Martin Sheen in "Badlands"

About The Badlands Collective

We’re a group of film curators in London dedicated to putting on great events.

In 2013, we noticed New York’s Museum of Moving Image was putting on a tribute to the late cinematographer Harris Savides. We thought it would be exciting if someone did something similar in the UK, so we arranged one ourselves. Our first meeting to plot the details was before a screening of Terence Malick’s Badlands at BFI Southbank. The Badlands Collective was born.

We don’t believe in gimmicks, we believe in cinema. From showing movies in their best possible formats (usually 35mm), to providing informative, collectible programme notes, to hosting special guests, we make our shows nights to remember in ways that do justice to our love of film.

Phil ConcannonPhilip Concannon (@Phil_On_Film) is a celebrated film blogger who has written for such publications as Sight & Sound, Little White Lies and The Skinny. When he’s not watching repertory cinema or running marathons for charity, he’s busy idolising Buster Keaton.

 Ian MantganiIan Mantgani (@mant_a_tangi) is an award-winning filmmaker and has been writing film criticism online since the 1990s, when he was the first ever UK-based member of the Online Film Critics Society. He has also contributed to such publications as Little White Lies, The Skinny and Bleeding Cool.

Craig WilliamsCraig Williams (@craigfilm) has been programming films for over a decade and has written film criticism for such publications as Sight & Sound and Little White Lies. He has an extensive knowledge of cinema history, literature, theatre, finance law and Francophilia.