Programme changes

This page lists changes to the BFI Southbank programme, not represented in the published Guide.

Updated: 27 September

September/October programme

Please note these additional screenings:
Souad p8 (August Guide)
Wed 29 Sep 18:20 Studio; Fri 1 Oct 20:40 Studio; Sun 3 Oct 13:15 Studio

Rose Plays Julie
Remaining screenings: Tue 28 Sep 18:10 Studio; Thu 30 Sep 20:40 Studio; Sat 2 Oct 20:35 Studio; Mon 4 Oct 20:35 Studio
Ireland-UK 2019. Dir. Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor. With Ann Skelly, Orla Brady, Aidan Gillen. 100min. Digital. 15. A New Wave Films Release. See website for further details.

Following our hugely popular preview, we are delighted to add further screenings of the following:
Sweetheart
Mon 27 Sep 14:30 (HOH) and 20:55 Studio; Tue 28 Sep 20:35 Studio; Wed 29 Sep 20:50 Studio; Thu 30 Sep 18:20 Studio; Sun 3 Oct 15:50 Studio; Mon 4 Oct 18:10 Studio
UK 2021. Dir Marley Morrison. With Nell Barlow, Jo Hartley, Ella-Rae Smith, Sophia Di Martino. 104min. Digital. Cert 15. A Peccadillo Pictures release
Seventeen-year-old AJ is set to have a rubbish summer – she’s been dragged to a holiday park by the sea to spend a week feuding with her interfering mother and her prissy, heavily pregnant older sister, all while enduring magic shows and tribute acts. However, things start to look up when she meets Isla, a carefree lifeguard with a dazzling smile. Marley Morrison’s debut feature is a refreshing and contemporary take on the coming-of-age summer romance, and a brilliantly funny ode to those of us who were once angsty, misunderstood teenagers marooned on holiday with our families.
All screenings will have AD (Audio Description) available and the screenings on Sat 25 Sep 15:30 Studio and Mon 27 Sep 14:30 Studio will be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss.

We are delighted to add the following preview to our programme:
Preview: Convergence + Q&A with director Orlando von Einsiedel and co-director and film contributor Hassan Akkad
Wed 29 Sep 19:00 NFT1
UK 2021. Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel. Digital. 100min. Cert tbc. Courtesy of Netflix.
As the Coronavirus pandemic unfolds, we follow the lives of six people all situated in different parts of the world including China, USA and Brazil trying to do their best for their local communities during this global disaster. It's difficult to watch but utterly compelling and provides access to the people behind the statistics, these are the human faces of the pandemic and we witness their anguish alongside the small victories that can mean the difference between life and death. After The White Helmets and Evelyn, von Einsiedel presents an exceptional documentary about an extraordinary time in our history.
Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less) on sale Fri 10 Sep to BFI Champions and Patrons from 11:30, to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the public from 16:00.

Philosophical Screens: Temptation and Coincidence in Double Indemnity
Wed 29 Sep 20:00 Blue Room p38
Due to unforeseen circumstances, John Ó Maoilearca will not be able to attend this event. We are delighted to announce that Ben Tyrer from Middlesex University will be joining Lucy Bolton and Catherine Wheatley for the discussion.

The Maltese Falcon
Thu 30 Sep 18:10 Studio p10
This screening will now take place in NFT1.

We are pleased to present these further screenings In memory of director Melvin Van Peebles:
The Story of a Three Day Pass (p15, August Guide)
Fri 1 Oct 18:30 Studio; Sat 2 Oct 15:30 Studio; Sun 3 Oct 18:30 Studio; Tue 5 Oct 20:40 Studio

By popular demand, we are pleased to announce additional screenings of these Wong Kar Wai titles:
Chungking Express (p18, July Guide)
Fri 1 Oct 14:15 Studio; Sat 2 Oct 15:15 NFT2; Mon 4 Oct 20:40 NFT1

In the Mood for Love (p19, July Guide)
Fri 1 Oct 18:15 NFT1; Sat 2 Oct 18:10 Studio; Sun 3 Oct 12:20 NFT3; Tue 5 Oct 14:40 Studio

2046 (p20, July Guide)
Fri 1 Oct 20:30 NFT3; Sun 3 Oct 14:50 NFT2

Days of Being Wild (p17 July Guide)
Sat 2 Oct 12:30 NFT2; Tue 5 Oct 18:20 Studio

Happy Together (p19, July Guide)
Sat 2 Oct 20:40 NFT2; Mon 4 Oct 14:45 NFT2

Fallen Angels (p18, July Guide)
Mon 4 Oct 18:30 NFT3; Tue 5 Oct 20:45 NFT3

Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
Mon 4 Oct 18:20 NFT2 p23
We have imported a 35mm print from the States for our screenings but unfortunately the last two reels have faded to a magenta colour. We hope this will not spoil your enjoyment of the rare opportunity to see this film on the big screen.
Unfortunately, the screening on Tue 21 Sep 18:00 NFT3 will no longer include a discussion as advertised. We apologise for any disappointment.

We are delighted to add the following preview to our programme:
Preview: Dune + pre-recorded Q&A with Denis Villeneuve
Tue 5 Oct 18:30 NFT1
USA-Canada 2021. Dir Denis Villeneuve. With Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson. 155min. Digital. Cert TBC. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Audio Description available.
Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) directs the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name.
A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence - a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential - only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
Also look out for Denis Villeneuve in Conversation on 19 October. Tickets for this event will go on sale soon.
Tickets £20, concs £16 (BFI Members pay £2 less) on sale Fri 10 Sep to BFI Champions and Patrons from 11:30, to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the public from 16:00.

Blue Collar
Tue 5 Oct 17:35 NFT1 p21
This screening will now take place in NFT3. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Lost Highway (Unconfirmed)
Tue 5 Oct 20:30 NFT1 p24
Due to rights issues, this screening is now cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment.

October/November programme

Tongues Untied
Wed 20 Oct 20:30 NFT3 p59
This film will be preceded by the short Beyond 'There's always a black issue Dear' (UK 2018. Dir Claire Lawrie. Digital. 30min).

Black Is… Black Ain't
Thu 21 Oct 20:40 NFT3 p59
This film will be preceded by the short How to Raise a Black Boy (UK 2021. Dir Justice Jamal Jones. Digital. 13min).

Mangrove + Q&A with Steve McQueen
Fri 22 Oct 17:30 NFT1 p41
We are delighted to announce that Small Axe Consultant Paul Gilroy will join Steve McQueen for the Q&A following the screening.

Lovers Rock + Q&A with Steve McQueen
Fri 22 Oct 20:50 NFT1 p41
We are delighted to announce that actor Dennis Bovell will join Steve McQueen for the Q&A following the screening.

We are pleased to confirm Adjoa Andoh's choice of film for her Screen Epiphany:
Screen Epiphany: Adjoa Andoh introduces Mandabi
Sun 24 Oct 18:30 NFT1 p5
Mandabi (The Money Order)
France-Senegal 1968. With Makhouredia Gueye, Isseu Niang, Ynousse N'Diaye, Mustapha Ture. 92min. 4K digital restoration. Wolof and French with EST. PG.
Satirising post-colonial bureaucracy and championing the potential of disenfranchised communities, this film confirms Sembène's mission for social justice.
Without work and struggling to keep up appearances, Ibrahima depends on his wives to look after his home and children. With the surprise arrival of a money order he's soon on a Kafka-esque journey through the streets of Dakkar that requires him to prove his identity, second guess who might genuinely assist him and side-step the fraudsters. This highly engaging and sharp-witted drama was successful in Africa and Europe on release, and won the Special Jury Prize at Venice 1968. Particularly resonant amid contemporary reappraisals of colonialism, Sembène's second feature is a landmark of African cinema - and the first film made in Wolof.
Maggi Hurt, Advance Programme Co-ordinator

Happy-Go-Lucky + Q&A with Mike Leigh, Alexis Zegerman and Kate O'Flynn
Sun 24 Oct 14:50 NFT1 p36
We are delighted to announce that Mike Leigh will be joined by cast members Sally Hawkins, Alexis Zegerman and Kate O'Flynn (work commitments permitting) for the Q&A following this screening.

Meantime + Q&A with Mike Leigh, Marion Bailey and Phil Daniels
Sun 24 Oct 18:00 NFT3 p33
We are delighted to announce that Mike Leigh will be joined by cast members Marion Bailey and Phil Daniels (work commitments permitting) for the Q&A following this screening.

Nuts in May + Q&A with Mike Leigh, Alison Steadman, Roger Sloman, Anthony O'Donnell, Stephen Bill and Sheila Kelley
Sun 31 Oct 11:20 NFT1 p31
We are delighted to announce that Mike Leigh will be joined by cast members Alison Steadman, Roger Sloman, Anthony O'Donnell, Stephen Bill and Sheila Kelley (work commitments permitting) for the Q&A following this screening.

Last Night in Soho
Sun 31 Oct 17:40 NFT1 p4
We're delighted to confirm this special screening which will be followed by a Q&A with the film's director Edgar Wright. Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less)

Seven Samurai
Sun 31 Oct 17:00 NFT1 p14
This screening will now take place inthe Studio.

20-22 Omega
Sun 31 Oct 15:00 Studio p57
Please note this screening will take place at the slightly earlier time of 14:30.

High Hopes + Q&A with Mike Leigh, Ruth Sheen and Phil Davis
Tue 2 Nov 18:45 NFT1 p34
We are delighted to announce that Mike Leigh will be joined by cast members Ruth Sheen and Phil Davis (work commitments permitting) for the Q&A following this screening.

We’re delighted to announce the following addition to our programme:
Doctor Who: Galaxy 4 (animated)
Sun 7 Nov 12:00 NFT1
UK 1965/2021. Dir Derek Martinus (original), Chloe Grech (animated). With William Hartnell, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves. 4x25min. Courtesy of BBC Studios.
The Doctor, Vicki and Steven arrive on a planet within Galaxy 4 where two groups, the Drahvins and Rills, are fighting a deadly war with the plan to find the means to leave the planet before its imminent destruction. As the Doctor and his companions get drawn into this feud, it becomes clear that they are all at risk of being on the planet when the inevitable is set to happen. With only one full episode of the story remaining in the archive, the majority of this story is believed to have been lost. By using a complete audio recording and a new colour animation, we invite you to sit back and enjoy Galaxy 4, over 55 years since it was first broadcast.
Doctor Who: Galaxy 4 will be released on Blu-ray soon.
Tickets £15, concs £12, restricted to two per booker (Members pay £2 less) on sale Thu 16 Sep to Patrons and Champions from 11:30 to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the public from 16:00.

The Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice
Mon 8 Nov 14:30 NFT2 p21
This matinee will now take place in NFT3.

Seven Samurai
Mon 8 Nov 13:30 NFT3 p14
This matinee will now take place in the Studio.

Seven Samurai
Tue 9 Nov 13:30 NFT1 p14
This matinee will now take place in NFT3.

Zero Dark Thirty (with HOH subtitles)
Tue 9 Nov 14:15 NFT2 p55
This matinee will now take place in the Studio.

Jules et Jim
Wed 10 Nov 14:00 NFT2 p38
Please note, this matinee starts at 14:30 as per the calendar (not 14:00 as per page 38 of the Guide).

Seven Samurai
Wed 10 Nov 13:00 NFT1 p14
Please note this screening will now take place in NFT3.

Seven Samurai
Thu 11 Nov 13:30 NFT1 p14
Please note this screening will now take place in the Studio.

Naked + Q&A with Mike Leigh, David Thewlis and Lesley Sharp
Sat 13 Nov 17:20 NFT1 p15
We are delighted to announce that Mike Leigh will be joined by cast members David Thewlis and Lesley Sharp (work commitments permitting) for the Q&A following this screening.

Topsy-Turvy + Q&A with Mike Leigh and Jim Broadbent Sun 14 Nov 17:30 NFT1 p35
We are delighted to announce that Mike Leigh will be joined by cast member Jim Broadbent (work commitments permitting) for the Q&A following this screening.

Heat
Mon 15 Nov 13:40 NFT1 p54
This matinee will now take place in NFT3.

Naked
Mon 15 Nov 14:30 NFT3 p15
This matinee will now take place in the Studio.

We are delighted to add the following preview to our programme:
Preview: The Hand of God (È Stata La Mano Di Dio)
Thu 18 Nov 18:30 NFT1
Italy 2021. Dir Paolo Sorrentino With Filippo Scotti, Toni Servillo, Teresa Saponangelo. 130min. Digital. Cert tbc. EST. Courtesy of Netflix
A tight-knit Neapolitan family’s supposedly settled lives are beset by old history, jealousies and not-so-hidden infidelities. This is all set against the febrile backdrop of 1980s Naples, a city gripped by a quasi-religious fervor, due to the city’s team signing football genius and larger-than-life figure Maradona. Depicting all this rich cultural tapestry Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty, The Young Pope) has reached into his own history and fashioned a bold, visually striking drama that uses its glorious locations to full effect. By turns touching, grotesque and savagely funny, and featuring an excellent ensemble cast (including the ever-brilliant Toni Servillo), The Hand of God comes replete with some jaw-dropping scenes that are typical of Sorrentino, a filmmaker at the top of his game.
Adrian Wootton, LFF Programmer
Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less) on sale Fri 10 Sep to BFI Champions and Patrons from 11:30, to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the public from 16:00.

Yojimbo
Fri 19 Nov 14:30 NFT1 p25
This matinee will now take place in the Studio.

Naked
Fri 19 Nov 14:15 Studio p15
This matinee is cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment.

Another Year + Q&A with Mike Leigh, Ruth Sheen and Lesley Manville
Fri 19 Nov 17:30 NFT2 p37
We are delighted to announce that Mike Leigh will be joined by cast members Ruth Sheen and Lesley Manville (work commitments permitting) for the Q&A following this screening.

Four Days in July + Q&A with Mike Leigh and Bríd Brennan
Sat 20 Nov 11:50 NFT2 p33
We are delighted to announce that Mike Leigh will be joined by cast member Bríd Brennan (work commitments permitting) for the Q&A following this screening.

Mr. Turner + Q&A with Mike Leigh, Marion Bailey and Dorothy Atkinson
Sun 21 Nov 13:10 NFT3 p37
We are delighted to announce that Mike Leigh will be joined by cast members Marion Bailey and Dorothy Atkinson (work commitments permitting) for the Q&A following this screening.

All or Nothing + Q&A with Mike Leigh, Lesley Manville and Marion Bailey
Sun 21 Nov 17:10 NFT3 p35
We are delighted to announce that Mike Leigh will be joined by cast members Lesley Manville and Marion Bailey (work commitments permitting) for the Q&A following this screening.

The Flavour of Green Tea over Rice
Thu 23 Nov 14:40 NFT3 p21
This screening is cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment.

The Small World of Sammy Lee
Thu 23 Nov 14:30 NFT1 p46
This screening will now take place in NFT2.

Four Days in July
Wed 24 Nov 14:15 NFT3 p33
This matinee will now take place in NFT2.

Vera Drake + Q&A with Mike Leigh, Imelda Staunton and Phil Davis
Fri 26 Nov 17:40 NFT2 p36
We are delighted to announce that Mike Leigh will be joined by cast members Imelda Staunton and Phil Davis (work commitments permitting) for the Q&A following this screening.

Once Upon a Time… When We Were Colored + Intro
Mon 29 Nov 14:00 NFT1 p64
We are pleased to welcome Dr Althea Legal-Miller (Senior Lecturer in American History and Culture at Canterbury Christ Church University) who will give an intro to this screening.

Grown-Ups
Tue 30 Nov 14:15 NFT2 p33
This matinee will now take place in NFT3.

Tokyo Story
Tue 30 Nov 14:00 NFT3 p22, p28
This matinee will now take place in the Studio.

Petite Maman (HOH)
Tue 30 Nov 14:30 Studio p11
This matinee is cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment. There will be additional HOH subtitled screenings in the December programme.