Updated: 14 January

January programme

We're delighted to announce the following screenings:
The 400 Blows
From Fri 7 Jan p14
This film has a PG certificate.
Fri 21 Jan 20:45 NFT2; Sat 22 Jan 20:35 Studio; Sun 23 Jan 13:00 Studio; Mon 24 Jan 18:05 Studio; Wed 26 Jan 20:45 NFT1; Thu 27 Jan 20:50 Studio

In addition to the preview of Boiling Point on 8 Dec, we're delighted to announce the following screenings:
Boiling Point
Fri 14 Jan 20:45 Studio; Sat 15 Jan 15:10 Studio (CC); Tue 18 Jan 14:40 Studio; Wed 19 Feb 21:00 Studio; Fri 21 Jan 18:10 Studio; Tue 25 Jan 21:00 Studio; Wed 26 Jan 20:40 Studio
UK 2020. Dir Philip Barantini. With Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Ray Panthaki, Jason Flemyng. 95min. Digital. 15. Courtesy of Vertigo Releasing. Audio Description available at all screenings. The screenings on Sun 9 Jan 13:15 Studio, Tue 11 Jan 14:40 Studio, Wed 12 Jan 18:15 Studio and Sat 15 Jan 15:10 Studio will be presented with Subtitles for the D/deaf or people experiencing hearing loss.
A stressed chef struggles to keep it together in this unmissable, gripping single-take thriller.
At one of the hottest spots in London, during one of the busiest nights of the Christmas season, head chef Andy (Stephen Graham) is under pressure: he is running late, his restaurant is overbooked, the meat stock is low and there is a surprise visit from a health inspector. Cleverly choreographed and impressively shot in one continuous take with no hidden cuts, Philip Barantini's suspenseful drama is an immersive masterclass of tension. BIFA-nominated Stephen Graham leads an incredible ensemble cast in the most exhilarating British film of the year.
Tickets on sale with the January programme (to BFI Patrons and Champions on Mon 6 Dec from 11:30; to BFI Members on Tue 7 Dec from 11:30 and on general sale on Thu 9 Dec from 11:30).

The 400 Blows
Fri 14 Jan 18:10 NFT2 p14
This screening will now take place in NFT1 and the seating will be unallocated.

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Fri 14 Jan 17:50 NFT2 p32
Please note this additional screening.

Please note these additional screenings:
Titane p10
Fri 14 Jan 18:15 Studio; Sat 15 Jan 20:30 Studio; Sun 16 Jan 15:50 and 18:30 Studio; Mon 17 Jan 20:45 Studio
This film has been given an 18 certificate.

Oliver Stone in Conversation
Fri 14 Jan 18:20 NFT1 p4
Unfortunately, Oliver Stone is now unable to travel to the UK. Ticketholders should contact the box office by phone or in person for a refund. Please note, the screening of Natural Born Killers will go ahead as scheduled.

London Short Film Festival
Sat 15 - Sat 22 Jan p45
We are pleased to announce that all the films screening in this festival will be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss.

London Short Film Festival: My Eye is my Ear
Sat 15 Jan 18:00 NFT3 p45
We are pleased to announce the films that will be screened at this event and the total run time will be 120mins.
Old Mother Tongue - Dir Mark Trifunovic
Silence - Dir Brwa Vahabpour
Feeling Through - Dir Doug Roland
We're Too Good For This - Dir Missy Malek
Her My Voice - Dir Aneel Ahmad
send back the echo - Dir Jasmin Kent Rodgman
It's Nothing - Dir Lian Meng Rose, Rebecca King
Signs and Gestures - Dir Itandehui Jansen
My Darling Christopher - Dir Clare-Louise English

LSFF: Ghosts in the Machines + Q&A
Sat 22 Jan 20:45 NFT3 p46
We are delighted to announce that this programme of shorts will be followed by a filmmaker Q&A with BSL interpretation.

Preview: The Souvenir + Q&A with writer-director Joanna Hogg
Mon 17 Jan 20:30 NFT1 p6
This film has been given a 15 certificate.

To the Ends of the Earth: The Transglobe Expedition + Q&A
Tuesday 18 Jan 17.45 NFT1 p39
Unfortunately Ranulph Fiennes is no longer able to attend this event. Both he and the BFI apologise for any disappointment caused. He will be replaced by his co-leader on the Transglobe Expedition, Anton Bowring OBE.

Please note these additional screenings:
Petite Maman p10 (Dec Guide)
Tue 18 Jan 21:00 Studio; Thu 20 Jan 18:20 Studio

Bed and Board
Wed 19 Jan 14:30 NFT3 p19
This matinee will now take place in the Studio and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The 400 Blows
Wed 19 Jan 14:40 Studio p14
This matinee is now cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment.

We are delighted to add the following to our January programme, screening on Digital, and 35mm where indicated:
Licorice Pizza
Fri 21 Jan 14:30 Studio; 17:45 NFT3 (35mm) and 20:25 Studio; Sat 22 Jan 11:40 NFT2 (CC), 14:30 NFT2 and 17:20 Studio; Sun 23 Jan 15:10 Studio and 18:15 NFT3 (35mm); Mon 24 Jan 14:20 Studio (CC) and 20:25 NFT2 (35mm); Tue 25 Jan 14:15 Studio and 17:30 NFT2 (35mm); Wed 26 Jan 14:15 Studio and 17:40 NFT3 (35mm); Thu 27 Jan 14:30 NFT3, 17:30 NFT2 (35mm) and 20:25 NFT2 (35mm)
United States 2021. Dir Paul Thomas Anderson. With Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman. Bradley Cooper. 133min.
Digital/35mm. Cert 15. A Universal release.
All Digital screenings will have Audio Description available. The screenings on Sat 22 Jan 11:40 NFT2 and Mon 24 Jan 14:20 Studio will be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s nostalgic and magical kaleidoscope of first love is an unmissable treat.
In San Fernando Valley 1973, Gary Valentine, a 15-year-old former child actor and budding entrepreneur, meets Alana Kane, a bored and aimless 25-year-old working as an assistant at his school yearbook photo shoot. Gary is instantly smitten and while Alana naturally rejects him, a fun and unlikely friendship blossoms.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s freewheeling romance is gloriously shot on film, with a joyous and evocative soundtrack, and features two outstanding film debuts: musician Alana Haim (from the band Haim) and Cooper Hoffman (the son of Philip Seymour Hoffman).
Kimberley Sheehan, BFI Southbank Programmer
Tickets on sale to Fri 7 Jan to BFI Champions and Patrons from 11:30, to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the general public from 16:00.

Preview: Amulet + Q&A with writer-director Romola Garai
Fri 21 Jan 18:00 NFT1 p6
This film runs 99min and has been given a 15 certificate.

We're delighted to announce this additional screening:
Memoria p11
Sat 22 Jan 14:20 Studio

Licorice Pizza
Thu 27 Jan 14:30 NFT3
This matinee will now take place in the Studio and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Parallel Mothers
From Fri 28 Jan p12
This film runs 123min and has been given a 15 certificate.

Parallel Mothers
Fri 28 Jan 14:30 NFT3 p12
This matinee will now take place in the Studio and the seating will be unallocated. We apologise for any inconvenience.

South Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Antarctic
Fri 28 Jan 14:15 Studio p15
This matinee is now cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment.

Relaxed screening: L'Enfant sauvage (The Wild Child) + intro and discussion
Mon 31 Jan 18:10 NFT3 p48
We are pleased to announce that this event will be led by Janet Harbord (Professor of Film, Queen Mary University of London) and Ethan Lyon (PhD student at University of Southampton researching Gothic Horror cinema and its relationship to autism), both members of the Autism through Cinema podcast.
This screening is part of our Francois Truffaut: For the Love of Films programme.

February Programme

Finally Sunday!
Sat 5 Feb 17:50 NFT1 p33
Please note, this screening commences at 17:50 as per the calendar, not 17:15 as per page 33.

Funday Preview: Fireheart
Sun 6 Feb 12:30 NFT1 p60
Unfortunately, this screening and the Funday workshop at 11:00 are now cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment.

T A P E x Invisible Women Present: Touched + pre-recorded Q&A
Sun 13 Feb 15:30 NFT3 p42
We are pleased to announce that all the shorts, and the pre-recorded Q&A, will be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss.

Rafiki
Fri 18 Feb 18:00 NFT1 p27
This screening will be introduced by BFI Film Academy Young Programmers Ramatoulie Bobb, Clodagh Chapman and Beth Privitera.

Preview: La Mif + Q&A
Sat 19 Feb 18:00 NFT1 p14
To clarify, this preview takes place on 19 Feb as per the calendar, not 9 Feb as per page 14.

Flee
Mon 21 Feb 18:15 NFT3 p12
Please note this screening will now take place in the Studio.

Mississippi Mermaid
Wed 23 Feb 20:40 NFT1 p32
To clarify, there is no screening of Mississippi Mermaid on this date. The screening at this time should be The Green Room as per the calendar. We apologise for this error.

The Bride Wore Black
Sun 27 Feb 12:10 NFT1 p32
This screening commences at 12:10 as per the calendar and not 12:00 as per page 32.

Finally Sunday!
Sun 27 Feb NFT1 p33
Please note, this screening commences at 15:00 as per the calendar, not 15:30 as per page 33.

Relaxed screening: Keep The Change + intro and discussion
Mon 28 Feb 20:10 NFT3 p44
We are pleased to announce that this event will be led by Steven Eastwood, filmmaker and Professor of Film Practice at Queen Mary University of London, and artist Sam Ahern, a member of the Neurocultures Collective.