BAFTA Heritage Screenings are a series of quarterly film and on-stage which celebrate British film and TV classics and our great film and TV professionals who made them.
Previous Heritage Screenings...
Woman in a Dressing Gown + Q&A with Sylvia Syms OBE and BAFTA Chairman John Willis
Thursday 7 March 2013 at 6.45pm
Join us for a special screening of this British classic. The film follows a middle-aged woman who believes her husband is content in their marriage so is devastated to discover he is planning to leave her for a younger woman.
The Commitments + Q&A with Sir Alan Parker, CBE
Tuesday 28 May 2013 at 6.30pm
Hot on the heels of being awarded a Fellowship in February, we’re delighted to welcome Alan Parker to the stage at 195. In the second of our BAFTA Heritage screenings and interviews, Parker will discuss his remarkable career and the making of The Commitments.
Shadowlands + Q&A, in celebration of Lord Attenborough’s 90th Birthday
Tuesday 27 August 2013 at 6.30pm
We salute the career of one of our greatest industry talents and a man who's played a significant role in BAFTA's history, Lord Attenborough, on his 90th birthday. BAFTA screens Shadowlands, directed by Attenborough, a portrayal of the true-life romance between renowned author C.S. Lewis and American poet Joy Gresham.
House of Cards + Q&A with Andrew Davies
Friday 13 September 2013 at 6.30pm
BAFTA Heritage invites guests to a rare theatrical screening of the first episode of the original 1990 television drama, scripted by Andrew Davies. Following the screening, Andrew joins us on stage to discuss his adaptation of Michael Dobbs’ novel and his award winning career.
Christmas Screening: The 39 Steps
Thursday 19 December 2013 at 6.00pm
The winner of this year’s Christmas member’s vote is Alfred Hitchcock’s classic chase thriller, The 39 Steps has been hailed as one of the finest films of the 1930’s and is an outstanding example of Hitchcock’s collaboration with British film producer Michael Balcon. The film’s stars include the dashing Robert Donat who cuts a suave yet wholly believable figure as an ordinary man caught up in a complex, international spy ring; and its heroine, Madeleine Carroll, as the quintessential intelligent blonde, so favoured by Hitchcock.
Family Screening: The Dark Crystal
Sunday 22 December 2013 at 11.00am
We will be showing Jim Henson’s classic fantasy movie The Dark Crystal at our first Family Heritage screening. At this relaxed, family-friendly screening we welcome all members and their children to start celebrating the Christmas holidays with this landmark film that pioneered new, never-seen-before, techniques in puppetry. Introduction by producer Duncan Kenworthy OBE.
Family Screening: The Princess Bride
Sunday 23 February 2014 at 11.00am
For our second Family Heritage screening, we’ll be showing cult comedy adventure, The Princess Bride. Directed by Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap, Stand By Me) and shot on location in England and Ireland, The Princess Bride is one of the best loved family films of the 80s and stars some of the greatest comic actors including Peter Cook, Christopher Guest, Mel Smith and Billy Crystal.
Family Screening: Whistle Down the Wind
Saturday 12 April 2014 at 11.00am
This Easter holiday BAFTA screens a classic of children’s cinema, Whistle Down the Wind 1961 directed by Bryan Forbes CBE, one of our greatest British film makers. Starring Hayley Mills as a young girl (Kathy Bostock) who discovers an escaped criminal and believes him to be Jesus Christ. Shot on location in the North Lancashire countryside, Kathy’s dramatic discovery on the family’s remote farm, fast becomes an open secret amongst the children of the local community. As the news spreads, the drama intensifies when the adults learn of the missing con and a police manhunt is launched.
BAFTA Chairman’s Screening: Celebrating 25 Years of Cutting Edge
Thursday 15 May 2014 at 6.30pm
Join us as we celebrate 25 years of the BAFTA-winning Channel 4 documentary series Cutting Edge. Bringing lively and humorous debate to the BAFTA stage we welcome Cutting Edge co-founder and chief executive of Mentorn Television, BAFTA Chairman John Willis, current commissioning editor of Cutting Edge Emma Cooper, award-winning documentary maker and managing director of Century Films Brian Hill, and Cutting Edge co-founder and executive producer Peter Moore.
A Tribute to Oswald Morris, OBE, DFC, AFC, BSC
Monday 23 June 2014 at 6.30pm
In tribute to the outstanding cinematographer Ossie Morris, who died aged 98 earlier this year, we present this very special screening of Sydney Lumet’s The Hill (1965), for which Morris won the BAFTA for British Cinematography: Black and White. The screening will feature an introduction by some very special guests and a drinks reception afterwards.
Oh! What A Lovely War + Q&A with Michael Attenborough CBE
Saturday 19 July 2014 at 4.00pm
To mark the First World War Centenary, BAFTA screens Oh! What A Lovely War (1969) directed by Lord Richard Attenborough CBE. Winning no fewer than five Academy awards Oh! What A Lovely War was Attenborough’s stunning, ambitious and unforgettable directorial debut. We are delighted that theatre director Michael Attenborough will be joining us, following the screening, to share his memories of his father’s remarkable film.
Blue Remembered Hills + Q&A with John Bird, Kenith Trodd and Janine Duvitski, hosted by Samira Ahmed
Sunday 21 September 2014 at 16:00
It’s been twenty years since the untimely death of Dennis Potter, one of the greatest television dramatists and screenwriters of all time. We pay tribute to Potter’s truly original voice with a screening of Blue Remembered Hills and welcome cast member, writer and comedian John Bird who will introduce this screening.
In Memory of Richard Broke - The Monocled Mutineer, Ep. 1
Sunday 28 September 2014 at 14:00
In tribute to the outstanding contribution made by producer Richard Broke to our television industry, The Academy screens episode one of the multiple BAFTA winning drama, The Monocled Mutineer.
A Special Screening in Honour of Lord Richard Attenborough Kt, CBE: Gandhi
Saturday 20 December 2014 at 14:00
In memory of Lord Richard Attenborough Kt, CBE, BAFTA presents a special screening of Gandhi, winner of our global members’ vote to find their favourite Richard Attenborough film. Gandhi screened across all five of our global branches in the same week.
Family Christmas Screening: Ghostbusters
Sunday 21 December 2014 at 14:00
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its release, BAFTA kick started the holiday season with family favourite, Ghostbusters (1984). Bill Murray heads up a stellar cast of comic actors including Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis and Rick Moranis in this instant cult classic and one of the greatest comedy fantasy films of the 80’s.
Family Screening: The Neverending Story
Saturday 21 February 2015 at 14:00
A classic family epic by director Wolfgang Peterson, The NeverEnding Story is one of the best loved children’s fantasy films of the 80s. Introduced by Brian Johnson, Director of Special Effects
Heritage Screening: My Beautiful Laundrette + Q&A with director Stephen Frears and Screenwriter Hanif Kureishi CBE
Thursday 16 April 2015 at 19:00
My Beautiful Laundrette exploded onto our screens thirty years ago and cemented the reputation of director Stephen Frears as one of our most original and distinguished film makers. The film’s screenplay, by Hanif Kureishi, was a landmark debut that received a BAFTA nomination and established Kureishi as a major screenwriting talent.
Heritage Screening: Dreamchild + Q&A with director Gavin Millar, cinematographer Billy Williams and producer Kenith Trodd
Sunday 24 May 2015 at 15:00
Since the earliest days of cinema, talented film makers have long been drawn to the charming, dreamlike world of Alice in Wonderland. To mark the sesquicentenary of its publication, BAFTA presents a special screening of Dreamchild (1985), Dennis Potter’s Alice-inspired drama; also celebrating thirty years since its release.