Event Information

The near future. Humanity has been all but destroyed by a fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating ‘hungries’. Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects. At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied, subjected to cruel experiments by biologist Dr. Caldwell (Glenn Close). One little girl named Melanie (Sennia Nanua) stands out from the rest. Melanie excels in the classroom and loves her favourite teacher Miss Justineau (Gemma Arterton). When the base falls, Melanie must discover what she is and ultimately decide her future and that of the human race. 

The screening will be followed by a live onstage Q&A with the film’s producer Angus Lamont, who’ll be discussing the challenges of filming The Girl With All The Gifts in Birmingham city centre as well as his BAFTA nominated work on the recent refugee drama Limbo. 

16 - 25 year olds can attend this event for free in return for completing a BFI survey before they attend the event. Simply book in selecting the 16-25 option (making sure to supply your contact e-mail) and the survey will be sent out after the screening.

This event has been brought to you as part of MADE IN THE MIDLANDS series, in partnership with Broadway. This activity is part of the UK-wide BFI Film Academy programme and is supported using funds from the National Lottery.


MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund.

Duration includes trailers and adverts. Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. See more information about Relaxed Screenings here.

All visitors over 18 (unless medically exempt) must wear face coverings at MAC for the safety of staff and audiences, including in our theatre, cinema, galleries, and in meeting rooms, unless consuming food or drink.Thank you for your co-operation. /// Please read our current Visitor Guidelines before booking your event.

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