See BFI Southbank website for full details.
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.
As part of Alan Parker season, the BFI unites cast and crew for a special screening and Q&A for this gritty drama.
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.
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.
includes an intro by Christopher Frayling.
April 2016 Seasons:
William Shakespeare died 400 years ago, yet has inspired more films than any other writer.
Alan Clarke was an incendiary talent and a true one-off, who brilliantly captured modern Britain.
Telling stories from the extremes of human experience, Agnieszka Holland excels in revealing the threads that connect us.
LOCO returns with more of the world’s most original comedy films.