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.
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.
African Odysseys presents: Preview: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am + Q&A with publisher, Margaret Busby OBE (further guest TBA)
An intimate portrait of renowned novelist Toni Morrison, in her own words.
Alt Africa: London through a unique cultural lens. Bespoke Arts and Culture online and print magazine, that champions entertainment that champions diversity.
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LGBTQ+ films and events.
Céline Sciamma’s exquisite and intimate drama about forbidden love is ideal Valentine’s Day viewing.
Stephen Frears’ tale of forbidden love is set against the backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain.
This beautifully observed romance, burning with passion and defiance, will have you bewitched.
Céline Sciamma’s debut feature explores the sexual awakenings and complex friendships of a trio of teenagers.
Artist film and alternative moving-image culture; works that break with convention. Programmed by William Fowler.
Expect the unexpected with this carefully curated collection of delights…
Join us to watch and discuss this early queer underground avant-garde classic.
Discover the work of this enigmatic Swiss artist, and prepare to have your mind blown.
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
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.
This 40-year-old, multi award-winning film is now newly restored in digital 4K, overseen by director David Lynch.
This 1920s silent thriller sees a love-triangle play out in the London underground.
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.
What Happened to Jones? + intro on behalf of Reginald Denny’s granddaughter and biographer Kimberly Pucci
Reginald Denny stars in this cracking farce featuring pre-wedding japes.
Music-inspired films and events. Programmed by Tim Stevens.
A special live audio-visual show from Italian composer Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails), who presents his new solo album, Volume Massimo.
A perfect synergy of comedy, music videos and adventures on the internet.
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.
Rachel Hirons joins us for her funny, well-observed portrayal of modern-day hook-ups.
An overworked female doctor decides to do the unheard of – running for a seat on the council in a small Saudi town.
International Women’s Day Preview: Misbehaviour + intro by director Philippa Lowthorpe, producer Suzanne Mackie and guests TBA
Keira Knightley and Gugu Mbatha-Raw star in this story about the infamous 1970 Miss World contest.