Eric Olson was 9 years old when his father died. In the small hours of 28th November 1953, Frank Olson plummeted to his death from Room 1018A of the Hotel Statler in Manhattan. His family were told that Olson, a bacteriologist working for the US military bioweapons programme, had “fallen or jumped” — through a closed window.
From October 4 to 15 Britain’s best film event comes across cinemas for the 61st BFI London Film Festival, a film event founded in 1933. The BFI is a registered charity governed by Royal Charter and chaired by Josh Berger.
Directed by Martin McDonagh and produced by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri is a dark comedic drama on the death and rape of a young girl, right under one of the billboards.