Programme changes

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

Updated: 21 June

June Programme

We are pleased to announce additional screenings of the following:
After Love p10
Mon 21 Jun 20:35 Studio; Tue 22 Jun 14:40 Studio; Wed 23 Jun 20:50 NFT2; Thu 24 Jun 14:40 (HOH) Studio; Sat 26 Jun 15:20 Studio (HOH); Tue 29 Jun 20:40 Studio; Wed 30 Jun 14:40 Studio
All screening will have Audio Description available and the screenings on Thu 24 Jun 14:40 Studio and Sat 26 Jun 15:20 Studio will be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf or hard of hearing.

Following our preview last week, we are pleased to announce additional screenings of the following:
In The Earth
Mon 21 Jun 14:45 Studio & 17:55 Studio (HOH); Tue 22 Jun 20:40 Studio; Wed 23 Jun 14:40 Studio (HOH) & 18:15 Studio; Thu 24 Jun 20:50 Studio
All screening will have Audio Description available and the screenings on Mon 21 Jun 17:55 Studio and Wed 23 Jun 14:40 Studio will be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf or hard of hearing.
United Kingdom 2021. Dir Ben Wheatley. With Joel Fry, Ellora Torchia, Reece Shearsmith. 107min. Digital. Cert 15. Audio Description available. Courtesy of Universal Pictures
In a world suffering an outbreak of a deadly and highly contagious virus, Dr Martin Lowery (Joel Fry) leaves isolation to join a research hub based next to an expansive forest. When he arrives he is buddied up with park ranger Alma (Ellora Torchia) to embark on what should be a two day routine equipment run. As they journey deep into the forest they sense something sinister is lurking.
Conceived and made during the UK lockdown, In The Earth is a fun return to Wheatley's low budget, creepy countryside roots. Deeply atmospheric, with a wonderfully unsettling score from Clint Mansell, this is a violent and transcendent big screen trip you don't want to miss… Kimberley Sheehan, Film Programmer

Thieves Like Us
Mon 21 Jun 17:50 NFT2 p31
The 35mm print of this film is sadly now too colour faded to present so we will be screening this film from a video format. We apologise for any disappointment.

We are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the following:
Relaxed Screening: The Reason I Jump
Tue 22 Jun 18.10 NFT3 p60
In order to assist with the accessibility and enjoyment of relaxed screenings of this title for our audiences, the film will be accompanied by a special subtitle stream which will include both subtitling of dialogue as well as warnings of potentially challenging or difficult moments within the film itself. These warnings will focus on moments that could be challenging from a visual, aural, and emotional perspective and will be accompanied by guidance text and symbols alerting viewers to the imminent approach of any such moments. For any further details about this screening of the film do contact us by calling (020 7928 3232), or by emailing the Box Office box.office@bfi.org.uk.
Tickets £3. On sale now by booking online or by calling or emailing the Box Office.
Our Relaxed Screening adjustments have changed to comply with our COVID Safety Plan. See www.bfi.org/relaxed for details.

The Killers + pre-recorded intro by Imogen Sara Smith, author of ‘In Lonely Places: Film Noir Beyond the City’
Wed 23 Jun 17:50 NFT1 p44
To confirm, this screening has an intro as per page 44 (but missing from the online calendar PDF).

California Split
Thu 24 Jun 14:30 NFT1 p31
This matinee will now take place in NFT3.

We are pleased to announce further screenings of the following:
The Father
Fri 25 Jun 14:40 and 18:20 Studio; Sun 27 Jun 18:40 Studio (HOH); Mon 28 Jun 14:15 Studio; Tue 29 Jun 18:15 Studio; Wed 30 Jun 20:40 Studio; Thu 1 Jul 14:15 and 18:30 Studio
UK/France 2020. Dir Florian Zeller. With Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams and Mark Gatiss. 97min. Digital. 12A. Courtesy of Lionsgate Films
Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins plays the eponymous role of a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman). Yet, such help has become essential following Anne's decision to move to Paris with her partner. As Anne's father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
Audio Description available at all screenings. The screening on Sun 27 Jun 18:40 Studio will have subtitles for the D/deaf or hard of hearing.

We are pleased to announce additional screenings of the following:
The Reason I Jump
Fri 25 Jun 20:50 Studio; Sun 27 Jun 14:00 Studio (HOH); Tue 29 Jun 14:30 Studio; Wed 30 Jun 18:30 Studio
Audio Description available at all screenings. The screenings on Sun 27 Jun 14:00 Studio will have subtitles for the D/deaf or hard of hearing.

We are pleased to announce an additional screening of the following:
The Long Goodbye
Sat 26 Jun 20:20 Studio p30

The Salt in Our Waters + pre-recorded Q&A
Sun 27 Jun 15:00 NFT1 p54
To clarify, this is not the Closing Night presentation of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival.

Seniors' Matinee: Nashville
Mon 28 Jun 13:50 NFT1 p14
This matinee will no longer have an intro by Geoff Andrew. We apologise for any disappointment.

We are pleased to announce an additional screening of the following:
3 Women
Mon 28 Jun 18:00 Studio p32

Nashville
Tue 29 Jun 13:50 NFT1 p14
This matinee will now take place in NFT3. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Seventh Seal + intro by Mike Williams, Editor Sight & Sound
Wed 30 June 14:30 NFT1 p20
The introduction to this film will now be pre-recorded and presented before both screenings.

July Programme

To allow us to quickly respond to any relaxation of Covid restrictions, and allow audiences to sit together if permitted, we will be going on sale with unallocated seating across the whole of July.

Censor
From Fri 2 Jul p8
The release date for this film has been put back so all screenings are now cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment. The Woman With a Movie Camera Preview and Q&A on Thu 1 Jul 20:45 NFT1 is confirmed and will still go ahead.

We are delighted to add one of the highlights of the 2020 BFI London Film Festival to our July programme:
Supernova
Fri 2 Jul 14:15 NFT2; Fri 2 Jul 18:15 NFT3; Fri 2 Jul 21:00 NFT2; Sat 3 Jul 17:50 Studio; Sat 3 Jul 21:10 NFT3; Sun 4 Jul 15:30 Studio (HOH); Sun 4 Jul 18:45 NFT3; Mon 5 Jul 14:15 NFT2 (HOH); Mon 5 Jul 17:50 Studio; Mon 5 Jul 21:00 NFT2; Tue 6 Jul 14:15 NFT2; Tue 6 Jul 17:40 NFT2; Wed 7 Jul 14:45 Studio; Wed 7 Jul 17:50 Studio; Wed 7 Jul 21:00 NFT2; Thu 8 Jul 14:30 Studio; Thu 8 Jul 17:40 NFT2; Thu 8 Jul 20:45 NFT3 UK 2020. Dir Harry Mcqueen, With Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci, Pippa Haywood. 93min. Digital. 15. A Studiocanal release. Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci shine as a long-term couple dealing with the onset of illness in this warm and tender drama.
After twenty years together, Sam and Tusker's blissful life has been shattered following Tusker's diagnosis with early onset dementia. Intent on spending as much precious time together as they can, the pair travel across England in their old campervan, visiting loved ones and returning to special places from their past. But as Sam and Tusker's trip progresses and they are forced to confront the grave reality of their situation, rifts begin to emerge as they look at what the future may hold. Driven by two beautiful performances from Firth and Tucci as a couple with a long history and an uncertain future, Harry Macqueen's (Hinterland) introspective road movie is a deeply affecting and quietly provocative exploration of love in the face of tragedy.
Michael Blyth, BFI London Film Festival Lead Programmer.
All screenings will have Audio Description available. The screenings on Sun 4 Jul 15:30 Studio and Mon 5 Jul 14:15 NFT2 will be presented with Subtitles for the D/deaf or hard of hearing.

Woman With a Movie Camera Preview: Girlfriends
Fri 16 Jul 18:15 NFT3 p13
We are delighted to announce this Women With a Movie Camera preview ahead of the re-release from 23 July.

How Green Was My Valley
Fri 16 Jul 17:50 NFT3 p40
This screening will now take place in the Studio.

Mandabi + pre-recorded Q&A
Sun 25 Jul 18:20 NFT2 p14
This screening will be followed by a 25min pre-recorded Q&A with Liz Chege (director of Africa in Motion Festival in Scotland), Dr Aboubakar Sanogo (one of the world’s experts in African Cinema and leading the UNESCO project to restore fifty African classics) and Ivan Mbowa (a business leader with expertise on why Africans are still experiencing the colonial and bureaucratic difficulties with day to day finance you see in the film).

Seniors' Matinee: Mandabi + intro
Mon 26 Jul 14:00 NFT1 p14
This matinee will be introduced by film curator, programmer and BFI London Film Festival Programme Advisor, Keith Shiri. It will also now be followed by a 25min pre-recorded Q&A (as per Sun 25 Jul 18:20 NFT2, see above).

35 Shots of Rum + pre-recorded intro by Be Manzini
Wed 28 Jul 17:40 NFT1 p43
This screening will now take place in NFT2. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Diary for My Children
Wed 28 Jul 17:50 NFT2 p38
This screening will now take place in NFT3. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Mandabi
Wed 28 Jul 18:00 NFT3 p14
This screening will now take place in NFT1. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Shoot the Messenger + Q&A with Ngozi Onwurah
Thu 29 Jul 17:45 NFT3 p31
To clarify, this screening start at 17:45 as per page 31 and not 17:50 as per the calendar.