Wreckers premiered tonight at the London Film Festival. Benedict is away in Belgium filming Parade’s End but the director Dictynna Hood and the remainder of the central cast (Claire Foy, Shaun Evans and Peter Mcdonald were there to introduce the film).
You can read our review of the film here.
Shaun Evans and Peter McDonald at the Wreckers Q&A at the London Film Festival.
Claire Foy and Shaun Evans at the Q&A for Wreckers at the London Film Festival (Benedict is of course filming Parades End in Belgium and couldn’t attend).
BFI members don’t forget that priority booking for the London Film Festival opens tomorrow for phone/internet bookings from 9:30 a.m.
Postal booking opened a week ago so some of the big films have already sold out screenings (A Dangerous Method, We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Artist, Carnage) while other films have sold out completely (Shame, The Ides of March, the surprise film) but from the look of the website none of the New British cinema screenings (which Wreckers is a part of) have sold out yet although given Benedict’s popularity I would expect tickets for Wreckers to shift fairly swiftly once booking goes live (especially for the premiere showing on 16th October).
I would suggest trying to book on-line rather than phoning. Unless they’ve changed the system the BFI phone lines have no real queuing system so you get disconnected after being on hold for 10 minutes. You can’t book in person during the priority booking period.
If you’re only interested in Wreckers you can probably wait for the initial rush to settle down before trying to book as people will inevitably be trying to snap up the last remaining tickets to the gala screenings at 9:30 tomorrow.
Tickets are limited to two per screening.
Public booking opens on 26th September.