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‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Leads 2019 Bifa Nominations

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‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Leads 2019 Bifa Nominations
Armando Iannucci’s take on the Charles Dickens classic “David Copperfield” is a strong front-runner in the British Independent Film Awards, scoring 11 nominations.

Dev Patel is up for best actor for his starring role in “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” and his co-stars, Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie, compete in their respective supporting categories.

Wild Rose,” featuring Jessie Buckley as a rising singer, is also a major contender, with 10 nominations. Horror thriller “In Fabric” follows with nine, and Joanna Hogg’s “The Souvenir” with eight. Dance music feature “Beats,” biopic “Judy,” and documentaries “For Sama” and “Diego Maradona” landed five nods apiece.

British actors Naomi Ackie and Joe Cole unveiled the 2019 nominations in London on Wednesday.

Renee Zellweger gets a best actress nom for her turn as late-career Judy Garland. She will vie with Buckley, Holliday Grainger, Sally Hawkins and Vicky Knight for the award.

For the best actor prize,
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UK box office preview: 'Beats', 'John Wick 3' to open this weekend

UK box office preview: 'Beats', 'John Wick 3' to open this weekend
Other openers include ’Birds Of Passage’ and Fox’s Breakthrough.

Scottish 90s rave drama Beats and John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum begin their run at the UK box office this weekend, with Avengers: Endgame aiming to retake the number one crown it surprisingly lost to Pokémon Detective Pikachu last weekend.

Directed by Brian Welsh and based on writer Kieran Hurley’s play, Beats sees two best friends from different backgrounds in a small Scottish town in the summer of 1994. They head to an illegal rave which promises to be the best night of their lives, so long as the police
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Cinema St. Louis 12th Annual ‘QFest St. Louis’ Runs From April 28-May 2 at the Tivoli Theatre

Come get your Q on! The 12th Annual QFest St. Louis, presented by Cinema St. Louis,runs April 28-May 2, 2019, at the Tivoli Theatre.The St. Louis-based Lgbtq film festival, QFest will present an eclectic slate of 28 films. The participating filmmakers represent a wide variety of voices in contemporary queer world cinema. The mission of the film festival is to use the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of Lgbtq people and to celebrate queer culture.

The fest is especially pleased to host the St. Louis premieres of two bio-docs: “Halston,” about the renowned fashion designer, and “Making Montgomery Clift,” about the legendary anti-Hollywood film star. The documentary “TransGeek,” which is about transgender people who are gamers, programmers, and video-game designers, has many local connections, including director, producers, and interview subjects. Several international narrative features receive their St. Louis premieres, including the lush biopic “Vita & Virginia,” about
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Drag Queens Live On in Official Trailer for Jamie Patterson's 'Tucked'

"How long have I got?" Gravitas Ventures has debuted an official trailer for an award-winning indie drama titled Tucked, the first queer film from prolific young British director Jamie Patterson. This premiered at the Outfest Film Festival last year, where it won both the Narrative Audience Award and the International Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize. Tucked is about an aging drag queen named Jackie Collins, who has been told he only has six weeks left to live. All he wants to do is perform his long-running act, and behave as if all is normal. But between a surprising new friendship with a rising young queen and unfinished business with his estranged daughter, he may just have the most eventful month and a half of his entire life. Starring Jordan Stephens, Derren Nesbitt, April Pearson, and Steve Oram. Worth a peek if you're curious. Here's the official trailer (+ two posters) for Jamie Patterson's Tucked,
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