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Hell or High Water

A story about the collision of the Old and New West, two brothers - Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger - come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 8:00pm
New York City

Android in La la Land + Q&A

At the end of the 1970s a nervy young musician topped the music charts. He quickly became one of the most famous men on the planet. Three decades of groundbreaking and hugely influential music would follow. Then six long years of silence...until now.
Friday, 30 September 2016 - 8:15pm
Pontio, Bangor

The 13th

The title of Ava DuVernay's extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States." The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity.
Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 1:00pm
New York City

The Birth of a Nation

Set against the antebellum South and based on a true story, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher whose financially strained owner Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer) accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves.
Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - 7:30pm
New York City

Screenwriters’ Lecture Series

Now in its seventh year, the BAFTA Screenwriters’ Lecture Series exists to celebrate screenwriters’ authorial contribution to film, and gives esteemed writers a platform to share highlights and insights from their careers with an audience of film-lovers and their peers.

Dates throughout October
BAFTA 195 Piccadilly / BFI Southbank

When Marnie Was There

The protagonist of WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is Anna, a twelve-year-old girl who lives in the city. Having lost her parents at an early age, she lives with her foster parents, shutting herself away from those around her after a particular incident. When her asthma worsens, she is sent to stay with her foster mother, Yoriko's relatives, the Oiwas, in a village by the sea. Thus begins a summer of adventure for Anna as she meets a mysterious girl.
Saturday, 8 October 2016 - 11:00am
New York City

Ethel & Ernest + Q&A

This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.
Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 6:00pm
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Light Years

Light Years (+ Short Film September) + Q&A

LIGHT YEARS is the debut feature from BAFTA award winning filmmaker Esther May Campbell and features the acting debut of acclaimed singer/songwriter Beth Orton, alongside Muhammet Uzuner (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA) and a cast of young newcomers. (12A)
Monday, 28 November 2016 - 7:00pm
Cineworld, Cardiff