in solving the relationship issues of our on-screen ‘love’ role models with Mariella Frostrup and Karen Krizanovich. Audience advice encouraged; Tweet us using #DearBFI to suggest a film for us to discuss.
The Notebook + intro by YouTuber/blogger Estée LaLonde (Essiebutton)
SAT 19 DEC
When Harry Met Sally… + introduction with actor Simon Pegg and screenwriter Tess Morris
SAT 19 DEC
I genuinely think this is something everyone can totally enjoy, so, pick a date. You can thank me later 😉
**I received tickets from the BFI to watch this movie. This review is my honest opinion.