January

21 January

Preview: Amulet + Q&A with writer-director Romola Garai

Romola Garai joins us to discuss her intelligent, feminist gothic horror.

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22 January

African Odysseys presents: UK Premiere: A Bruddah’s Mind + Zoom Q&A with director Déo Cardoso

The UK Premiere of a Brazilian film drama exploring racism in a high school in contemporary Brazil.

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23 January

Funday preview: Sing 2 + pre-recorded extended intro with Garth Jennings

Buster and his animal friends return for more songs and musical mayhem.

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25 January

Antarctic Crossings: Postwar shorts + intro by BFI curator Patrick Russell

Antarctic exploration explodes into dazzling colour in this unmissable triple-bill.

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25 January

An Autumn’s Tale + intro

This 1980s rom-com sees a naïve and hapless Chinese overseas student befriended by a streetwise cabbie.

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27 January

Silent Cinema presents: South: Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Glorious Epic of the Antarctic + live score

An extraordinary story of survival in the wastes of Antarctica.

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29 January

François Truffaut’s Cinematic and Literary Influences

Our guest speakers will trace the many influences on Truffaut’s cinema – a must for all film fans.

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29 January

The Epic of Everest + live score by Simon Fisher Turner

A spellbinding account of the valiant 1924 attempt to conquer the greatest mountain in the world.

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February

1 February

Times For + discussion with actor Jenny Runacre and writer Dr Sophia Satchell-Baeza

Stephen Dwoskin’s first feature-length film is an intense, sexually charged journey through the night.

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3 February

The ABC of Asta Nielsen

Find out more about this pioneering silent star in this lecture and discussion.

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3 February

The Abyss + The ABC of Love + intro by season curator Pamela Hutchinson

Asta Nielsen hypnotises and enchants in this androgynous romcom.

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5 February

African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey + panel discussion

The life of African liberationist, Marcus Garvey, is told through archive, drama, interviews and photography.

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7 February

Outside In + intro by author Allan Sutherland

Dwoskin’s comedy about life among the non-disabled moves from documentary to the surreal.

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7 February

Mark Kermode Live in 3D at the BFI

One of the UK’s favourite film critics discusses upcoming releases, old treasures and guilty pleasures.

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7 February

Jury’s Evidence + intro by writer Ming Ho

Margaret Lockwood stars in this imaginatively staged courtroom drama from 1936.

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9 February

Preview: La Mif + Q&A with director Fred Baillif

An absorbing new drama about seven young women in a care home for at-risk teens.

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10 February

Philosophical Screens: Jules et Jim

Join our esteemed panellists as they discuss the many facets of love in Truffaut’s film.

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12 February

Preview: The Worst Person in the World + Q&A with Joachim Trier and Renate Reinsve

Joachim Trier and Renate Reinsve join us in person to discuss their new wistful and subversive romantic drama.

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13 February

T A P E x Invisible Women Present: Touched + pre-recorded Q&A

A sexy, sensuous and surprising programme celebrating female and non-binary desire.

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14 February

Valentine’s Day film: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Céline Sciamma’s masterly film about tentative love in 18th-century France.

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14 February

Valentine’s Day film: Casablanca

Bogart and Bergman set the screen alight in this classic drama.

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16 February

The Proposition + Q&A (special guests TBA)

John Hillcoat and Nick Cave’s modern classic returns, newly restored in 4K.

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17 February

Anne and Muriel + intro by actor Kika Markham

Truffaut’s delicate account of a young Frenchman’s encounter with two English sisters in the early 1900s.

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17 February

Dora Brandes + intro

Nielsen plays two tragic romantic heroines, in this melodramatic double-bill.

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18 February

The Representation of Women in Truffaut’s Films

A richly illustrated talk from Professor Ginette Vincendeau of King’s College London.

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23 February

Member Picks: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic stars Richard Dreyfuss as a man who has a life-changing experience.

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23 February

The Gaze of Stephen Dwoskin

In this library talk we’re joined by the editors of new book DWOSKINO: The Gaze of Stephen Dwoskin.

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24 February

A Tribute to Roger Michell: Preview: The Duke + Q&A (guests TBA)

Jim Broadbent stars in a film about a bizarre art heist.

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24 February

The Sun and the Moon + intro by writer Paul Clinton

Stephen Dwoskin’s late masterpiece is distantly inspired by the Beauty and the Beast tale.

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25 February

World Premiere: UNIQUE

A stunningly immersive extended reality event from artist Tupac Martir.

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28 February

Preview: Ali & Ava

Clio Barnard’s latest film is a tremendously warm and tenderly written love story.

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BFI Members enjoy special events, previews and screenings at BFI Southbank all year round.

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Events throughout the year, online and at BFI Southbank.

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