LIFF 2011: Day 4 Video Highlights From BFI 55Th London Film Film Festival


As day 5 ends the 4th day video highlights arrive from BFI for the 55th BFI London Film Festival. On Day 4Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster and director Oren Moverman presented the UK premiere of their latest collaboration Rampart.

The last of the renegade cops, LAPD officer Dave Brown (Harrelson) is caught on tape “doing the people’s dirty work” and finds himself at the center of a vicious scandal. The days of being above the law are over. Now a poster boy for police corruption, Dave learns he’s been targeted by cop killers looking for revenge. Nothing is what it seems as Dave descends into the L.A. underworld and exacts his own brand of justice.

Dee Rees attended the European premiere of her semi- autobiographical film Pariah, and Abi Morgan conducted the first Masterclass in screen writing.

A rousing success at its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, this deeply felt human drama is the feature debut of writer/director Dee Rees. Adepero Oduye portrays Alike (pronounced “ah-lee-kay”), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. A gifted student, Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the support of her best friend Laura (Pernell Walker), she is especially eager to find a girlfriend. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity.

Previous Videos:
Day One – 360  
Day Two – 50/50, Like Crazy 
Day ThreeShame, 50/50 Q&A