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Programme changes

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

Updated: 25 February

February Programme

Little Joe
Opens Fri 21 Feb p10
Preceding Little Joe will be an extract from The Birth of a Flower (UK 1910. 3min). Directed by F Percy Smith, a true pioneer, who invented original (and bizarre) methods for time lapse and micro cinematography (especially of flowers and insects) that have hardly been bettered by modern film technique.

Parasite p8
Remaining screenings: Wed 26 Feb 18:10 Studio; Fri 28 Feb 14:30 NFT2, 20:30 Studio; Sat 29 Feb 17:45, 20:25 Studio; Sun 1 Mar 14:00 Studio, 16:30 NFT3; Mon 2 Mar 14:30, 20:30 Studio; Tue 3 Mar 18:10 Studio*; Wed 4 Mar 20:30 Studio; Thu 5 Mar 14:30, 17:45, 20:30 Studio.
Audio Description is available at all screenings. *The screening on Tue 3 Mar 18:10 Studio will be presented with Subtitles for the D/deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Bait p9 (February Guide)
Remaining screenings: Wed 26 Feb 17:30 NFT1; Thu 27 Feb 18:15 Studio; Mon 2 Mar 18:25 Studio; Tue 3 Mar 20:45 Studio; Wed 4 Mar 18:30 Studio and 20:50 NFT1.
Please note these additional screenings of this Bafta-winning film.

Waiting for Happiness + intro
Wed 26 Feb 18:10 NFT3 p34
Unfortunately June Givanni is unable to introduce this screening. We are delighted to announce that writer and curator Nadia Denton will now introduce this screening.

8 ½ + Q&A
Wed 26 Feb 19:30 NFT1 p21
Unfortunately Barbara Steele is no longer travelling to the UK so will not take part in a Q&A following the screening. We apologise for any disappointment.

8 ½ + intro
Thu 27 Feb 14:30 NFT1 p21
Unfortunately Barbara Steele is no longer travelling to the UK so will not introduce this screening. We apologise for any disappointment.
This screening will now take place in NFT2 and the seating will be unallocated.

Critics' Salon: Little Joe
Thu 27 Feb 20:15 BFI Reuben Library p10
We are delighted to announce that film scholar and writer Virginie Sélavy as well as academic and critic Catherine Wheatley will join us for this discussion chaired by film programmer Jo Duncombe.

Juliet of the Spirits
Fri 28 Feb 20:25 NFT1 p22
Please note that the new 4K digital restoration runs 145min, rather than 138min as printed in the guide.
We regret that Samantha Morton is no longer able to introduce this screening. We apologise for any disappointment.

A Streetcar Named Desire
Sat 29 Feb 15:15 Studio p12
Please note these additional screenings.

Amarcord
Sat 29 Feb 18:30 NFT1 p23
The new 4K digital restoration will not be available for our screenings so we will be showing a 35mm print. We apologise for any disappointment.

Mini Filmmakers Club:
Special Effects Makeup and Filmmaking
Every Saturday from Sat 29 Feb – Sat 4 Apr 10:30 – 12:30
This half-term begins with a Masterclass Workshop in Special Effects Makeup by Award Winning Television Makeup Artist Bianca Judd. Mini filmmakers will learn how SFX is used in the industry, and the materials and techniques used for creating fake burns, scars, bruises and creature design. Then put these new skills to use making some gruesome films over six Saturday mornings.
Suitable for 8-11 year-olds. £85 (per child) on sale from Fri 24 Jan to BFI Champions from 11:30, to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the public from 16:00.

Young Filmmakers Club:
Special Effects Makeup and Filmmaking
Every Saturday from Sat 29 Feb – Sat 4 Apr 14:00 – 16:30
This half-term begins with a Masterclass Workshop in Special Effects Makeup by Award Winning Television Makeup Artist Bianca Judd. Young filmmakers will learn how SFX is used in the industry, and the materials and techniques used for creating fake burns, scars, bruises and creature design. Then put these new skills to use making some gruesome films over six Saturday afternoons.
Suitable for 12 – 15 year olds. £95 (per child) on sale from Fri 24 Jan to BFI Champions from 11:30, to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the public from 16:00.

March Programme

America, America
Sun 1 Mar 19:15 NFT1 p19
This screening will now take place in NFT3 and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any disappointment.

We Need to Talk About Kevin
Sun 1 Mar 17:40 NFT3 p16
This screening will now take place in the Studio and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any disappointment.

Caravaggio
Sun 1 Mar 20:20 NFT3 p14
This screening will now take place in the Studio and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any disappointment. There will now be an additional screening of the film on Sat 7 Mar 21:00 NFT3.

Orlando
Mon 2 Mar 18:00 NFT1 p15
We're delighted to confirm this screening will be introduced by Tilda Swinton and the film's director Sally Potter. We will now be screening a digital restoration of the film (at both screenings).

Animation: The Write Stuff with Jez Stewart, BFI National Archive
Mon 2 Mar 18:30 BFI Reuben Library p36
We are pleased to announce the panel for this event, as follows:
Alex Dudok De Wit, Lilly Husbands, Christopher Holliday, Chris Pallant and Tashi Petter.

Close-up Salon: Céline Sciamma
Mon 2 Mar 18:15 NFT3 p23
We are delighted to announce that academic Clara Bradbury-Rance, film programmer Tara Brown and film critic Elena Lazic will join us for this discussion hosted by film programmer Rowan Woods.

The Shining
Mon 2 Mar 20:15 NFT1 p25
This screening will now start slightly later at 20:20. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Snowpiercer
Tue 3 Mar 20:20 NFT1 p17
This screening will now take place on Sun 1 Mar 19:20 NFT1 and will be followed by a Q&A with the film's Oscar-winning director Bong Joon-ho and Tilda Swinton. Customers who have already booked for this screening should contact the box office within the next 5 days to confirm if they wish to hold their ticket(s) for the new date.
Tickets (limited to two per booker) on sale to BFI Champions and Patrons Mon 17 Feb 11:30, to BFI Members Mon 17 Feb 12:30 and to the public from Tue 18 Feb 11:30.

Tilda Swinton and Wes Anderson on stage: a magical tour of cinema
Tue 3 Mar 21:00 NFT1
Two of the most fervent disciples of the church of make believe, Tilda Swinton and Wes Anderson, take to the BFI stage to discuss their many collaborations and their film passions. Get a glimpse into their intimate partnership as the two long-time co-conspirators and voracious cinephiles select and explore personal favourite gems from throughout cinema's history.
Tickets (limited to two per booker) £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less), Under25s £5, on sale to BFI Champions and Patrons Mon 17 Feb 11:30, to BFI Members Mon 17 Feb 12:30 and to the public from Tue 18 Feb 11:30.

8 ½
Wed 4 Mar 18:00 NFT1 p21 (Feb Guide)
Please note this additional screening.

African Odysseys presents: Preview: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am + Q&A with publisher, Margaret Busby OBE
Thu 5 Mar 18:00 NFT1 p4
We are pleased to announce that Dr Althea Legal-Miller, Senior Lecturer (School of Humanities) at Canterbury Christ Church University, will host the Q&A after this screening.

BUG Special: Supergrass
Thu 5 Mar 21:00 NFT1 p30
We are delighted to announce that there will be an on-stage interview with Supergrass as part of this event.

Lawrence of Arabia
Sat 7 Mar 18:30 NFT1 p24
Due to a scheduling error this screening will now be from a digitally restored 4K Digital print and not 70mm as originally advertised. We apologise for any disappointment.

Champion Preview: Radioactive
Sat 7 Mar 18:15 NFT3 p7
We're pleased to confirm that this Champion Preview will now be followed by a Q&A with the film's director Marjane Satrapi.

Caravaggio
Sat 7 Mar 21:00 NFT3 p14
Please note this additional screening.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Sat 7 Mar 20:35 NFT3 p9
Please note this screening will now take place in the Studio and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Orlando
Sun 8 Mar 20:20 NFT2 p15
Please note, this screening takes place in NFT3 as per the calendar, not NFT2 as per page 15.

Preview: Dogs Don't Wear Pants
Mon 9 Mar 18:10 NFT3 p6
This film has been given an 18 certificate.

Mark Kermode Live in 3D at the BFI
Mon 9 Mar 18:30 NFT1 p6
This event will now run 105min.

Preview: Calm With Horses + intro by director Nick Rowland
Mon 9 Mar 20:40 NFT1 p6
This film has been given a 15 certificate.

The Seasons In Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger
Wed 11 Mar 18:20 NFT3 p13
To confirm, we will be screening Ways of Listening and Harvest (the first and fourth essay films of The Seasons In Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger) as part of this discussion event with Tilda Swinton, Bartek Dziadosz and Lily Ford, collaborators on the films.

The Garden
Thu 12 Mar 18:15 NFT2 p14
We're pleased to announce this screening will be introduced by Tilda Swinton.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Thu 12 Mar 20:30 NFT2 p9
This screening will now start slightly later at 20:35. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Elephant Man
From Fri 13 Mar p10
We are pleased to announce that all screenings of this film will have AD (Audio Description) available and the screenings on Sun 15 Mar 17:20 NFT3, Mon 16 Mar 18:00 in NFT1 (Member Salon Screening) and Thu 17 Mar 14:30 Studio will be presented with Subtitles for the D/deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng Chiang + Q&A with Louise Jameson
Sat 14 Mar 12:00 NFT1 p28
At the start of the screening, we will be discussing the representation of ethnicity on archive TV focusing on The Talons of Weng Chiang in a panel hosted by Matthew Sweet and featuring Samira Ahmed, Kevin Fong and Emma Fo.

Julia
Sun 15 Mar 15:00 NFT2 p16
We're pleased to announce this screening will be introduced by Tilda Swinton.

Caravaggio
Sun 15 Mar 17:50 NFT2 p14
This screening will now start slightly later at 18:00. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Man to Man + Caprice
Mon 16 Mar 18:10 NFT3 p14
We're delighted to confirm that Tilda Swinton will join filmmaker Joanna Hogg to introduce this screening.

The Wind
Mon 16 Mar 18:15 NFT2; Wed 18 Mar 18:15 NFT3 + intro p25
Please note, shown at the appropriate running speed, the 35mm print of this silent film runs c78min, rather than 95min.

Michael Clayton
Mon 16 Mar 20:35 NFT3 p15
This screening will now start slightly later at 20:40. We apologise for any inconvenience.

I Am Love
Tue 17 Mar 18:00 NFT3 p16
We're pleased to announce this screening will be introduced by Tilda Swinton.

April Programme

Sonic Cinema: Alessandro Cortini presents Volume Massimo
Thu 2 Apr 19:00 NFT1 p42
As part of re-textured Festival 2020, we're thrilled to present this live audio-visual show from Italian composer Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails), who presents his new solo album, 'Volume Massimo'. At this special show, Cortini will push the boundaries of contemporary electronic music and cast you into a vortex of emotive dynamics. Booking essential. Tickets £20
Tickets go on sale Wed 12 Feb to BFI Champions and Patrons from 11:30, to BFI Members 12:30 and to the public from 16:00

BFI & Radio Times Television Festival 17-19 April

We are pleased to announce that the times, venues and ticket prices for the following events are now confirmed plus some exciting new additions.

Tickets on sale to BFI Champions and Patrons Mon 2 Mar 11:30, to BFI Members Tue 3 Mar 11:30 and to the public Tue 10 Mar 11:30.

We are pleased to announce the following addition:
Channel 4's short-form Original Comedy Initiative: Discussion and Q&A with writer/performers Donna Preston and Verona Rose and producers Guy Davidson and Daniel Clarke
Fri 17 Apr 14:30 NFT3
Tickets £5
TRT 60min.
Original Comedy from Channel 4 is a platform for exciting and distinctive new voices. It aims to be punchy and distinctive and mirror the experiences of young audiences across the UK in a series of bold, experimental comedy shorts exclusive to Channel 4's social channels including YouTube and Facebook. Join our panel of comedy writer/performers Donna Preston and Verona Rose and producer/writers Guy Davidson and Daniel Clarke to hear how you could get your big break and what producers are looking for.

Hollyoaks 25th Anniversary: How to Start a Conversation in the Living Room - Discussion + Q&A with actors Gary Lucy, Talia Grant and Rashi Nair
Fri 17 Apr 16:00 NFT3 p18
Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less, concs £1.60 less)

TV Preview: The First Team + Q&A with co-writer and director Iain Morris and actors Shaquille Ali-Yebuah and Jack McMullen
Fri 17 Apr 17:30 NFT3 p17
Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less, concs £1.60 less)
We regret that Jack Short is no longer able to attend.

We are pleased to announce the following addition:
Grantchester: Discussion and Q&A with actors Robson Green and Kacey Ainsworth, writer Daisy Coulam and executive producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd
Fri 17 Apr 18:00 NFT1
Tickets £20, concs £16 (BFI Members pay £2 less)
TRT 60min
Darkness lurks amid the bucolic beauty of the Cambridgeshire countryside, as fans of period detective drama Grantchester have witnessed over five acclaimed series. Stars Robson Green (who plays seasoned DI Geordie Keating) and Kacey Ainsworth (aka Cathy Keating), plus writer Daisy Coulam and executive producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd, discuss their parish's ever-increasing murder rate and the reasons why the show's cop-and-vicar crime-solving partnership remains so appealing.

Radio Times Hall of Fame: Mary Berry
Fri 17 Apr 19:30 NFT1 p18
Tickets £25, concs £20 (BFI Members pay £2 less)

The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan: Discussion and Q&A with Mo Gilligan
Fri 17 Apr 19:30 NFT3 p19
Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less, concs £1.60 less)

Talent Spotlight: Nicola Coughlan: Discussion and Q&A
Fri 17 Apr 21:00 NFT3 p18
Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less, concs £1.60 less)

The Year of the Sex Olympics + extended intro
Sat 18 Apr 12:15 NFT3 p20
Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less, concs £1.60 less

Last Tango in Halifax: Discussion and Q&A with actor Anne Reid, writer Sally Wainwright and executive producer Faith Penhale
Sat 18 Apr 14:30 NFT1 p20
Tickets £20, concs £16 (BFI Members pay £2 less)

From the Archive: Prince + intro
Sat 18 Apr 14:45 BFI IMAX p19
TRT 75min.
Tickets £20, concs £16 (BFI Members pay £2 less)

Beyond Belief: Discussion and Q&A with Dynamo
Sat 18 Apr 18:00 BFI IMAX p20
Tickets £25, concs £20 (BFI Members pay £2 less)

Radio Times Hall of Fame: Russell T Davies
Sat 18 Apr 18:30 NFT1 p19
Tickets £25, concs £20 (BFI Members pay £2 less)

The Mash Report: Discussion and Q&A with Nish Kumar, Michael Spicer, Rachel Parris and Desiree Burch
Sat 18 Apr 18:45 NFT3 p19
Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less, concs £1.60 less)

The Sound of TV: Discussion and Q&A with Neil Brand and composer David Arnold
Sun 19 Apr 13:00 NFT3 p21
Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less, concs £1.50 less)

From the Archive: The Goodies at 50! Discussion and Q&A with Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden
Sun 19 Apr 13:30 NFT1 p20
Tickets £20, concs £16 BFI Members pay £2 less)

World on Fire: Discussion and Q&A with actor Julia Brown, writer Peter Bowker and designer Paul Spriggs
Sun 19 Apr 14:30 NFT3 p23
Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less, concs £1.60 less)

We are pleased to announce the following additon:
Alan Yentob interviews Sir Lenny Henry: Discussion + Q&A
Sun 19 Apr 14:45 NFT3
Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less, concs £1.60 less)
TRT 60min
In a special event, illustrated with clips from the recent Imagine film for the BBC, Lenny Henry: Young, Gifted and Black, Alan Yentob interviews Sir Lenny Henry to discuss his sudden rise to fame, catapulting him from working-class kid from Dudley to one of Britain's most celebrated black performers. Having reinvented himself as a serious actor and a political activist campaigning for greater diversity in the broadcasting industry, Sir Lenny will discuss what really matters to him and there will be a chance to ask your own questions.

Us: Discussion and Q&A with writer David Nicholls, actor Tom Hollander and executive producer Greg Brenman
Sun 19 Apr 15:00 NFT1 p22
Tickets £20, concs £16 (BFI Members pay £2 less)

From the Archive: Remembering Dave Allen
Sun 19 Apr 16:00 NFT3 p21
Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less, concs £1.60 less)

Who Do You Think You Are? Discussion and Q&A with Sophie Raworth and creatives
Sun 19 Apr 17:30 NFT3 p23
Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less, concs £1.60 less)

Giri/Haji: Discussion and Q&A with creator and writer Joe Barton, director Julian Farino and cast TBA
Sun 19 Apr 19:00 NFT3 p20
Tickets £15, concs £12 (BFI Members pay £2 less, concs £1.60 less)

TV Preview: After Life + Q&A with Ricky Gervais
Sun 19 Apr 20:00 BFI IMAX p11
TRT 105min
Tickets £25, concs £20 (BFI Members pay £2 less).


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