Open to the public and NFTS students alike, our programme of screenings at the BFI Southbank, London, is brought to you by the NFTS.
There's a screening most Monday evenings, and occasional Tuesday evenings and you can find out what's showing month by month by viewing the schedule below. Designed to give a continuous and comprehensive overview of every facet of cinema, from its beginnings to the present day, the programme showcases key films from the classic, mainstream and avant-garde of European, American and world cinema, mixing the familiar with the experimental and rediscovering forgotten gems. Guest speakers introduce each programme and there's often a lively discussion in the café after the film. For current ticket prices, reservations and further information, call the BFI Southbank box office on Tel 020 7928 3232 or visit the BFI website - www.bfi.org.uk. BFI Southbank: Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT.
Summer 2013 Programme
BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD
Irish blessing: “May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead”. Or your agent, or your producer, or the critics. This season is a celebration of the last – or late-in-the-day – works of film-makers, representing a culminating vision (L’Argent, Moonrise, Lilith), grand or lyrical gestures (Ran, Playtime, A Prairie Home Companion), a whimsical send-off (Family Plot), an actual Testament (Cocteau), or an end that took them as much by surprise (Eyes Wide Shut) as hopefully it did the devil. Also Sidney Lumet’s film which inspires our title, and one from not-yet-dead Alain Resnais.
In most cases screenings will be accompanied by an introduction, and selected films will be accompanied by a short animation programmed by Clare Kitson to complement the feature. We look forward to seeing you at the screenings.