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Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder

Join us for a major celebration of film and TV’s original blockbuster genre, from October to December 2014.

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BFI Sci-Fi events at the British Museum

  • The Day the Earth Caught Fire

    Join us for a spectacular British Museum screening of one of the best British sci-fi films ever made.

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth

    Nicolas Roeg’s mesmerising cult film starring David Bowie, presented outdoors at the British Museum.

  • Flash Gordon

    Alex Raymond’s popular comic strip character bounds on to the screen in this ravishing adaptation.

  • BFI announces sci-fi spectacular at the British Museum

    Outdoor screenings of The Man Who Fell to Earth, Flash Gordon and The Day the Earth Caught Fire will offer the first glimpse of the BFI’s UK-wide autumn blockbuster Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder.
    Wednesday 4 June 2014

Our season will include over 1000 screenings of classic film and television programmes at over 200 locations across the UK, from outdoor events at iconic British sites to screenings in multiplexes, local cinemas and community venues.

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  • Under the Skin on BFI Player

    Under the Skin on BFI Player

    Rent Jonathan Glazer’s astonishing sci-fi drama, starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien predator prowling the streets of Glasgow.

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