31 May 13
BAFTA Heritage Screenings are a series of quarterly film screenings and on-stage interviews which celebrate British film and TV classics and our great film and TV professionals who made them.
Woman in a Dressing Gown + Q&A with Sylvia Syms OBE and BAFTA Chairman John Willis
Thursday 7 March 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.
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The Commitments + Q&A with Sir Alan Parker, CBE
Tuesday 28 May 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.
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Shadowlands + Q&A, in celebration of Lord Attenborough’s 90th Birthday
Tuesday 27 August 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.
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House of Cards + Q&A with Andrew Davies
Friday 13 September 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.
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Christmas Screening: The 39 Steps
Thursday 19 December 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.
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Family Screening: The Dark Crystal
Sunday 22 December 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.
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Family Screening: The Princess Bride
Sunday 23 February 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.
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Family Screening: Whistle Down the Wind
Saturday 12 April 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.
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