Who can forget James Dean in Rebel without a Cause or Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame in the thriller, In a Lonely Place. Come to that who can forget the man who directed them both - Nicholas Ray? Ray was one of the Hollywood greats and was hero- worshipped by the French New Wave but he ended his career away from the limelight at a college in upstate New York where he made a multi-screen experimental feature with his students - We Can't Go Home Again. This has now been restored and is on release for the first time. Francine Stock discusses the film and its split screen experiments with Mike Figgis, director of Time Code and asks Ray's widow, Susan about her documentary examining the evolution and legacy of her husband's last project.
Francine will also be talking to Celine Sciamma, the writer and director of Tomboy - an exciting new film from France which vibrates with childhood's sense of self invention and features two dazzling central performances, one by a six year old girl - and to round things off Frank Cottrell Boyce, the man behind 24 Hour Party People and Millions, shares his thoughts on the art of screenwriting as well as some of the movie scenes he loves.
Producer: Zahid Warley.