Talks: Molly Dineen at the BFI

We heard Molly Dineen talk about her devastating, BAFTA-winning documentary, The Lie of the Land (2008), on Britain’s crisis in farming, at the Hay Festival a few years ago and were fascinated by both the film and the maker. Dineen’s chosen subjects have been extremely varied, from The Ark (1993) about London Zoo’s struggle for survival, to Geri (1999) about the eponymous Spice Girl, but the results are always, without fail, extremely moving. It hasn’t always been easy to see her work, however, so it’s good news to hear that this month the BFI are releasing the Molly Dineen Collection DVD: Volume Three (with her last three films, Geri, The Lords’ Tale and The Life of the Land) and even better news that Dineen will be talking about her work with broadcaster and author Mark Lawson. It’s a rare chance to hear Dineen in person and we hugely recommend that you go along and hear what she has to say. You’ll have to hurry though, as there aren’t many tickets left.

Molly Dineen in conversation with Mark Lawson
22 Nov, 6.30pm
NFT 3, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XT
020 7633 0274
— Francesca
20th October 2011