FILMFESTIVALS : cinema rock news cinema news OPENING NIGHT GALA: CINEMA-ROCK CINEMA-ROCK rock WWW.CINEMA-ROCK.COM MOFILM GALA: THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (USA - 2010 - 106 min) MOFILM Gala Julianne Moore and Annette Benning star in a smart and funny story of modern family life. Simply put, this whip-smart comedy drama about modern family life is one of the most enjoyable films of the year. AMERICAN AIRLINES GALA: NEVER LET ME GO (UK - 2010 - 115 min) Opening Night Gala A haunting story of love and loss based on Kazuo Ishiguro's best-selling novel. Kathy, a young woman in her early thirties, recalls her childhood years growing up with her friends Ruth and Tommy at Hailsham, an idyllic-seeming English boarding school. FILMS: CONVICTION (USA - 2010 - 107 min) American Airlines Gala Based on real events, Hilary Swank stars in this uplifting story of one woman's persistence to overturn a miscarriage of justice. On May 12th 1983, Kenny Waters was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole on the testimony of two former girlfriends who claimed that he admitted the crime. BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS - WINNERS: BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2010 AWARDS WINNERS London – 10.30pm, 27 October 2010: The 54th BFI London Film Festival announced its winners at the high profile awards ceremony held at London’s LSO St Luke’s this evening. Hosted by journalist and broadcaster, Sue Perkins, the five awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world. Legendary film director Martin Scorsese was also present at the ceremony to deliver a special tribute to the work of the BFI National Archive, which celebrates its 75th birthday this year. Never Let Me Go - Opening Night Gala A film directed by Mark Romanek starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, Charlotte Rampling and Sally Hawkins. Let Me In - Film On The Square A film directed by Matt Reeves starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Grace Moretz, Elias Koteas and Richard Jenkins. Conviction - American Airlines Gala A film directed by Tony Goldwyn starring Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo and Juliette Lewis. 54th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 13 - 28 October 2010 Black Swan - Jameson Gala A film directed by Darren Aronofsky starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, Vincent Cassel and Winona Ryder. The Kids Are All Right - MOFILM Gala A film directed by Lisa Cholodenko starring Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson. The American - Film On The Square A film directed by Anton Corbijn starring George Clooney, Paolo Bonacelli, Violante Placido and Thekla Reuten. It's Kind Of A Funny Story - Film On The Square A film directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck starring Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts. 127 Hours - Closing Night Gala A film directed by Danny Boyle starring James Franco, Clémence Poésy, Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara. MIRAL (France-Italy-Israel-India - 2010 - 112 min) Film On The Square Gala A richly textured look at one woman's experience of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Based on Rula Jebreal's first-hand account of growing up in East Jerusalem, Miral is the richly textured and deeply moving account of an intelligent young woman whose personal story is inextricably linked with the political history and social consequences of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. FILM ON THE SQUARE GALA: CLOSING NIGHT GALA: 127 HOURS (USA/UK - 2010 - 94 min) Closing Night Gala Gripping, adventurous film-making and headline grabbing drama from Oscar-winning Danny Boyle.