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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.

  • Nicolas Refn

    Nicolas Winding Refn in Conversation: The Act of Seeing

    Nicolas Winding Refn joins co-author Alan Jones (FrightFest) in discussion about the rare exploitation film posters that have shaped his filmmaking approach.

    Sep 1, 2015 6:15 PM

  • Dope


    High school nerd Malcom and his friends get pulled into a comic adventure in their crime-filled neighbourhood.

    Sep 3, 2015 6:20 PM

  • Nicolas Refn

    A Syrian Love Story + Q&A

    An intimate, award-winning documentary portrait of a family torn apart by politics.

    Sep 15, 2015 6:20 PM

Extended runs

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

  • L’eclisse


    Antonioni's stylish film about troubled relationships in an alienating world is a landmark of modern cinema.
    28 Aug - 10 September

  • In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood

    Richard Brooks’ adaptation of Truman Capote’s true-crime novel is ripe for rediscovery.

    11 Sep - 6 Oct

  • Steamboat Bill, Jr

    Steamboat Bill, Jr

    Buster Keaton gives a brilliant performance as a lovesick young man caught in the middle of a feud.

    18 Sep - 6 Oct

In the Studio

More recent releases that you ought to see.

  • The Look of Silence

    The Look of Silence

    The award-winning companion piece to The Act of Killing focuses on an optometrist and his customers.
    21 Aug - 2 Sep

  • Love & Mercy

    Love & Mercy

    A refreshingly unconventional biopic on The Beach Boys' troubled genius, Brian Wilson.
    28 Aug - 10 Sep

  • Queen and Country

    Queen and Country

    John Boorman’s warm and witty portrait of a society on the brink of great social change.
    4 - 17 Sep

  • Pasolini


    Director Abel Ferrara offers a kaleidoscopic view of the last day in the filmmaker’s life.
    4 - 17 Sep

  • Mr Holmes

    Mr Holmes

    A beautifully shot and superbly acted new twist on Sherlock Holmes, here played by Ian McKellen.
    5 - 17 Sep

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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