March Film Highlights:
- The BFI continues to appraise the work of French New Wave director Eric Rohmer in March, with films including Rendezvous in Paris (1995), Secret Agent (2004) and Rohmer’s final film, The Romance of Astréa and Celadon (2007).
- A new season showcases the work of Czech new-wave director Věra Chytilová.
- BFI Flare – London’s major LGBT film festival runs 19-25 March for its 29th issue, opening with the James Franco starring drama I am Michael and closing with sports documentary Out to Win. The full programme is released on 18 February, when press accreditation also opens. Booking will open for BFI members on 25 February and to the public on 2 March.
- There is a new release preview of Gregg Araki’s White Bird in a Blizzard (2014), which played at London Film Festival 2014.
- Also previewing is Chris Rock’s new comedy Top Five (2014).
- A special International Women’s Day screening of Kim Longinotto’s Dreamcatcher (2015), which will be followed by a Q&A with the director.
- Extended runs of Powell and Pressburger’s newly restored The Tales of Hoffman (1951) and Alain Renais’ final film Life of Riley (2014) which won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale, just weeks before he died.
- BFI Southbank’s new Cult programme strand continues in March with a tribute to the ‘Godfather of Gore’, Italian director Lucio Fulci. This month’s screening will be Four of the Apocalypse (1975) his cult western.
March Film Seasons:
- Katharine HepburnThis dynamic talent blazed a trail for Hollywood women and gave us a delightful screen legacy.
- Eric RohmerIt’s time to reassess one of film’s most consistently rewarding artists.
- Sonic Cinema, ELEKTRA and MUTEK present: Digital QuébecA bold and ambitious series of live audiovisual performances from the beating heart of Québec.
- Jenny Barraclough: Filming Through the CracksThis award-winning documentarist ventured into new territories with compassion and humour.
- Defiance and compassion: the films of Věra ChytilováIn our tribute to one of the key filmmakers of the 60s, we pay homage to Chytilová’s consistent moral vision and innovation.
BFI Previews, Events, Regular Strands and Extended Runs:
BFI March 2015 Highlights – Katharine Hepburn Part II, Eric Rohmer Part III, Sonic Cinema’s Digital Québec, Jenny Barraclough, Vera Chytilová