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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.