LFS: Mikey and Nicky

Peter Bradshaw's choice: "Impeccably played. This moves with such certainty and glory that it emerges as an underrated masterpiece."

Showing Times

Welcome to your neighbourhood film school, a new series of hosted screenings exploring film history and introducing current debates in cinema culture.  Fill in the gaps in your film knowledge and join the conversation.  London has one of the most exciting and diverse cinema scenes in the world, and we welcome the writers, critics, curators and cultural commentators of the capital to NW10.  Everyone welcome!

Hand-picked by The Guardian’s film editor Peter Bradshaw, this rarely screened drama from iconic American writer-director-actor Elaine May deserves much wider recognition. Starring John Cassavettes - with whose work the film shares copious DNA - Mikey and Nicky follows a small-time bookie who steals money from the mob, and begs his childhood friend (Peter Falk) to help him.

One of the most respected voices in British criticism, Peter Bradshaw will offer a personal introduction to this remarkable film.

Film School takes place on Monday evenings, at 6:30. Tickets are £8 (£6 to Lexi members). There is a reduced price of £35 if you book all 7 LFS titles at the same time; that's a saving of £21! 

Each LFS film will be introduced, live, by the host, and on the Friday before each screening we’ll email you additional information from the host:  short film notes, links to further reading, and a few suggested 'if you like this, then...' titles.  You will also receive your code for a free 30 days' subscription to streaming platform, MUBI, providing access to cult, classic and independent films from around the world.  

 
The season:

CITIZEN KANE | Orson Welles, 1941.  Mon 30 April

Host:  Danny Leigh, BFI Senior Film and TV curator, broadcaster and journalist

 

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE | Wong Kar Wai, 2000.  Mon 7 May

Host:  Sonali Joshi, Curator, Day for Night / Aperture & Pacific Film Festival

 

BLACK GIRL | Ousmane Sembene, 1966.  Mon 21 May

Host:  Manish Agarwal,  BFI London Film Festival and Overnight Film Festival

 

CHOCOLAT | Claire Denis, 1988.  Mon 4 June 

Host:  Sophie Monks Kaufman, Contributing Editor, Little White Lies

 

RATCATCHER | Lynne Ramsay, 1999.  Mon 11 June

Host: Tom Huddleston, author and critic for Time Out, Little White Lies, Sight & Sound

 

MIKEY AND NICKY | Elaine May, 1976.  Mon 18 June

Host:  Peter Bradshaw, Chief Film Critic, The Guardian

 

ALL THIS PANIC | Jenny Gage, 2017.  Mon 25 June

Host:  Simran Hans, Film Critic, The Observer

Trailer: 

Film Information

Duration:
104 mins
Subtitled:
No
Certificate:
15

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