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Govt. Hosts Brit Pic/TV Festival

The Library of Congress will play host to a festival of British film and tv productions May 12 to 18 at the Library’s Thomas Jefferson and James Madison buildings.

Event is a joint venture between the Library and the British Academy of Film & Television Arts. BAFTA v.p, Richard Attenborough said the festival, dubbed “The Great British Picture Show,” will be “the most comprehensive festival of British film and television ever seen in the United States.”

Event will feature world premieres, screenings of classic British cinema, and lectures by acclaimed British actors and tv execs. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are slated to be in D.C. at the time of the festival.

Cultural director for the event is Times of London film critic and author David Robinson. The tv sessions are being organized by Britain’s Central Independent Television.

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