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If Beale Street Could Talk
Director Barry Jenkins’ follow up to Moonlight, Best Film Winner at the 2017 Academy Awards, is an adaption of the James Baldwin novel of wrongful arrest in 1970s Harlem.
Starring Barbara Stanwyck
A menacing star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Stanwyck receives a retrospective at the BFI. Part One (February) screens some of her best roles, including noir gold standard Double Indemnity. Watch out for Preston Sturges’s screwball comedy The Lady Eve co-staring Henry Fonda. Part Two in March explores her genre work with directors like Douglas Sirk, among others.
Berberian Sound Studio
At the height of giallo horror an English sound designer is sent to a sound studio in Italy to put noise to the bodies being slashed on screen. Peter Strickland’s alternative horror film is adapted for the stage.
Artes Mundi 8
Last month it was announced the Thai filmmaker (and Palme d’Or winner) Apichatpong Weerasethakul had won Artes Mundi 8 and its £40,000 cash prize – the biggest art prize in the country. Catch his work at the National Museum before the exhibition ends at the end of the month.
Diane Arbus: in the beginning
The first solo show of the photographer in 12 years, exploring the years 1956 to 1962, the first of Arbus’s career.