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BFI film festival announce music inspired programme

London’s BFI film festival announces an extensive music-inspired programme.

London’s BFI film festival kicks off next month featuring 238 films from across 72 countries. Once again it hosts the Sonic section devoted to films about music. These include: John Pirozzi’s Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock And Roll (2014), which looks at the country’s music scene before the Vietnam war; the kickstarter-backed Stretch and Bobbito film Stretch And Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives (2015); Amy Berg's film about Janis Joplin Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015); Johanna Schwartz’s They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music In Exile (2015), which looks at the effect of fundamentalism on Malian musicians, and more. The series also features Sound Mirrors, a selection of nine short films from producers such as Mariana Conde, Rubika Shah and Cecile Emeke.

The BFI film festival takes place between 7–18 October at various cinemas across London. More information can be found here.