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Danny Boyle video interview

London's Olympic ringmaster talks about curating Shuffle, a ten-day film festival being held in a disused mental asylum

By David Clack

If we'd been responsible for the single most ambitious, most uplifting theatrical event London has ever seen, we'd probably kick back for a few years, switch our out-of-office on and spend some time thinking about how awesome we are.

Not Danny Boyle. One year on from the Olympic opening ceremony that turned us into a city of fiercely proud, Union Flag-waving sports nuts, he's fronting community-minded film festival Shuffle, taking place at St Clement's Social Club – a repurposed portion of an old abandoned psychiatric hospital in Mile End.

Watch the video above to find out more about what's on the bill, then buy tickets for a screening or two, many of which are preceded by Q&A sessions with directors, including – of course – Danny Boyle himself.

For more information about Shuffle, see our full listings and check out our video tour of the festival site with organiser Kate MacTiernan.

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