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BFI Highlights April 2016: Shakespeare on Screen, Alan Parker, Agnieszka Holland, Big Screen Classics...

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April 2016 Highlights:

Big Screen Classics strand begins:

Aprils sees the BFI launching a new regular strand in its programming. Big Screen Classics aims to keep landmark films screening on a regular basis alongside the themed seasons and special events. Among the offerings this month are Chinatown, The Big Sleep and The Big Lebowski.

Preview: Our Little Sister
Directed by acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda, three young women invite their step-sister to live with them in this delightful film.

The Firm + panel discussion:

As part of Alan Parker season, the BFI unites cast and crew for a special screening and Q&A for this gritty drama.

Akira Kurosawa's Ran - extended run:

As part of Shakespeare on Film season, Akira Kurosawa's epic King Lear adaptation is re-released in a restored version.

Ian McKellan in conversation:

The veteran actor appears in two special events, one - Shakespeare on Stage, Screen and Elsewhere - discussing his long and varied career playing Shakespeare on film and stage, and another where he and director Richard Loncraine discuss their idiosyncratic, epic and very postmodern film version of Richard III.

Agnieszka Holland in conversation:

The Polish director will be at the BFI to give Q&As after screenings of several of her films, including A Woman Alone, all which form part of a season devoted to her career.

25th Anniversary screening of Lawrence of Arabia in 70mm:

includes an intro by Christopher Frayling.

April 2016 Seasons: