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January 2018
NOW SHOWING: GALLANT HEART screens at BFI (14 JAN).

GALLANT HEARTS + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT

14th January 2018 @ 14:00 - 16:30
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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BFI presents: One of very few surviving Indian silents, GALLANT HEARTS has everything from a Zorro-like heroine to storybook settings.

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LUKE FOWLER CURATES THE BFI NATIONAL ARCHIVE + INTRO

15th January 2018 @ 20:30 - 22:30
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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BFI presents: LUKE FOWLER CURATES THE BFI NATIONAL ARCHIVE + INTRO by Luke Fowler.

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BHAJI ON THE BEACH + Q&A

16th January 2018 @ 20:30 - 23:00
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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NOW SHOWING: BHAJI ON THE BEACH screens at BFI (16 JAN).

BFI presents: BHAJI ON THE BEACH + Q&A with writer/director Gurinder Chadha. This classic comedy-drama focuses on a group of British Asian women on a day trip to Blackpool. Part of WOMAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA.

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MERRY WITHOUT MELODIES + INTRO

19th January 2018 @ 18:10 - 20:00
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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LITTLE SCREW

BFI presents: MERRY WITHOUT MELODIES + INTRO: A WORLD OF SILENT ANIMATION + INTRO by Jez Stewart – Felix the Cat makes an appearance in this fine selection of vintage animations from across the globe.

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BLOODY NEW YEAR

19th January 2018 @ 20:55 - 22:30
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BLOODY NEW YEAR

BFI presents: BLOODY NEW YEAR – A gang of friends stumble across an abandoned hotel haunted by the ghosts of a 1959 New Year’s Eve party…

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BLOODY NEW YEAR

20th January 2018 @ 20:30 - 22:00
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BLOODY NEW YEAR

BFI presents: BLOODY NEW YEAR – A gang of friends stumble across an abandoned hotel haunted by the ghosts of a 1959 New Year’s Eve party…

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PLAY IT COOL + INTRO

23rd January 2018 @ 18:15 - 20:45
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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PLAY IT COOL

PROJECTING THE ARCHIVE presents a Billy Fury Tribute Night: PLAY IT COOL + INTRO by Vic Pratt – We honour Liverpool legend Billy Fury, with a 35mm film screening of his fab musical feature.

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ED WOOD

26th January 2018 @ 20:40 - 22:50
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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NOW SHOWING: ED WOOD screens at BFI (26 JAN).

BFI presents: ED WOOD – Tim Burton’s affectionate take on the cross-dressing, bumbling B-movie director.

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WHEN THE WIND BLOWS + Q&A

28th January 2018 @ 15:20 - 17:30
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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NOW SHOWING: WHEN THE WIND BLOWS screens at BFI (28 JAN).

BFI presents: WHEN THE WIND BLOWS + Q&A with producer Iain Harvey – A moving animated feature based on the graphic novel by Raymond Briggs (THE SNOWMAN). This is the launch of a new BFI dual-format (Blu-ray & DVD) home cinema edition.

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LOVE & DEATH ON LONG ISLAND + Q&A

29th January 2018 @ 18:10 - 20:30
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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NOW SHOWING: LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND screens at BFI (29 JAN).

BFI presents: LOVE & DEATH ON LONG ISLAND + Q&A with director Richard Kwietniowski – This delightful comedy stars John Hurt as a widowed novelist man drawn to a heartthrob actor.

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February 2018

ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV IN CONVERSATION

2nd February 2018 @ 20:40 - 22:00
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV IN CONVERSATION

BFI presents: ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV IN CONVERSATION

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ANIMAL FARM + INTRO

4th February 2018 @ 13:00 - 15:00
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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NOW BOOKING: ANIMAL FARM

BFI presents: ANIMAL FARM + INTRO by Vivien Halas, daughter of Halas & Batchelor – In this groundbreaking animated feature it soon becomes clear that the pigs aren’t to be trusted…

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DOUBLE TROUBLE: Early Female Comedy Double Acts + Intro

4th February 2018 @ 15:30 - 17:00
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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DOUBLE TROUBLE

BFI presents: DOUBLE TROUBLE: Early Female Comedy Double Acts + Intro by BFI Silent Film Curator, Bryony Dixon – A fine compilation of comedies celebrating rebellious damsels of destruction.

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THE GOLD DIGGERS

5th February 2018 @ 18:20 - 20:00
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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NOW SHOWING: THE GOLD DIGGERS screens at BFI (05 FEB).

BFI EXPERIMENTA presents: THE GOLD DIGGERS - a sci-fi-musical extravaganza starring Julie Christie & the very first feature by legend of the independent scene, artist and filmmaker Sally Potter.

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DARK RIVER + Q&A

8th February 2018 @ 20:30 - 22:30
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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DARK RIVER

BFI presents: DARK RIVER + Q&A with director Clio Barnard, producer Tracy O’Riordan & actors Ruth Wilson & Mark Stanley.

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THE LEGACY OF HALAS & BATCHELOR

9th February 2018 @ 18:10 - 19:40
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
LEGACY OF HALAS & BATCHELOR

BFI presents: THE LEGACY OF HALAS AND BATCHELOR + Vivien Halas in conversation –America had Disney – the UK had Halas & Batchelor. Discover their legacy in this special event.

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FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK + Discussion

10th February 2018 @ 14:00 - 16:30
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE HEART

BFI presents: FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK + discussion with Kunle Olulode, Director, Voice4Change — Don’t miss this visually sumptuous exploration of the life of the renowned psychoanalyst.

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LORD OF ILLUSIONS (Director’s Cut)

11th February 2018 @ 20:15 - 22:30
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LORD OF ILLUSIONS

BFI presents: An LA detective is drawn into an occult underworld in Clive Barker’s final film.

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KNIFE IN THE WATER

12th February 2018 @ 20:50 - 22:30
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
KNIFE IN THE WATER

BFI presents: KNIFE IN THE WATER - Roman Polanski’s debut derives a wealth of drama and insights from the simplest situation: a couple are joined by a young hitchhiker on their yacht for a sailing weekend. Absurd male rivalries arise, and events threaten to turn nasty.

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LORD OF ILLUSIONS (Director’s Cut)

17th February 2018 @ 20:30 - 22:45
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LORD OF ILLUSIONS

BFI presents: An LA detective is drawn into an occult underworld in Clive Barker’s final film.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS MR LAWRENCE

18th February 2018 @ 20:20 - 22:30
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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MERRY CHRISTMAS MR LAWRENCE

MERRY CHRISTMAS MR LAWRENCE screens at BFI Southbank (18 FEB 20:20): Based on Sir Laurens van der Post’s experiences as a POW in WWII Japan, MERRY CHRISTMAS MR LAWRENCE depicts a battle of wills between an imprisoned officer and his Japanese counterpart who pushes him to a point of no return.

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THE SONG OF COTTON

19th February 2018 @ 18:20 - 20:00
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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THE SONG OF COTTON

THE SONG OF COTTON screens at BFI Southbank (19 FEB 18:20): This thoughtful and moving tale follows a young woman who takes on a job as carer of an ageing boxer suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

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COMING OF AGE: A New History Of British Animation Part Two

20th February 2018 @ 18:15 - 19:45
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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MR PASCAL

BFI presents: COMING OF AGE: A New History Of British Animation Part Two – A varied programme highlighting the work of Halas & Batchelor and Bob Godfrey alongside other UK animators.

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SHAFT + Intro

21st February 2018 @ 18:10 - 20:00
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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SHAFT

BFI presents: SHAFT + Intro by Kunle Olulode, Director Voice4Change — Don’t miss one of the earliest and most important blaxploitation films ever made.

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TWENTY TWO

24th February 2018 @ 15:30 - 17:30
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
TWENTY TWO

TWENTY TWO screens at BFI Southbank (24 FEB 15:30): This award-winning film on the subject of Chinese ‘comfort women’ during WWII became a box-office phenomenon and China’s highest-grossing and most-popular documentary of all time.

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CHINA’S VAN GOGHS

24th February 2018 @ 18:00 - 19:30
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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CHINA'S VAN GOGHS

BFI + CHINESE VISUAL FESTIVAL present: CHINA'S VAN GOGHS – A heart-warming and inspirational portrait of a Chinese peasant-turned-painter.

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March 2018

TOP OF THE WORLD: A New History of British Animation Part Three

1st March 2018 @ 18:20 - 20:00
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RADIANT CIRCUS - SCREEN GUIDE: BLACK DOG screens at BFI (01 MAR).

TOP OF THE WORLD: A New History of British Animation Part Three screens at BFI Southbank (18:20): This specially selected programme mixes breakthrough student shorts with some landmark classics of international animation.

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TOP OF THE WORLD: A New History of British Animation Part Three

4th March 2018 @ 17:20 - 19:00
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RADIANT CIRCUS - SCREEN GUIDE: BLACK DOG screens at BFI (01 MAR).

TOP OF THE WORLD: A New History of British Animation Part Three screens at BFI Southbank (18:20): This specially selected programme mixes breakthrough student shorts with some landmark classics of international animation.

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INSHA’ALLAH DEMOCRACY + Q&A

9th March 2018 @ 20:20 - 22:30
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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Insha’Allah Democracy

Filmmaker Mo Naqvi will vote for the first time during Pakistan’s elections but is there a right choice?

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THE PAST IS NOT OUR FUTURE: WALTER RODNEY’S STUDENT YEARS + DISCUSSION

10th March 2018 @ 13:00 - 14:30
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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Rare photos, re-enactments, personal writing and archive tell the story of this revolutionary.

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THE WOMAN UNDER OATH 35mm + INTRO

11th March 2018 @ 16:30 - 18:00
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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Eleven angry men and one angry woman try a boy for the murder of his employer, a serial abuser of women. This rarely-seen film, specially programmed around International Women’s Day, is directed with the elegant efficiency for which John Stahl became known.

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ANGEL HEART + INTRO

16th March 2018 @ 18:05 - 20:30
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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ANGEL HEART

New York private eye Harry Angel is hired to look for missing crooner Johnny Favourite and finds his quest taking him to New Orleans. What starts as an ordinary job soon becomes a macabre nightmare involving a brush with the occult.

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KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE + INTRO

17th March 2018 @ 20:30 - 22:30
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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RADIANT CIRCUS SCREEN GUIDE - NOW SHOWING: KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE screens at BFI (17 MAR).

Boasting one of the most deliciously absurd titles in B-movie history, the Chiodo Brothers’ candy-coloured classic is every bit as weird and wonderful as its outré moniker suggests.

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April 2018

WONDERSTRUCK

3rd April 2018 @ 18:10 - 20:15
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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WONDERSTRUCK

Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams star in Todd Haynes’ wonder-filled new drama.

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DEATHDREAM

3rd April 2018 @ 20:50 - 22:30
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RADIANT CIRCUS SCREEN GUIDE - NOW SHOWING: DEATHDREAM screens at BFI Southbank (03 APR).

A man returns home from Vietnam, despite being already declared dead.

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EVEN WHEN I FALL + Q&A

4th April 2018 @ 18:30 - 20:30
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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EVEN WHEN I FALL

The inspiring and fascinating story behind Nepal’s first and only circus.

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DEATHDREAM

7th April 2018 @ 20:20 - 22:00
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RADIANT CIRCUS SCREEN GUIDE - NOW SHOWING: DEATHDREAM screens at BFI Southbank (03 APR).

A man returns home from Vietnam, despite being already declared dead.

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THE BOY WHO WANTED TO BE A BEAR

8th April 2018 @ 12:30 - 14:00
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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RADIANT CIRCUS SCREEN GUIDE - NOW SHOWING: THE BOY WHO WANTED TO BE A BEAR screens at BFI (08 APR).

This hugely satisfying treat (rarely seen in the UK) is from Danish animation maestro Jannik Hastrup. It tells the touching story of a boy taken from his family and raised by bears; when reclaimed by his original parents he has trouble adjusting to life in the human world.

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MANILA: IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT

8th April 2018 @ 15:20 - 17:30
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MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT

This powerful slice of raw, angry realism by the late Lino Brocka finds a young man from the country arriving in Manila in search of work and his girlfriend – whom he hasn’t heard of since she left for the city, allegedly to receive some schooling.

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THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE + INTRO

11th April 2018 @ 18:00 - 20:00
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE

The proprietor of a failing LA strip-and-cabaret joint places some very risky bets…

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SCREEN EPIPHANY: Jim Howick Introduces JAWS

12th April 2018 @ 20:35 - 23:00
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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JAWS

Actor Jim Howick (THE ALIENS, LOADED, YONDERLAND) has chosen to screen this classic Spielberg thriller. A great-white shark attack in the shallow waters of an American holiday town sparks a cat-and-mouse chase across the waves – but who is the hunter and who is the prey? An ideal cinematic experience.

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MANILA: IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT

12th April 2018 @ 20:40 - 22:50
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MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT

This powerful slice of raw, angry realism by the late Lino Brocka finds a young man from the country arriving in Manila in search of work and his girlfriend – whom he hasn’t heard of since she left for the city, allegedly to receive some schooling.

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MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS + Q&A

13th April 2018 @ 20:25 - 22:30
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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RADIANT CIRCUS SCREEN GUIDE - NOW BOOKING: MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS screens at BFI Southbank (13 APR).

Newly widowed Marlina receives an unexpected & unwelcome visit from gang leader Markus. He invites himself into her home, demands food for his gang of bandits & announces that they will take everything she has &, if time allows, will sleep with her. Let’s just say that Marlina doesn’t exactly yield to their demands…

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THE ADJUTANT OF THE CZAR + INTRO

15th April 2018 @ 14:00 - 16:00
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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THE ADJUTANT OF THE CZAR

The lighter-than-air romance between a Czarist officer and a passport-less girl obliged to share a sleeper compartment on a train is tested when revolutionary zeal meets implacable loyalty in the heightened atmosphere of pre-revolutionary Russia. With live piano accompaniment by Meg Morley.

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WHO GOES NEXT + INTRO

16th April 2018 @ 18:10 - 20:10
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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WHO GOES NEXT

The friction between a group of British officers comes to a head as they plan their escape from a German prison camp.

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ARTISTS, FICTION & CINEMA: STAGING THE STUART CROFT ARCHIVE

19th April 2018 @ 20:45 - 22:15
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank
London, SE1 8XT
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STAG WITHOUT A HEART

An illustrated, personally inflected lecture first presented in 2014 by artist filmmaker Stuart Croft (1970-2015) is here re-performed and discussed by Stuart Croft Foundation trustees and artists Emma Bennett, Keira Greene and Anna Lucas.

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