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Happy Birthday BFI -A Report from the Party

CCI lecturer Dr Harvey Cohen and centre Director Dr Richard Howells were in distinguished company as guests at the British Film Institute’s 75th birthday party.

The first part of the event was a mixture of film clips and guest appearances from directors such as Terence Davies (“Of Time and the City”; “Distant Voices, Still Lives”) , Stephen Frears (“The Queen”; “Dangerous Liaisons”), Gurinder Chada (“Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging”; “Bend It Like Beckham”) and Paul Greengrass (“The Bourne Ultimatum”; “Bloody Sunday”, along with actors such as Leslie Phillips and Jaime Winstone.

Of course, the after-show reception is often the most fun about these sorts of things. Lost in CCI spotted Drs Howells and Cohen in catching up with Terence Davies (an old friend of ours) and composer Michael Nyman (“The Libertine”; “The Piano”), who is also a King’s College London alumnus. Nyman was overheard quizzing Cohen about the CCI lecturer’s forthcoming book on Duke Ellington (Chicago University Press).

You overheard it here first.

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