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The actor and filmmaker will discuss “his illustrious and varied career, as well as his latest feature The Midnight Sky,” which Netflix will release in December.
The virtual event, set for Sunday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. London time, will be free to access in the U.K. and internationally via the BFI YouTube channel.
“George Clooney is an alumn of the BFI London Film Festival many times over,” organizers said, listing “The Ides of March, The Descendants, Up in the Air and festival opener and closer respectively, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Good Night and Good Luck, to name a few over recent years.”
They added: “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 film.
The post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (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 directed the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel, which also co-stars David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir.
The London Film Festival lineup of events this year also includes sessions with the likes of Letitia Wright, Riz Ahmed and Tilda Swinton.
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