Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 285: Sun Oct 16

The United States of America (Benning, 2021): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 3.35pm

66th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (5th - 16th October 2022) DAY 12

Every day (from October 5th to October 16th) I will be selecting the London Film Festival choices you have a chance to get tickets for and the movies you are unlikely to see in London very soon unless you go to see them at the Festival. Here is the LFF's main website for the general information you need. Don't worry if some of the recommended films are sold out by the time you read this as there are always some tickets on offer which go on sale 30 minutes before each screening.

BFI review:
This new feature-length version expands on the original portrait of a nation [which groundbreaking director James Benning made in 1975], this time presenting 52 high-definition static shots of every state plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico. We visit the vast plains of the Midwest, the great metropolises and archetypal picket-fenced suburbs. We witness incredible natural beauty juxtaposed with human achievement in architecture and industry, which together begs the question: what defines this great nation?
Helen de Witt

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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