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BFI Highlights February 2016


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

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

Highlights of the month:

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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 Godard

    Part two of this retrospective covers a period of extraordinary diversity and radical changes in Godard’s methods and artistic output.

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

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

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

Romantic films to share with your loved one.

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