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BFI highlights for May 2016

See BFI website for full details of May seasons, events and strands.


Previews: Love and Friendship with director Whit Stillman Q&A.

Previews: Florence Foster Jenkins with director Stephen Frears and star Hugh Grant Q&A.

Re-Release of Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968)- specially remastered for the BFI Shakespeare on Film Season.

Steven Spielberg Tribute Season opening film: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (directors cut).

African Odysseys presents: Makibefo + Q&A with director Alexander Abela as part of Shakespeare on Film Season.

Budd Boetticher double bill of westerns- playing as part of the BFI's Ride Lonesome western tribute.

May Seasons:

Shakespeare on Film
Concluding the season of films based on and inspired by Shakespeare’s plays.

The Woman Who Kicked Down Doors: The uncompromising films of Antonia Bird
Wake-up calls about how homelessness, homophobia, class prejudice and machismo made life hell.

Ride Lonesome: The Psychological Western
In the postwar years, the western took a turn into darker psychological territory in a series of fascinating films that questioned the frontier myths of old.

Crossing the Threshold: Experimental films and live performances from Malcolm Le Grice
Malcolm Le Grice’s seminal films explore the transformation of images and perception.