A whole host of fantastic King movies will be screened during the season, as well as special events and discussions and a selection of the author’s favourite horror films to boot!
Tickets will be on sale to BFI members from August 1st, and to the general public from August 8th. For more information (and to become a BFI member and get first dibs on those tickets!) head over to the BFI website.
The full schedule is as follows:
Preview: It USA 2017.
Dir Andrés Muschietti. With Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis. 130min. Digital. Cert TBC. MON 4 SEP 20:40 NFT1
Nightmares and Dreamscapes: Stephen King on Screen TRT 90min
BFI Cult programmer Michael Blyth provides an entertaining, breakneck romp through the innumerable adaptations of King’s work. FRI 1 SEP 18:15 NFT3
Carrie USA 1976. Dir Brian De Palma, 1976. With Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta. 98min. Digital. 15 FRI 1 SEP 20:45 NFT1 / MON 11 SEP 18:25 BFI IMAX / TUE 26 SEP 20:50 STUDIO / FRI 29 SEP 18:20 STUDIO
Salem’s Lot + intro by Stacey Abbott, University of Roehampton* USA 1979. Dir Tobe Hooper. With James Mason, David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia, Reggie Nalder. 176min. 35mm. 15 SAT 2 SEP 19:30 NFT2* / SUN 10 SEP 16:45 NFT1
The Shining USA 1980. Dir Stanley Kubrick. With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd. 146min. Digital. 15 SUN 3 SEP 17:15 NFT2 / SAT 9 SEP 20:20 NFT1 / MON 11 SEP 20:30 BFI IMAX
Creepshow + discussion hosted by MCM Comic Con* USA 1982. Dir George A Romero. With Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Stephen King, Leslie Nielsen. 120min. 15 WED 6 SEP 20:30 NFT1* / SUN 17 SEP 20:00 NFT2
The Dead Zone USA 1983. Dir David Cronenberg. With Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Martin Sheen. 104min. 18 TUE 5 SEP 18:20 NFT2 / SUN 10 SEP 20:15 NFT1
Christine + intro by Simon Brown, Kingston University USA 1983. Dir John Carpenter. Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Harry Dean Stanton. 110min. Digital. 18 THU 7 SEP 20:40 NFT1* / WED 13 SEP 20:45 BFI IMAX / TUE 3 OCT 20:50 STUDIO
Children of the Corn USA 1984. Dir Fritz Kiersch. With Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, John Franklin. 92min. Digital. 18 FRI 8 SEP 18:20 NFT3 / FRI 15 SEP 20:40 NFT3
Firestarter USA 1984. Dir Mark L Lester. With Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Martin Sheen, George C Scott. 114min. 35mm. 15 FRI 8 SEP 20:30 NFT3 / FRI 15 SEP 18:20 NFT3
Maximum Overdrive USA 1986. Dir Stephen King. With Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Christopher Murney. 97min. 35mm. 18 SAT 9 SEP 18:10 NFT3 / TUE 12 SEP 18:20 NFT3
Stand by Me USA 1986. Dir Rob Reiner. With Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell. 89min. Digital. 15 SAT 16 SEP 20:45 NFT1 / FRI 22 SEP 18:15 NFT2 / SAT 30 SEP 15:45 NFT2
Pet Sematary USA 1989. Dir Mary Lambert. With Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Miko Hughes. 103min. Digital. 18 SUN 3 SEP 20:35 NFT1 / WED 13 SEP 18:30 BFI IMAX / SAT 23 SEP 21:00 NFT2
Misery + intro by Anna Bogutskaya, BFI Events Programmer USA 1990. Dir Rob Reiner. With James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Lauren Bacall. 107min. 35mm. 18 SAT 16 SEP 18:20 NFT1 / MON 25 SEP 20:30 NFT1
Sleepwalkers USA 1992. Dir Mick Garris. With Brian Krause, Mädchen Amick, Alice Krige. 89min. 35mm. 18 WED 20 SEP 20:30 NFT3 / SUN 24 SEP 17:30 NFT3
The Dark Half + intro by Michael Blyth, season curator USA 1993. Dir George A Romero. With Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, Julie Harris, Michael Rooker. 121min. 35mm. 18 THU 14 SEP 18:10 NFT3* / FRI 29 SEP 20:30 NFT2
The Shawshank Redemption USA 1994. Dir Frank Darabont. With Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler. 142min. Digital. 15 SUN 17 SEP 15:10 NFT1 / THU 21 SEP 18:05 NFT1 / SUN 1 OCT 17:20 STUDIO
Dolores Claiborne USA 1995. Dir Taylor Hackford. With Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judy Parfitt, Christopher Plummer. 131min. 35mm. 18 SUN 24 SEP 19:40 NFT3 / SAT 30 SEP 18:00 NFT3
Stephen King’s The Night Flier USA 1997. Dir Mark Pavia. With Miguel Ferrer, Julie Entwisle, Dan Monahan, Michael H. Moss. 94min. Digital. 18 FRI 22 SEP 20:30 NFT3 / SUN 1 OCT 20:10 NFT3
The Green Mile USA 1999. Dir Frank Darabont. With Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Sam Rockwell. 188min. 35mm. 18 SAT 23 SEP 17:25 NFT2 / SUN 1 OCT 14:00 NFT2
1408 USA 2007. Dir Mikael Håfström. With John Cusack, Samuel L Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub. 104min. 18 WED 27 SEP 20:50 NFT2 / MON 2 OCT 20:55 NFT3
The Mist (B&W version) USA 2007. Dir Frank Darabont. With Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Toby Jones. THU 21 SEP 20:50 NFT1 / MON 2 OCT 18:20 NFT2
Stephen King: From Story to Script. What is it about Stephen King’s stories that make such iconic movies? And how does the process of adaptation work? Screenwriters are invited to participate in an intensive day of talks, workshopping and discussion that will lay the foundations for new screenplays inspired by The Master of Horror. Screenwriter and tutor Gabriella Apicella leads the day, which will also include a contribution from Stephen King’s publisher about the process of securing the adaptation rights. Course fee £40, concs £30 SAT 9 SEP 10:00-17:00 STUDIO
BLUE ROOM The Stephen King Summit Fans, critics, and experts converge for this landmark event delving into the rich web of interactions between Stephen King, film and TV. What exactly is ‘a Stephen King film’? What are the best and worst adaptations? How has the author influenced screen culture? And how has it, in turn, inspired him? Head to NFT3 and the #KingForADay fan space for richly illustrated presentations, lively discussions and debate, and the opportunity to pitch your own fantasy adaptation. SAT 23 SEP 11:30-17:00 NFT3
STEPHEN KING’S PICKS The author himself curates the films that he loves: The Changeling TUE 5 SEP 20:45 NFT2 / MON 11 SEP 20:30 NFT3 Night of the Demon SUN 3 SEP 16:30 NFT1 / THU 7 SEP 18:30 NFT2 Village of the Damned SUN 10 SEP 15:50 NFT3 / WED 13 SEP 20:40 NFT3 The Hitcher SAT 30 SEP 20:45 NFT3 / SUN 1 OCT 18:00 NFT3 The Stepfather MON 25 SEP 18:40 NFT2 / SUN 1 OCT 19:50 NFT2
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