Documentary maker Nick Broomfield. High school cool in Brick. Divorce on Film from Kramer vs. Kramer to The Squid and the Whale. And HG Wells predicts a Second World War.
On The Film Programme this week:
Documentary maker Nick Broomfield discusses his early work and his recent venture into feature films with a fictional story about Chinese immigrants.
Writer Sarah Dunant explores divorce on film, from Kramer vs. Kramer to The Squid and the Whale.
High school cool in Brick - a Dashiell Hammett-style mystery set amongst Californian teenagers by first-time director Rian Johnson.
Chairman of the Arts Council Sir Christopher Frayling on the 1936 film Things to Come - HG Wells' eccentric vision of a Second World War that anticipates the Blitz and space travel.
Films mentioned on the programme:
Nick Broomfield: The Early Works (15) is out now. 4 Disc DVD Boxset includes Who Cares, Proud to be British, Behind the Rent Strike, Juvenile Liaison, Juvenile Liaison II, Tattooed Tears, Driving Me Crazy and Monster in a Box.
The Squid and the Whale (15) is still playing in selected cinemas nationwide.
Kramer vs. Kramer (PG) is out now on DVD
Things to Come (PG) is out now on DVD from DD Home Entertainment.
Brick (15) is in selected cinemas now.
Christopher Frayling's TV film choice is I'm All Right Jack (Channel 4) Tuesday afternoon 1.30pm and Sarah Dunant's choice is The Conversation, BBC2 Sunday night (12.05am).