Magazine article Screen International

Imitation Game in NBFF Honour

Magazine article Screen International

Imitation Game in NBFF Honour

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The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) and The Weinstein Company have announced the drama will receive the best picture and outstanding ensemble cast awards in April.

The Imitation Game will also be the subject of a pre-BAFTA private reception on February 5 at the ME Hotel in London in association with Screen International, Visit Newport Beach California and Orange County Film Society (OCFS) ahead of the 2015 BAFTA awards on February 8. Cast will be in attendance.

The film broke into the top ten in North America on December 25 following a wide expansion through The Weinstein Company and to date has grossed more than $17.8m.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance and Mark Strong star and Morten Tyldum directed.

FilmNation handles international sales on the true story of the cryptoanalyst and computer scientist Alan Turing, who led the wartime team that cracked the Nazi Enigma code and committed suicide in 1954 following persecution by the British government for homosexuality.

The Imitation Game will screen at the Lido Theater in Newport Beach on January 5 with members of the OCFS and select members of the cast and crew set to attend. …

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