BFI Highlights February 2016

The Lady Eve: part of Preston Sturges at the BFI in February

Highlights of the month:

See BFI website for full list of events and screenings

Extended run of Preston Sturges’ classic comedy Sullivan’s Travels (1941), as part of a season devoted to the director.

Thursday 18 February, 18:30 – BFI FLARE 2016 PREVIEW-preview of the BFI’s LGBTQ festival.

Wednesday 17 – Sunday 21 February – BFI FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL. The BFI Future Film Festival returns for its ninth year with its biggest and best line-up yet of screenings and workshops for 15-25 year olds. Details of the festival will be released in the New Year.

Friday 5 February Oscar Animated Short Film Catch-Up- the BFI are screening this year’s Oscar hopefuls across February and this session celebrates the animated short contenders.

Wednesday 3 February, 18:00 – PREVIEW: Trumbo (Jay Roach, 2015). Trumbo stars Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston as the titular character, a blacklisted scriptwriter struggling under the McCarthyite shadow cast over 1950s America.

Wednesday 3 February, 18:10 & 20:30 – EXPERIMENTA: Peter Gidal’s Experimental Film Programmes display the work of the former London Film Co-op Cinema from 1971-1974.

NEW RELEASES: THE ASSASSIN – Extended run of Cannes winner The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 2015)

Main February Strands:

  • Jean-Luc GodardPart two of this retrospective covers a period of extraordinary diversity and radical changes in Godard’s methods and artistic output.
  • Unfaithfully Yours: The comedies of Preston Sturges

Sturges’ audacious screwball comedies careen from divine lunacy to biting satire and are among the funniest films ever made.

  • Landscape Burning: The TV plays of David Rudkin

Rudkin’s TV dramas are infused with ancient myth and contemporary meaning, with many achieving cult status.

  • John Lasseter: A Decade at Disney

We take the opportunity to screen some of the best-loved titles made under Lasseter’s creative leadership at Disney.

  • Valentine’s Day screenings

Romantic films to share with your loved one.

  • And the Oscar® goes to…Your chance to watch the films in contention.
  • Chinese New YearA special programme celebrating the year of the monkey.

See BFI website for full list of events and screenings

BFI Highlights February 2016
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