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Retro Round-Up of the BFI London Film Festival 2010


The schedule for the BFI London Film Festival was announced this week, which includes a few titles that should appeal to the retro enthusiast.

There are three noteworthy music documentaries; The Ballad of Mott The Hoople, which mixes their reunion tour of 2009 with interviews and footage from the 1970s; Upside Down: The Creation Records Story, which charts the ups and down the record label through the 80s and 90s; and Lemmy, which like the man himself, probably needs no further introduction.

For those interested in the Beat writers, there is the documentary William S. Burroughs: A Man Within and Howl described as “an imaginative interpretation of Allen Ginsberg's poem” with the 1957 obscenity trail at its centre.

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