*** The Midnight Sky: read my 3.5/5 review and article ***
Clooney will discuss his illustrious and varied career, as well as his latest feature The Midnight Sky. Taking place virtually on Sunday 18 October at 4pm, the event will be free to access both in the UK and internationally via the BFI YouTube channel.
Just weeks ahead of the eagerly anticipated The Midnight Sky which he both directs and stars in, Clooney takes a break from post-production to reflect on his work, and with thanks to Netflix, give audiences the inside track on the new film.
The Midnight Sky is a post-apocalyptic tale that follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. Clooney directs the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight, co-starring David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir. It will be released by Netflix in December (scroll down for more images from the film).
As previously announced, Clooney will join actors Riz Ahmed and Letitia Wright as well as filmmakers Miranda July, Christian Petzold, Michel Franco, Tsai Ming-liang, musician and performer David Byrne and artist ES Devlin (as part of LFF Expanded), for a series of LFF Screen Talks offering audiences a rare and unique opportunity to learn about the careers and craftsmanship of these renowned creators in a virtual setting.
The Midnight Sky: images
Felicity Jones as Sully
Kyle Chandler as Mitchell
Felicity Jones as Sully and David Oyelowo as Commander Tom Adewole
George Clooney as Augustine
Director George Clooney on set at Shepperton Studios with David Oyelowo and Tiffany Boone on the set of The Midnight Sky.