London Film Event News

Catch the London Kinovan this christmas

The Film London and London Screen Archives Kinovan (think a cinema-in-a-van) will be out and about this christmas, offering Londoners the chance to see -for free- archive footage from across decades of London history. The van will be at the following locations: Xmas Lights Switch On, Sutton Sat 19 Nov 2016, 16:00 – 19:00 Sutton – […]

The BFI launches the biggest UK celebration of black talent on screen with the BLACK STAR season

At a special event held at BFI Southbank in London with comedian Gina Yashere and DJ Norman Jay MBE, the BFI today launched what is being billed as the UK’s biggest ever season of film and television dedicated to celebrating black talent: BLACK STAR.  Appropriately, this launch coincides with the UK premiere of Amma Asante’s London […]

The Best Shakespeare on Film Events in London this season

This year marks 400 years since the Bard shuffled off this mortal coil, and there are a batch of film events around the capital to mark the date from April onwards, many being found at the BFI and Barbican and other cultural centres. THe entire project is part of Shakespeare Lives, organised by the British […]

The RSC’s Shakespeare Live event to air in cinemas on 23 April

Thursday 23 April, 8.15. Picturehouse Cinemas. Also check RSC website for more participating venues. This year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, and there will be a variety of film events that will tie in to the date. The BFI have a huge, diverse season planned, which you can read about here, but the […]

Secret Cinema presents takes a turn for the bloody in 2016 with 28 DAYS LATER

Secret Cinema is always one of the biggest film events on the calendar in London. So high profile is the event company, and so pricey are its tickets for its multi-layered, live screening immersive events, that their seasons often make the box office charts. Recent productions involved Back to the Future and Star Wars: The […]

Highlights of the upcoming BFI FLARE Festival: tickets on sale now

Tickets went on sale today for BFI members for London’s premiere LGTB Film Festival: BFI FLARE, which will run from 16-27 March at BFI Southbank and other related venues.  BFI Flare will present over 50 features, more than 100 shorts and a wide range of special events, guest appearances, discussions, workshops, club nights and more. […]

Finally restored; Abel Gance’s epic 1927 film Napoleon will return at the Royal Festival Hall

Finally restored by the team –  led by the tireless Kevin Brownlow- at the BFI National Archive after decades of work, Abel Gance’s 1927 epic silent Napoleon will screen for the public on Sun 6 Nov 2016 at 14:00 at the Royal Festival Hall. The film played to sell out crowds back in 2013, but this is […]

Director Alan Clarke’s work to be presented in its entirety by the BFI in its DISSENT & DISRUPTION Season

The BFI announced this week that, starting in March, they will begin a tribute season to the late filmmaker Alan Clarke. Clarke is still probably best remembered for his controversial and groundbreaking dramas: Scum, Made in Britain and The Firm, which helped make household names of actors like Tim Roth, Gary Oldman and Ray Winstone. The BFI however […]

Where to find Alan Rickman tribute screenings across London

At a time when the 2016 Academy Award nominations should have been dominating culture news headlines, a very different and much sadder story emerged instead. Stage and screen performer and director Alan Rickman, widely loved for his roles in Die Hard, Harry Potter, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Truly, Madly, Deeply and Sense and Sensibility to […]

“Citizen Four” : The story of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, gets its UK premiere at London Film Festival this week

Undoubtedly one of the biggest news stories of the last few years, the leaking of key National Security Agency surveillance data by former employee (and now exile) Edward Snowden is the subject of filmmaker Laura Poitras’ new documentary CITIZEN FOUR. Poitras herself was contacted by Snowden before the media melee began, making her one of […]

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