Special films and events
A recently divorced filmmaker searchers for a new leading lady, not only for his next movie but also for himself.
Monday 18 February 18:00
A filmmaker struggles with actors, finance and romance on the film set.
Monday 18 February 18:10
This new doc captures Pendergrass’s rise to fame as an R&B singer, and what happened after he became paralysed.
Tuesday 19 February 20:30
The City without Jews + intro by Fumiko Tsuneishi, Head of the Technical Department at the Austrian Filmarchiv
A biting satire on anti-Semitism and the rise of the far-right, restored by the Austrian Film Archive.
Tuesday 26 February 18:20
In this one-off event we present Revelations and some rare clips of groundbreaking American stand-up star Bill Hicks.
Tuesday 26 February 20:40
Anthony Asquith’s 1932 film boasts some excellent comic talent (especially Gordon Harker), and the music of Mischa Spolianski.
Thursday 28 February 18:10
Celebrating freedom in the first film from independent Korea.
Thursday 28 February 18:20
Creating a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens.
14-22 March 2019
In this introductory lecture, artist and theorist Kodwo Eshun argues that the pair’s films constitute an aesthetic re-education of the senses.
Monday 4 March 18:15
The work of Heinrich Böll provided the basis for these first Straub-Huillet films, which interrogate Germany’s history.
Monday 4 March 20:30
European Connections Today: a discussion with All4’s Walter Presents supremo Walter Iuzzolino, writer/producer Stewart Harcourt (Maigret ITV) & actor Cherie Lunghi
A panel of experts discuss Britain’s taste for European drama and where this might lead in the future.
Tuesday 5 March 18:15
In this double bill, the directors tackle two classically oriented works: Pierre Corneille’s Othon and Ferdinand Bruckner’s Pains of Youth.
Wednesday 6 March 20:30
A timely reminder of tensions between nationalities in the late 40s, this film is about displaced Europeans in Germany awaiting rescue.
Thursday 7 March 18:15
International Women’s Day: UK Premiere: Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart + intro Dr. Althea Legal-Miller + Skype Q&A with director Tracy Heather Strain
This feature doc focuses on the Raisin in the Sun playwright, who was also a committed activist and sought-after intellectual.
Saturday 9 March 14:00
Outside the Law – a crime caper set in the San Francisco underworld – is still a cracker today.
Sunday 10 March 13:20
Years in the making, this anti-biopic of Johann Sebastian Bach was Straub-Huillet’s feature debut.
Tuesday 12 March 18:20
Moses and Aaron + Introduction to Arnold Schoenberg’s Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene + intro by Sam McAuliffe, Goldsmiths, University of London
These two Straub-Huillet films engage with the work of iconoclastic composer Arnold Schoenberg.
Thursday 14 March 18:00
Boasting big-name collaborators on both sides of the camera, this screwball comedy delights and delivers.
Frdiay 15 March 18:00
Film industry insiders share inspiring stories about what you hear – and see – on screen in this live event.
Frdiay 15 March 18:20
This experimental and wilfully anachronistic film features a contemporary man gleaning insights from Julius Caesar’s ex-slave and ex-banker.
Wednesday 16 March 13:30
Explore how Bertolt Brecht’s texts influenced Straub-Huillet and British cinema with a panel of academics.
Wednesday 16 March 15:50
Comedian Deborah Frances-White hosts the live show of her popular podcast, discussing films and more with special guests.
Monday 18 March 18:20
Join us as we celebrate the history of British animated cartoons, from the earliest period of cinema in the 1890s up to the late 1920s.
Monday 18 March 18:30
The filmmakers’ imagining of two books about young boys coming up against the constraints of their lives.
Wednesday 20 March 18:00