August

12 August

A Free Soul + pre-recorded intro by Christina Newland

Socialite Norma Shearer risks total ruination after a sordid love affair with murderous gangster Clark Gable.

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12 August

Jewel Robbery + pre-recorded intro by Christina Newland

A lean little ode to drugs, sex, and diamonds starring William Powell and Kay Francis as a gentleman thief and the posh lady who falls for him.

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12 August

Preview: My Old School + Q&A with Jono McLeod, Alan Cumming, Clare Grogan and Lulu

An entertaining and engrossing documentary about a 90s Scottish school legend.

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13 August

Tony Hancock: Oddities and Rarities

A journey through the genius of the beloved comedian.

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13 August

RRR

Catch the most spectacular, epic action film of the year on the big screen.

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14 August

There is No Evil

Mohammad Rasoulof’s critical anthology film tells the stories of four executioners in Iran and the profound psychological impact of this practice.

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14 August

The Divine Voyage + intro by Bryony Dixon, BFI Archive Curator

A dark tale of the high seas.

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15 August

Preview: The Feast + Q&A with Lee Haven Jones, Roger Williams and Annes Elwy

A terrific slow burn, Welsh-language folk horror, laced with twisted humour, brutal body horror and extreme gore.

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15 August

Blonde Crazy + pre-recorded intro by Christina Newland

James Cagney and Joan Blondell play con-artists robbing hotel guests where they work..... and trying to keep one step ahead of the law.

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16 August

The Frog + intro by Vic Pratt, Producer, BFI Video Publishing

An atmospheric adaptation of crime writer Edgar Wallace.

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16 August

Red-Headed Woman + intro by Pamela Hutchinson

Jean Harlow sizzles and the dialogue crackles in this boundary-pushing comedy of sex and social-climbing.

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16 August

Baby Face + intro by Pamela Hutchinson

Barbara Stanwyck climbs her way to the top of New York, one man at a time in this bold Depression-era drama.

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17 August

3 Faces

Playing themselves, actor Behnaz Jafari and director Jafar Panahi travel to rural Iran following a young girl’s call for help.

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18 August

12 Views of Kensal House + intro by Steven Foxon, BFI Curator (Non-Fiction)

The history of Kensal House, seen through the experiences of its 1980s occupants.

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22 August

Woman With a Movie Camera preview: Queen of Glory

A witty and tender dark comedy from a distinctive, new comedic voice.

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23 August

Lion of Judah, War in Ethiopia, 1935-1936 + discussion

A rarely seen account of the conflict that cemented the Rastafari movement.

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23 August

The Chess Players + pre-recorded intro by Shabana Azmi

Two friends play chess obsessively, seemingly oblivious to the larger political game unfolding around them.

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30 August

Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend + Q&A with directors Esther Anderson and Gian Godoy

A riveting, archive-driven portrait of the reggae star and cultural icon.

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30 August

Enemy of the People + intro by Ashvin Devasundaram

In Ray’s adaptation of Ibsen’s play a doctor is confounded by a community’s unwillingness to embrace justice.

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31 August

TV Preview: Am I Being Unreasonable? + Q&A with writer/actors Daisy May Cooper, Selin Hizli and exec producer Jack Thorne

A comedy drama about the changes and challenges a new friendship can bring.

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September

2 September

Music and Youth

Channel 4 revolutionised the presentation of pop music and youth programmes. Join the cast and creatives of shows like The Tube to discover how.

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3 September

Sambizanga + discussion

A moving portrait of daily life on the cusp of a devastating civil conflict in Angola.

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3 September

Doctor Who: The Abominable Snowmen (Animated)

This newly created animation accompanies the existing audio of a classic Patrick Troughton-era time-traveling adventure.

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3 September

Jawbone + Q&A with Johnny Harris, Michael Smiley and Ray Winstone

A screening of the taut boxing drama followed by a discussion of the film with its filmmaker and stars.

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3 September

Preview: Bodies Bodies Bodies

A menacing game turns deadly in this darkly comic chiller.

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6 September

Comedy + discussion and Q&A

The Channel broke the mould of television comedy, creating new stars in the process.

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6 September

Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes + Q&A with director Michael Cumming

A rare opportunity to watch previously unseen moments from the cult TV satire.

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6 September

The Kid Stays in the Picture + intro by Brett Morgen

Legendary film producer Robert Evans narrates the story of his life.

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6 September

Cobain: Montage of Heck + intro by Brett Morgen

A singular portrait of the Nirvana front man.

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7 September

Preview: The Score + Q&A with Malachi Smyth, Johnny Flynn plus further guests TBA

A new road movie with an unsettling edge, starring Johnny Flynn and Will Poulter.

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7 September

Ratcatcher + intro by Catharine Des Forges, Director of the Independent Cinema Office

Ramsay’s feature debut, set in ’70s Glasgow, is a bold, lyrical study of a 12-year-old haunted by a secret.

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7 September

TV preview: Cunk on Earth + Q&A with Charlie Brooker, Diane Morgan and Sam Ward

Screenwipe’s Philomena Cunk takes on the history of pretty much everything in this documentary satire.

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8 September

Graham Sutherland + John Piper + intro by John Wyver

Two early television documentaries explore the work of the British artists.

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8 September

Pam Grier: Icon and trailblazer

An illustrated overview of the screen actor’s career.

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9 September

Pam Grier in conversation

The US star discusses her career on the screen.

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10 September

Foxy Brown + Q&A with Pam Grier

Pam Grier battles predatory drug dealers preying on urban African American communities in this action thriller.

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11 September

Channel 4’s TV Drama Revolution + discussion and Q&A

Our panel of cast and creatives discuss what makes a uniquely Channel 4 drama?

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12 September

Diversity + panel discussion and Q&A with John Akromfrah

Pioneers of diversity on television discuss their ground-breaking work including a screening of the award-winning Handsworth Songs.

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12 September

Mark Kermode Live in 3D at the BFI

One of the UK’s favourite film critics discusses upcoming releases, old treasures and guilty pleasures.

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13 September

All In! + intro by film historian Mark Newell

Knockabout fun in British wrestling comedy from the Aldwych stable.

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14 September

Journeys from Berlin/1971 + introduction by Michelle Pierson

A key work by dancer, choreographer, and experimental filmmaker Yvonne Rainer.

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15 September

Out and Proud

A warm and humorous portrait of young lesbians, and an episode from the first networked lesbian and gay 1980s TV series.

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19 September

Preview: Silent Land

An affluent couple’s dreamy getaway is disrupted in this compelling relationship drama.

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19 September

Celebrating the British Entertainment History Project

A discussion about the cultural history project keeping British cinema’s rich past alive.

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19 September

TV preview: Inside Man + Q&A with David Tennant, Stanley Tucci, Dolly Wells, Lydia West, Steven Moffat and Paul McGuigan

A major new thriller from BAFTA and Emmy award-winning writer Steven Moffat.

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20 September

Philosophical Screens: Jackie Brown

Film philosophers Lucy Bolton and Catherine Wheatley are joined by guest speaker John Ó Maoilearca to discuss the much-loved Elmore Leonard adaptation.

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22 September

Malam + discussion hosted by Anuj Radia from Film Wallahs

The dynamic of a gang in an abandoned Singapore housing block is unsettled by the arrival of a stranger.

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23 and 29 September

BUG 64

Warm your heart and soul and join Dr Buckles and the BUG team for the best in new music videos and oddities from the internet

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23-24 September

Channel 4: Then and Now

A two-day conference exploring the historical, cultural, social and political importance of the channel.

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23 September

Channel 4: The Television Revolution

Members of the original Channel 4 Commissioning teams tell the inside story of how a revolution in broadcasting was created.

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23 September

Brothel No 8 + intro

An old woman and former sex worker looks back on her life and, by extension, the history of women’s roles in Japanese society.

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24 September

Controversy

The new channel began by “saying the unsayable”; here we look at just a few examples.

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26 September

Librarians on screen: Looking beyond the stereotype

A look at the way librarians have been presented on the screen.

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27 September

Bent 25th Anniversary + Q&A with Sean Mathias, Martin Sherman and Sir Ian McKellen

An adaptation of Martin Sherman’s Tony-nominated play about the persecution of gay people in Nazi Germany.

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28 September

Who Needs Channel 4? with Channel 4 Chief Content Officer Ian Katz

Chief Content Officer Ian Katz discusses his priorities for the channel with some of the channel’s major stars.

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28 September

Do the Right Thing + intro by Kaleem Aftab

Spike Lee’s pacy, punchy, provocative fable chronicles a sweltering, fateful day in Brooklyn.

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28 September

TV preview: Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared + panel and Q&A

Viewed over a quarter of a billion times, this YouTube sensation gets its own series.

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28 September

Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson in conversation: 60 years of James Bond

The Bond producers discuss their hugely successful tenure overseeing the Bond screen series.

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October

1 October

James Bond behind the scenes: Stunts and SFX

A look at the work that goes into creating the extraordinary action set-pieces in the Bond series.

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1 October

Preview: The Sound of 007 + Q&A with director Mat Whitecross, lyricist Don Black and composer David Arnold

An insightful history of the Bond series’ composers, musicians and singers who have helped shape its unique place in cinema.

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2 October

Madly, Deeply: A celebration of Alan Rickman, hosted by Mark Kermode

An all-star celebration of beloved actor Alan Rickman.

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2 October

Truly Madly Deeply

A grieving musician is reunited with her dead lover in this moving comedy-drama.

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3 October

Lost Voices: Film messages before FaceTime

A lecture on the ‘Calling Blighty’ films and their importance.

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Adult courses

Film courses for enthusiasts and adult learners.

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BFI Members enjoy special events, previews and screenings at BFI Southbank all year round.

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Education events

Events throughout the year, online and at BFI Southbank.

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