1 week ago

UK Gov’t Addresses Tax Credit Concerns In Autumn Statement But Declines To Raise Indie Film Relief
#News #BFI #HighendTV #JeremyHunt

3 weeks ago

BFI, Chanel Celebrate Emerging Filmmakers’ ‘Creative Audacity’ at Film Awards
#Variety #Global #News #Bfi

3 weeks ago

BFI & Chanel Filmmaker Award: Tilda Swinton And Vogue Editor Edward Enninful Set Winners
#News #BFI #Chanel #TildaSwinton

Anton Bitel
1 month ago

"there are enough ambitious ideas and awe-inspiring aesthetics in it to keep the patient viewer engaged for the long haul": Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR (2014) screens 8pm today at #BFI IMAX

I've been living at the #BFI lately (no bad thing!). This afternoon: John Carpenter's #TheThing, part of the BFI's SciFiMAX series. Pretty sure I'd never seen this on a big screen before, and here it was on the biggest, Southbank IMAX. 40 years on, the practical FX (& everything else) hold up great.

John Carpenter's The Thing... on the biggest screen in the UK.

You cannot doubt my commitment to Sparkle Motion. Just saw #DonnieDarko again on a big screen — first time since it was new. Freaky and creepy and wonderfully weird. Thanks, #BFI!

Donnie Darko
1 month ago

Just watched a great interview with Martin Scorsese at the BFI.

#MartinScorsese #BFI

1 month ago

London Film Festival Winners: Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s ‘Evil Does Not Exist’ Wins Best Film Award, Palestinian Pic Takes Doc Award
#BreakingNews #BFI #LondonFilmFestival #RyusukeHamaguchi

Snow (1963) - Geoffrey Jones | BFI National Archive — — is the perfect little public information/art film. Driving sound track (a time-shifted version of Sandy Nelson's "Teen Beat") and rapid cut scenes lift it well above the ordinary

#trains #bfi #1963 #DaphneOram #snow

2 months ago

London Film Festival Director Kristy Matheson on ‘Saltburn,’ ‘Chicken Run 2’ and Mission to ‘Elevate U.K. Work to the Rest of the World’
#Variety #Global #News #Bfi #BfiLondonFilmFestival #ChickenRunDawnoftheNugget #Saltburn

Steve Langton
2 months ago

Got the BFI UHD release of "Full Circle". I don't have 4K equipment yet, but the film is also included on a blu-ray and there's a booklet which I always look forward to reading. #BFI #Bluray #Filmastodon

2 months ago

BFI And Film4 Greenlight Nine High-Budget Shorts Through Future Takes Fund
#BreakingNews #BFI

Anton Bitel
2 months ago

"a sly, serious examination of the violent intersection between different horrors, fanciful or real": Peter Bogdanovich's sophisticated, metacinematic feature debut TARGETS (1968) on Blu-ray from today via #BFI. Capsule for #LittleWhiteLies

Bobby (Tim O’Kelly) engaging in target practice
2 months ago

THE BRIDE trailer | BFI London Film Festival 2023

Director Myriam Uwiragiye Birara

"Rwandan scholar Eva’s childhood is abruptly cut short when she is snatched away from home to become a stranger’s bride, in this striking feature debut."

#TheBride #BlackMastodon #MyriamUwiragiyeBirara #BlackFediverse #Black #Rwanda #AfricanCinema #Cinema #Film #BFI #Cinematography #Cinemastodon #Creatives #Academia

Anton Bitel
2 months ago

"a hallucinatory psychodrama of the creative process": Ken Russell's GOTHIC (1986), written by Stephen Volk, is on Blu-ray from today via #BFI. Capsule for #LittleWhiteLies

Percy Bysshe Shelley (Julian Sands), his lover Mary Godwin (Natasha Richardson), and Dr John Polidori (Timothy Spall)
Anton Bitel
2 months ago

Rintaro's METROPOLIS (2001) offers a "towering world of tomorrow erected on the foundations of yesterday’s cultural influence".
Screens 11.30am today at #BFI IMAX, where it should look extraordinary

Anton Bitel
2 months ago

"an uncomfortable, accusatory character study, as it catches us on one side or another of Fleck's misplaced laughter, and tries to get us all to dance to his bloody steps": Todd Phillips' JOKER (2019) screens 7.30pm this evening at #BFI IMAX

Anton Bitel
2 months ago

Busting the block (and Bush): THE DARK KNIGHT (2008) screens 5pm at #BFI IMAX, in 70mm. Not to hype, but seeing this 15 years ago in the same venue is one of the most breathtaking cinema experiences that I have ever had...

Dave Mark
2 months ago

BFI's "Greatest Films of All Time"

I love a good list, and if you are a cinephile, you'll find this a fun one to scroll through. 🍿

#Movies #Cinema #Film #BFI

Doug Belshaw
3 months ago

I confess to only having watched one of the top 10 films on this list, which is put together mainly be critics and people who work in the film industry. Must rectify that.
On the other hand, I have watched seven of the top 10 films on the IMDB top 250 list…

In 1952, the Sight and Sound team had the novel idea of asking critics to name the […]

3 months ago

It feels like this year's film festival has a lot of films about films

#LFF #BFI #LondonFilmFestival

3 months ago

I’m probably not bothering with the London Film Fest (£££), but if I were, I’d definitely check out ‘Fingernails’.
I loved the director’s previous film, ‘Apples’. Also I’m intrigued to know if that writing credit for Sam Steiner is the playwright (of Lemonsx5). If so, yay! 👌🏻

🚨 A dispatch from #TheKLF!

"This is the trailer to 'The Rites of Mu' (1991) which is part of the film 23 Seconds to Eternity (2023), to be screened and archived at the BFI, London from the 6th of November 2023."

#EddieFM #Film #BFI #UK #BurningMan

Anton Bitel
3 months ago

HORROR GETS WEIRD: 6 ODDITIES FROM FRIGHTFEST 2023: preview piece on this weekend's #FrightFest (starting this evening) for #BFI

Anton Bitel
3 months ago

HORROR GETS WEIRD: 6 ODDITIES FROM FRIGHTFEST 2023: preview piece on this weekend's #FrightFest for #BFI

3 months ago

Tonight's film at the #BFI is 50 mins + an 18 min short. Get in!

Anton Bitel
3 months ago

"a work of winning charm and surreal background detail, where everyone desires, but not everyone knows what – or who – they want": Bill Forsyth's coming-of-ager GREGORY'S GIRL (1980) now on Blu/UHD via #BFI. Capsule for #LittleWhiteLies

Dorothy (Dee Hepburn) and Gregory (John Gordon Sinclair) in GREGORY'S GIRL (1980)
Chrysa Katsogridaki
4 months ago

Everything you need to know about the beauty and explosive danger of nitrate film, from how we look after it to the filmmakers who’ve been inspired by it.

#Film #ClassicFilm #SilentFilm #Cinema #Cinemastodon #BFI #NitrateFilm

Noah Williams
4 months ago

Always fun watching the delivery and test flights at #BoeingField.

United’s about to get a new ship! ✈️


Mike Ellis
4 months ago
5 months ago

Time for an #introduction
I'm Paul, #music and #nature lover, web developer for the #BFI and #queer far-leftist.
I've had various accounts on the fediverse for maybe six or seven years now, including running the instance before it got too much for me.
I live in #Leeds UK, I'm occasionally down south for work or family reasons.
And most importantly I have two #cats called Dill and Parsley.

Midnight Eye
6 months ago

Waxworks 1924 ‘Das Wachsfigurenkabinett’
Directed by Paul Leni, Leo Birinski

A poet is hired by the owner of a wax museum in a circus to write tales about Harun al Raschid, Ivan the Terrible and Jack the Ripper. While writing, the poet and the daughter of the owner, Eva, fantasize the fantastic stories and fall in love for each other.
Partially #Lostmedia #silentmovie #restored in #2K #BFI #Classicmovie #Movies

Hearing #ReeceSheersmith talking to Radcliffe and Marconie on the #BBC6Music and how in his free time he'd just been to a Q&A with Dario Argento at the #BFI and was in the middle of binging some of Dario's finest works.
I love how much of a geek he is and how he make no apologies for the joy he has in the things he finds interesting, he should come to #Mastodon, the Geek Social Network!

Thea (she/her)
7 months ago
Famous scene in Sherlock Jr where Buster Keaton passes in front of a moving train while on a motorcycle
Nigel M 🍿🎬
8 months ago

On MUBI today—That Sinking Feeling (Bill Forsyth, 1979). A first revisit since I caught this on Cable in the mid 90s. 💕

#MUBI #CineMastodon #NowWatching #NowShowing #Streaming #BFI #BritishFilm

Cast of That Sinking Feeling
9 months ago

If anyone in #London is going to the #BFI #Flare queer film festival, I've got a discount code for 2-for-1 tickets so HMU

Nigel M 🍿🎬
9 months ago

Warner Bros, release The Devils!!!

#BluRay #BFI #Film #Cinemastodon #PhysicalMedia #BritishFilm

Ken Russell's The Devils
Paul Dykes
9 months ago

The Sea Devils event at the BFI yesterday was a wonderful 4+ hour epic! There was a lovely interview at the start with the ‘Defenders of Earth!’ team – Julia Haworth, Isabelle Palmer, Pete McTighe and Katy Manning.

#DoctorWho #BFI

Panel discussion at an event with left to right, Justin Johnson, Julia Haworth, Isabelle Palmer, Pete McTighe and Katy Manning.
Panel discussion at an event with left to right, Justin Johnson, Dick Fiddy, Julia Haworth, Isabelle Palmer, Pete McTighe and Katy Manning.
Panel discussion at an event with left to right, Justin Johnson, Dick Fiddy, Julia Haworth, Isabelle Palmer, Pete McTighe and Katy Manning.

#BFI article about #Kubrik's 2001 and the invention of the #iPad

The part about the internet at the end is interesting. There is a quote from #ArthurCClarke's #book explaining how up in space Floyd receives hourly news updates.

The writer of the article then explains that the internet means we get new updates more frequently than every hour. However, I'm not sure the internet extends to 'far out in space' so I think every hour is pretty good.

Screen grab from article:

In the novel of 2001: A Space Odyssey that Arthur C. Clarke wrote while collaborating with Kubrick on the film, the writer expands on just how the gadget and its stream of news formed a habit of one of its astronaut protagonists:

Floyd sometimes wondered if the Newspad, and the fantastic technology behind it, was the last word in man’s quest for perfect communications. Here he was, far out in space, speeding away from Earth at thousands of miles an hour, yet in a few milliseconds he could see the headlines of any newspaper he pleased. (That very word ‘newspaper,” of course, was an anachronistic hangover into the age of electronics.) The text was updated automatically on every hour; even if one read only the English versions, one. could spend an entire lifetime doing nothing but absorbing the ever-changing flow of information from the news satellites. 

Thanks to something called the internet, which neither Kubrick nor Clarke predicted, we can be grateful for news that updates more frequently than on the hour. But the idea of spending “an entire lifetime doing nothing but absorbing an ever-changing flow of information” is something with which anyone reading this article or anything else from the internet's constant flow of distractions can forlornly sympathise.
Anton Bitel
10 months ago

Disobedience, with a demon: "For all the kabbalistic rituals," Gabriel Bier Gislason's ATTACHMENT (2022) is at heart "a story of mothers and daughters, and a queer romance of otherness." On Shudder from today. Capsule for #BFI
#Horror #Jewish/Folklore #Orthodox #Queer

Chana (Sofie Gråbøl) carries a plate of food, while Maja (Josephine Park) walks a little behind her
Nigel M 🍿🎬
10 months ago

Blu-ray mail day, yay—
The Juniper Tree (Nietzchka Keene, 1990) on BFI, I Want To Eat Your Pancreas (Shin'ichirô Ushijima, 2018) on Manga and The Plague of the Zombies (John Gilling, 1966) on Studio Canal.
#PhysicalMedia #BritishFilm #BluRay #BFI #Anime

Contents of my Amazon parcel. Movies, yay!
11 months ago

via BFI @BFI
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Essentially flawless'
#Rashomon is The Times Classic Film of the Week. Find it back in UK cinemas now:
#film #films #cinema #Japan #UK #BFI #samuai #Kurosawa #ToshiroMifune

1 year ago

Großartig, es gibt eine neue Liste “The Greatest Films of All Time” von #SightAndSound :mastojoy:

Und gleich mit einer dicken Überraschung und Wechsel auf Platz 1 sowie bemerkenswerte Neuzugänge!

Die neue “Directors’ 100 Greatest Films of All Time” setzt andere Akzente …

Da muss ich für mich noch ein paar Lücken zu füllen!


#bfi #britishfilminstitute #filmbubble #Filmliste #FilmLiebe #cinephile #Cineasten #Kinokultur

Nigel M 🍿🎬
1 year ago

Regarding the Sight and Sound greatest film poll—I am not going to dunk on Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. It really is an excellent film for reasons that are better set out by others more eloquent than myself. But, at the same time, is it the greatest film of all time? No!

Full list:

#SightAndSound #BFI #Movies

Screen capture used to promote Jeanne Dielman 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
Jack Lowe
1 year ago

Thoroughly recommend adding Herbert Ponting’s ‘The Great White Silence’ to your watch list if you haven’t already — the official record of Captain Scott’s heroic journey to the South Pole and a treasured Blu-ray from The British Film Institute.

#HerbertPonting #CaptainScott #Antarctic #BFI #BritishFilmInstitute #cinema #documentary #GoodFilms

Blu-ray cover of Herbert Ponting’s film ‘The Great White Silence’, the official record of Captain Scott’s heroic journey to the South Pole. The cover shows a vast ice cliff with the silhouette of one of the expedition members towing a sledge for scale.
4 years ago

Aw man the BFI 21st anniversary Spaced marathon sold out in _30 seconds_

No nostalgia for me.

#BFI #spaced