Our regular programme includes world cinema, archive, experimental, sonic cinema and LGBT events.
Inspirational films by and about the people of Africa, from archive classics to new cinema.
These new sessions (held once a month over six months) will feature talent working with or inspired by the moving image.
Enjoy an afternoon of new and impressive Nigerian shorts, and meet a few of the filmmakers.
A documentary about the brave young woman whose assault case was picked up by Rosa Parks.
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LGBTQ+ films and events.
This sumptuous period drama from James Ivory offers romance and heartbreak in the English countryside.
Derek Jarman imagines the martyred Sebastian as a Roman soldier devoted to his mystical beliefs.
Derek Jacobi and Daniel Craig deliver terrific performances as the famous painter and his lover/muse.
TV Preview: The Bisexual + Q&A with creator and star Desiree Akhavan, co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele, actors Maxine Peake and Brian Gleeson
Fresh from winning the Grand Jury prize at Sundance, Desiree Akhavan co-writes, directs and stars in this new comedy drama for Channel 4.
TV Preview: Butterfly + Q&A with writer Tony Marchant, exec producer Nicola Shindler and actors Anna Friel and Emmett J Scanlan
Award-winning writer Tony Marchant’s heartfelt and sensitive drama about gender identity
A sensuous and profound love story about a black painter who mixes things up in a reserved Dutch town.
Two threats to stable relationships: one an impulsive artist, another an ex-wife.
Experimenta: Artist Film and Alternative Moving Image Culture
Artists’ film and video.
Explore the avant-garde work of this British dancer, choreographer and filmmaker.
Enjoy these bold, beautiful and sometimes bizarre experiments with ‘drawn’ soundtracks on film.
Your podcast favourites, live and un-edited.
Come and meet the great and good of the film and music worlds.
Thursday 6 September 20:45
Emma Gannon talks to inspiring creatives about their careers in this live version of the acclaimed podcast.
Comedian Deborah Frances-White returns to the BFI for another lively discussion.
Projecting the Archive
Rediscovered British features.
Flanagan and Allen star in this rib-tickling tale of a London theatre saved from closure by its loyal staff.
This long-lost British comedy offers the very best madcap mayhem.
Free and paid matinees, talks and presentations for seniors.
The inner lives and relationships of women take centre stage in this all-female, star-studded classic.
Adapted from a novel by Georges Simenon (Maigret), this is a thrilling British noir from 1947.
Davies’ film, depicting life in working-class Liverpool from the 1940s into the 50s, is 30 years old, and already a modern classic.
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton star in this touching drama-romance based on the acclaimed novel.
Celebrating the best international restorations.
This 1927 silent is a profound and intimate war film with no battle scenes.
The darker side of cinema.
Woman with a Movie Camera
Celebrating women’s contribution to film.