It’s just a few weeks until the 59th BFI London Film Festival, and organisers today announced the movies that will be shown across the capital from 7th to 18th October. There are lots of premieres of grown-up movies, of course, such as Suffragette with Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, starring Michael Fassbender, and Black Mass with Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch, but there are also some really interesting movies aimed at kids and families, too.
The festival will have a selection of family films that are well worth checking out, including the European Premiere of Goosebumps, featuring Jack Black, that is based on the books by RL Stine.
There is also The Invisible Boy, a coming of age story picked on by his peers who finds a Halloween outfit that makes him invisible, Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There, and Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?, which stars Harry Potter’s Bonnie Wright. There is also a selection of animated shorts for younger viewers at the festival, too.
For more information on the festival, including movie times and how to book, visit www.bfi.org.uk/lff. Priority booking for BFI members begins from 10am on 10th September, and booking for the general public opens at 10am on 17th September. You can book online, at the BFI Southbank, or by phone between 10am and 8.30pm on 020 7928 3232.