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  • 10 great LGBT TV and online series

    As Cucumber, Banana and Tofu, the latest projects from Russell T. Davies, rake in the acclaim, we remember some of the best LGBT series of yesteryear.  
    Friday 23 January 2015

  • 10 great comedies of the 21st century

    As the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival rolls in to blow away the January blues once again, we decided it was time to take stock of some of the 21st century’s finest, funniest achievements in film comedy.
    Thursday 22 January 2015

  • Night Will Fall: the story of file number F3080

    In 1945, Allied forces filmed the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, but the shocking footage of what they found was subsequently shelved after the withdrawal of government support for the project. Nearly 70 years later, a new documentary tells the story of a vital memorial film that is finally seeing the light of day.
    Monday 15 September 2014

  • The day we teamed up with Wikipedia

    A marathon of Wikipedia editing at the BFI Reuben Library has enriched the online encyclopedia’s records relating to black and Asian British filmmaking.
    Tuesday 27 January 2015

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  • 10 great chase films

    From silent comedies to modern action blockbusters, cinema has always thrived on the thrill of pursuit. Catch your breath while we go after 10 essential chase movies.

    Matthew Thrift
    Thursday 23 January 2014

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  • The General: the greatest comedy of all time?

    No comedy came higher in Sight & Sound’s Greatest Films of All Time poll than Buster Keaton’s 1926 classic The General. But it wasn’t high enough…

    Geoff Andrew
    Thursday 23 January 2014

    Features

  • Celebrating Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove at 50

    As Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy Dr Strangelove turns 50, we share some production designs and behind-the-scenes shots from the making of a cold war masterpiece.

    Sarah Cox
    Wednesday 22 January 2014

    Features

  • Find the fun: editing documentaries the Mary Poppins way

    When he struggles to bring discipline and rules to his documentaries’ anarchic found moments, Robert Greene turns to Mary Poppins for help.

    Robert Greene
    Wednesday 22 January 2014

    Unfiction

  • Kay Mander (1915-2013)

    Once told that a woman director wouldn’t be able to control a male crew, the late Kay Mander became one of UK documentary’s most passionate voices.

    Sarah Easen
    Wednesday 22 January 2014

    Features

  • The Stuart Hall Project: John Akomfrah interview

    Award-winning documentary-maker John Akomfrah explains the importance of archive film to his emotionally charged portrait of cultural theorist Stuart Hall.

    Georgia Korossi
    Tuesday 21 January 2014

    Interviews

  • Federico Fellini quotes

    Wit and wisdom from the great Italian director behind La dolce vita and 8½.

    Monday 20 January 2014

    Quotes

  • Why I love... Zulu

    It’s 50 years since the premiere of the classic historical adventure that launched the career of Michael Caine.

    John Oliver
    Monday 20 January 2014

    Features

  • Behind the scenes: Zulu

    Six rare images of Michael Caine and the cast and crew grappling with the heat and dust of South Africa during the making of the now 50-year-old British classic.

    Monday 20 January 2014

    Features

  • A year of film collaborations with China unveiled

    We launch Electric Shadows 2014 and a year of film collaboration with China, beginning with a special UK visit from China’s most popular film director, Feng Xiaogang.

    Monday 20 January 2014

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