Regular programme

Our regular programme includes world cinema, archive, experimental and much more…

African Odysseys

Inspirational films by and about the people of Africa, from archive classics to new cinema and docs. Programmed by David Somerset.

  Download a pdf of the July and August African Odysseys screenings and events


BFI Flare

LGBTQ+ films and events.

  • Happy Together

    Happy Together

    Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung have smouldering chemistry as a couple falling out of love.

  • All About My Mother

    All About My Mother

    Pedro Almodóvar’s stylish and touching portrait of a woman’s attempts to come to terms with grief.


Artist film and alternative moving-image culture; works that break with convention. Programmed by William Fowler.

  • Born in Flames + discussion

    Born in Flames + discussion

    The revolution has come but old patriarchal prejudices remain – it’s time to take action with this sci-fi lesbian punk film.

Projecting the Archive

A rare chance to see rediscovered British features from the BFI National Archive. Programmed by Josephine Botting. In honour of Dr Clifford Shaw.


Free and paid matinees, and talks for the over-60s. Programmed by David Somerset.

Silent Cinema

Enjoy the best international restorations, often with a live musical accompaniment. Programmed by Bryony Dixon.

Terror Vision

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.