- Previews and events
Previews and events
Join us for previews, talks and special screenings.
Preview: Amulet + Q&A with writer-director Romola Garai
Romola Garai joins us to discuss her intelligent, feminist gothic horror.
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.
Funday preview: Sing 2 + pre-recorded extended intro with Garth Jennings
Buster and his animal friends return for more songs and musical mayhem.
Antarctic Crossings: Postwar shorts + intro by BFI curator Patrick Russell
Antarctic exploration explodes into dazzling colour in this unmissable triple-bill.
An Autumn’s Tale + intro
This 1980s rom-com sees a naïve and hapless Chinese overseas student befriended by a streetwise cabbie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ABC of Asta Nielsen
Find out more about this pioneering silent star in this lecture and discussion.
The Abyss + The ABC of Love + intro by season curator Pamela Hutchinson
Asta Nielsen hypnotises and enchants in this androgynous romcom.
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.
Outside In + intro by author Allan Sutherland
Dwoskin’s comedy about life among the non-disabled moves from documentary to the surreal.
Mark Kermode Live in 3D at the BFI
One of the UK’s favourite film critics discusses upcoming releases, old treasures and guilty pleasures.
Jury’s Evidence + intro by writer Ming Ho
Margaret Lockwood stars in this imaginatively staged courtroom drama from 1936.
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.
Philosophical Screens: Jules et Jim
Join our esteemed panellists as they discuss the many facets of love in Truffaut’s film.
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.
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.
Valentine’s Day film: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Céline Sciamma’s masterly film about tentative love in 18th-century France.
Valentine’s Day film: Casablanca
Bogart and Bergman set the screen alight in this classic drama.
The Proposition + Q&A (special guests TBA)
John Hillcoat and Nick Cave’s modern classic returns, newly restored in 4K.
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.
Dora Brandes + intro
Nielsen plays two tragic romantic heroines, in this melodramatic double-bill.
The Representation of Women in Truffaut’s Films
A richly illustrated talk from Professor Ginette Vincendeau of King’s College London.
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.
The Gaze of Stephen Dwoskin
In this library talk we’re joined by the editors of new book DWOSKINO: The Gaze of Stephen Dwoskin.
A Tribute to Roger Michell: Preview: The Duke + Q&A (guests TBA)
Jim Broadbent stars in a film about a bizarre art heist.
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.
World Premiere: UNIQUE
A stunningly immersive extended reality event from artist Tupac Martir.
Preview: Ali & Ava
Clio Barnard’s latest film is a tremendously warm and tenderly written love story.