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BAFTA showcases John Maclean in Brits to Watch

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- Sundance winner Slow West to be screened in New York and Los Angeles

BAFTA showcases John Maclean in Brits to Watch
Slow West by John Maclean

British director John Maclean is the latest filmmaker to benefit from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ (BAFTA) ‘Brits to Watch: The Screenings’, a series of showcase events, hosted by BAFTA in New York and Los Angeles, that introduce outstanding British talent to the US film industry. The series is produced in partnership with British Council, with the support of IMDb and the Academy Circle. At each event, a British creative is introduced to an exclusive audience of film industry professionals. BAFTA then arranges a number of follow-up meetings for the individuals to meet with key industry members in both cities.

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On 21 April, Maclean will be guest of honour at a dinner in New York, where his debut feature Slow West [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: John Maclean
film profile
]
, winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival. On 23 April in Los Angeles, John Maclean will be presented at another screening of the film. Starring Michael Fassbender, Slow West was produced by DMC Film, See-Saw Films, and funded by film4, the BFI and New Zealand Film Commission. It will be released by A24 in the US later this year.

The series began in 2013 and has featured Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Clio Barnard
interview: Clio Barnard
film profile
]
), Richard Laxton (Burton and Taylor), Amma Asante (Belle [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), Kieran Evans (Kelly + Victor [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), Hong Khaou (Lilting [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
) and Yann Demange (’71 [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Yann Demange
film profile
]
).

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