The BFI are at it again with their incredible film events, this time it’s a whole day dedicated to Working Class Heroes, taking place on 14th April.
Celebrating the best of working class talent both in front of and behind the camera, the event features a series of fascinating work shops and discussions, with some exceptional talent ready to present. Maxine Peake will be delivering a talk on her extensive career, Phantom Thread star Lesley Manville and BIFA Most Promising Newcomer winner Naomi Ackles will be giving interviews in a section called The Acting Class Live, and How To Make It will feature industry professionals giving advice on how to get your stories told as a working class individual.
For a more hands on experience, Best in the Scene will be a practical session for young working class actors lead by Line of Duty star Craig Parkinson and casting directors Shaheen Baig and Des Hamilton, as well as representatives from some of the country’s leading drama schools and youth groups. Industry professionals will offer insight into the role of money and class in the film industry in Class and the Green Light, and on stage debate about what class means in 2018 during Who is the Working Class Hero?, topped off by screenings of excellent British films like Second Coming and Mona Lisa.