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London Film Festival reveals lineup

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The 56th Annual London Film Festival has announced its full lineup — a packed schedule that includes 225 features, 14 world premieres, and a variety of special events, including the gala debut of Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane. The band, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is expected to attend the festival as well.

Other highlights: Mike Newell’s new adaptation of Great Expectations will close out the fest on Oct. 21. (As previously announced, Tim Burton’s 3-D animated flick Frankenweenie will open it on Oct. 10.) Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, Quartet, and the Ben Affleck-directed thriller Argo will also be featured in gala screenings.

Awards will be presented in three categories: Best Film, Best First Feature, and Best Documentary. Last year, Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin snagged the Best Film prize.

The fest runs Oct. 10-21 in London. For a full listing of films and events, visit its official website.

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