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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

  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe

    As Hollywood’s most enduring sex symbol, Monroe epitomised the construction of the female image.

  • Orson Welles

    Orson Welles: The Great Disruptor

    Orson Welles’ passion for innovation spurred both his meteoric rise and his fall from grace.

  • The Long Good Friday

    London on Film

    The start of the BFI’s first retrospective of London on the big screen – one of the world’s great cinematic cities.

  • The Mayor of Casterbridge

    Dennis Potter: Faith and Redemption

    An examination of the great TV writer’s complex relationship to faith, and celebrate his skill as an adaptor.


All events

Events and previews

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

Extended runs

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

  • 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 June - 8 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 June - 9 July

  • Touch Of Evil

    Touch Of Evil

    Murder and madness, sex and violence… Welles’ noir masterpiece has them all.
    10 - 30 July

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    Man with a Movie Camera

    Dziga Vertov’s remarkable and game-changing exploration of city life.
    31 July (continues in August)

In the Studio

More recent releases that you ought to see.

  • 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

    Argerich

    One of the world’s greatest living pianists has the camera turned on her by her daughter.
    19 Jun - 1 Jul

  • The Wonders

    The Wonders

    The lives of a family in rural Italy are chaged when they consider entering a TV competition.
    17 - 30 Jul

  • Iris

    Iris

    Fashion icon Iris Apfel is captured by the legendary Albert Maysles in this fascinating documentary.
    31 Jul (continues in Aug)

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.

BFI Membership

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Digital BFI Southbank Guide

June 2015 Guide
July 2015 Guide


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