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.
Harriet + Q&A with educator and author Dr Michelle Asantewa, and a Skype appearance from director Kasi Lemmons (work permitting)
Meet Harriet Tubman, a remarkable woman who escaped US slavery in 1849, and then went on to save over 70 more enslaved Africans.
My Friend Fela + Q&A with director Joel Zito Araújo (Skype), hosted by Kunle Olulode, film historian, cultural critic and broadcaster (more guests TBA)
An engaging, award-winning documentary about the influential and outspoken musician Fela Kuti.
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LGBTQ+ films and events.
Artist film and alternative moving-image culture; works that break with convention. Programmed by William Fowler.
Vampire Power: Vampir-Cuadecuc + Mark of Lillith + discussion with academic Roger Luckhurst (editor, Cambridge Companion to Dracula) and artist Tanoa Sasraku-Ansah
Sink your teeth into our exploration of two experimental takes on vampire movies.
Expect the unexpected with this carefully curated collection of delights…
Join us to watch and discuss this early queer underground avant-garde classic.
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
Elisabeth Bergner stars in this tale of identical twins who fall for the same man.
Free and paid matinees, and talks for the over-60s. Programmed by David Somerset.
Philip Saville directs a great cast in this tale of blacklisted creatives in the 1950s.
Don’t miss this nail-biting British thriller about a corrupt haulage company, starring a young Sean Connery.
Kazan’s game-changing film of Tennessee Williams’ stage hit brought Brando – and the Method – to the attention of filmgoers worldwide.
Enjoy the best international restorations, often with a live musical accompaniment. Programmed by Bryony Dixon.
King Vidor’s silent classic is a powerful, funny, romantic anti-war film not to be missed.
Music-inspired films and events. Programmed by Tim Stevens.
Expect the unexpected, and dive into the atmospheric world of Bait…
A perfect synergy of comedy, music videos and adventures on the internet.
Adam Buxton hosts this special edition of BUG and revisits the band’s greatest hits and videos.
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.
Karyn Kusama joins us via Skype for a 20th-anniversary screening of her debut, starring Michelle Rodriguez.
Rachel Hirons joins us for her funny, well-observed portrayal of modern-day hook-ups.