The BFI has just released its plans for next year, celebrating cinema both old and new. From January to March, the BFI Southbank in London will play host to a bevvy of actors, actresses, filmmakers, novelists, broadcasters and musicians, ranging from works from the ’70s to new features. The program is threefold, beginning with “Jean-Luc Godard Part One,” which will celebrate one of the founding fathers of the French New Wave with appearances from his former wife and muse Anna Karina, who also starred “Bande à Part “and “Pierrot Le Fou.” The program will include 100 examples of his portfolio of features, short films, self-portraits and TV productions.
In conjuction with Godard’s influence on director Quentin Tarantino, the BFI is also celebrating the anticipation leading up to the “The Hateful Eight’s” release. The BFI Southbank will present the opportunity for audiences to view Tarantino’s films on the big screen with a dedicated season throughout January. From his directorial debut “Reservoir Dogs” to 2012 Oscar-winning “Django Unchained,” the season will be comprised of every one of his works.
Below is a complete selection of the BFI 2016 season. The preliminary schedule for January includes:
Wednesday January 6, 6:10pm – Laura Mulvey & Michael Witt on Jean-Luc Godard
Tuesday January 12, 8:20pm – “Le Mépris” and ‘Godard’s Philosophical Cinema’
Wednesday January 13, 8:30pm – Jean-Luc Godard as Architect’
Saturday January 16, 3:10pm – “Bande à part”+ Q&A with Anna Karina
Saturday January 16, 5:50pm – “Le Mépris” + Q&A with Anna Karina
Saturday January 16, 8:40pm – “Vivre sa vie” + Q&A with Anna Karina
Wednesday January 20, 8:30pm – Christopher Morahan in Conversation
Other events, previews and regular strands at the BFI in January include:
Wednesday January 6, 8:20pm – Frank Turner introduces: “Instrument” (Jem Cohen, 2003) / Onstage: Musician Frank Turner
Sunday January 10, 8:10pm – On the theme of the French New Wave
Tuesday January 12, 8:10pm – “Room” (Lenny Abrahamson, 2015)
Thursday 14 January, 18:10 – The BFI will be marking the 50th anniversary of experimental film centre the London Filmmakers Co-Operative
Monday January 18, 8:15pm – Marc Wootton introduces “Life is Sweet” (Mike Leigh, 1990) / Onstage: Actor Marc Wootton
Thursday January 21, 20:45 – “10 Years of Because Music”
Sunday January 24, 1:00pm – “The Iron Giant” (Signature Edition)
Monday January 25, 6:20pm – Mark Kermode Live in 3D at the BFI / Onstage: Mark Kermode
Tuesday January 26, 6:15pm – “Innocence of Memories” (Grant Gee, 2015) / Onstage: Grant Gee and Orhan Pamuk
Wednesday January 27, 6:20pm – “Youth” (Paolo Sorrentino, 2015)
More information about dates of February and March’s lineup soon to come.
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