Our Talking Pictures series, in collaboration with the BFI, is about screening film old and new and facilitating discussion around it.

Our next session is focused on how rail has been represented in British filmmaking through the ages. We’ll showcase material from the rich archive of British Transport Films (the film unit of British Rail when it was a nationalised body), which is preserved by the BFI alongside contemporary films from EVCOM member film companies The Edge Picture Company and Pukka Films. The discussion will look at changing attitudes, techniques, approaches and public responses to rail, and will be facilitated by Steve Foxon, Curator of Non-Fiction at the BFI National Archive. Everyone is encouraged to join in the conversation which will continue after the event at the pub around the corner.

Panellists: Alex Green (Network Rail), Paul Katis (Pukka Films), Nick Canner (The Edge Picture Company), Patrick Russell (BFI National Archive) and Steve Foxon (BFI National Archive).

When: 6:30pm-8pm, 20th March

Where: BFI, Stephen Street

This event is free to attend, and is for EVCOM members only. Please RSVP to Claire at claire.fennelow@evcom.org.uk to be added to the guestlist. Places are very limited in the BFI Screening Room so do send your RSVP ASAP!

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