BFI May and June Highlights

We take a look at the special events and previews going on at the BFI in May that still have tickets left, and the events in June its worth booking for. Members priority booking for June events opens on the 4th May, and for the rest of the public its the 11 May. Apart from these one-off events Mays programme also includes Agnes Varda and Jack Cardiff seasons, whilst June’s film programme includes Kurosawa and Grace Kelly strands.

The Witches

Film Funday: Roald Dahl Sun 9 May 11:30
The BFI’s monthly Film Funday is an event that features a free childrens workshop in the morning and then an afternoon screening with tickets at £9. This month’s workshop focuses around Roald Dahl. The workshop starts at 11.30am in the BFI Foyer, where kids can re-create his amazing characters in their own very own animated films and also enter a competition to come dressed as the best witch. Then at 1.30pm the film being screened is The Witches, Nicolas Roeg’s fantastic adaptation starring Anjelica Huston, Jane Horrocks and Brenda Blethyn.

TV Preview: Luther + Q&A Thu 13 May 18:30 Tickets £9
Idris Elba (The Wire) is joined by an all-star cast in this highly original psychological crime thriller for BBC1. In each exciting, fast-moving episode, the murderer’s identity is known from the start – focusing the drama on the psychic duel between hunter and quarry, who sometimes have more in common than either would like to think. Followed by a panel discussion with co-star Ruth Wilson and Producer Katie Swinden.

TV Preview: Lennon Naked + Q&A: Wed Wed 2 June 18:15 – Tickets £9
Christopher Eccleston is John Lennon, in a BBC film which charts his transition from Beatle John to enduring and enigmatic icon. The screening is followed by a Q&A with guests yet to be announced.


Tetro Preview: Wed 2 June 20:30 Tickets £9
Francis Ford Coppola returns to original screenwriting and directing with this personal drama about an Argentine-Italian family. Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother Tetro (Vincent Gallo), a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self.

Greenberg Preview: Sat 5 June 18:00 Tickets £9

Greenberg brings actor Ben Stiller together with Academy Award-nominated writer/director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) to tell the funny and moving tale of Roger Greenberg: single, fortyish and at a crossroads in his life, finds himself in Los Angeles, house-sitting for six weeks for his more successful brother. In search of a place to restart his life, Greenberg tries to reconnect with old friends including his former bandmate Ivan (Rhys Ifans).

Jason and the Argonauts

Film Funday: Greek Mythology Sun 20 June 12:00
This month’s free Film Funday features a workshop at 12:00 in the BFI foyer for kids to make their own Greek gods animation techniques, and a prize for the child who can come up with the best army to fight off the deadly skeletons from Jason and the Argonauts, which is the film being shown at 14:00 (Tickets £9). The screening will also feature a special introduction from animator Ray Harryhausen.

For more info and to book tickets visit the BFI Website

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