Since the early 1990s, we’ve been recording our ScreenTalks – building up a formidable collection of interviews with some of the world’s leading filmmakers and film fans.
2017 sees us celebrate the power of the moving image and its influence across the arts in our Film in Focus series – and so this seemed like an opportune moment to rediscover some of these long unheard conversations and rescue them from their overlooked fate in a Barbican archive room.
Until now, the ScreenTalks have only been enjoyed by those in the auditorium but with the ScreenTalk Archive, we want to share these fascinating, entertaining and sometimes provocative discussions.
So, starting from today, we’ve gone back to the archive, dusted off the tapes and will be releasing a new ScreenTalk every month.
To celebrate the launch of the ScreenTalks Archive, throughout January, we’ll be releasing one ScreenTalk each week starting with Ken Loach discussing his Palme d’Or winning, The Wind That Shakes the Barley.
Next, we’ll be talking to Amma Asante about Belle and Terry Gilliam about The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
Browse our online archive at barbican.org.uk/screentalksarchive
ScreenTalks Archive complements Film in Focus, a year celebrating the power of the moving image and its influence across the arts