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It looks like the quaint village of Byway will be bulldozed to make way for a motorway – until alien outcast Kadoyng arrives from Outer Space to help.
Children's 1972 60 mins
Director: Ian Shand
This gloriously odd, gently subversive comedy from the Children’s Film Foundation sees cosmic hobo Kadoyng – blessed with mysterious powers and a stalk-like appendage on his head - arrive unexpectedly on earth, to befriend local residents, and take on nasty politicians and road developers. Wittily written by Leo Maguire, who stars as Kadoyng, this is 1970s CFF at its weirdest, wackiest best.
Kadoyng boasts a great supporting cast, including some familiar faces from British television comedy. Watch out for Jack Haig (later finding success as LeClerc in ‘Allo ‘Allo) and Bill Owen (who found fame as Compo in Last of the Summer Wine).
The Man from Nowhere
Children's 1976 59 mins Director: James Hill
Victorian orphan Alice Harvey - arriving to live at her great uncle's spooky house - is frightened by a mysterious, dark-clad intruder.
Children's 1967 59 mins Director: Charles Frend
Schoolboy Tom Smith flies a man-powered flying machine to win a handsome prize.
Children's 1977 56 mins Director: Harley Cokliss
Somewhere in 1970s England, a UFO crashes in a potting shed. Inside is a strange round visitor from space: the Glitterball. How will it get home?
Children's 1957 64 mins Director: D'Arcy Conyers
Children’s Film Foundation adventure that sees a young Michael Crawford scrapping with a rival South London gang in Battersea.
Hide and Seek
Children's 1972 61 mins Director: David Eady
Gary Kemp (The Krays) becomes entangled with a borstal escapee known as the Deptford Dodger in this cracking drama from the Children’s Film Foundation.
A Hitch in Time
Children's 1978 57 mins Director: Jan Darnley-Smith
Two curious kids are sent back in time by an eccentric professor, played by former Doctor Who Patrick Troughton.
Sci-Fi Voucher Collection
Science Fiction 1980 87 mins Director: Stanley Donen
A pair of scientists' idyllic life on Saturn's moon is ruptured by the arrival of a sinister psychopath and his murderous robot.
Science Fiction 1977 123 mins Director: Peter Hyams
Stunning sci-fi thriller steeped in post-Watergate paranoia, following a hoaxed mission to Mars and a trio of astronauts' desperate flight for survival, with Elliott Gould, James Brolin and O.J. Simpson.
Science Fiction 1957 85 mins Director: Ishiro Honda
The team behind Godzilla (1954) reunites for Toho’s first colour widescreen sci-fi, an arresting spectacle about the arrival of an alien race and their giant, destructive robot.
The Day the Earth Caught Fire
Science Fiction 1961 100 mins Director: Val Guest
The BFI’s new HD remaster of the British sci-fi classic. A journalist discovers that the Earth has been knocked off its axis and is moving ever closer to the sun. Is the Earth doomed?
Science Fiction 1989 101 mins Director: Michael Anderson
Flight crash investigator Bill Smith (Kris Kristofferson) discovers that time travellers from the future are visiting the present day and stealing passengers from doomed aircraft to repopulate a future, infertile human race.
Quest for Love
Romance 1971 87 mins Director: Ralph Thomas
This British sci-fi comedy, adapted from a John Wyndham story, follows a man’s search to find the ideal woman whom he briefly meets in a parallel universe.
Stop Making Sense
1984 88 mins Director: Jonathan Demme
Widely acknowledged as among the best concert films ever, Jonathan Demme's inventive film of Talking Heads' thrilling live show remains the yardstick by which all other music films are measured by.
Comedy 1993 99 mins Director: Joe Dante
Joe Dante (Gremlins) directs this affectionate homage to 1950s sci-fi cinema, with John Goodman as a cigar-chomping B-movie producer trying to cash in on the Cuban missile crisis.
Drama 2001 113 mins Director: Richard Kelly
Richard Kelly's astounding debut feature is a mix of stylish eighties veneer and existential horror starring Jake Gyllenhaal as the troubled teen who is haunted by a giant rabbit prophesying the apocalypse.
Battle of Soho
Documentary 2017 100 mins Director: Aro Korol
Take a journey through London's most notorious district, meeting residents and campaigners at the forefront of a battle to keep its eccentric, diverse spirit alive.
Lek and the Dogs
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 92 mins Director: Andrew Kötting
Andrew Kötting returns with an emotionally affecting and politically resonant multi-genre adaptation of Hattie Naylor’s play.
The Seventh Seal
Fantasy 1957 96 mins Director: Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman’s best-known film is a brilliant allegorical drama starring Max von Sydow as a knight trying to elude his own death.