George Clooney screen talk joins LFF line-up
James R | On 02, Oct 2020
George Clooney is heading to the London Film Festival virtually to deliver a free online screen talk.
The actor and filmmaker will discuss his varied career, as well as his latest Netflix film The Midnight Sky, at the event, which will be free to access both in the UK and internationally via the BFI YouTube channel.
Clooney is an alumni of the BFI London Film Festival many times over, with films including The Ides of March, The Descendants, Up in the Air, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Good Night and Good Luck all screening at the event in recent years. He’s also distinguished himself as producer and director. With The Midnight Sky, which he both directs and stars in, heading to Netflix in December, Clooney takes a break from post-production to reflect on his work, and gives audiences the inside track on new project.
The Midnight Sky is a post-apocalyptic tale that follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. Clooney directs the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel Good Morning, Midnight, co-starring David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir.
Clooney’s screen talk joins the LFF’s line-up of free online talks with other filmmakers and actors, including Riz Ahmed and Letitia Wright as well as Miranda July, Christian Petzold, Michel Franco, Tsai Ming-liang, musician and performer David Byrne and artist ES Devlin.