Francine Stock is a broadcaster, critic and writer who has fronted a range of arts and current affairs programmes for BBC Television and Radio including Newsnight and Front Row. Since 2004, she’s presented The Film Programme. Her published work includes novels, short stories, film criticism and a social history of cinema, In Glorious Technicolor.
She’s been guest artistic director of the From Page to Screen festival and is a patron of Borderlines Film Festival.
Two Hitlers & A Marilyn
Adam Andrusier spent his childhood in pursuit of autographs. After writing to every celebrity he could think of, from Frank Sinatra to Colonel Gaddafi, he soon jostled with the paparazzi at stage doors and came face-to-face with the most famous people on the planet. It opened up a world beyond his chaotic family home in Pinner and his Holocaust-obsessed father. But as Adam turned from collector to dealer, learning how to spot a fake from the real deal, he discovered that in l...
Stories about Stories: Etgar Keret Masterclass
This was a unique opportunity to meet with award-winning writer Etgar Keret who read some stories about writing (some yet unpublished) and spoke about the creative process. This was followed by a serious discussion about story writing.
Gamechangers Series – Oliver Stone: Chasing the Light
A rare online event with one of the most admired – and often controversial – filmmakers of the last four decades. The director of films including Platoon, Wall Street, JFK and Natural Born Killers joins Jewish Book Week live from the US to discuss his life, career and fearless, enthralling memoir Chasing The Light. After a rarefied New York childhood and serving in Vietnam, he came to prominence as writer of the screenplays of Mid...
David Thomson: Movie Directors
Over the last century our sense of what a director is or should be has shifted from a functionary to an important part of a wider team to the artist in charge. But now, which casual viewer could tell you who directed prestige TV shows like The Sopranos or Breaking Bad? Who better to take us from Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock and Howard Hawks to Jane Campion, Stephen Frears and Spike Lee than David Thomson, described by the Booker-winner John Banville as “the greatest writer on ...
Billy Wilder: From Vienna to Hollywood
In-hall tickets are priced at £16.50
At-home streaming tickets can be booked for £12.50 by following this link
With What a Carve Up author Jonathan Coe on the Kings Place stage and cinema historian Noah Isenberg joining live from the US, this is a suitably transatlantic discussion of Billy Wilder, one of Europe’s mo...
Online Streaming Pass – Sunday 3rd October
This pass gives you online access to six of our October events for half the price of the individual tickets. These events will be available to watch live or for seven days after the initial broadcast.
Events included in the pass:
Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy featuring Anne Sebba and Clare Mulley
Power Players: Ivor Crewe & Anthony Seldon
Billy Wilder: ...