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BFI Southbank to screen John Grierson's Drifters with live score from Jason Singh


Preview by Jack Foley

DRIFTERS, John Grierson’s ground-breaking documentary about changes within the North Sea fisheries, is to be screened at the BFI Southbank on Monday, November 5, 2012, accompanied by a new score by beatboxer Jason Singh.

Grierson’s film received its premiere at the Film Society on November 10, 1929, on the same bill as Battleship Potemkin.

The special screening is being held to mark the BFI DVD release and will be presented in a new HD transfer from the best elements held at the BFI National Archive.

To make the evening even more memorable, Drifters will be accompanied by an all-new score, composed and performed live by the beatboxer, vocal sculptor and sound artist Jason Singh.

The evening commences at 6.30pm. To find out more, or to book tickets, visit the BFI website

Win a pair of tickets to the event

IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to BFI Southbank’s screening of John Grierson’s Drifters with live score from Jason Singh on Monday, November 5, 2012. Simply answer the following question…

Q. When did the film originally receive its premiere?

Simply send the answer to Drifters competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email