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George Clooney previews Netflix Sci-Fi movie The Midnight Sky at BFI London Film Festival

George Clooney is guesting at the 64th BFI London Film Festival, it’s been confirmed, taking part in an LFF Screen Talk conversation to discuss his latest movie, the sci-fi thriller The Midnight Sky, which debuts on Netflix in December. The starry conflab will be free to access via the BFI YouTube channel.

The show can be seen Sunday October 18, at 4pm.

George Clooney is an alumni of the BFI London Film Festival many times over; The Ides of March, The Descendants, Up in the Air and Festival opener and closer respectively, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Good Night and Good Luck, to name a few over recent years. 

Clooney will join Riz Ahmed, Letitia Wright and David Byrne for a series of LFF Screen Talks on the BFI YouTube channel…

Directed and starring Clooney, The Midnight Sky is a post-apocalyptic tale that follows Augustine (Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. 

Beyond that there’s not been too much revealed about the movie to date, but we do know The Midnight Sky is an adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel Good Morning, Midnight, and co-stars David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir.  

Clooney will join actors Riz Ahmed and Letitia Wright as well as filmmakers Miranda July, Christian Petzold, Michel Franco, Tsai Ming-liang, musician and performer David Byrne and artist ES Devlin (as part of LFF Expanded), for a series of LFF Screen Talks offering audiences a rare and unique opportunity to learn about the careers and craftsmanship of these lauded creators in a virtual setting.

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