London Film Festival 2017

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Jabberwocky and Quality Time
Bad Lucky Goat (Country: Colombia; Year: 2017; Director: Samir Oliveros; Stars: Kiara Howard, Elkin Robinson, Honlenny Huffington, Jean Bush, Michel Robinson, Ambrosio Huffington)
Two siblings try to cover their tracks after they kill a goat by accident.
Brigsby Bear (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Dave McCary; Writer: Kevin Costello, Kevin Costello, Kyle Mooney, Kyle Mooney; Stars: Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins)
Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself.
Funny Cow (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Adrian Shergold; Writer: Tony Pitts; Stars: Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Stephen Graham, Alun Armstrong, Tony Pitts, Lindsey Coulson, Mary Shackleton, Diane Morgan, Hebe Beardsall, Christine Bottomley)
A woman tries to make it as a stand-up in the Northern clubs at a time when sexism and alcohol and bad jokes prevailed.
Ingrid Goes West (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Matt Spicer; Writer: David Branson Smith, Matt Spicer; Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, Wyatt Russell, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Pom Klementieff, Billy Magnussen, Charlie Wright, Megan Griffey, Hannah Pearl Utt, Angelica Amor, Malika Williams, Tina Lorraine, Jana Ritter)
A young woman becomes obsessed with an Instagram lifestyle blogger and moves to Los Angeles to try to befriend her in real life.
Jabberwocky (Country: UK; Year: 1977; Director: Terry Gilliam; Writer: Charles Alverson and Terry Gilliam, based on the poem by Lewis Carroll.; Stars: Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell, Max Wall, Rodney Bewes, John Bird, Bernard Bresslaw, Antony Carrick, Peter Cellier)
Anxious to make his fortune and win the hand of his beloved Griselda, a cooper's son agrees to support a knight on his quest to slay a monster.
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Brigsby Bear and Funny Cow
King Of Peking (Jing Cheng Zhi Wang) (Country: US, Australia, China; Year: 2017; Director: Sam Voutas; Writer: Sam Voutas; Stars: Jun Zhao, Wang Naixun, Qing Han, Si Chao, Bowen Geng, Long Yi, Min Zhou, Yi Qin, Changxin Fan, Maishun Cao, Wei Ai, Lishan Feng, Zhongli Zheng)
Big Wong and his son Little Wong are traveling film projectionists, screening Hollywood movies for local villagers. Faced with losing custody of his son, Big Wong starts making and selling illegal bootleg DVDs out of the old movie theater where he works, despite Little Wong’s objections.
Lots Of Kids, A Monkey And A Castle (Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo) (Country: Spain; Year: 2017; Director: Gustavo Salmerón)
Julita always wanted lots of kids, a monkey, and a castle. After finally realizing these wishes, however, her family loses their property in the economic crisis. But they have not lost the disarming ease and kindheartedness that mark their domestic squabbling.
The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Noah Baumbach; Writer: Noah Baumbach; Stars: Adam Sandler,Emma Thompson, Ben Stiller,Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Candice Bergen, Danny Flaherty, Rebecca Miller, Jared Sandler, Adam David Thompson, Lyne Renee, Cindy Cheung, Sakina Jaffrey, Mickey Sumner, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Adam Driver, Grace Van Patten, Judd Hirsch, Michael Chernus)
Comedy drama about a family who gather in New York to celebrate the work of their dad.
Strand gala
Person To Person (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Dustin Guy Defa; Writer: Dustin Guy Defa; Stars: Michael Cera, Abbi Jacobson, Philip Baker Hall, Michaela Watkins, Tavi Gevinson, Olivia Luccardi, Craig Butta, Ben Rosenfield, Hunter Zimny, Bene Coopersmith, George Sample III, Buddy Duress, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Eleonore Hendricks, Frank Mosley)
A record collector hustles for a big score while his heartbroken roommate tries to erase a terrible mistake, a teenager bears witness to her best friend’s new relationship and a rookie reporter, alongside her demanding supervisor, chases the clues of a murder case involving a life-weary clock shop owner.
Quality Time (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2017; Director: Daan Bakker; Writer: Daan Bakker; Stars: Steve Aernouts, Idar Andersen, Maja Baaserud, Thomas Aske Berg, Anneke Blok, Bert Bunschoten, Steef Cuijpers, Raymonde de Kuyper, Randi Egeland, Tore Egeland, Adam Ekeli, Dennis Foose, Gaute Garlid, Fred Goessens, Vegar Hoel)
Five men, five stories.
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The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) and Ingrid Goes West
Word Of God (Gud taler ud) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2017; Director: Henrik Ruben Genz; Writer: Henrik Ruben Genz, Bo Hr Hansen, based on the book by Jens Blendstrup; Stars: Søren Malling, Marie Askehave, Maria Erwolter, Mads Riisom, Miri Ann Beuschel, Lisa Nilsson, Marcus Sebastian Gert, Clint Ruben, Mads Langelund, Peter Hellemann, Jenny Asterius)
Comedy about a dysfunctional family.

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