J K Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, French film Divines, Chris Riddell on school libraries
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November 13, 2016
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of Harry Potter author JK Rowling. The film tells the tale of magizoologist Newt Scamandar and his menagerie of fantastical creatures which are accidentally set free in 1920s New York, a place riven with political turmoil and persecution of the magical community. Producer David Heyman, who produced all eight of the Harry Potter films, and director David Yates, who helmed the final four of the franchise, discuss the latest instalment from the Potter universe. Divines, the debut movie from female French director Houda Benyamina won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes this year. Ginette Vincendeau reviews the drama that, 20 years after La Haine, takes place in a rough Parisian housing estate and focuses on the women’s experience of drugs, power, crime and religion. It’s almost 40 years since the Sex Pistol’s released their landmark album Anarchy in the UK. The band’s guitarist Steve Jones discusses his new autobiography Lonely Boy, which charts how…