Previews: Edie Trailer, Yellow Submarine, More!

Lots to see in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the new Edie trailer, Yellow Submarine, Whitney, and more…

Edie Trailer

Here is the new Edie trailer. The film is about an older woman who decides to fulfil a life-long dream following the death of her controlling husband. Directed by Simon Hunter, the film stars Sheila Hancock in the lead role. Edie will be released in UK cinemas on 25th May 2018.

Yellow Submarine Trailer

For its 50th anniversary, The Beatles’ animated classic Yellow Submarine gets a big screen rerelease. Directed by George Dunning, the film features some of The Beatles’ best-loved songs. Yellow Submarine will be screened across the UK on 8th July, with tickets going on sale on 17th April 2018.

Whitney Trailer

This is the new trailer for documentary Whitney. The film will no doubt be compared to the other recent Whitney Houston documentary, Nick Broomfield’s Whitney: Can I Be Me, although this new film is produced by Patricia Houston. Whitney is directed by Kevin MacDonald (Marley) and will be released in UK cinemas from 6th July 2018.

Big Fish & Begonia Opening Clip

Here are the first three minutes of upcoming animation Big Fish & Begonia. The film is about a young girl who is transformed into a dolphin when she turns sixteen in order to explore the human world. The film combines new storytelling with ancient Chinese legends. Big Fish & Begonia will hit UK screens on 18th April 2018.

Night School Trailer

Above is the trailer for new comedy Night School. The film is about a group of adults forced to attend night classes to pass the GED exam. The film is directed by Malcolm D. Lee (who had recent success with Girls Trip) and stars Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, and Rob Riggle. Night School is scheduled for release on UK screens on 28th September 2018.

London Film Festival 2011 Launch

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Well ok, it isn’t quite Christmas yet, but it is almost time for the BFI London Film Festival! Today was the launch of the festival in a heavily-gridlocked Leicester Square. BFI chief executive Amanda Nevill took the stage first to introduce this year’s event, and to say thanks to the numerous parties involved. Following this, the festival’s artistic director Sandra Hebron spoke, mentioning with sadness that this was her last LFF. A reel of clips and trailers from selected films due to be screened at the October festival was then shown.

The range of films being shown at the London Film Festival is as diverse as ever. Some of the big films have already been screened at Venice, even so there are some interesting prospects such us A Dangerous Method and Madonna’s W.E. Also being shown are Coriolanus, Shame, Anonymous and The Ides of March. Other films which peaked my interest included Let the Bullets Fly (currently China’s highest grossing film), Nick Broomfield’s Sarah Palin – You Betcha!, Norwegian film Headhunters and Tales of the Night, which is the Family Gala screening. Perhaps the film I am most looking forward is The Artist, a French homage to the silent movie era.

To see the full programme and find out more about the London Film Festival 2011 click here.