The director of Fight Club and the upcoming Gone Girl will discuss his craft and career.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that US director David Fincher will discuss his craft and career at an event in London on September 19.
As part of the ‘BAFTA: A Life in Pictures’ series, Fincher will discuss a career that has included The Game, Seven, Fight Club and Panic Room as well as BAFTA and Oscar-winning hits The Social Network and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Palme d’Or-nominated Zodiac.
Before directing his first feature film, Alien 3, in 1992, Fincher worked for VFX house Industrial Light & Magic on films including Return of the Jedi and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and directed a range of commercials and music videos for artists such as Madonna, George Michael, and Michael Jackson.
Fincher received his first BAFTA nomination for direction in 2009 for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which gained a total of eight BAFTA nominations and three wins, and numerous other accolades.
In 2010, he was awarded a BAFTA for The Social Network, for which he also won a Golden Globe and received an Oscar nomination. He is currently executive producer on the BAFTA-nominated television series House of Cards, and won a Primetime Emmy Award for directing the pilot episode.
Fincher’s forthcoming film, Gone Girl, based on the mystery-thriller novel by Gillian Flynn and starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, will be released in the UK by Twentieth Century Fox on Oct 3.
Public tickets for ‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures: David Fincher’ will go on sale at 1pm on Aug 29 (Fri). To book tickets, go to www.bafta.org/whats-on/.
It will mark the latest in a long-running series of onstage interviews at BAFTA’s London headquarters, which has included Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Jim Broadbent, Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Kenneth Branagh and Helen Mirren.
Recordings of previous events in the series are available on BAFTA Guru, BAFTA’s online learning channel (www.bafta.org/guru).