• Director

    Paul Thomas Anderson

  • With

    Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Bradley Cooper

  • USA 2021. 133min

  • Digital/35mm

  • Certificate


  • A Universal release

In San Fernando Valley 1973, Gary Valentine, a 15-year-old former child actor and budding entrepreneur, meets Alana Kane, a bored and aimless 25-year-old working as an assistant at his school yearbook photo shoot. Gary is instantly smitten and while Alana naturally rejects him, a fun and unlikely friendship blossoms. Paul Thomas Anderson’s freewheeling romance is gloriously shot on film, with a joyous and evocative soundtrack, and features two outstanding film debuts: musician Alana Haim (from the band Haim) and Cooper Hoffman (the son of Philip Seymour Hoffman).

Kimberley Sheehan, BFI Southbank Programmer

All Digital screenings will have Audio Description available. The screenings on Sat 22 Jan 11:40 NFT2 and Mon 24 Jan 14:20 Studio will be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss.

The following screenings will be shown in 35mm: Fri 21 Jan 17:45 NFT3; Sun 23 Jan 18:15 NFT3; Mon 24 Jan 20:25 NFT2; Tue 25 Jan 17:30 NFT2; Wed 26 Jan 17:40 NFT3; Thu 27 Jan 17:30 NFT2 and 20:25 NFT2.

Tickets on sale to Fri 7 Jan to BFI Champions and Patrons from 11:30, to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the general public from 16:00.