Highlights for January include:
- An extended run of Louis Malle’s Au revoir les enfants (1987)
- A film preview of J.C. Chandor's New York crime thriller A Most Violent Year (2014) starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac.
- A TV Preview of new Sky crime mystery series Fortitude, starring Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing), Michael Gambon and Stanley Tucci.
Regular seasons and strands:
Pedro Almodóvar in conversation. Ahead of the opening of the stage production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown BFI Southbank brings Almodóvar in for a Q&A session following a screening of his 1988 film of the same name.
Best of the Marx Brothers season including seven of their acclaimed films and an extended run of Duck Soup (1933).
LOCO London Comedy Film Festival, featuring three World Premieres and three UK Premieres. Includes tributes to the late Robin Williams.
BFI Southbank’s new programme strand, Cult.
January’s Cult theme is HP Lovecraft, and will include screenings of Re-Animator (1985) and a very rare 35mm print of John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness (1995).
Part one of the Eric Rohmer season, Five years after his death, with films rediscovered and restored, BFI Southbank reassess Eric Rohmer. This comprehensive season runs until mid-March, and will include a very rarely seen set of TV documentaries, screenings of Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales, including My Night With Maud (1969) and an extended run of The
￼￼￼￼Green Ray with the star of that film Marie Rivière, taking part in a Q&A as part of the season.
BFI Southbank’s season dedicated to Maggie Smith concludes with Gosford Park (2001), Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) plus others.
British TV Classics: The American Playwrights will see screenings of British TV productions of such plays as The Crucible (BBC, 1981), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (ITV, 1976) and Once in a Lifetime (BBC-WNET, 1988)