Our regular programme includes world cinema, archive, experimental and much more…
Inspirational films by and about the people of Africa, from archive classics to new cinema and docs. Programmed by David Somerset.
A docudrama about Errol Barrow, the first Prime Minister of Barbados, and former RAF pilot in WWII, who was committed to social equality and Caribbean independence.
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LGBTQ+ films and events.
In the face of adversity, a transgender performer re-invents herself as a rock diva.
The Rebirth of the TV Musical + Q&A with composer Benjamin Till and actors Julian Ovenden, Nathan Taylor, Rosalie Craig and director Coky Giedroyc
We ask how TV has reinvented the musical for the digital generation, and screen the award-winning Our Gay Wedding.
Shirley Clarke’s intimate documentary portrait of the charismatic hustler and performer Jason Holliday.
Artist film and alternative moving-image culture; works that break with convention. Programmed by William Fowler.
Our monthly Experimenta programme gives you a chance to explore this boundary-pushing, influential filmmaker.
BFI Future Film
Future Film is the BFI’s exciting monthly programme of screenings, workshops, competitions and ticket offers for 16-25 year olds.
See our Future Film activities.
Projecting the Archive
Queen of Hearts + intro by Sebastian Lassandro, author of ‘Pride of Our Alley: The Life of Dame Gracie Fields’
The beloved Gracie Fields stars as a lowly seamstress with big dreams of stardom.
Free and paid matinees, and talks for the over-60s. Programmed by David Somerset.
Gene Kelly heads up a sparkling cast in the most beloved of all movie musicals. We dare you not to smile…
In this free talk we’ll consider the production of K Asif’s beloved film, a milestone in period cinema.
An epic, romantic drama set during the 16th-century Mughal Empire, this follows a love affair between a prince and dancer.
Enjoy the best international restorations, often with a live musical accompaniment. Programmed by Bryony Dixon.
Learn about the origins of the film studio, established by RW Paul in north London.
The darker side of cinema; films that will horrify and astound. Programmed by Michael Blyth.
Woman with a Movie Camera
We celebrate women’s contribution to cinema and spotlight female stories.
Delve into these fascinating and immersive stories about the development of sound in the movies.