A comforting antidote to the dreadful past few months, the BFI Southbank is screening a series of Bank Holiday style comfort movies when it reopens next month.
The sort of movies that you settle down to on a damp Bank Holiday to enjoy, knowing every single line of what’s said, and loving the nostalgia of it all. All they need to make it perfect is to offer tea and hot buttery crumpets in the cafe.
And tickets are just £8 per person and go on sale on Monday 24 August 2020 at 10am.
You’re gonna need a bigger boat. Spielberg’s timeless blockbuster needs no introduction.
One of Disney’s most beloved films, now over 80 years old.
Monty Python’s irreverent and hilarious satire of religious orthodoxy.
Classic wartime melodrama starring Humphrey Bogart.
Gene Kelly’s love letter to the movies is pure cinema.
Tarantino’s violent and incendiary Palme d’Or-winning classic.
Moving retelling of Martin Luther King Jr’s epic march in 1965.
Barry Jenkins’ intoxicating and Oscar-winning coming-of-age drama.
The classic Technicolor musical was made for the big screen.
Tom Hanks excels in Penny Marshall’s 80s comedy classic.
This magical animated fantasy is Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpiece.
River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in Gus Van Sant’s New Queer Cinema landmark.
Audrey Hepburn glitters in the endlessly popular adaptation of Truman Capote’s classic novel.
Powell and Pressburger’s allegorical fantasy contemplates love and death.
Beautiful and lyrical meditation on memory and happiness.
Blistering urban drama starring Cuba Gooding Jr.
Alicia Silverstone stars in the 90s high-school adaptation of Jane Austen. Whatever!
Landmark of Italian neorealism about a father searching for his stolen bike.
Hugely influential feature debut from Julie Dash.
Kids play the grown-ups in Parker’s timeless children’s gangster flick.