This month saw the 84th #MK3D @BFI, where Mark discussed all things film with four fantastic guests: Adura Onashile, David C. Fein, Thelma Schoonmaker and Kevin MacDonald.
First on stage was Adura Onashile, who talked about her debut feature film GIRL, which was shown as part of the LFF and won Best Narrative Feature at the BlackStar Film Festival.
Next to join Mark on stage was producer David C. Fein who spoke about STAR TREK : THE MOTION PICTURE – THE DIRECTOR’S EDITION and shared side by side comparisons of the original STAR TREK film from 1979, and the updated Director’s Edition from 2022.
Mark paid tribute to the icon of British cinema, the late Terence Davies, who passed away on 7 October 2023. His extraordinary legacy includes DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES and OF TIME AND THE CITY.
Mark then welcomed Hollywood royalty Thelma Schoonmaker onstage to discuss KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, the most recent film she has edited in a fifty five year collaboration with Martin Scorsese, which has earned her eight Oscar nominations. She then shared fascinating insights into the work of legendary filmmaking duo Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger as part of the UK-wide launch of UNBOUND CINEMA: THE CREATIVE WORLDS OF POWELL AND PRESSBURGER.
Our fourth guest was BAFTA winning filmmaker Kevin MacDonald, who is the biographer and grandson of Emeric Pressburger. Mark asked Kevin and Thelma to share their highlights from the Powell and Pressburger season, which included I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING!, EDGE OF THE WORLD, and THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP.
UNBOUND CINEMA: THE CREATIVE WORLDS OF POWELL AND PRESSBURGER runs from 16 October to 31 December 2023.
With thanks to Charlotte Matheson, Josh Glenn, Sophie Kendrick, Stuart Brown, Rhidian Davis, Sarah Bemand, Tash Malhotra and Dave Norris for making it all run so smoothly. And of course for Julie Edwards for the fabulous photographs.