Movie channel TCM has announced its involvement in the UK’s only crime film, literature and TV festival, TCM Crime Scene.
The festival runs from 24th to 28th September, with literary events taking place at Waterstones Piccadilly, with film and TV events at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art).
The festival opens at the British Film Institute (BFI) with the British premiere of Taken, starring Liam Neeson and Famke Janssen followed by an onstage Q&A. The closing night of the festival showcases the preview of Italian Director Matteo Garrone’s film Gomorrah based on journalist Roberto Saviano’s expose of the powerful mafia like organisation in Naples, also followed with an onstage Q&A.
Further previews featuring in the festival include; Neil LaBute’s Lakeview Terrace starring Samuel L. Jackson; hilarious spoof OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies and stylish Italian thriller The Unknown Woman.
The festival examines the crime genre from three different perspectives: film, TV and literature, which will go under the spotlight during the various events in London, followed by a week-long on-air season of classic crime movies from 29th September on TCM. The festival creator and director, Adrian Wootton – Chief Executive of Film London, brings his vast expertise and knowledge to the event ensuring that there is a compelling line-up.
The film programme includes new British film Daylight Robbery starring Paul Nicholls and Shaun Williamson, and a Bertrand Tavernier retrospective showcasing five of the French film maker’s films. This year also sees the introduction of the inaugural TCM Crime Scene Masters Award which recognises the masters of the crime genre. This year’s award will be presented to Bertrand Tavernier and he will also participate in an Audience with Bertrand Tavernier on 27th September at the ICA.
TCM Crime Scene festival will be held at Waterstones Piccadilly and ICA from 24th to 28th September followed by a season on-air from 10th to 16th September on TCM.