The BFI London Festival, the UK’s leading celebration of all things film has unveiled it’s closing gala and Danny Boyle‘s Steve Jobs the 59th programme. The provocative biopic story of the man who made Apple most ‘fruitful’ brands in technology.
The film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to create a revealing portrait of the man at its epicentre. Spanning a period of 14 years between 1984 and 1998 the story is built around three seminal product launches of the Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT ‘Cube’ in 1988 and the iMac in 1998 and it uses this innovative structure to create a cross-hatched portrait of Jobs’ life and to tell the story of the new mass-market technologies that have revolutionised how we communicate with one another.
STEVE JOBS stars Michael Fassbender in the title role, Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Katherine Waterston.Fassbender, Winslet and director Boyle are all expected to attend the gala on Sunday October 18 at the Odeon Leicester Square. This will also be the film’s European Premiere before it’s cinematic release in UK&Ireland on 13th November.
Clare Stewart, BFI London Film Festival Director, commented : “We are thrilled to announce that STEVE JOBS will be this year’s BFI London Film Festival Closing Night gala. Danny Boyle has created an exhilarating and audacious film starring Michael Fassbender as the complex, charismatic digital pioneer“.
Director Danny Boyle,also commented: “If London was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution then San Francisco is the Bethlehem of the digital one. We had a brilliant time making this movie in Silicon Valley and I hope Londoners will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the modern world. It’s always special to bring work home so thanks to BFI London Film Festival for their continued support“.
The festival will open with Suffragette starring Meyrl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Helena Boham Carter a film of pioneers of different nature, one of women fighting for equality.Both films are expected to early runners for awards season in 2016.
The 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® will run from Wednesday 7 October until Sunday 18 October. The full programme for the Festival will be announced on Tuesday 1 September 2015 and will bring you that line up hot off the press as well coverage from the festival itself from our fab London based writers too.