Geoff Andrew is Head of Film Programme at BFI Southbank.
After studying Classics at King’s College, Cambridge, Geoff worked as manager-programmer at the Portobello Road’s Electric Cinema Club for several years before becoming a freelance writer on film, contributing to the Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Radio Times and other outlets. He then was the Film Editor of Time Out London for many years until he took up his job as programmer with the BFI.
He has written numerous books on film including The Film Handbook, Film Directors A-Z, The Films of Nicholas Ray, Hollywood Gangsters and BFI Modern Classics volumes on Kiarostami’s 10 and Kieslowski’s Three Colours Trilogy. He edited the anthology Film: The Critics’ Choice, and has contributed to many such collections himself; he was also for many years the Consultant Editor of the Time Out Film Guide.
In recent years, Geoff has also taken to delivering occasional lectures on film, on a variety of subjects ranging from Carl Dreyer to Rouben Mamoulian and Jeff Bridges, from Velazquez and the cinema to Orson Welles’s use of architecture as a cinematic metaphor and representations of death in the movies.
Follow him on Twitter @geoff_andrew
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