Updated: 20 May

May Programme

Vortex
From Fri 13 May p8
Please note this film runs 142min (not 135) and has been given a 15 certificate.

Lux AEterna
Fri 20 May 18:40 NFT3; Mon 23 May 18:40 NFT3 p31
This film has been given a 15 certificate. Please note the screening on Fri 20 May 18:40 will now take place in NFT1 and the seating will be unallocated.

Tokyo Story
Sat 21 May 11:10 NFT3 p43
Please note this screening will now take place in NFT1 and the seating will be unallocated.

The Long Day Closes
Sun 22 May 12:30 NFT2; Thu 26 May 20:50 NFT2 p45
We will now be screening this film on 35mm. The screening on Mon 9 May has therefore moved to NFT3.

We are pleased to add a run of the following:
The Quiet Girl (An Cailín Ciúin)
Screenings: Sat 21 May 15:30 Studio; Sun 22 May 15:10 Studio; Mon 23 May 14:30 NFT3, 18:10 Studio; Wed 25 May 18:20 Studio; Thu 26 May 20:30 Studio
Ireland 2022. Dir Colm Bairéad. Catherine Clinch, Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett. 95min. Digital. EST. 12A. A Curzon release.
This sensitive adaptation of Claire Keegan's acclaimed short story Foster follows a quiet, neglected girl as she's sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer in rural Ireland. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one. Centred on a remarkable performance by its young star Catherine Clinch, this poignant Irish-language film is both a moving coming of age story and a beautiful portrait of rural life.
Simon Duffy, Programme & Research Manager
Tickets on sale Tue 17 May to BFI Patrons and Champions from 11:30, to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the general public from 16:00.

Perfect Blue
Sat 21 May 20:15 NFT1 p33
Please note this additional screening.

Your Name
Sun 22 May 12:30 IMAXp36
We're pleased to announce this additional screening.

Vortex
Wed 25 May 14:20 NFT3 p8
This matinee will now take place in NFT2. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Cabaret p11
Wed 25 May 20:30 Studio.
We're delighted to announce these additional screenings.

We are pleased to announce the following:
Work in Progress Preview: All at Sea
Tue 26 May 18:10 Studio
UK 2022. Dir Mike Hodges. 72min.
Featuring archive footage and narration by the director himself, Mike Hodges takes us through his upbringing, the stormy seas of his National Service in the merchant navy, his ground-breaking career in the golden age of television documentaries and eventually his successful directing career, when he created classic British and Hollywood cult movies. Please note that this is a rough cut and is presented to support the Mike Hodges season.
Tickets for this screening are free and limited to 2 per person. Bookable from Wed 27 April to BFI Patrons and Champions from 11:30 to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the general public from 16:00

Get Carter
27 May 14:30 NFT2 p13
This matinee will now take place in NFT3. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Get Carter
Fri 27 May 18:10 NFT1 p13
BFI Members tickets for this screening will be £6 only. This screening will now be followed by the Member Salon in the Blue Room at 20:15 (following the salon's move from 31 May).

UK Premiere: The Coup d´État Factory
Sun 29 May 14:00 NFT1 p48
In addition to Chair, Baroness Christine Blower (Vice President of Show Racism the Red Card), we will welcome the following panellists to debate the issues raised in the film:
Victor Fraga - Co-director, Coup D'Etat Factory
Valnei Nunes - Co-director, Coup D'Etat Factory
Márcia Tiburi - Writer, Brazilian human rights activist in exile
Jean Wyllys - Journalist, Brazilian MP in exile
Jeremy Corbyn - Independent MP, Labour Friend of Latin America

New Tempo
Sun 29 May 11:50 NFT3 p20
Please note that one of the titles screening in this programme, Information Explosion, contains flashing images which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

The Little Norse Prince
Sun 29 May 11:40 NFT1 p56
Please note this screening will be on Video and not Digital as listed in the Guide. We apologise for any disappointment.

Metamorphosis + Q&A with director JE Tiglao
Sun 29 May 18:00 NFT1 p50
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, JE Tiglao (joining via Zoom), and hosted by Valentino Vecchietti, founder of Intersex Equality Rights UK and columnist.

Get Carter
Tue 31 May 14:30 NFT2 p13
This matinee will now take place in NFT3 and the seating will be unallocated.

Get Carter (now with CC)
Tue 31 May 18:10 NFT3 p13
This screening is no longer a Member exclusive and will now take place in the Studio. The seating will be unallocated. It will also now be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Idol of Paris + intro
Tue 31 May 18:15 NFT1 p55
This screening will now take place in NFT3 and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience.

City Lit at the BFI: New French Extremity
Tue 31 May 18:30 Studio p23
This course will now take place in the Blue Room. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Incredible Shrinking Man
Tue 31 May 18:20 NFT2 p46
This screening is now cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment.

Member Salon: Get Carter
Tue 31 May 20:15 Blue Room p7
This Member Salon will now take place on Fri 27 May 20:15 Blue Room following the Get Carter screening at 18:10 in NFT1.

Get Carter (CC)
Tue 31 May 20:35 NFT2 p13
This screening is now cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment. The screening at 18:10 in the Studio will now be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss.

Martyrs
Tue 31 May 20:40 NFT3 p28 This screening will now take place in the Studio and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro
Tue 31 May 20:45 NFT1 p39
This screening will now take place in NFT3 and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience.

BFI and Radio Times Television Festival 2022
We are delighted to announce a series of new events at this year's festival. Find out more.
Tickets on sale Wed 27 Apr to BFI Patrons and Champion from 11:30, to BFI Members from 12:30 and to Radio Times readers from 16:30. Remaining tickets on sale to the general public on Thu 28 Apr from 11:30.

Radio Times Hall of Fame: Mary Berry in Conversation with Claudia Winkleman
Fri 20 May 18:30 NFT3 (moved from NFT1)
Please note this event will now take place in NFT3 and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience.

TV Preview: Prehistoric Planet + pre-recorded intro from Sir David Attenborough and on-stage Q&A with palaeontologist Darren Naish, producer Mike Gunton, series producer/showrunner Tim Walker
Fri 20 May 18:00 BFI IMAX
TRT 120min (including 2 x 40min episodes). Apple TV+

BBC 100: Queen Elizabeth: the Coronation
Sat 21 May 11:45 NFT3 (moved from NFT1)
50min.
Unfortunately, Jonathan Dimbleby can no longer attend this event due to unforeseen circumstances. The screening will be introduced by BFI Archive Programmer Dick Fiddy and will now run 50min. An amended price of £10 will now apply. Existing ticket-holders should contact the box office by phone or in person for a refund on the difference in price or a full refund.

Exclusive Screening: The Essex Serpent: Panel and Q&A with author Sarah Perry, director Clio Barnard and cast members Lily-Rose Aslandogdu and Hayley Squires
Sat 21 May 14:30 NFT3
90min.

BBC 100 TV Preview: Horrible Histories Panel and Q&A with cast members Jessica Ransom, Richard David-Caine, lead writer Ben Ward, executive producer (CBBC), Melissa Hardinge and executive producer (Lion TV) Simon Welton
Sat 21 May 12:00 BFI IMAX
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tom Stourton is no longer able to join the panel discussion. We apologise for any disappointment.

It's a Sin: Panel and Q&A with cast Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells and writer and executive producer Russell T Davies and executive producer Nicola Shindler
Sat 21 May 18:30 BFI IMAX
We are delighted to announce that Jill Nalder (the inspiration for the character Jill Baxter) will be joining the Q&A. Unfortunately, executive producer Nicola Shindler can no longer attend this event due to unforeseen circumstances.

TV Preview: Malory Towers: Panel and Q&A with Ella Bright, Danya Griver, Sienna Arif-Knights and Beth Bradfield
Sun 22 May 12:00 NFT1
TRT 90min (includes Episodes 1 and 6, 25min each).

The Radio Times Podcast: recording of the weekly podcast with a special guest Kit Connor
Sun 22 May 15:15 NFT3
We are pleased to confirm that Kit Connor, currently starring in Netflix’s romantic-comedy Heartstopper, will be the special guest. Tickets £18, concs £14 (Members pay £2 less). Under 16s £5.

TV Preview: Suspect & Q&A with actors James Nesbitt and Joely Richardson, director Dries Vos and writer Matt Baker
Sun 22 May 15:45 NFT1
This event is now cancelled as the transmission date has been put back. We apologise for any disappointment.
Ticket-holders should contact the box office by phone or in person for a ticket exchange to another event or refund.

Conversations with Friends: Panel and Q&A with Alison Oliver, Joe Alwyn, Lenny Abrahamson and Emma Norton Sun 22 May 18:00 NFT1 (moved from BFI IMAX)
75min.
Unfortunately, producer Catherine Magee can no longer attend this event due to unforeseen circumstances.

June Programme

Benediction
From Fri 3 June p8
This film has been given a 12A certificate.

Get Carter + introduction by Jah Wobble
Tue 7 June 20:40 NFT3 p13
This screening will be introduced by musician and writer John Wardle, who performs as Jah Wobble.

All My Friends Hate Me
Thu 9 June 20:40 NFT1 (Preview + Q&A) and from Fri 9 June p10
This film has been given a 15 certificate.

Miss Lulu Bett + intro
Sun 12 June 16:00 NFT1 p47
This silent film will now screen from a rare 35mm print and not Digital.

Mark Kermode Live in 3D at the BFI
Mon 13 June 18:20 NFT1 p4
This event will now start at the slightly later time of 18:30. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Four Nights of a Dreamer
Fri 17 June 20:30 NFT2; Sun 26 June 13:10 NFT2 p28
Although we had hoped to include this rare title in the Robert Bresson retrospective, we are now unable to screen this film due to delays on the restoration and alternative screening materials being in very poor condition. The restoration should be completed in 2023 and we hope to present this film in the future. We apologise for any disappointed caused.

Dr. Who and the Daleks
Sun 19 June 11:30 NFT1 p6
This screening will be followed by a Q&A including cast members Roberta Tovey and Jill Curzon as well as Anthony Waye (the assistant director of both films) and Jason Flemyng, son of the films' director, Gordon Flemyng. Although the Q&A will take place after Dr. Who and the Daleks has screened, it will include a discussion about Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. too.

Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
Sun 19 June 14:30 NFT1 p6
Roberta Tovey and Jill Curzon will be doing a signing following this screening. Pricing to be confirmed.

Preview: Moon, 66 Questions + Q&A
Wed 22 June 18:00 NFT3 p44
This film has been given a 12A certificate.

Girl Crazy
Thu 23 June 14:30 NFT3 p19
Please note this matinee will now take place in NFT2 and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience.

We are delighted to announce the London Indian Film Festival Opening Night presentation:
LIFF Opening Night Gala: World Premiere: Dobaaraa + Q&A with Anurag Kashyap and other special guests
Thu 23 June 18:00 NFT1
India 2022. Dir. Anurag Kashyap. With Taapsee Pannu, Saswata Chaterjee, Rahul Bhatt. 120min. Digital. Hindi with EST. 12A
India’s internationally best known director, Anurag Kashyap, returns to the festival with this surreal Sliding Doors-style story of a young nurse (Taapsee Pannu) who moves in with her husband and daughter next to a derelict house. Searching through the new place they come across an old camcorder. Playing it during an electric storm, the nurse freakishly connects live to a little boy who lived in the house decades before, but died. In an attempt to stop the boy's death she begs him not to go next door to the deserted house. He delays and this not only disrupts time but her own life story with terrible consequences. Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less) on sale Mon 23 May to BFI Patrons and Champions from 11:30, to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the public from 16:00.

Terror + intro with special guests
Fri 24 June 18:00 NFT1 p45
Join us to celebrate the life of Norman J Warren on what would have been his 80th birthday. We are delighted to announce that special guests, screenwriter David McGillivray and actor Tricia Walsh will join us for the introduction.

LIFF: Once Upon a Time in Calcutta + Q&A
Thu 30 June 17:30 NFT2 p40
This screening will now start at the later time of 18:00. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Pickpocket
Thu 30 June 20:50 NFT2 p14
This screening will now start at the later time of 21:15. We apologise for any inconvenience.