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BFI Southbank

A four-screen cinema venue showing over 2,000 classic and contemporary films each year, with film seasons, director and actor retrospectives, and extended runs of cinema classics. View over 1000 hours of free film and TV in the Mediatheque, visit the library and film shop, and enjoy two of the South Bank’s best restaurant bars.

Season highlights

All events

Events and previews

Your chance to catch the latest releases, and hear from film and TV personalities.

  • Humans

    TV Preview: Humans + Q&A

    When a Synth (robot servant) is purchased by a busy family, things don’t quite go as planned.

    Jun 1, 2015 8:15 PM

  • The Outcast

    TV Preview: The Outcast + Q&A

    This two-part adaptation of Sadie Jones’ best-selling novel is a deeply romantic but honest coming-of-age story.

    Jun 3, 2015 6:15 PM

  • West

    West + director Q&A

    A woman and her son escape from East Germany only to be faced with paranoia on the other side of the Berlin wall.

    Jun 4, 2015 6:10 PM

Extended runs

Plenty of chances for you to enjoy film classics, restorations and new releases.

  • Cry of the City

    Cry of the City

    This vivid depiction of life in New York’s Little Italy anticipates the films of Scorsese.
    Until 27 May

  • 8½

    This Fellini extravaganza is often cited as one of the greatest films ever made.
    1 - 28 May

  • Only Angels Have Wings

    Only Angels Have Wings

    Howard Hawks’ tale of American fliers in the Andes stars the debonair Cary Grant.
    15 - 28 May

  • Timbuktu


    Abderrahmane Sissako’s Oscar®-nominated film is a timely, tender and powerful tale.
    29 May - 11 June

  • The Misfits

    The Misfits

    This powerful emotional drama gave Monroe the role she had been waiting for.
    12 - 25 June

  • The Long Good Friday

    The Long Good Friday

    As a precursor to our major London on Film season (July to October), we present a restoration of this iconic and influential London gangland thriller.
    19 - 30 June (continues in July)

  • The Third Man

    The Third Man

    In Carol Reed’s careful hands, Graham Greene’s ‘entertainment’ (now newly restored) became one of the most highly rated and best loved British films ever made.
    26 - 30 June (continues in July)

In the Studio

More recent releases that you ought to see.

  • Far From the Madding Crowd

    Far From the Madding Crowd

    Terence Stamp and Julie Christie star in this Thomas Hardy tale of tragedy and passion.
    1 - 28 May

  • A Fuller Life

    A Fuller Life

    An illuminating documentary about the late, great writer-director Sam Fuller.
    15 - 28 May

  • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

    The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

    Studio Ghibli’s latest is a popular folk tale about a tiny girl found in a bamboo stalk.
    29 May - 11 Jun (continues from May)

  • Listen Up Philip

    Listen Up Philip

    This bone-dry satire stars Jason Schwartzman as an ambitious and cynical novelist in New York.
    5 - 18 Jun

  • Argerich


    One of the world’s greatest living pianists has the camera turned on her by her daughter.
    19 - 30 Jun (continues in July)

All regular strands

Regular strands

Monthly screenings of experimental, archive, family, international and LGBT content.

More at BFI Southbank

  • BFI Shop

    BFI Shop

    Film and TV-related books, DVDs and gifts at BFI Southbank and online.

  • The BFI Reuben Library

    The BFI Reuben Library

    We provide free access to a huge collection of books, journals and documents about the world of film and television.

  • BFI Mediatheque

    BFI Mediatheque

    At BFI Southbank’s Mediatheque you can explore the riches of the BFI National Archive, for free.

  • Food and drink

    Food and drink

    Two great places to lounge, eat and drink when you visit.

BFI Southbank calendar

Programme changes
Updates to the printed BFI Southbank Guide.

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Digital BFI Southbank Guide

May 2015 Guide
June 2015 Guide
July 2015 Guide

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